Welcome to Nordhavn.com - Power Thats Oceans Apart

June 3, 2014

Nordhavn announces new addition to sales team

Mark Gilbert is an industry vet having sold boats in the Pacific Northwest area since 1983. He worked with dealers repping high end cruising sailboats such as Pacific Seacraft, Tartan, Valiant and Cabo Rico; as well as quality motor yachts including Offshore and DeFever. Mark was one of the first salesmen to obtain a CPYB certification and his expertise earned him positions on several NYBA (Northwest Yacht Brokers Association) committees. A familiar face on the local and national boat show circuit, Mark describes his selling style as “consultative selling” and will go to extraordinary lengths to assist his clients realize their boating dreams.

Mark literally has grown up around the world: he lived abroad in India, Borneo, and Venezuela as a youngster, then his family relocated to Spokane, WA where he graduated high school. He followed up a BS in Preventive Medicine from the University of Washington with a stint in the Peace Corps in the southern Philippines from 1970-72. He’s a skilled woodworker, having worked as an owner/operator of an industrial woodworking business. For fun, he took up sailing which led to a professional career in the boating industry.

During what proved to be a bit of foreshadowing, Mark was introduced to PAE in the late ‘90s while working with a customer on a new Mason 44 build. He met Jim Leishman - who offered him job with the company on the spot! And although very impressed with the brand, he was unable to relocate to southern California. Fast forward about 15 years and Mark found himself able to say “yes” to a second job offer with Nordhavn while staying put in Seattle. “I look forward to contributing to the success of Nordhavn, while receiving the personal and professional gratification associated with the product line and parent company PAE!” Contact Mark at mark.gilbert@nordhavn.com.