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Brad Parker

Brad Parker

President, YachtCloser Division

Brad leads the newest division at Boats Group, YachtCloser, the industry’s leading contracting and closing solution for brokers and dealers. What’s more, Brad founded the company while standing in line at the movies! Brad was a yacht broker at the time, and having received an offer on a boat, he quickly realized that there were no tools to create, send and sign a brokerage contract while out of the office. And so, YachtCloser was born and now provides the most accessible and robust transaction and administrative tools available in the boating industry. YachtCloser joined the Boats Group portfolio of brands in January 2017.

Brad’s passion for the marine industry stems from a long history of family boaters, beginning with his grandfather, who started their family boat dealership in 1927. He has proudly held many positions within the industry, including detailer, mechanic, warranty advisor, parts manager, sales / broker agent and general manager. Brad was an original member of the Young Leaders Advisory Council – a group designed to advise the MRAA board on next-generation thinking and ideas for the marine industry.

With a passion for technology and over 15 years of industry experience, Brad brings a unique perspective to the modern boater and marine industry.


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