At eight years old Kent built his first boat from a large piece of Styrofoam that washed ashore, some driftwood, and a bed sheet. Setting off from the beach, he learned one of his first lessons in boating and life when he arrived on the opposite shore with no way to get back. If you don’t have a plan, you’ll only go where the wind blows you. That lesson became part of his business philosophy; don’t start what you can’t finish, and don’t offer what you can’t deliver. From racing sailboats to working as a deckhand and later a captain, Kent has always been involved in boats.
Shortly after completing college at Denver University in 1979, he joined a San Diego based yacht sales firm. He has been in management positions or an owner for most of his career. In California, Kent owned San Diego Yacht Sales and Pacific Coast Yachts. Shortly after moving to Ft. Lauderdale in 1996 he became General Manager of Merle Wood & Associates, and later Bradford Yacht Sales. He was also Vice President of the Florida-based builder, Westship, then started Chamberlain Yachts in 2003. He is founder and Chairman of the Superyacht Network www.superyachtnetwork.net, a private group of elite superyacht brokers who meet monthly to share market information. Dedicated to ethical business practices and delivering on commitments made, Kent always looks out for his clients’ best interest.