Jack Zacks brings nearly twenty years’ experience as a Florida licensed Yacht Broker in the yachting industry to Essex Boat Works. First at Alliance Marine and then for the past 12 years at Sparkman & Stephens, Jack has been assisting buyers and sellers on yachts in North America and Europe. Since 2008 Jack has been a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) participating in continuing marine education staying current in yachting technology and the rules and regulations in yacht sales and transactions.
At an early age Jack was captivated with boats. Growing up on a chain of lakes (Spread Eagle) in northern Wisconsin, he was a founding member of the Ski-Ters water ski show. At age 20 he built his first sail boat while living in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Moving back to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the early 70’s he began racing sailboats on inland lakes and Lake Michigan. Since that time Jack has owned various sail and power yachts. He has years of offshore cruising experience on both sail and power boats as well.
Jack is a graduate of Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.
For the last 42 years Jack has been a Technical Delegate of the FIS (International Federation of Skiing) officiating at national and international alpine ski races. He has also been an active private pilot for nearly 40 years.
His priority is to find the right boat for his clients by understanding their needs. Jack is dedicated to serving his clients with integrity and honesty.