Meet Our Team

JIMMY FIELDS –
OWNER AND PRESIDENT

(561) 801-5720
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Jimmy took his first Captains job in Palm Beach, FL after the birth of his first child Brody in 1998. He was involved in the building process and decision making of the 64’ Spencer ‘Wrenegade’ and fell in love with custom boats. Jimmy went on to fish many tournaments as both a mate and a Captain and compiled quite a winning resume up and down the coast including the Caribbean. Jimmy’s passion for fishing and custom boats has transitioned into the same love for selling them. After becoming President and owner of Tournament Yacht sales since 2006, he transformed the company into one of the top brokerages in the world today.

Jimmy also takes it a step further with his clients and travels to tournaments all over the country to fish as an angler and enjoys the competition and giving back to his clients. Jimmy currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL with his wife Jennifer and two sons, Brody and Dawson. Jimmy is a family first man and credits his family for the support in building their business. His extensive knowledge of the boating industry and all the connections he has made over his career makes him one of the top brokers in the industry. This expertise is why his clients return to work with him year after year.

RONNIE FIELDS –
FLORIDA

(561) 762-0096
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Ronnie has been in the fishing industry since he was 16 years old. He started out mating on charter boats in Ocean City, MD. Throughout his 25 year fishing career Ronnie has competed in and won several tournaments as well as participated in several world records. He also has maintained the title of Top Captain for tag and release of Atlantic Blue Marlin for the last 2 years.  Ronnie has traveled extensively around the world, fishing in countries including the Azores, Canaries, Cape Verde, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.  Ronnie currently resides in Lake Park, FL and during his off time enjoys hunting, surfing, and going fishing with Heidi his wife of 12 years and their 8 year old son Fisher.

JOHN BLUMENTHAL –
FLORIDA

(772) 215-2571
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John Blumenthal was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. His love of the water has brought him around the world as a professional boat captain on the Great Barrier Reef, in Central America, and throughout the Caribbean. John settled in the U.S. in 1991 as a Captain and became licensed yacht broker in 2005.  John has extensive, decades-long experience in yacht sales domestically and internationally. John is easy-going, has great attention to detail, and a tireless commitment to his clients. When he’s not working, John spends time on the family boat with his wife Karen, sons Austin and Andy, and stepdaughters Hayley and Kelsey.

CAPT. DAVE FIELDS –
FLORIDA

(561) 779-0759
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Capt. Dave has been a recognized figure in the marine industry for nearly 25 years. He was born in Pompano Beach, FL and has also resided in Maryland and North Carolina.  Capt. Dave was employed by Hatteras Yachts for several years, heading up their demonstrator program as well as contributing to the engineering and design of many vessels on the water today. He has also been heavily involved in the building and captaining of many custom yachts. Currently, he is the Captain of Ravaganza, a 70’ Jarrett Bay Sportfishing Yacht.  In addition, Capt. Dave has maintained a highly successful tournament career, traveling throughout the United States, South America and the Caribbean. Capt Dave is married with two daughters and resides in Palm Beach Gardens.

STEVE TRATTNER –
MARYLAND

(410) 251-1817
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Steve has been living in Ocean City Maryland for the past 30+ years and has made his passion for the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, a much easier pursuit given the diversity of the region. He started selling boats at a local marine dealership specializing in new Grady-White, World Cat and Albemarle boats as well as used vessels. This venture proved to be very successful as Steve met many customers that he now calls friends to this day. Ten years later when the dealership was being sold, he had an opportunity to make a change. A very good friend, the late Carl Barrett, suggested to Steve that he contact his brother in law Jimmy Fields who he knew through a few mutual friends. Carl told Steve that Jimmy was starting a new Brokerage business with the legendary Richard Benn. Steve contacted Jimmy and Richard and, as they say, the rest is history. Steve has been with Tournament Yacht Sales since inception and looks forward to helping his friends, new and old, achieve their boating needs whether buying or selling a vessel.

JEFF JAMES –
NORTH CAROLINA

(252) 216-6913
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Jeff is a native of Gloucester, Va. and has lived on the Outer Banks of NC since 1989. He worked as a mate for 7 seasons out of Oregon Inlet, the Bahamas and Mexico for some of the best in the business and later operated his own charter business, Reel Deal Charters for 15 years. Well respected in the sportfishing Industry, Jeff has worked hard to maintain a reputation based on integrity and hands on experience. Having worked on or run many different Carolina custom boats in the past, he is very knowledgeable about the fishability and performance that these designs offer. He has also worked as a project manager for Bayliss Boatworks, graduated from Navtech marine surveying school as well as coordinating many other yard and dockside projects for private owners as part of his current business, James Marine Management. To complement the boatwork side of things, Jeff still operates a light tackle sound fishing guide service, Reeldealobx that caters to a summertime clientele.  His reputation, experience and good nature make him a valuable new asset to the Tournament Yacht Sales team.

GARY STAMM –
MARYLAND

(443) 783-2765
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Gary is a resident of Ocean City MD and has been involved in the fishing and boating community for over 25 years. In addition to being a broker for Tournament Yachts, Gary also runs one of the more successful charter fishing operations in Ocean City.

PATTI JOHNSON –
FLORIDA

Assistant
(561) 748-2002
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Patti brings years of industry experience and is an asset to the team. Along with closings, she handles all marketing and social media for Tournament Yachts. Patti enjoys tennis, pickle ball, the beach and cooking. Originally from Miami, she now resides in Palm Beach Gardens.

