Our Team

Build . Create . Lead

These are the core values that drive our team. We build trust and long-lasting relationships anchored in integrity. We create bonds with our customers that last over time. We lead the industry with strong customer care and service.
We use decades of experience to assist our customers in all aspects of the boating industry.

Whether you are looking to Buy, Sell, or Build your boat, Riggs Yacht Sales has experienced sales professionals who are ready to meet your goal.

John D Riggs

Owner/Sales Professional
John D was born and raised on the coast of N.C. He grew up in a commercial fishing family. He’s been on boats since he can remember. He has built, lived, and worked on boats.... Read More

Thom Cross

President/Sales Professional
Thom is a native Mississippian where he attended the University of Southern Mississippi. His love of water, came from road trips made with family and friends visiting the Gulf Coast in the states of Mississippi,... Read More

Jordan Vass

Sales Professional
Jordan was born and raised in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Growing up near the beach and being a part of a fishing family, he has not thought about leaving. He is a licensed charter captain... Read More
Ian was raised in Greensboro, spending his summers on the coast of NC in Beaufort. During those summers, Ian discovered his love for the water. He spent most days on the water, fishing and exploring... Read More
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... Read More

Tom Gaeta

Sales Professional
Tom has always been around the water. Born and raised in New Bern, NC he learned to drive boats by the time he was 10. After graduating from the College of Charleston, he enrolled in... Read More

Mike Knoll

Sales Professional
Mike started selling boats in 1978 and has remained in the boat sales business ever since! He and his family have always been active boaters and currently own a 24’ Sea Hunt and 42’ Sea... Read More
Jeff has been boating his entire life. Originally from New Jersey, he spent most of his time fishing and boating out of the Atlantic Highlands. He also is passionate about his social media page; Express... Read More
Meet our NEW Office Manager, Hannah! Hannah joins the Riggs Yacht Sales Team with over 6 years of industry experience. Owner John D and Hannah met in the summer of 2015 and worked with one... Read More