Patrick Turner, Catalina Yachts
Originally from Ohio, Patrick’s career in the marine industry starting in 1984, in Massachusetts renting sailboats on Cape Cod during the summers while attending The Ohio State University. After college, he and his business partner purchased a small sailboat dealership on Cape Cod. The dealership broke multiple sales records throughout the years and in 1987 added the Catalina Yachts dealership. That is when he met Frank Butler & Sharon Day and with that relationship, his career thrived. After selling his share of the sailboat business, Catalina Yacht asked to join them in California. There, he was a liaison to the dealers and supervised several boat shows around the world.
In 2002, He returned back to New England joining a sailboat dealership in Rhode Island breaking all records throughout the years as the corporate President. In 2006, with Patrick strong sales & marketing managerial skills, he advised various sailboat dealerships throughout the country.
In 2013, Patrick rejoined Catalina Yachts as their Materials Manager. Today, he is now part of the management team at their Florida operation as well as one of the liaisons to the dealer network.