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A Passion For The Water

A Passion For The Water

eric jones of world yachtseric jones of world yachtstriumvirateEric Jones, owner of World Yachts Inc., became a yacht broker as an outgrowth of his lifelong passion. He literally grew up on the water, starting at the age of six months, still in diapers, when his father took him sailing on Green Bay on his 41-footer. The new young family went on to race and cruise all over Door County.

Jones took sailing lessons and gained experience with small-boat classes including the Penquin, Laser and Sunfish. Then, just out of college, the water got really big. He sailed across the Atlantic. Jones went on to crew and manage some of the biggest, fastest racing yachts on Lake Michigan, participating in 35 sailings of the Chicago-to-Mackinac race.

His most memorable sailboat racing experience came in 2008 on a Mumm 36 which he had impeccably rehabbed. Jones, his wife and their two teenage daughters made up the core of a crew that won Milwaukee Bay boat-of-the-year honors. Nobody could keep up with them. What made the winning especially sweet was the togetherness. "To me, that's what boating is all about," Jones said. "It's a perfect group activity. Nothing can touch it when it comes to having great experiences and enjoying being with your family and friends. I constantly remind myself how lucky I am to have found a vocation doing what I love."

triumvirateHe currently sails a Dobroth 43, Triumvirate, in partnership with two longtime friends (photo right). Their team won first in section in the 2017 Mac Race. Triumvirarate, incidentally, was purchased for a song out of donation on the East Coast. Turned out that her original owner retired her prematurely.

Jones has personally owned and loved a variety of sail and power yachts. Whenever he's not on the water, you'll probably find him down at the yard, rehabbing boats. This, he believes, gives him an inside edge as a broker: Having taken many boats apart, Jones knows how they are put together. And he has a voracious appetite for learning new, best practices in repair and maintenance. Jones is on a mission to share his knowledge with his clients. He brings friendly professionalism to the buying or selling experience. To find your perfect boat, or hook up with a buyer for your existing boat, contact him today.

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