Jay Hessenius – Sales Professional

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Phone 910-352-0477

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Born and raised on Lake Butte des Morts in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Jay has never been far from a boat. His parents took him for a cruise on the family Sea Ray the day he came home from the hospital. As a record holding competitive swimmer, Jay has spent his life close to water. His career started with Skipper Buds at 17 years old. It was here he began building lifelong industry relationships and earned the nickname “Sea Ray Jay.” It didn’t take much convincing when Skipper Buds presented him with an opportunity to exchange brutal winters for Carolina breezes in 1998. Here Jay continued gaining in-depth knowledge of all facets of the Maritime Industry as a Delivery Captain, Marina Manager and top producing Sales Expert. Jay remained with the company as it changed hands when MarineMax took over the business. His industry success continued for years and he was promoted to Service Manager in 2012. The department experienced exponential growth through revenue and relationships with Jay at the helm. When approached with an opportunity at Riggs Yacht Sales, Jay was unable to turn it down. Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Brandi, and their three boys Connor, Cray and Max. His love of water has transformed into a passion for showing others the simple yet extraordinary joys to be found in the boating lifestyle.

Please visit us at Riggs Yacht Sales for a personal touch to the yachting experience.