Jon Burkard grew up in a large boating family in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Both Jon's father and grandfather were avid boaters, having owned over 50 boats between them over their lifetimes.
They instilled a passion for boating in Jon at a young age. Along with passion came the responsibilities of maintaining the family boats as well as the rewards of occasional trips to the islands and keys. While in High School, Jon worked in the ship store of Allied Marine's Service Department as a parts clerk.
Upon graduation from the University of Florida, Jon returned to Allied Marine to pursue a career in the boating industry. Over the last 30 years, Jon has worked to become one of the most successful men in the industry.
Although, if you ever speak to Jon regarding his commitment to his passion he will tell you he feels he is truly blessed to be able to combine his love for boats with his professional career. Jon currently serves on the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) Board of Directors.