ABOUT US
Tim Ashe

Tim Ashe was raised in New England and has been sailing most of his life. The sailing bug started with his uncle’s kit-made Sailfish and naturally grew as time progressed. After managing a charter fleet in St. Thomas, the cruising lifestyle emerged and he explored the entire Caribbean from Eastern to Western in his private yacht for three years. A Transatlantic crossing and numerous yacht deliveries continue to keep him active in yachting circles.

Since 1996 Tim has been a Florida yacht broker outfitting new and brokerage boats. After learning whether your goal is be a coastal or blue water cruiser, racer or sail your local waters, Tim will assist you in finding the best solution to meet your needs. His professional and non-intrusive approach has helped him establish lasting relationships with his clients.


Kent Dudley

When considering a Yacht Broker it is important to find someone with experience, who “knows the ropes”. This could not be more true for our associate Kent Dudley who has several acclaimed sailing accomplishments. He is aware of what it’s like out there and how to outfit a boat for the offshore experience.

EXPERIENCE:
1994 St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres, Mexico Yacht Race Winner
1994 2nd Place Havana Cup Winner and 2 other trips to Havana Cuba from Florida
1994-1995 Circumnavigation of the Caribbean
1997 Exploration of the Western Caribbean and Rio Dulce River
2004-2005 Circumnavigation of the Atlantic Ocean
2005 Circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea
2008 Exploration of the Aegean Sea and 21 Greek Islands

PROFESSIONALISM:
2010 Prudential Tropical Realty, Waterfront Specialist St. Petersburg, Florida
2005-2010 TennesseeFarmlands.com Farm Development Nashville, Tennessee
1983 Florida State University BS Business Marketing

MEMBERSHIP:
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Seven Seas Cruising Assn. - Commodore
Ocean Cruising Club, UK
St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron
US Coast Guard Captain


Dick Booth

Dick Booth bought his first sailboat in 1980, a 1973 South Coast 23. Having a full time job in an electronics and mechanical business, he immediately began to tinker with and upgrade his boat. In 1984, Dick purchased his first new boat, a Cal 24, which he proceeded install electronics and do other upgrades. He raced the Cal 24 for 10 years, winning full season, first place trophies seven of the ten years.

In 1999, Dick bought his next boat, a 1997 Tartan 4100, and immediately began to upgrade it. In 2000, Dick retired from the real world and moved to Florida. Soon, he began to do part time electronics and mechanical work on sailboats. In a short time, demand for his services increased the work load to full time status. Today, Dick is an accomplished marine systems technician with extensive experience in electronics, electrical, refrigeration, air conditioning, gen sets, wood working, rigging and most other systems on a sailboat. He has completely disassembled, and successfully re-assembled, most of the current and past Tartan and C & C models, as well as many other brands of sailboat. In addition, Dick does extensive electronics and systems installation at the local Caliber Yachts factory, and is a top dealer, and the nationwide service center for Nexus sailing instruments. In his spare time, he continues to cruise, race and tinker with his own Tartan 4100, cruising and racing it over 15,000 miles to date and doing numerous sailboat delivery trips. Dick is now on the Tradewinds team to ensure that your boat is in top notch shape.

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