Suncoast Powerboat and Yacht Brokerage, the boutique sales firm based in Sarasota, FL, specializing in performance powerboats, performance fishing boats, and express cruisers, has announced the addition of Cole McGowan to its lineup of brokers.
McGowan, a Sarasota native and Tampa resident, has been in the high-performance powerboat industry for ten years, working closely with manufacturers, offshore racing teams, and media firms. He will retain his current role as a Director at Powerboat P1, the international marine motorsport promoter, while serving brokerage clients on behalf of Suncoast Powerboats. In addition to his management role at Powerboat P1, McGowan has taken up racing, recently competing in the 60th Anniversary Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race, a 220-mile offshore contest in the UK, recognized as one of the sport’s most prestigious and arduous challenges.
Cole will leverage his contacts and experience as a proven marketer in the racing business to complement Suncoast’s strong brokerage operation and growth plans, and bolster the firm’s presence in the Tampa Bay region.
“I’m excited to put my experience in the powerboat industry to use in a new setting,” McGowan said. “In every position I’ve held, I’ve developed long-lasting and meaningful relationships with boat owners, manufacturers, and industry professionals. Suncoast Powerboats is a specialized firm that caters to the area of the industry I’ve had the most exposure to, so this joint venture was a natural fit. I’m looking forward to working with the team here in supporting fellow boaters through their ownership journey.”
Scott Ryerson, Founder of Suncoast Powerboats, added, “We’re pleased to welcome Cole to the team. He brings unique experience from his background in marketing and powerboat racing that will serve the brokerage and our clients well. This is a unique moment in the market, and we are well positioned to assist both buyers and sellers through our array of services. Cole will be key in helping us tell that story and reach new clientele.”
Headquartered in Sarasota, Suncoast Powerboats Inc. operates a second office located in Loggerhead Marina in St. Petersburg, FL. With two locations, the company provides full exposure to buyers and sellers located along Florida’s West Coast.