Chris Petty

Principal, Head of Investment Services

A Principal at Suntex Marinas, Chris Petty has more than 24 years of marina operations and investment experience and has worked with the Suntex founders for the past 13 years. He played a lead role in the acquisition of 40+ marinas and provided transitional and technical leadership for all properties. He is now responsible for risk management of all marinas encompassing 15,000+ wet and dry slips, service departments, numerous retail leases and fleet operations. Chris has also led the implementation of accounting, marina management and reporting software systems. Previous roles include Suntex Head of Operations, North Caribbean Regional Manager at IGY and General Manager for IGY’s flagship property, Yacht Haven Grande, in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands. His career experience spans 15 states, several Caribbean Islands and includes services to vessels in excess of 450’.  He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Association of Marinas Industry, is a certified port facility officer and has held a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain’s License. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.

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