Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Tommy started his sailing career in 1982 with a charter company who had bases in Tortola, St. Marten and St. Lucia. There he commissioned new monohull sailboats and was also a crew member for boat deliveries. After the closing of the company’s St. Marten Charter Base, he spent 3 years sailing between St Thomas and Grenada. This was his true introduction to the cruisers’ way of life and he was hooked.
When he returned to Annapolis in 1985, he commissioned monohulls including Tayan, Baba, Passport, Etaps, Dufour, Watkins, Seaward, and Jeanneau models. During this time, he received his 100-ton Captain’s License and became a sailing instructor and charter captain.
In 1991 he was introduced to the catamaran world and began selling Lagoon, PDQs, Catana and brokerage catamarans and gained an extensive knowledge base in these amazing vessels.
In 1997, he opened Eastport Yacht Repair and Service, which offered full marine services. With an urge to return to sales, in 2001 Tommy became a broker, again selling, delivering and servicing catamarans.
After working for other brokerage firms for years, Tommy decided to work with Amy to open Sail Away – Catamaran Sales, Charters and Instruction. With years of sailing and customer service experience, he is ready to introduce others to the catamaran experience.