Tom Fischer - "Picky Tom"
As a lifelong boater and fisherman Tom Fischer entered the marine industry in 1986 as a boat salesman in Miami, Florida. He represented Grady White and Aquasport as well as other boat lines. He became active in the industry and served as the president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. In late 1988 Tom moved to the Keys and managed the sales department at Caribee marina offering Grady White, Pursuit, Hewes and Action Craft. In 1989 he met his wife Cheryl who was also a boater and they decided to move back to Miami and start a family.
From his industry experience Tom realized the need to fill a niche for both dealers and private owners to be able to sell their clean, quality pre-owned boats offering immediate payment. Also he knew there was a market for buyers looking to purchase this type of premium quality boat at a competitive price, usually saving thousands over the price of a new boat.
In 1989 Tom decided to start Fischer Marine. After renting space from a boat trailer dealer on a small lot on US1 in South Miami, Fischer Marine began to grow. The marine industry welcomed the ability to liquidate unwanted trade-ins, and sales were growing. Then came hurricane Andrew in 1992.
After fully recovering from Andrew, in 1994 he made the decision to relocate to Florida's west coast in Fort Myers. They began immediately to re-establish Fischer Marine operating out of their home until 1997 when they had an opportunity to rent a storefront. Since then Fischer Marine has continued to grow and diversify into what it is today. In 1999 they purchased property and built a beautiful new facility. Besides purchasing boats outright they now offer consignment and yacht brokerage services, buyers agency services as well as Yamaha and Mercury factory outboard service.
Tom is active in the industry and is a member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, former Vice President of the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association, serves on the N.A.D.A marine blue book advisory board, ABOS marine blue book advisory board, is a member of Yacht World, Florida Yacht Brokers Association, as well as a member of the local Chamber of Commerce. Fischer Marine has also been voted a Top 100 dealer 2 years in a row, and is a Five Star Certified Marine Dealership.
Tom still offers all the great services you have come to know as well as many new ones, and, an enhanced web presence using his new Fischer Marine website www.WeGotBoats.com to offer customers a resource of information as well as a one stop place for shopping for all your boating needs.