After a 27 year career in the Service Station/Automotive Service industry, Captain Denny moved to SW Florida with his wife Dene', who both had been frequent visitors since the late 1970's, and in 1998 he pursued his life long interest in boating.
Born in Michigan, he had been a boater beginning in Lake St. Clair with his dad, uncle and grandfather from the early 50's and continuing over the years boating throughout the Great Lakes, as well as inland lakes in Michigan, Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas, New York, Missouri, Indiana, Georgia, Washington, and finally arriving in Florida forty plus years later. From there his love for the open water and boating became a second career.
Denny began his boating career in Florida at Fish Tale Sales and Service on Ft. Myers Beach and quickly became one of their leading sales producers. He also obtained his yacht sales license, with Yacht Broker's License to follow and shortly after, along with Tony Swift, delivery specialist, attended The Captain's School were they both earned their 50 Ton Master Captain's License. Tony became the Delivery Captain at Fishtale.
After spending six years at Fishtale, his desire to return to management was fulfilled by accepting a position with Walker's Yacht Sales in Ft. Myers, where he began in a sales position, was soon promoted to Sales Manager and finally, General Manager.
During his years selling and servicing new boats, he has direct contact and associations with manufacturers such as Grady White Boats, Chaparral Boats, Stamas Yachts, Marlago Yachts, Key West Boats, Thunderbird Formula, Pursuit, S2 Yachts, Monterey Boats, Triton Boats, Bennington Marine, Starcraft Marine, Harris Kayot, Euroline, Wellcraft Boats, Mainship Trawlers, Mercury Marine, Mercury Outboards, Mercruiser, Cummins, Volvo Penta and Yamaha. He also has held State of Florida Sales and Brokerage licenses since 2002 and has offered and sold brands like Sea Ray, Regal, Boston Whaler, Regulator, Cobalt, Tiara, Pro Line, Maxum, Larson, Baja, Fountain, Century and others.
From there, Captain Denny, feeling the magnetism of his entrepreneurial spirit, left Walker's to become an independent broker, Gulf Coast Boat Sales, located in Bonita Springs, FL with office in Naples and Ft.Myers. In the fall of 2010, Denny became a Retail Sales Agent for Thunderbird Products, manufacturers of Formula Power Boats. Along with his Retail Sales Consultant, Scott Kern has been representing Formula Boats in open territories through the southern US and South America.