Local marketing and design consultant, Rick Boyce, supports JK3 Yachts in their Shelter Island offices here in San Diego. He has been in senior management in the corporate setting, mostly in healthcare and marketing for the past 25 years. Rick brings his lifelong love of boatbuilding, an extensive set of global offshore racing and cruising experiences, along with a desire to be involved in the stewardship of how we all use the great oceans of the world to the sales and marketing team at JK3.
Having raced sailboats all his life, from Lasers to canting keel maxis, Rick was involved in the original J-24 Fleet in Seattle and has spent plenty of time offshore on racing and cruising yachts of all sizes.
“I have always enjoyed being involved in the application of new concepts for performance and comfort and the new design directions along with the fleet building efforts JK3 is doing in Southern California are going to make for exciting sailing for sailors of all levels. My boat building and offshore experiences have confirmed that the Hanse and the Moody yachts, and all the lines now available through JK3 are going to elevate our customer’s expectations and become the premium value in affordable performance cruising sailboats- they’re smart, comfortable and have very appealing lines.”
Rick was raised on the beach near Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and keeps his current boat at Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. As a fourth-generation member of the Seattle Yacht Club, he still considers Seattle his hometown, but having lived in San Diego since 2005 Rick is committed to supporting the JK3 experience for everyone here in San Diego.