Starting at a young age of 9 years old Scott went to work at a local marina in his hometown just so that he could be on boats. He started out mopping rental boats before owning his own boat at age 10. He grabbed an old garvey from the marina, fixed it up and started a small crabbing business. By the age 11 he was running around Great Bay in his own AguaSport center console.
His passion for offshore began while canyon fishing with the owner of the marina at a very young age. By the age 14, Scotts catches included Big-eye, yellowfin, bluefin and both marlin. Frequent trips to the Keys where his grandparents lived only helped grow his passion. Sailfish, wahoo and grouper were added to this list. By age 15 he was mating on a tournament sport fishing boat, which he eventually took over the helm before starting his own charter business the “Jolly Mon” out of Tuckerton NJ. In addition to running his own boat, he would mate and Captain different boats throughout the seasons.
Attended Richard Stockton College as a Criminal Justice/Political Science major before heading off to Captain a 46’ Ocean Yachts from NJ to the Florida Keys, including the Bahamas.
Ready to settle down at age 24 years old, he decided to work close to home as a startup Captain for Ocean Yachts. Through the years he was promoted to the Customer Service/Warranty/Quality Control manager and ran the company Demos for a few years. Specifically the 40 Ocean and the new 37 Billfish. While working for Ocean Yachts, Scott continued to perform side work as a Captain running to the edge.
In 2008 Scott left Ocean Yachts to become the General Manager of a large Industrial Engines Company. His priorities were operating the management of the company, employees and sales. Scott’s experience on the water with a remarkable business background and work ethic makes him the perfect person to have working for you, whether pursing your dreams for a new boat or looking to sell your current boat.
As a married father of four boys he is in the process of instilling the passion of fishing that he learned at a very young age. Today Scott is the proud owner and operator of Island Girl Charters out of Cape May NJ.