Meet the Team
Chris started Palmetto Yacht Management in August of 2008. His vision for the company was to satisfy the need of fellow boaters and brokers in a professional manner. From day one, Palmetto Yacht Management has focused its attention on facilitating smooth and stress-free transportation for all customers.
Although Chris has stepped away from the driver’s seat, he is still actively involved in continuing the success of Palmetto Yacht Management for all customers and employees. Chris handles the OEM/Factory Program Sales, and oversees the business development of the company.
Benjamin Miller has been a Myrtle Beach local since the age of six. Growing up on the beach, he began his maritime career at the age of 19 working for a water sport company in North Myrtle where he fell in love with everything boat-related. At the age of 20, Ben became a licensed USCG Captain and quickly moved into management at his place of work. Within four years, he had become the Head Parasail Captain for a high-volume watersport firm where he regularly flew over 120 people per day during the peak season. After solidifying his foundation in watersports, Ben started with Palmetto Yacht Management in October 2014 as a Driver. A couple of years later he was promoted to Driver Manager then earned his second promotion as the Logistics Coordinator in July 2018, which eventually landed him in his current position as the Logistics Manager.
Originally from Rocky Mount, NC, growing up and spending time with his grandfather on the water visiting various local lakes and rivers around my hometown sparked a fascination with boats at a very young age. Graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration, during my college career I also worked at UPS part-time. As a UPS supervisor, he saw first hand how the puzzle comes together for getting the product to the consumer and found a love for figuring out logistical challenges and making it happen. After college and UPS, he started with Grady-White Boats as the shipping supervisor. During his tenure at Grady-White and developing relationships with many transportation providers, he met the best team in the boat transportation industry. Seeing Palmetto Yacht Management work from a customer perspective was eye opening as nobody else in the industry provides what Palmetto does. Palmetto makes a customer's experience seamless and you can not ask for better communication.
Michaela joined Palmetto Yacht Management team in the summer of 2019. Michaela came from a professional background of Administration, Technical Support, and Account Management. Michaela has worked with various companies throughout the years, ranging from smaller niche companies to multi-million-dollar corporations. Michaela originally came into the company as an administrative assistant, and over the years she has grown from handling basic day-to-day needs to overseeing all administrative team members.
Oversized Specialist / Driver Manager
Vincent's professional career began as a shipping lead for Saks Fifth Avenue from 2014 through 2016 where he became increasingly interested in the functions of the transportation industry. In 2016, he worked as a yard jockey before enrolling in Cecil College's transportation management program where he obtained his CDL from Maryland’s top commercial driving school. In January 2018, Vince began working with Palmetto Yacht Management as a northern driver. Vincent is a man who wears many hats! He is currently the Driver Manager and Lead Driver Trainer. With his extensive experience operating in and around NYC with extremely overdimensional loads he also posses the Oversized Specialist certification.