Established in 1988 in New Jersey by Joe Carr Sr. as Guardian Yacht Mgt., the business format was Management & Consulting. After retiring from a 21 year career as owner of a Mercedes repair center & selling the business at age 40 he was too young to sit around Joe searched for something he wanted to do and that he would enjoy. Being a boater at that time for 20 years and consulting to many friends and fellow boaters he was led into helping them manage their boating needs. Being a mechanic and very knowledgeable boater his expertise and knowledge were in great demand and so it began the now twenty year career in the boating industry.
In 1989 Joe and his family moved to Palm City Florida to enjoy boating year round and further his business. Since his goal was yacht sales, that had to wait due to the Luxury Tax had greatly harmed the industry. Joe then fell back on his mechanical background and started a marine service company, at first working at a boat yard, Joe expanded on his own to become Guardian Yacht Mgt. & Yacht Service a company with several dealerships. In the years that followed he did every mechanical & electrical installation and repair of any and all systems found on boats up to 90 feet including, gas & diesel engines, generators, air conditioning, Stabilizers, bow thrusters, on & on the list goes. He was a dealer for Yanmar Diesel, Kohler Generators, Cruisaire A/C, Wesmar Bow Thrusters, Crusader Engines, etc. In 1993 he sold the repair business keeping the management business when boating sales started to revive and began selling boats for a small brokerage in Stuart, FL thus beginning his sales career. He then went to a large brokerage that had 5 major new boat lines. With his background Joe brings to his clients vast knowledge of boats, from construction to machinery and all in between. When he had his tenure and ability to get his own Brokerís license in 1995 became Guardian Yacht Mgt & Yacht Sales.
Joe now has a loyal group of ever expanding clients and has given his customers the best service available. He has run and delivered vessels from the Great Lakes, as far north as Maine and the entire East Coast, both offshore and the entire Intracoastal waterway logging over 70,000 miles in command of vessels up to 90 ft, knowing boating has been his passion and it gives him great pleasure to be with experienced boaters and loves to teach the new ones the ropes. Joe has started many would be boaters into the right boat for them by taking the time to analyze their needs, desires and abilities. Guardian Yacht Mgt & Yacht Sales and the excellent service continues after the sale and he has a great group of support contractors to keep your boat in top shape.
Experienced or just starting out Joe is the best Broker for your boating needs, call him for the integrity and honesty you deserve and the knowledge to make your boating a lifelong pleasure. A member of Florida's Yacht Brokers Assoc. & Marine Industries Assoc.
Guardian Yacht Management & Yacht Sales