Hello Friends,

It’s already November and that means we’re getting ready for our prime boating season in Florida which kicks off on December 1st. Now is the time to complete your routine maintenance and upkeep for your boat. Whether it’s a fuel system inspection, propeller performance, painting the bottom or fiberglass repair, Shearwater is here for you.  

We also want to remind you that while our name may be new to you, we’ve got the same great crew here that have been servicing you for years. We’ve also added on some wonderful new additions to our team. Check out the crew below and let us know how we can assist you! 
Familiar Faces
Jim Dragseth
President

Founded in 1947 by his father and uncle, Jim has been with the family business for more than 50 years. His favorite part of the job are the challenges that come with it. His strong work ethic and strategic thinking, combined with his ability to learn and understand all aspects of the marine industry, have made him an effective leader in an industry that has seen dramatic changes over the last half-century. He is described as being patient, optimistic, and proactive. and In his free time, he enjoys fishing, golfing, spending time with his family. Jim is deeply involved in the community, serving on the boards of many nonprofits over the years, with a focus on education, environment, the economy and marine industry issues.

Contact Jim at 772.460.0660 ext. 3315, or jim@shearwaterfl.com
Jed Wood
Vice President

Jed joined the company (formerly Whiticar Boat Works) in 2012, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in boat building, repair, and maintenance. His favorite part of the job is developing and implementing growth strategies as he evaluates performance and productivity, all while helping employees achieve their goals. His strong work ethic, commitment to customer service, marketing acumen, and software development skills have been a key part of the company’s successful growth. He is described as hard-working, passionate, and dignified. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife as well as volunteering with nonprofits that help improve our marine environment. 

Contact Jed at 772.460.0660 ext. 1319, or jed@shearwaterfl.com
Adolf Ellert
Manager

Adolf has been with the company for more than twenty years and has a wealth of experience in the industry. His favorite part of the job is working with Jim because he admires and respects his character. His ability to reason, extensive knowledge, and hard work are what has made him successful within the company. He is described as outgoing, friendly, and dedicated. In his free time, he enjoys going to the Florida Key's with his wife and golfing.

Contact Adolf at 772.781.5553 ext. 2213. or adolf@shearwaterfl.com
Tom Berryhill
Service Manager

Tom joined the company (formerly known as Whiticar Boat Works) back in 2005, bringing with him more than 36 years of experience in the industry, as well as specialized knowledge of fiberglass and painting. His favorite part of the job is establishing client relationships and providing excellent customer service. He is described as hard-working, persistent, and likable. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Contact Tom at 772.460.0660 ext. 1413, or tom@shearwaterfl.com
Barret Ellert
Assistant manager

Barret has been with the company for more than 13 years and brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the many different parts and services that Shearwater provides. His favorite part of the job is the work environment and being able to learn something new every day. He is described as attentive, positive, and outgoing. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and fishing.

Contact Barret at 772.781.5553 ext. 2216, or barret@shearwaterfl.com
Bob Jenkins
Special Projects Manager

Bob has been with the company since 2016 and but has been working in the marine industry for nearly six decades. His ability to build strong client relationships, as well as his deep and profound knowledge of the industry, is what has led him to success through his career. His favorite part of the job is getting to work with qualified captains. He is described as thoughtful, insightful, and experienced. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking, traveling, and visiting his grandchildren.

Contact Bob at 772.460.0660 ext. 1414, or bob@shearwaterfl.com
Crystal Krick
Service Administrator

Crystal has been with the company for nearly 5 years and brings with her an outstanding knowledge of service, the ability to build strong client relations, and dedication to providing exceptional assistance and support to customers. Her favorite part of the job is overseeing government projects, setting expectations, and clear communication. She is described as humorous, genuine, and driven. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.

Contact Crystal at 772.460.0660 ext. 1412, or crystal@shearwaterfl.com
New to the Crew
Mary Jackson
Office Administrator

Mary has been with the company since June. Her favorite part of the job is helping others succeed. Her ability to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective customers, as well as being organized, is what has made her successful in her position. She is described as friendly, supportive, and passionate. In her free time, she enjoys music, spending time with family and friends, and, prior to COVID-19, attending live concerts.

Contact Mary at 772.460.0660 ext. 1420, or mary.j@shearwaterfl.com
Nicole Statafora
Service Administrator

Nicole has been with the company since March. Her favorite part of the job is the people she gets to work with. As a successful service administrator, she brings with her new ideas for growth, a team-oriented attitude, and a keen eye for detail. She is described as friendly, motivated, and a good listener. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places and crafting.

Contact Nicole at 772.781.5553 ext. 2210, or nicole.s@shearwaterfl.com
Lewis Ponzini
Service Administrator

Lewis has been with the company since June. His favorite part of the job is dealing with the clients and facing new challenges every day. Although new to Shearwater, he has been in the marine industry for about 40 years. His extensive knowledge of marine engines and running gear are what has made him thrive in the industry. He is described as sincere, knowledgeable, and dedicated. In his free time, he enjoys camping and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

Contact Lewis at 772.460.0660 ext. 1410, or lewis.p@shearwaterfl.com
Upcoming Involvement

Happening now through Nov. 14th

Online boat show and boating seminar series where cruisers
come together, get educated, and enjoy our shared
passions for passagemaking.



Nov. 20th @ PGA Golf Club

St. Lucie's premier golf tournament which supports quality jobs,
as well as career and technical education opportunities for
St. Lucie County students.



Jan. 15th-17th @ 54-290 NW Dixie HWY

The 47th annual Stuart Boat Show, which donates partial
proceeds to benefit the Marine Industries
Association of the Treasure Coast.

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