Born and raised on a bayou near Galveston, Texas, Mark Parker grew up boating with his father. He always knew he wanted to be a yacht broker and has spent his life learning the business. He worked as a boat mate and later was a captain on sportfishing boats every summer during high school and college.
After graduating from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in marketing, Mark joined a yacht brokerage firm where he consistently was a top-selling agent. In 1989, he moved to Florida and then joined HMY Yachts a few years later. With 30 years of experience, Mark truly provides clients with the best yacht sales experience available.
Mark’s passion for the boating industry inspired him to co-write and publish the PowerBoat Guide marine reference books. After starting the research in 1987, Mark and his co-author published the first annual PowerBoat Guide in 1989.
With his experience, integrity, and negotiating prowess, combined with the marketing power of HMY Yachts, Mark is the perfect choice for every client’s yacht buying or selling needs.