Serving sailors online since 1997 has evolved from the hobby of a Hunter sailboat owner to one of the most popular sailing resources on the internet.

The company is owned by Phil Herring and Bly Berken, both dedicated sailors. Since partnering in 1997 they have launched numerous marine web sites with more on the way.

Dave Groshong in customer service has sailed everything from aircraft carriers to his Catalina 22 with a dozen or so boats in between. After spending a few years cruising Mexico on a Cal 28 without an engine, he came home to Seattle and a management role with West Marine. We were fortunate to pry him away. Dave is also a very fine photographer.

Karisa MacLachlan has worked in customer service for more than 10 years. She and her husband Trevor sail a magnificent Taswell 43 which they have cruised to Mexico and beyond.

Al Fooks handles product development and special projects. Al worked at Hunter Marine for 23 years, from building boats on the line to customer service and international warranty support.

SBO is a dog-friendly office so don't be alarmed if you hear some barking in the background on the phone.

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