Iím impressed by your brand loyalty, if a little underwhelmed by your vehemence. Perhaps, as Hamletís Gertrude says: ďThe lady doth protest too much, methinks.Ē
Notwithstanding, Iím certain Iíll benefit from your vast experience, obviously much greater than mine.
Yacht Corporation was founded in 1974 by John Brooks and Rob Valdes in Largo, Florida
. John Brooks was born in 1934 in New York
City and got started in the business first with Charlie Morgan
, and later with Ted Irwin
, Vince Lazzara (an early owner of Columbia
Yachts), and sons Brad and Dick at Gulfstar
. Rob Valdes was the younger brother of Dick Valdes, cofounder of Columbia
and then later Lancer
Yachts. Rob began his career at Columbia, and persuaded by Vince Lazzara, then joined Gulfstar
. It was at Gulfstar where Rob met John Brooks.
Which of these gentlemen was an Irwin Engineer
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