Jimmy Rogers was born and raised in Florida and has been boating since before he could walk. Growing up around avid boaters has given him a strong love and appreciation for the water, boats, and the boating lifestyle. Continuing the family tradition, Jimmy received his higher education at the University of Florida and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Marketing from the Warrington College of Business.
He began his career in the boating industry after securing a coveted internship under a top executive at the MarineMax Inc. headquarters in Clearwater, Fl. Proving his worth to the top brass there gave him the opportunity to start as a salesman in one of the top performing stores in the MarineMax portfolio just south in Naples, FL.
In 2009 Jimmy teamed up with his uncle, industry veteran Tom George, to go out on their own and form the Tom George Yacht Group. They quickly grew from an office of 2 into a thriving firm.
Through the crucible that was the great recession Jimmy built his client base through hard work, dedication and loyalty, understanding that building trust was of the utmost importance.
A client once told him “I will never buy a boat from anyone else but you. I can tell you truly care… that is a very rare attribute these days”
To further his dedication to the yacht sales profession, Jimmy became a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) in 2011. The CPYB program is a prestigious certification that only 10% of yacht brokers worldwide have achieved. It requires a vigorous exam and ongoing education training yearly to earn enough credits and retain CPYB status.
In 2014 Jimmy Rogers was made a certified Hatteras salesman and quickly climbed through the ranks earning the distinguished salesman award, hot shot salesman award and top salesman award in the subsequent years.
Jimmy is now specialized in sportfish and cruising yachts 40-110ft, both in new construction and brokerage arenas with a well rounded degree of experience throughout the product range.
Experience Jimmy’s passion and dedication to the business of yachting for yourself…he is always looking for clients that he can build a long term and trusting relationship with.
To Exceed The Needs Of My Clients- by Jimmy Rogers
Some people are just born with the “water gene”. The desire to be out on the water in any way, be it fishing, lounging in the sun, cocktail cruising or idly loafing from port to port in the Bahamas…it is the stuff of which dreams are made.
One only has to go to a boat show and look at the children, the boaters of the future, and see the sheer excitement on their faces when looking at all the boats…and understand the natural pull that boats and the water have on us. That wide-eyed child was once you and me, and is definitely still a part of us. The adventure of boating has a way of bringing us back to that place, when the world was yours to explore, full of mystery and excitement.
My job and passion is to bring that experience to others.
Through my knowledge, experience, work ethic and up to date understanding of the yachting industry, I strive to find the right match for my clients to maximize their enjoyment of the water.