A Passion for Boats
by Bing O'Meara, Publisher and Owner, Lakeland Boating

Wes Dilworth brings heart and sole to brokering yachts

Wes Dilworth has been referred to as a "Northern Michigan Tradition Since 1977." but his relationship with boats goes back farther than that. Wes has a passion for boats since Day One and bought his first boat in 1967 at the age of 13. He has not been without a boat since, and boats have defined his decades long career.

Dilworth got his first job at Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs, Michigan in 1970 at age 16, working a variety of capacities. After attaining his Bachelors of Business Administration and Economics degrees from Western Michigan University, he became Sales Manager of the Irish Boat Shop in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Wes loved the brokerage business and left Irish in 1987 to start his own independent yacht brokerage firm, Dilworth Yacht Brokers, handling the sale of motorized yachts as well as sailboats. In his 35 years as a yacht broker, Wes has put together more than 1200 yacht brokerage transactions under his belt. Wes brings his clients - both buyers and sellers a lifetime of experience, and wants to make sure everyone is happy with every sale.

A favorite quote is "we see every boat we list, and we don't list every boat we see."

Wes and his lovely wife, Donna, have lived in Boyne City, Michigan for many years, raising four children and participating in many civic endeavors, including a stint as the president of the Boyne City Chamber of Commerce.

Donna assists Wes in the boat business. A graduate of Texas Women's University. Donna's background includes radio station ownership as well as print advertising sales. More recently she has been an award winning Realtor with Re/Max of Boyne City. Like Wes, she brings a wealth of first-hand knowledge to properly market and sell boats.

It would be hard to find a couple more dedicated to brokering Great Lakes boats.

Wes is located in historic downtown Boyne City.

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