Owner and founder of Ellsworth Marine Inc., Tom is a life-long boater who has turned his hobby into a vocation. One of the nation’s most prolific Riviera dealers, Tom has helped change the face of customer service among yacht dealerships by introducing the high standards he adheres to as a boat owner. He has drawn upon his own deep passion for boating to craft an ownership experience for his customers that truly transcends their expectations. This includes offering boating experiences such as the annual Ellsworth Marine Mag Bay Bash, ongoing instruction in boat operation and game fishing, and other opportunities to interact with fellow boat owners.
Tom brings a rich background in marketing to his business, including a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a decade of medical product marketing. As Director of Marketing for one of the nation’s largest orthopedic companies, he managed the growth of the companies 300 products from $65 million to over $90 million in sales in three years.
Tom is always looking for new ways to enhance his own boating experiences, and in doing so has recently founded the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club aboard the M/V Pacific Provider, which he hopes will provide exciting new ways to explore the Pacific along the outer reaches of the American, Mexican and Central American Coasts.
Captain Rich Austin
A graduate of the California Maritime Academy, Rich is one of only a handful of captains who can claim navigating Tierra del Fuego in both directions. He has fished the furthest corners of the globe while setting catch records others are still trying to match, and he has navigated “Perfect Storm” caliber seas and lived to tell about them.
As captain for American Seafoods, Rich manned 200+ foot vessels and managed crews of more than 130. Despite these heady experiences, the time came when family obligations called for land based employment. That’s when Rich teamed up with his lifelong friend Tom Ellsworth at Ellsworth Marine. The head of Ellsworth Marine’s service arm, Austin Advanced Maritime Services, Inc.,
Rich brings an abundance of knowledge, from safe and proper boat operations, to all mechanical systems. He’s an outstanding sport fisherman who, like Tom, would choose almost nothing over a good day at sea.
As co-founder of the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club, Rich will provide his vast experience in large vessel operation, crew selection and management, voyage planning and sport fishing to create a previously unimaginable experience for its members.