Meet our Expert Staff!
President and Founder of FreshWaterBoats.com
Certified Professional Yacht Broker
B.A. Business Administration
Yacht Brokers Association of America Member
Bay City, MI
My name is Rock Ryan and I am the President and Founder of FreshWaterBoats.com The other cute guy in the picture is my adorable grandson Evan. He loves to play and have fun, just like me, which is why boating is so important to me. I grew up boating on the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron in Michigan’s Great Lakes Area. I have always had a love for the water and boats, proudly serving in the US Navy, which was one of my best experiences in my life. With my many different jobs and owned businesses, I have only gained more knowledge and wisdom for what I do today. My motto, “If you love what you do, then you will never have to work.” I am a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, a member of Yacht Brokers Association of America, B.A. Business Administration and have been in the yacht brokerage business over 20 years and have been selling boats all over the world. I would like to say, “I don’t sell boats, I sell fun and life long memories”. Boating is about spending quality time with family and friends and our goal is to make purchasing or selling your boat a pleasant and memorable experience in every step of the process. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with our service please contact me, I want to hear from you and do everything I can to make it right. I look forward to doing business with you.
Professional Yacht Broker Chris Hedenquist grew up near Duluth, MN. Living near Lake Superior sparked his interest for boating and enjoying the water. Being around his Father’s GM dealership and the salesmen, Chris became more interested and pursue a business and sales career. After graduating high school, Chris worked for a year selling Oldsmobile and GMC’s in Mankato, MN, then attended Northwood University in Midland, MI, majoring in Dealership Management. After graduating Chris returned to Jackson, MN and joined his parents in operating their GM dealership. As years passed, Chris purchased the franchises from his parents and added Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge, as well as opening two used car operations in neighboring towns. In 1999 Chris sold his franchises and followed his passion for boating, joining a Master SeaRay dealer in Okoboji, Iowa. After starting in sales, he was quickly promoted to Business Manager. In 2002, Chris and his wife decided to move their family back to his wife’s home state of Michigan, which is where his career at FreshWaterBoats as an Associate Broker began. In 2004, Chris’passion for business continued when he started Great Lakes Boat Haulers, a marine transport company. Today Chris enjoys brokering boats and arranging marine transport throughout the US and Internationally. Chris continues to live on Saginaw Bay just outside of Bay City, MI where he finds refuge in his love of the water and boats every chance he can. Chris would like to use his lifetime of deal making experiences to help you buy or sell the boat of your dreams and make your own wonderful memories.