Scott has over 43 year's professional experience in the marina business. He is well versed in dry storage, harbor and marina management, yacht and commercial vessel operations and special event promotion. Scott believes in the integration of upland amenities with marina operations and the connectivity of marine components such as comparable marinas and yacht clubs, boat dealerships and marine service centers.Served on the steering committee with the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection to create the widely recognized and acclaimed certified Clean Marina Program.
Been recognized as a Certified Marina Manager.
Maintained an active membership of the Association of Marine Industries since 1985
Served as Director of the North West Florida Marine Industries Association.
Past Chairman of the Northwest Florida Marine Trades Association. During his term as Chairman, membership in the Association grew by 20%
In 2006 Scott created Coastal Marina Management which offers effective and creative management solutions for today's waterfront marine developments. CMM's mission is to be an active and passionate advocate of the boating lifestyle by delivering across-the-board service, dynamic marina management, innovative consulting for waterfront development and design, and exciting special events.
Presently CMM operates nine marinas, six of which are located in Florida, one in Alabama, one in South Carolina, and one in Texas. The newest addition is The Emerald Coast Boatyard, located in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. The CMM managed marina family represents a combined excess of 3500 racks/slips under management consisting of upland amenities, nationally recognized fishing tournaments, boat shows, boatyard repair facilities and major transient yacht destinations.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Scott lives on a horse farm in Chipley, Florida with his wife of 36 years and has a 23 year old son. His hobbies include boating, horseback riding and flying.