Shannon McCoy learned to love the water at a very young age. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, she was surrounding by water with some of the most beautiful boating destinations in the world.
Shannon started her career with performance boat manufacturer Mirage Marine Corporation back in the late 80’s and at 21 years of age owned her first boat. Trips to the San Juan Islands and long days on Lake Washington and Lake Union filled up her summer each year. After 6 years with Mirage, Shannon was sought out by Maxum Marine (A division of US Marine/Brunswick) and took the role as regional sales manager, working with their dealer/distribution network in the Midwest and Southeast.
After relocating with Maxum to Southeast Florida in the late 90’s, Shannon, with a team of industry leaders, helped launch MarineMax Motoryachts, LLC, a division of MarineMax by heading up their events and marketing efforts in North America and the Bahamas. Operating as Director of Sales & Marketing.
After her tenure at MarineMax, Shannon ventured to the yachting media world holding such positions as National Sales Manager of ShowBoats International / Boat International and Publisher of Yachts International. During these years, Shannon established many important relationships with the major shipbuilders including such yards as Feadship, Lurssen, Oceanco, Heesen, Westport, Trinity, Christensen, Burger, CRN, Pershing, Ferretti, Riva, Wider, San Lorenzo, Hatteras, Hargrave and Cheoy Lee to name a few.
Shannon has traveled the world attending boat shows and enjoying yachting excursions with some of her favorite destinations being Croatia, Malta, The British Virgin Islands, The Exumas, Harbour Island, Monaco and The San Juan Islands.
There is something about being on the water that makes your stress melt away. Given any opportunity to spend the day – It would be on the water.
Simply put: Life Begins on the Water . . .
Taking a Private Yacht Vacation is absolutely one of the best vacations that you will ever have. There are so many great destinations in the world, but Tahiti and French Polynesia is pure Heaven on Earth. Arriving to the Yacht Last April, my clients decided to charter the beautiful 185 foot Delta yacht, MY SEANNA in [Read the whole story here>]
Charter Guest Feedback:
Getting back into the swing of being a ‘grown up’ was a distraction.
We cannot thank you enough for the care and time you took to put together the trip of a lifetime. Captain Shaun is an absolute delight. He is a wonderful man – kind, capable, fun – just a gem. And the rest of the crew were spectacular. They could not do enough to make our week memorable.
Chef Nelson created incredible meals at every sitting – truly a remarkable talent.
Christian – the mate – worked so incredibly hard to deliver the fun and help keep the ship running smoothly.
We snorkeled several times a day/had amazing beach BBQ’s and sunset cocktails on an island and so much more.
He was really knowledgeable about the area.
And Abby – what a gem. A ray of sunshine everyday/all day and such a hard worker. Like a little fairy always keeping on top of tidying and serving.
We grew very fond of each and every one of them.
Like any boat trip we had to navigate weather issues but the issues and changes were managed in a quiet and positive way which ensured that we never felt the effects.
We certainly wanted to turn the ship around and do a repeat loop this week – which of course would never happen. But we are convinced it is something to plan again for the coming year.
Words truly fail to capture the joy of last week.
With warmest regards and sincere appreciation,
Recent Charter Guests onboard M/Y ENTREPRENEUR