Meet the Crew
Mark “Hawk” Ennis
Owner & Managing Broker
Hawk has lived near the Chesapeake for most of his life. His life experience has instilled in him the caring and drive that enables him to have the understanding to help bring customers dreams of the perfect boat to reality. Hawk has extensive boating experience and is a very enthusiastic boater, fisherman and broker. He currently owns 3 boats and 2 jet skis. “I can’t help it – I’m addicted to boats!” He is the managing broker for Hawk’s Yachts.
The recent addition of Gary Bouthillette to our management team has greatly expanded our ability to attract customers who are seeking to trade up to new and larger boats. Gary's expertise in new and used boat sales is well known throughout the industry and the region. Gary brings to Hawk’s Yacht Sales the knowledge to help grow the company to its next level.
Gary grew up on the west coast in southern California, beginning his career in the recreational vehicle industry while boating on the Colorado River. After a number of relocations, he landed in Hagerstown, Maryland, and discovered his love for cruising boats on the Chesapeake Bay. At that point he entered the small business world, eventually semi retiring at the age of 46.
He joined Rob Marsh at Warehouse Creek Yacht Sales in 1996, selling Cruisers Yachts on the Chesapeake Bay. Gary was the #1 salesman in the world for Cruisers for seven years in a row and spent many of those years as Rob's General Manager prior to the sale of the business in 2006.
In 2009 he became the General Manager for Knot 10 Yacht Sales with the responsibility to grow the company and developed Knot 10 into one of the largest brokerages in the country during the worst economic times the marine industry has ever seen.
Gary’s plan for Hawk’s Yacht Sales is not to build the largest but the best and most attentive brokerage to both the buyer and the seller, Call Gary with any question you may have on any boat you have interest in to buy, or may want to sell.
Gary lives with his wife Bo and 2 little Yorkies on the water in Grasonville Maryland. When he's not out cruzing on the Chesapeake Bay you can find him either driving or working on his 1933 Ford Street Rod.
I was born in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill, N.J., for one year until we moved to Maryland (Fort Washington in Prince Georges County) when dad took a position as an engineer with the Department of Defense. I have lived the rest of my life in Maryland (PG, Howard or Anne Arundel counties) - with the exception of two school years at college in York, Pennsylvania, and six months in Atlanta right after I graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park.
I grew up only a few miles from the upper Potomac River (Fort Washington & Mount Vernon area) and a short drive from the Chesapeake – we often trailered to Deale or Solomons Island. We usually had a small runabout or day sailor, I’ll always remember dad teaching me to sail.
Probably my favorite memory of boating when I was growing up was when I was about 10, we rented a cabin cruiser for a week of cruising on the bay. Decades later I still remember that week, especially fishing under the bay bridge (one span back then), overnighting in front of crab shedding tables in Rock Hall and transiting the C & D Canal.
My favorite boating trip has to be a trip down the ICW years ago helping a friend move a 50 foot sailboat from Maryland to Florida.
I have approximately 35 years of boating experience – mostly power. I’ve owned a succession of boats from a Chaparral cuddy cabin through a series of Sea Ray express cruisers. I bought and rebuilt a small Mako skiff. That project afforded me hands-on experience with epoxy, painting and sanding – lots of sanding. It did cause me to have a renewed sense of appreciation for those craftsmen that can perform undetectable fiberglass repairs and painting or varnish work without runs, drips or orange peel.
I am passionate about anything boating related – just ask my wife about the decades of old Boating magazines still tucked away in the basement.
We own a Sea Ray express cruiser and a couple of kayaks. We keep our boat at the community marina on Beard’s Creek – off the South River a few minutes from Hawk’s Yachts office.
While I am new to the brokerage industry, the part I like the most, so far, is meeting people and using the tools and programs only available to brokers to help people find their perfect boat.
I am married to my wonderful wife – Jody. Two great children. One runs his own business and lives on his boat in Edgewater and the other is an attorney in Baltimore. Blessed with five grandchildren. At last count our house has three dogs (all rescues), two birds and one cat.
I am a lifelong boater, with decades of experience and memories of the Chesapeake Bay. I retired from the Department of Justice after a career chasing international fugitives. I have negotiated resolutions to thousands of cases and multiple international treaties. However, my interest and passion for boating is such that, even when I was the most experienced extradition lawyer in the DoJ, I was as knowledgeable about boats and boating, and as comfortable providing advice about anything boating related, as I was about international criminal matters. Let me put the same dedication and tenacity I used to return hundreds of fugitives to use for you by finding your “perfect” boat or by finding a buyer for your boat.
