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Chris Hall

Chris Hall

President

(757) 509 0742
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Not many people can claim they were born to be in the business they are in, but Chris can. His father, Chris Hall Sr., founded Bluewater Yacht Sales when he was a year old. According to Chris, he started to work for the family business as soon as he could wash a boat by himself! Today Chris brings more than 45 years of boating experience to the table. As one of the lead Sales Associates for Bluewater Yacht Sales, Chris was trained from the bottom up in every aspect of the boating business to include marina, service, parts, and sales. Averaging over $25 million in sales annually, Chris achieved New Boat Salesman of the Year 5 times and remained one of the top 3 salesmen at Bluewater Yacht Sales for 7 years.

Chris believes that owning and running his own marine business is the logical next step in his career. His past experiences have given him a unique perspective on how each of the business parts must come together as a whole to meet customer needs and to keep their business for their boating lifetime. “Once a customer…always a customer.” After the sale of the family business in 2022, Chris saw this pivotal moment as an opportunity to take his unique skills and see how they could be used in a new venture. He also knew he wanted to work with his wife, Jennifer, and leverage her leadership skills and dedication in a different kind of “partnership.” Chris is truly in his element as one of the new owners of Legasea Marine and proud to be at the helm doing what he loves.

When not at work, Chris and his family enjoy boating locally and on extended cruises in the mid-Atlantic. Chris says, “I grew up going on countless family boat trips, and I want to share similar experiences with my wife and children. We have also met numerous people along the way who have become friends and some even customers.” He is a salesman at heart, and never loses an opportunity to drum up a conversation with anyone he meets out on the water. Chris is a member of the American Powerboat Association, International Yacht Brokers Association, Virginia Yacht Club and Hampton Yacht Club. His other interests include fishing, diving and racing hydroplanes. Chris resides in Seaford, Virginia with his wife, Jennifer, and their children.

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

CEO

(757) 813 9288
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Jennifer was raised in Newport News, Virginia, and spent her childhood boating and fishing along the Chesapeake Bay and Lake Gaston in Virginia, and Nags Head and Rodanthe Beach, in North Carolina. She even enjoyed an occasional flats fishing trip with her dad in the Florida Keys. At age 10, she began taking sailing lessons at the Hampton Yacht Club, and her passion for boating continued to grow and mature as she did. She went on a deep-sea fishing trip after college and received her first white marlin citation at that time. After graduating from Mary Washington College, she remained in the town of Fredericksburg, VA and was very active in her community. She spent 6 years on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, to include holding the role of President. It was on this board that she met many other marine enthusiasts, who loved to boat on the nearby Potomac River. Determined to get her own boat, she first obtained her US Coast Guard License, then immediately acquired a 17’ Aqua Sport center console. While back in Hampton Roads boating with her family one Mother’s Day weekend, she happened to ask about a beautiful home that had just been built on Hampton Creek. While admiring it from afar, they were flagged down by the homeowners. As fate would have it, Jennifer ended up meeting the lovely couple who would eventually become her future in-laws. Jennifer was fortunate to meet and marry her husband, Chris, who had the same passion for boating that she did. While building their life together, being on or nearby the water was always a priority. Entering the marine business with her husband was never planned, but it was a dream come true and an industry she was passionate about and could easily excel.

Jennifer had just kicked-off her 25th-year working for the Department of Navy when the notion of acquiring a business became a reality. She had led and managed numerous challenging programs which made the opportunity to explore the marine industry a “no-brainer.” Having excelled in Information Technology Acquisition and Business Systems, she had been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, most notably the Women in Technology Annual Leadership Awards’ Unsung Hero Award, and the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)’s Don IT Excellence Award for Innovation. During the recent pandemic, Jennifer was part of a monumental digital transformation initiative that delivered collaboration, communication, and productivity services in an unfamiliar, mass telework environment. Her efforts helped to transform the way hundreds of thousands of Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) employees worked and remained engaged during the COVID-19 crisis. From 2018-2019, she was selected as part of a special assignment to support a DoD Reform Initiative under the Secretary of Defense. Collaborating with stakeholders from other armed services, she identified IT and Business System Reform opportunities through innovation and proven technology to reduce the department’s attack surface, improve interoperability and increase performance while reducing total cost of ownership. Jennifer prides herself on her accomplishments, but more so the relationships she has built with her teammates and customers throughout her career. It’s these leadership skills and her experiences working with customers from all over the world that have put her in a great position to collaborate with the Legasea Marine Team and Customers to continue to deliver quality products and services. Living in Seaford, Virginia since 2018, she can now be at work in 12 minutes by car or 3 minutes by boat. If feeling ambitious, she can even paddleboard to work!

