Rick Zern specializes in the sale of new and used sailing vessels 30′ to 60′ in length.
As the owner and operator of Zern rigging, Rick brings unique problem-solving and organizational skills to each deal as well as specialized knowledge of all things rigging-related.
Rick grew up in Ft. Walton Beach and began sailing in 1967, including GYA races and US Youth Sailing Championships before making his way to collegiate sailing. He titled in a variety of monohull & multihull classes while attending the University of West Florida, and learned the craft of sailmaking and rigging from Paul Schreck.
- Helmsman on IY 60 “Belle” in 2006-07 for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, Gulfport race, etc…
- Skipper & helmsman on Beneteau 47.7 – “Pretty Woman” 2004-06, KWRW, WFORC, etc…
- Helmsman, skipper, navigator, tactician on Farr 36 “Wicked Woman” 2005-2006
- Helmsman, skipper, tactician on Melges 32s “Evil Woman” 2006-2007
- Delivery skipper/navigator for various sail and power boats at boat shows, for deliveries, etc….
Professional Licenses and Certifications
Licensed and Bonded Yacht Salesman: State of Florida
Yacht Broker’s Association of America: Member
Internet Services Continuing Education Program
Curriculum Advisor – Pensacola Junior College
University of West Florida, Bio. Sciences
Pensacola Junior College, Liberal Arts
Board of Directors Pensacola Yacht Club
Board of Directors Pensacola Beach Yacht Club
Gulf Yachting Association Executive Committee
National Sailing Championship Title Holder
Acclivus Sales Negotiation Course
I just wanted to pass on to you what a great experience I had with Rick Zern while in the process of buying the 45. He handled everything professionally and…
We recently had the pleasure of working with Rick Zern and Murray yacht sales in the sale of our Catalina 350. Rick was the most professional and personal person to…
Very knowledgeable team with excellent customer service!
MYS has now helped me buy three boats and sell two. Our most recent purchase went flawlessly. Their expertise and professionalism made the difference. I cannot endorse them higly enough.…
The folks at Murray Yacht Sales are extremely knowledgeable of everything boat, yet down to earth, and a pleasure to work with!
Consistent, professional, and extremely knowledgeable on the yacht market. Not a “one size fits all” dealership, they really make the effort to find the right boat for the right person.