Dan’s boating career began in high school with the purchase of a small cruiser used for SCUBA diving and exploration of Catalina Island and the California coastline.
Upon graduation from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in 1970 with a degree in business and engineering, Dan and his family cruised for a year aboard their lovely yawl Malabar VII. Unfit for “office” work after that, Dan became a yacht salesman in 1973. In 1974, he opened a small yacht brokerage in the still young Dana Point Marina. That brokerage was the nucleus which developed into the present day Pacific Asian Enterprises.
Dan is proud of the fact that for over 45 years and through turbulent times and changing world situations, he has helped guide PAE from its tiny humble beginnings to a world recognized and respected company. The safety, health and integrity of PAE, the quality, value and innovation of Nordhavns and the respect and appreciation for Nordhavn customers and PAE employees are Dan’s highest priorities. Contact Dan at email@example.com.