Who better to help you buy or sell your next boat than a gentleman who has purchased and sold 28 of his own boats!
After serving in the United States Air Force, Dominic began a career in the automotive industry. This background provides him with not only a thorough command of the sales process but, a full knowledge of mechanical service and financing. His next career journey took him into the cellular communication industry where he further honed his selling and customer service skills.
Dominic, a lifelong boater who started boating at the age of 17 decided it was time to work at a career that involved his true passion, in 2011 Dominic make the move to Knot 10 Yacht Sales where he began his career in yacht sales. After 4 successful years with Knot 10, Dominic decided to make the move to Hawks Yacht Sales and take his passion to the next level.
I have been an Annapolis resident since 1999 and a Marine business veteran for over 30 years. My time in the industry has allowed me the good fortune and wonderful experience of representing some of the finest manufactures on the water taking a few boats down the ICW to South Florida and the Bahamas, with most of my career here on the Chesapeake Bay. My passion for boating and my sales experience allows me a significant comfort zone for the purchase or the sale of your vessel, new or used, from small outboard powered runabouts to large Motor Yachts. I’m thrilled to have the chance to join Hawk’s Yacht Sales and I look forward to making your acquaintance and helping you with your boating needs!
Gordon has an extensive boating background, including 10 years as a marine surveyor, 2 years as a content liaison on the Boat US website, and manager of boat refit management projects on vessels up to 66 feet. His love for everything aquatic drove him to study Marina Technology at Humber College as well as the Wooden Boat School. He has showcased his communications skills by teaching boating courses for Arlington County and the Canadian Power Squadron, and is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council. With unmeasured expertise in boating, Gordon has owned, cruised and lived aboard all types of vessels, including sail and power boats up to 50 feet. His passion for boating is only matched by his love of helping others find the right vessel of their dreams.
gordGordon has an extensive boating background, including 10 years as a marine surveyor, 2 years as a content liaison on the Boat US website, and manager of boat refit management projects on vessels up to 66 feet. His love for everything aquatic drove him to study Marina Technology at Humber College as well as the Wooden Boat School. He has showcased his communications skills by teaching boating courses for Arlington County and the Canadian Power Squadron, and is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council. With unmeasured expertise in boating, Gordon has owned, cruised and lived aboard all types of vessels, including sail and power boats up to 50 feet. His passion for boating is only matched by his love of helping others find the right vessel of their dreams.
Patrick was born in Seymour, Texas and moved to Savannah, Georgia at the age of 13. In high school Patrick worked at a marina and thus the boating seed was planted. After he began attending his sophomore year in college at the University of Georgia in 2007, his love for the boating world took him from there and brought him to South Florida where he began working on private motor yachts that ranged from 82-154 feet long.
During this time Patrick traveled to the East and West Coast of the US, East and West Coast of Central America to the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Canada, and the Mediterranean from Spain to Greece. In his travels, he picked up basic Spanish and German language skills so that he could communicate with the locals. Patrick attended school at Maritime Professional Training in Fort Lauderdale where he became an MCA and USCG Certified Captain and acquired many other certifications. In 2010 his future wife, Maddy, started working on the same boat and they hit if off immediately. They married in October of 2014 and soon realized that they wanted to settle down. So after almost 8 years of diving, snorkeling, fishing, living, and working aboard yachts around the world, he and his wife moved to one of their favorite destinations that they encountered along their travels: the Chesapeake Bay. Now he is using his extensive knowledge and experience of boating to help be a matchmaker for you and your new boat.
If you have any desire to buy or sell a boat, give Patrick a call or email and he’d be happy to help you in any way possible!
Cell: (443) 808-5785
Tom was born and raised in Maryland and Chesapeake Bay area has enjoyed a lifetime of boating both power and sail. After selling my Construction Company building custom homes I went , full time into Yacht Brokering selling Motor Yacht, Sport Fish, Trawlers, Sailboats and large Catamarans. I obtained a US Coast Guard Captains Master License 100 Gross tons Power and Sail, Ocean/Inland Power, Aux. Sail with Commercial Tow endorsements. I have done countless deliveries up and down the East Coast. With years of experience on all types of Yachts both small and large. My experience and knowledge is an asset to prospective buyers. Reputation and knowledge is everything. If you are looking to buy or sell please contact me for prompt service in finding the boat that suits your needs or getting your boat sold with buyer and seller satisfaction which is the reason I get return business time and time again.
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64 Old South River Road
Edgewater, MD 21037, United States