When not busy at the Marina, Jennifer is undoubtedly involved with her twin 8-year-olds, Christian and Lillian. She is active in their school and home life with the goal of helping them to always pursue their passions. One of her favorite family activities is a sunset creek-crawl, complete with microwaved hotdogs and a bag of chips. “We go in and out of the creeks where we live and admire the always wonderous sunset. Anything to keep the kids away from the TV and focus our minds on the beauty that surrounds us.” She gets excited when her oldest daughter, Madeline, who is married, living, and working in DC, can come home. She notes that being a mom is such a privilege; and hopefully one day the kids will be interested in continuing the “legacy” that she and Chris are building. When the weather is warm, she can be found working in her yard, spending time at the beach, or you guessed it…boating!

Lori Rezmer

Lori Rezmer

Business Operations Manager

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Lori has over 20 years of experience in business management and human resources and currently works as the Business Operations Manager at Legasea Marine. She is responsible for all business accounting and ensures each aspect of the business runs as intended and contributes to the mission and vision of Legasea Marine. She is a huge customer service advocate and enjoys being a familiar face with customers answering any of their marine service needs. Whether it’s taking storage calls, giving marina tours or helping a customer with a bill, Lori is the first to resolve our customer needs.

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols

Yard Manager

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Michael has worked in various aspects of the marine industry since 2000. His first experience was as a travelift operator at Dare Marina in 2001. From painting boat bottoms to now being travelift operator-certified, Michael is managing many of the yard functions here at Legasea Marine. Michael loves interacting with the customers; and in his spare time, he can be found RC car-racing, fishing and riding his bike.
Dave Spiers

Dave Spiers

Parts Manager

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Dave has been with the marina for more than 20 years. As the parts manager, customers rely heavily on Dave’s knowledge and expertise to maintain an accurate listing of parts inventory and to acquire hard-to-find items that may not be on our shelves. Not only does he source marine parts and accessories for our customers and the marina service department, but he also supplies several military and government contractors with parts for their unique needs. Dave enjoys sailing and riding motorcycles with his wife, Terry.
Jessica Morris

Jessica Morris

Marina Manager

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Newport News native, Jessica Morris, is a seasoned marina professional with a career spanning over a decade. Her journey in the industry commenced in 2012 as a dockhand at the Sunset Boating Center in Hampton, VA. Displaying exceptional dedication and acumen, she swiftly ascended the ranks to the position of manager. Jessica played an integral role in overseeing a smooth transition during a significant change in the center’s ownership.

In recognition of her expertise and leadership, Jessica was invited to join the Legasea Marine family. She brings to the table an in-depth, hands-on understanding of all facets of marina operations, ensuring meticulous administration and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

Beyond her professional commitments, Jessica cherishes her personal time spent with her husband and two children. Balancing a successful career with a fulfilling personal life, she embodies the essence of a dynamic professional and a dedicated family woman.

Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Service Manager

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Nick, an Advanced Certified Yamaha Technician, has been honing his expertise in the marine industry since 2007. His skill set extends to mechanical and electrical engineering, boat rigging, troubleshooting, repairs, and equipment installation. He holds certifications in ABYC, Yamaha, Mercury, and Seastar Optimus. Nick is known for his strong work ethic and his natural knack for friendship. He began his career driving trucks for his Uncle Harrell Cook at Cooks Moving during high school, eventually earning his Class A CDL license. Nick made invaluable contributions to FEMA’s disaster relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. At the age of 20, he embarked on his marine career with Bluewater Yacht Sales where he crossed paths with Chris Hall, the owner of Legasea Marine. Over time, his passion for the marine industry grew from painting vessels to servicing engines and installing electronics. But Nick’s talents extend beyond the marine world; he has claimed multiple track championships in the NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division and INEX Legend Car Series, including an undefeated season at Langley Speedway in his hometown, Hampton, Virginia. When not working, Nick enjoys time with his wife, Kayla, his son, Easton, and his faithful companion, Rowdy. His hobbies span from tinkering with his racecar to boating, snowboarding, and coaching Easton’s tee ball team.

