Wishing Fair Winds and Following Seas To Our Friend Keith Mayes
Longtime Annapolis Sailboat Broker Announces Retirement
It is with equal parts sadness and joy that we announce the retirement of our longtime broker, and friend, Keith Mayes. After 8 years working tirelessly as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) at Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS), Keith is set to retire at the end of September.
Keith joined AYS in 2012 after decades of work in the IT field and spending time on his own sailboat. His love of the Beneteau brand and relationship with AYS began when he purchased his Beneteau First 36.7 in 2006. Since then he has been an active member of the local Beneteau Owners Club, Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay (CB2) and a fixture in local regattas and races on The Chesapeake Bay.
His dedication to AYS and Beneteau proved worthwhile, as Keith was consistently one of the top salespeople and received multiple accolades from Beneteau. Some of those included being named “Top Gun” in 2019, meaning he produced the highest sales volume in North America. Keith was also asked to be part of the racing team on the new line of First Series in France, and was named the Beneteau Brand Specialist.
“Keith has been such an integral part of the Annapolis Yacht Sales team throughout his tenure.” Says Mark Andrews, President of Annapolis Yacht Sales. “His leadership and knowledge of the industry has helped mentor new brokers and given us the opportunity to expand into our Herrington Harbour North location. We will miss his expertise and seeing his bright smile in our office each day but look forward to seeing him on the water.”
Upon retirement Keith is looking forward to spending time with his family, and plans to stay incredibly involved in the sailing community. Everyone at Annapolis Yacht Sales is appreciative of his time with the company and we wish him well.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Keith!