Paul Burbach, broker for Boatshed Annapolis and our latest addition to the Boatshed USA expansion, has 20 years of experience in the boat brokerage business.
Paul was born in Ohio just north of Youngstown into a family of non-boaters, so his passion for boats developed later in life. He worked in the retail business and later the wholesale electronics business which brought him to Washington DC. Paul was introduced to boating on the Potomac River.
Once retired, he moved to the Chesapeake Bay, a beautiful area with a large boating community. It was on the Chesapeake in 1978 where his boating career began – delivering boats up and down the coast.
While some boaters only know sail or power, Paul has owned and cruised both. His first boat was a 21’ sailboat. He’d owned sailboats (increasingly bigger) for years. Then an interest in fishing and getting “further out” on the weekends moved him to owning powerboats.
Paul became a boat broker in 1997. He’s worked with Scott and Lisa Helker of Waterline Boats for several years as an East Coast representative for their Helmsman Trawlers line. His experience in boating and local knowledge of the East Coast boating community and destinations has earned Paul a solid reputation among East Coast buyers and sellers.
Paul enjoys boating with friends and exploring the Chesapeake Bay. According to him, weekends at anchor in the remote locations around Annapolis are among the best ways to enjoy the area. Today, he is happy cruising and helping others find their favorite boating experiences.
So if you’re seeking to find your own favorite boating experience give Paul a call. He’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect boat for you, whether it be power or sail!