Harbour Towne Marina
850 NE 3rd Street
Dania Beach FL 33004 USA
Toll Free: 888.602.8105
Johnny hales from the frigid north country of Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY & Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. He then did a two-year stint hopping between the European Alps as ski instructor and the Caribbean Islands as a water sports instructor with Club Med, which helped cultivate his language skills, as well as his ability to adapt to varying cultural environments.
He has always gravitated to the mountains and water, having a great knack for boating. His experience started at a young age on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, cruising the waters from the inland lakes of the North, up and down the Eastern Seaboard, Mediterranean and the Caribbean seas. Johnny has seen more than most and brings to the table a first-hand, well-rounded experience of education, seamanship and people skills - essential in putting buyers and sellers together, in a fair and competent way. He's often been quoted "God gave us two ears and one mouth," which means we should do twice the listening and half the talking on behalf of our clientele.
Johnny shared his yacht brokerage with his brother Pete, at Woods & Oviatt when they opened their doors back in 1973. He then branched off and started J. Woods Marine Group in 1989. Now with 50 plus years in the industry, he re-joined Pete, and his two sons Ryan & Matt, at Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage 2016. After 6 years, they started pulling back some, now with offices in their homes. Johnny wanted an office outside the home, so reopened J. Woods Marine Group and is now aligned with, Atlantic Yacht & Ship office in Dania, FL - known to be a fun and entertaining atmosphere to do business, whether buying or selling.
Johnny has three great kids plus three granddaughters: daughter Jessica, along with sons, Will & Sean ...what a handful! His other interests that keep him busy are traveling with wife Laurie. Johnny is an accomplished pilot & loves to fly, escape to their home in Colorado to ski, and watch the professional sports teams of South Florida.
Please give Johnny a call for your next boat deal. You are assured to be treated professionally and honestly. Whether buying or selling, the client's interests are always first and foremost!