INNOVATIVE CONSULTING STRATEGIES THAT
ACCELERATE YACHT PROGRAM GOALS
FREELANCE MARINE GROUP IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN BOAT & YACHT COUNCIL
MARINE GROUP, LLC
History of Freelance Marine Group, LLC
In the most recent years, yachting has experienced an explosion of growth within the industry. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has witnessed unprecedented numbers of first-time large boat (100’+) owners. This, in turn, has led to record numbers of large boats being sold, and created a market of Owners that have never known what it takes to manage or run these magnificent vessels.
While many individual entities make up the process of yacht manufacturing, sales, delivery, operations and maintenance. There are few, if any, that exist to cohesively offer a one-stop solution from start to finish throughout the manufacturing process all the way through crew placement and daily operations and ongoing maintenance.
Our company exists to complete the circle of entities to offer highly valuable solutions of consulting from the prebuild stages all the way past delivery, to include daily operations and expected maintenance schedules, and identifying yacht program goals and needs.
Founder, Capt. Rex Witkamp is an experienced lic. USCG 200-Ton Master as well as a Licensed and Bonded Florida Yacht Broker with over a decade in the first responder role as a Paramedic/Firefighter. Rex grew up in Florida and developed a deep connection with the water learning to swim before learning to walk. The Aquatics Industry has chosen Rex to use his background to provide value to areas of the industry that are underserved. With over 25 years working in industries such as the private sector, healthcare, export, IT, and government, Rex has lived and worked overseas in Europe, Western Pacific. Rex's love for the aquatic industry has served him well in life. Working in the private sport fishing and charter yacht industry has allowed for the identification of more than several key points of consultation and products that provide underserved yet high-value to the industry. It is these all-inclusive features that has led to product offerings that encompass Freelance Marine Group, LLC.