About Al Lima
Al has been on the water since the age of 5 growing up in the Southern New England area. In 1997 he relocated to the Tampa Bay and joined the St Petersburg Power Squadron, Davis Island Yacht Club and the Seven Seas Cruising Association with the goal of long distance offshore cruising. As a delivery Captain, holding a 100 ton Coast Guard license, Al has had the opportunity to operate just about every type and style of watercraft on the East coast and has a good understanding of the workings of a vessel. He has motored and sailed boats ranging from 8 feet to 60 feet from Maine to the southern Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
With a wealth of sales experience, from over 35 years in the packaging industry, he not only understands boats, but also understands what it takes to service a client’s needs when buying or selling their vessel. Upon returning from an 18 month sailing adventure Al formed a partnership with David Foster to open Florida West Coast Yachts, a natural fit considering his marine and sales background.
With his many contacts in the marine industry, finding that ideal boat and helping with outfitting and maintenance before and after the sale, comes as a second nature to someone who has “been there and done that” for so many years. With all of this experience and time on the water he is ready to help you with realizing your boating dream.