Bart White

Bart White

Sales Professional

(757) 592 2883
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Bart has been selling boats at the marina since 2013. In addition to his sales experience, Bart is the co-owner of Sea Tow, Lower Chesapeake Bay. He has actively maintained his USCG Captains License for 20 years, and you can always find Bart responding to a customer need. Bart currently resides in Seaford, VA and can be found most every day around the Marina working with soon-to-be and previous customers anxiously considering a boat for sale. Born and raised in Seaford, Bart grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and comes from a family of many generations working on the water. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his daughter Emily.
Howard Hudgins

Howard Hudgins

Sales Professional

(804) 815 8333
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Howard has a strong passion for the water, working on the Chesapeake Bay since childhood. Born and raised in Mathews County, Virginia, Howard has exceptional knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, its surrounding rivers, and creeks. He has managed and operated several marinas, run a mobile marine service and is currently a Captain with Sea Tow. He enjoys spending time with family, boating and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and the Florida Keys. Performing these various jobs throughout his life has given him great knowledge of both powerboats and sailboats which will assist customers in purchasing or selling vessels.
Tyler Sinclair

Tyler Sinclair

Service Technician and Sales Professional

(757) 903 7690
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Tyler started working at the marina in 2016 and has been advancing his experience in service ever since. Tyler is a Yamaha-certified technician and holds certifications from ABYC, Airmar, Seastar Optimus, and NMEA Electronics Installer (Advanced), as well as holds a USCG Master Captain’s license. In 2022, Tyler turned his passion for boating into furthering his skills as part of our team of Sales Professionals. Tyler enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children.
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Pete Peters

Sales Professional

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Brett Kyle

Sales Professional

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Luke Sinclair

Luke Sinclair

Service Technician
Luke was originally hired at Dare Marina to lead the service department over 20 years ago. He is an expert on spearheading our service projects team and loves working on boats. He holds certifications from the America Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), Optimus, NMEA Electronics Installer (Advanced). Luke is privileged to be able to work along-side his son, Tyler, with whom he has been working together in this profession for nearly a decade.
Karsten Faciszewski

Karsten Faciszewski

Service Technician
Raised in Seaford, VA, Karsten is a York High School alumnus (Class of 2015) and a dedicated member of the Marine Industry since 2019. His professional journey commenced at Dare Marina, learning from veteran technicians Luke and Tyler Sinclair. This led to an opportunity at Bluewater Yacht Sales, where he first became acquainted with the Hall family. A Practiced Yamaha Technician, Karsten is actively advancing towards his goal of becoming a Master Technician. Alongside, he is a certified Seakeeper technician and is striving for Suzuki certification. An ardent soccer fan, particularly of Liverpool, Karsten cherishes time spent at the beach or on the water. He is happily married to Tiffani, and they are proud parents to their son, Luka.
Eric Cho

Eric Cho

Detailer / Painter
Eric has been working at the Marina since 2013, and is skilled in detailing and painting. He is attuned to assessing severity of damage to a boat, determining if a boat has been used regularly and whether a customer plans to leave a boat in the water for any length of time. Based on this information, Eric can determine which paint is right for a particular boat. He is meticulous about his work being performed to exacting measures.
Mackenzie Holloway

Mackenzie Holloway

Service Liaison
Mackenzie is from Poquoson, VA and has lived near the water her entire life. She enjoys working at the marina so much she says, “I like to consider every boat here my own when it comes to cleaning and taking care of them.” Mackenzie started working in the yard in 2022, and has been spotting forklift drivers, performing service washes, and assisting customers as a dockhand. Mackenzie is currently training as a service writer and preparing to take her first Yamaha Outboard class! In her free time, she enjoys being at the beach, the softball field and the racetrack.
Philip Kneisel

Philip Kneisel

Forklift Driver
In a relatively short time, Philip advanced from being a dockhand and spotter to a highly skilled and certified marine forklift driver. His attention to detail and calm personality makes him a truly valued asset to our yard crew. Philip enjoys hunting and fishing and has a deep love for all marine life. He also has a love for fast cars!
Diana Plevel

Diana Plevel

Customer Service
Diana first came to the Marina to provide additional customer support over the weekends, particularly in our ship’s store. Diana continues to expand her proficiencies in a multitude of our business practices with her strengths pivoting around her attention to detail and outstanding customer-service. Diana is the friendly face our customers see when first entering the ship’s store! Before working at the Marina, Diana was a U.S. Army medic, a freelance writer, and a technical writer for a defense contractor.
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Seth Dawson

Customer Service