Your supercharged Jaguar coupe is
not a typical retiree vehicle.
I think it’s the best-looking car on the road.
I’m taking special driving lessons from Jag to
explore all the possibilities of that car.
You’re retiring from BoatU.S., but
opening another business? Why
don’t you just kick back?
BoatU.S. is close to my heart, so I’ll continue
as chairman of the board, and chair of the
BoatU.S. National Advisory Council. I do see a
new business opportunity helping small technology companies work with the government.
As for kicking back, well, I guess this is what
kicking back looks like for me. Beth and I like
to travel, and love being at full speed as long as
our energy allows. We have yet to make our full
contribution to this world we love.
How hard is it to retire from
a company you created and
nurtured for 47 years?
It’s hard to imagine not heading for BoatU.S.
every day. Although I still will have a role, I’ll
miss the incredible people I’ve worked with for
so many years. You can probably guess that I’ve
been thinking a lot about legacies lately. The
good news for me is that I’m leaving BoatU.S.
in great hands. When I started this organization, I had three goals: to make the waterways
of America safer, to deliver the best services
anywhere to boaters, and to reward the people
who deliver that service for BoatU.S. We’ve
accomplished that. I’m a happy man.
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