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Deb and Rick Miles are a husband and wife team who have decided to bring their skills, experience and enthusiasm to the Brewer Yacht Sales brokerage group. Captain Rick’s’ love of boating began in his childhood. His life on the sea started by racing turnabouts in Boston Harbor for Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop and later, throughout high school, college, and most of his twenties, he worked his way up from deck hand to captain for Sea Star Fisheries, a local offshore lobstering company based out of Marblehead. Miles graduated in business administration from Norwich University in 1979 and after leaving the lobstering industry in 1987, started the company, Ariel Cruises, which saw him as owner and operator of a 60-foot Morgan schooner for charter throughout New England and the Caribbean. Since that time, Rick established several successful schooner and expedition cruise businesses, specializing in cruising the coast of Maine and taking passengers into remote expeditions with destinations to the Arctic, Sable Island, Newfoundland, Labrador, Baffin Island, Greenland, and Trans-Atlantic Rick has voyaged over 125,000 nautical miles aboard sail and power vessels.

Since 2013 Captain Miles has held the position of Boston’s Port Captain for City Experiences by Hornblower (previously Boston Harbor Cruises, LLC). Miles assists in overseeing the operation of all fleet vessels and services involved in running the passenger vessel business with over 50 vessels and up to 300 departures per day for annual ridership of over 2.5 million passengers. He presently lives in Concord MA, has completed the Blackburn Challenge six times, (a 23-mile open ocean solo row in a 450 lb. traditional Grand Banks fishing dory) Rick is proud to hold a US Coast Guard Masters License, 6th renewal (almost 35 years!), up to 200 GRT, Near Coastal with endorsements and valid TWIC card. Rick has been the company’s United States Coast Guard liaison and has attended over 150 USCG vessel COI and Hull Inspections as owner’s representative. Rick has extensive experience in Steel, fiberglass and wooden vessels and their systems, both sail and power.

Deb Read Miles loves adventure and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world, starting in 4th grade when her family moved from Wellesley, MA to London, England. Her love of boats and the ocean developed from summers spent boating and swimming off of Bar Harbor and Kennebunkport ME. Deb has a long entrepreneurial background and has worked as a principal at the Boston area Interior Design Firm, Decors by Bailey and Read, served as Director of New Business Development for the Design Group at Hill Holliday Advertising, and was the Vice President and co-creator of the heavy equipment rental company, BKE Construction in Mohammedia, Morocco. Her love of boats and a new adventure has led her off on her newest goal; to give outstanding service to her client’s at Brewer Yacht Sales and to sail around the world with her husband Rick on their 64 foot Sundeer Ketch, Artemis. Deb and Rick recently completed a 1500 mile delivery of Artemis, up from Fort Lauderdale to Salem, MA and have plans to charter the vessel over the summer. Deb is also working toward getting her captains license and is a huge advocate of empowering women to learn and take the lead in boating endeavors. Deb’s understanding of different world cultures, love of people, deep understanding of current design trends and effective marketing strategies are assets she is eager to offer her clients. However, the biggest benefit Rick and Deb offer are their team approach, a lifetime of knowledge and experience, dedication to integrity, and the belief in kindness in all matters.