The year Mark was born, his father bought his first boat, and Mark spent every childhood summer in Door County nurturing a true love of the water and an endless obsession for boating. Growing up on the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, Mark logged many hours behind the wheels of boats and yachts and developed an earned respect for Lake Michigan and all the wonder she offers.
After graduating from UW-Whitewater in mid 1980’s, Mark worked his way up the sales management ladder in several industries and traveled the United States and North America. He always found time to boat all over the US.
In the early 1990’s, Mark began his boating sales career with Cal-Marine in their Racine, Wisconsin offices. Selling high-end American and European yachts provided the foundation and clients that propelled Mark into the marine industry for life. During the difficult financial times of 2008, Cal-Marine of Racine was closed and Mark started North Beach Marine in Racine to continue serving his loyal clients.
Mark’s knowledge and boating skills brought additional opportunities in marina brokerage, service and marina management to the rapidly growing company. Based at Pugh Marina in downtown Racine, sales and service expertise combines with Pugh Marina’s storage and marine services facilities to provide a full service marina experience for many customers.
Always one to look for opportunities, Mark has known and worked with Brent Reed since the late 1990’s and is excited by the opportunity to merge his sales successes on the west side of Lake Michigan with Reed Yacht Sale . "This is an excellent opportunity to combine two customer driven organizations and provide a win-win for boaters on both sides of Lake Michigan", says Mark.
Mark’s goal has always been to better serve select yachting clients who appreciate his attention to detail and personal involvement in all aspects of the boating experience. Joining forces with Reed Yacht Sales helps fulfill that niche.
Mark Derenne Cell: (414) 651-3100
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Racine is nestled along the western Lake Michigan shoreline 60 miles north of downtown Chicago and 25 miles south of Milwaukee. Racine boasts the largest natural sand beaches and is voted the cleanest beach on the west side of Lake Michigan.
Reed Yacht Sales newest location is based at Pugh Marina on the Root River in downtown Racine, offering our clients a full service marina facility with indoor and outdoor storage, wet slips, fuel and pump out, launch well and travel lift, summer indoor trailer storage, and launch ramp service.
In addition, North Beach Marine Service offers Reed Yacht Sales customers exclusive on-site and mobile mechanical repairs. We also provide fiberglass repair, and gelcoat and painting restoration.
Make it a destination to visit Racine this season for your next new or pre-owned boat. Stay the weekend and experience why Racine is voted one of the best boating harbors on the western shores of Lake Michigan.