A Palm Beach County native, Matt was born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and grew up in Jupiter, Florida. He spent his youth fishing, diving and spearfishing in South Florida, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. As a kid, he learned how to rig baits while sitting on the docks behind the Jupiter Inlet charter fleet. His love of the water led him to his first job in the boating industry during high school, working for a local boat-rigging company. There, he learned the details of rigging and fitting boats to customer specifications.
After graduating from high school in 1998, Matt became the first mate on a 108′ custom sport fish. He travelled up and down the East Coast and spent considerable time fishing in the Keys and the Bahamas, while learning the ins and outs of yacht maintenance and mechanics. In 2006, Matt attended Maritime Professional Training Academy and received his Captain’s license. In 2008, Matt became the first mate on a 74′ sport fish, continuing to fish the mid-Atlantic, South Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. He helped oversee the building of an 82′ sport fish which he continued to work on until 2016.
Matt joined Bluewater in 2016. During his nearly 2 decades in the boating industry, Matt has developed extensive knowledge of all aspects of boating.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, boating, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.