- Florida Native, lifetime boater
- University of Florida Warrington College of Business Grad
- 15 Years Experience in new construction and pre-owned yacht sales up to 120ft
- Earned multiple sales achievement awards, current top brokerage salesman
- Wife Katie and kids Ally (8), Will (6) and Caroline (4)
- Love boating, fishing, golf and spending time with family and friends
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 Yachts salesman and quickly climbed through the ranks earning the distinguished salesman award, hot shot salesman award and top salesman award in the subsequent years. This experience proved to be a game changer in Jimmy’s career, giving him bona fides in new yacht construction and growing his experience in the larger yacht segment.
At the same time Jimmy also took on the responsibility of brand manager at the Tom George Yacht Group for Carver and Marquis Yachts, overseeing the construction and sales of those brands. Through a lot of hard work and market growth Jimmy and TGYG earned the top dealer award for Carver Yachts.
In 2020 the Tom George Yacht Group was acquired by publicly traded One Water Marine (ONEW), giving birth to the One Water Yacht Group- the new division of One Water Marine specifically focused on new and pre-owned yacht sales and service.
The transition to the One Water Yacht Group is extremely beneficial to Jimmy and his client base, offering the backing of a large well capitalized corporation that can offer multiple new yacht lines, service capabilities and marketing reach that is the best in the business.
Jimmy is currently the top yacht brokerage salesman at the One Water Yacht Group with a hard earned reputation as being a deal maker that is able to adapt and overcome objections to meet and exceed his clients goals- earning their trust, loyalty and referrals- while making new friends along the way!
Experience Jimmy’s passion and dedication to the business of yachting for yourself, drop him a line for a no obligation consultation today!