Brad McClelland has been working in the yacht sales and service industry for over thirty years. A native of Virginia, Brad’s career started with a three year boat building program building wooden Downeast style lobster boats, Chesapeake Bay Deadrise work boats and wooden boat repairs.
Brad then moved on into the service end of the industry as a finish carpenter and rigger in Hampton, Va. with a local sailboat dealer that sold Cal, O’Day and Pearson sailboats. His responsibilities were new boat commissioning and service related repairs. After a couple of years Brad took a service manager position with the renowned Zimmerman Marine in Cardinal, VA, another quality Downeast boat builder and service yard founded by Steve Zimmerman.
After 10 years of service with Zimmerman Marine, Brad moved to Sarasota, Fl. and was offered a sailboat dealership with Sabre Yachts, one of the finest New England boat builders known for their Downeast tradition, reputation of quality and craftsmanship.
To enhance his Brad took a sales position in Jupiter, Florida selling new Sabre and Back Cove Yachts and has now partnered with United Yacht Sales.