Born and raised in Seattle, WA. Dan Wood began his marine industry career serving, for 5 years, as an alternate skipper and engineer fishing king crab in the Bering Sea. Later running a boatyard in Seattle, he served as a dealer corporate account for two well-established yacht lines. He was offered a job at the dealership and sold boats for seven years. Dan took a project management position building a 115-foot tri-deck yacht. Dan got his captain’s license and piloted the yacht for many years. In 2000 Dan delivered a yacht to the Crow’s Nest in Newport Beach, CA, discovered that the owners planned on opening a Seattle office, and then joined their brokerage business. In November of 2010, Dan, along with two other partners from Crow’s Nest Yachts Seattle, purchased that office and has been operating it as a franchise business.