DiMillo's Yacht Sales

Ryan Dierks - Service Technician

West River, MD, US

Spending the first 10 years of my life in West Palm Beach, Florida sparked my passion for being on the water. I was lucky enough to take several trips up the ICW with my dad who was a captain at the time. In 2001, the family moved to Kansas and ironically stayed in the boating industry. Working at a roundabout manufacturer, my father was able to help me grasp the fundamentals of boatbuilding as a young teen.

After earning an associate’s degree in business administration and relocating to Maryland, I decided it was time to enter the industry that I love so much as a professional. Starting from the bottom (literally), I quickly went from being a bottom painter to learning and mastering the operation of a 75 ton travel lift. Craving more, I had the privilege to be a mechanic’s apprentice for a year, which polished my ability to commission and re-power boats, along with rigging and troubleshooting electronics. Needing an excuse to get out on the bay more often, I pursued a 100 ton master captain’s license. This enabled me to not only provide service for a client’s boat, but to share my passion with them on the water as well. I am currently taking college classes online and anticipate a bachelor’s degree in business by December, 2016. In my free time I enjoy running in distance races.