By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine

As is the case for many of us, we yearn for the day when we gain the flexibility back in our lives to pursue those things we would all love to do. That day has come for David and Teresa Lynch of Yacht Brokers. Just this past month, Dave and Teresa entered into an agreement to sell Yacht Brokers (Located in Afton at Windmill Marina) to Dan Knak and Cindy McIntosh of Hastings, MN.

Dan is a lifelong boater, and will handle the Sales and Marketing functions at Yacht Brokers. Cindy will act as General Manager.

Dan bought his first boat at age 14. He has extensive experience cruising the Upper Mississippi and the St. Croix and has spent time on the Great Lakes and in the Bahamas. He has owned boats from 10 to 38 feet. He is also the creator of “Capt’n Pike’s Cruising North America”, a nautical trivia game.

He spent most of his career in the industrial controls market place working with Original Equipment Manufacturers supplying industrial electronics for machine control. He recently sold his company which built industrial control panels and printed circuit board assemblies.
Ready for retirement, Dan purchased a boat from Yacht Brokers Inc. At that time, he discovered the business was for sale. After a few discussions he decided to purchase the business.

Originally a flat lander from Iowa, Cindy moved to MN to finish her law degree and was a successful prosecutor for several counties. She moved back to IA continuing in the field of law while breeding and racing quarter horses before moving back to MN in 2015. She still enjoys horses and “the farm life”.

Since moving back to MN, she has discovered fishing and cruising. In 2016 she won the Larry Hamond Fishing Tournament, boating a 10 lb. and a 9.5 lb. Walleye.

She joins Yacht Brokers as General Manager and brings her organizational skills and attention to detail to our organization.

Their goals in purchasing Yacht Brokers are to provide boat buyers and sellers with a professional, informed experience; build on the quality reputation Yacht Brokers has built, while offering expanded services that include help with boat registration, documentation, financing, maintenance, and insurance.

During the summer Dan and Cindy plan to spend their spare time aboard their 38ft Regal “Jelly Roll” docked at Sunnyside Marina.

Welcome Dan and Cindy to the ‘River Community’! Stop and meet Dan and Cindy when you visit the Minneapolis Boat Show on January 11-14. They will be in Booth #1308 at the Show.