BILL JONES –
FLORIDA

(561) 371-4231
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Bill joined Tournament Yacht Sales as a licensed salesman after spending over 20 years as a sport fishing yacht Captain. His industry experience and lifelong commitment to boating along with his ability to deliver exceptional personal service will benefit anyone considering purchasing a new or used vessel or listing for an expedient sale.

ALAN FIELDS  –
FLORIDA

(561) 346-4605
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Alan has been in the fishing industry since he was in his early teens, starting in Paul’s Tackle Shop in Ocean City, MD catching bait and eventually becoming a mate on the charter boat, the Bolo Jr. for one John Mumford. His career took off from there as he became one of the most knowledgeable fisherman in the industry. Alan has probably fished or been a Captain of every make and model boat, making him a great choice to transition into the brokerage world. Having traveled all over the world from Venezuela to NE canyons, Alan now resides in Jupiter, FL with the catch of his life, Mary Jane, and enjoys fishing and hunting with his three sons Jimmy, David and Ronnie as well as his grandson’s, Brody and Dawson.

CHARLEY PEREIRA  –
FL, NC, MD

(252) 216-6291
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Charley was raised in Coconut Grove, FL, fishing and hunting throughout FL and the Bahamas until heading to Daytona Beach in 1984 to study Aeronautical Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.   Upon graduation in 1989 he went to work as an accident investigator at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, DC, reading out data recorders, aka black boxes, and doing data analysis and reconstruction for aviation, marine, and railroad accidents and transportation-related terrorism events, including 9-11.  From DC he fished weekends year-round in the Outer Banks of NC and Ocean City, MD, running his own boats and serving as mate on several charter and private boats.   Charley got his Captain’s license in 1999 and started his “Sushi” charter business with a 50 ft Ricky Scarborough, as well as starting a NC-based house construction business in 2001.   He left the NTSB in 2005 to focus on his entrepreneurial efforts, eventually buying Island Boat Works and finishing out Hull #20, their 8th 57 footer, from 2011 to 2013.  Three weeks after finishing the new Sushi boat he captained it to a $574,000 purse in the 2013 Ocean City White Marlin Open with a 276 lb bigeye tuna, which stands as the world record payout for a tuna.  Charley is married with two daughters and travels regularly between NC, MD, DC, and FL for business and family.

STEVE HEDRICK –
FLORIDA

(717) 586-9841
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Captain (Ret.) Steve Hedrick started his boating career in the summer of 1963 working as a mate on charter fishing boats out of Indian River Delaware.  After several years as a mate and graduating from high school, Steve served four years in the US Navy.  He continued on to college in Pennsylvania and earned a BS degree in Business.    His professional career was spent as a Certified Financial Planner retiring in 2008, but all the while he continued his passion for boating, the ocean and fishing.  He bought his first larger boat over 30 foot in 1978.  Three boat later in 1983 he became USCG licensed and started to run offshore fishing charters out of Ocean City MD on a part time bases thru 2006 before moving to Florida in 2008.

Steve has fished many tournaments from Cape May, NJ to Florida.  He still fishes his own boat when time and the weather permits including many trips to the Bahamas.  He has also fished in Kona, Costa Rico, Aruba, St. Thomas and Cancun, Mexico.

Becoming bored with retirement after a few years (one can only play so much golf, and fish so much) looking for something enjoyable to do there was but one answer.  Steve really enjoys the boat brokerage industry and works diligently to find buyers for his listings and putting his buyers in the perfect boat.     

RICK CARNEY

(443) 235-3134
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The offshore bug bit Rick early in life, and catching his first white marlin in 1969 really left a mark. For the next twenty years, work limited Ricks fishing to Ocean City, MD. After college, Rick worked as a General Motors mechanic and achieved the Master Mechanic rating. The following years brought a working knowledge of fiberglass repairs, and his business grew until he needed a crew of four. The most lucrative years came while Rick was employed as a salesman selling poultry processing equipment, but he felt most satisfied and doing what he loved so he became a boat captain and fisherman full-time and has never looked back.Rick has had his 100 ton Masters license for 32 years. He is knowledgeable on vessel maintenance and new builds for both production and custom boats. Rick’s automotive and marine experience gives him an edge in systems knowledge. He has traveled on vessels ranging from 25 to 121 feet to the mid-Atlantic, Costa Rica, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Mexico, Venezuela.

BRIAN SPEEDY

(561) 685-2055
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Brian ‘Speedy’ is a third generation from Stuart, FL and has been a boat captain for over 20 years. Brian’s extensive travels include the entire east coast and he has been through the Panama Canal a dozen times. His experience with new builds, from start to finish, include two 61’ Vikings, a 64’ Viking and a 58’ Merritt plus refits on a 65’ Paul Mann and 63’ Merritt. Brian continues to be active on the tournament scene.

JOEL MCLEOD

(772) 834-8549
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Joel started at a young age fishing and free-diving the Bahamas and South Florida. He went on to study applied behavioral analysis at the institute for child development at Princeton. He has fished extensively up and down the eastern seaboard, Bermuda, South and Central America, the Caribbean, and many remote south pacific islands, as well as several tournament wins in 20 years on the circuit. He has been involved in several builds and major refits, and currently runs a private boat traveling and tournament fishing. Joel is married with a daughter and currently lives in Stuart.