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  • LOCATIONS: Fort Myers, FL  |  Naples, FL
  • HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm | Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sales Staff

Tim NewcombTim Newcomb

Sales Associate / Yacht Broker

Email: tim@fishtale.com

Tim started working at Fish Tale in 1989. Before moving to sales, Tim worked as a marine technician at Fish Tale. He holds certifications on Yamaha and Volvo Engines. This is helpful for Tim’s customers as well, since he is able to share his mechanical know-how in the sales experience. Tim is a Licensed Yacht Broker, as well as holding extensive knowledge of all new boats Fish Tale has to offer. Tim is an avid fisherman and has been on boats since he was just a kid. Speaking of which, his son Ben shares his love of fishing and has been known to “out-fish” his dad!

Mark PatonMark Paton

Sales Associate / Yacht Broker

Email: mpaton@fishtale.com

Mark Paton has been enjoying the water, boating, diving, skiing, and fishing since he was three. He grew up on the waters in Michigan spending his summers on Lake St Clair, Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Huron and in turn, has learned and knows these waters intimately. Mark’s love of being on the water naturally developed into a career with it. He began his career as General Manager of the largest boat dealer in Michigan’s upper peninsula. Mark moved to South Florida in 2006 and he continues his passion for boating on the both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

During his career as a marketer of fine top quality boat lines, Mark has enjoyed long-standing, profitable business relationships with the largest and most respected names with the new boat sales and brokerage boat/yacht manufacturers. His knowledge and experience of the sea, Gulf of Mexico, middle lower Florida Keys, the Atlantic, and Michigan’s Great Lakes qualify him to provide excellent success in accomplishing the client’s goals, cruising and boating/yachting objectives. In addition, his years of experience in the competitive South Florida boat /yacht business enable him to honestly advise clients to avoid potential pitfalls, providing them with a high standard of customer service and support.

Mark’s passion for his job and career are evident with his successful reputation. He is proud to represent Grady White, Chaparral, Robalo, Avalon and other high quality, custom boats available for sale on the brokerage yacht/boat market. He has achieved a high level of customer satisfaction with the boats/yachts purchased through him. Mark is available at any time to provide his knowledge, sales skills and experience to work for you. 

Joe Davis

Joe Davis

Sales Associate

Email: jdavis@fishtale.com

Joe came to work at Fish Tale after a chance meeting with one of the Sales Associates, Mark Paton. After spending the last decade making the trek between his home state of Alaska and SWFL, he decided to settle down in Naples. His love of the water is what originally brought him down here and what ultimately kept him here. Whether he’s boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, windsurfing or kayaking, he feels most at home out on the Gulf.

Having a master captain license, Joe has boated the waters of both Alaska and Florida and says there’s nothing like boating in SWFL. He loves being a part of the Fish Tale family and says the best part of his day is when he gets to take his customers out on the water. With his knowledge and passion, your boating experience with Joe is guaranteed to be one of a kind. Come in and talk to Joe today!


Larry Kleiner

Sales Associate

Email: lkeiner@fishtale.com

Larry is a Senior Sale Associate but not because of his vast experience in Boat Sales but because of his age.  Despite being in his 70’s he carries a very high energy level and great enthusiasm for boating, fishing and of course his customers.  Larry and his family have been boating and fishing their entire lives.  He understands his boating customer’s needs and wants.  Larry spent eight (8) years in the Military 1964 -72 with two tours of duty in Vietnam.  A decorated Veteran earning the rank of Captain.  Larry’s last assignment was Commanding a 101st Airborne Ranger Infantry Company in Vietnam!  Following his Military Service, he spent a decade in State and Federal Law Enforcement before going into sales, sales management and earning a Senior VP Position with a 3.5 Billion Dollar Corporation in the Paper and Packaging Product Industry.


Michael Conway

Sales Associate

Email: mconway@fishtale.com

Michael started boating on his parents Catalina 22 sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay. A move to Southern California, in 1973, provided fun experiences on that same boat out of Marina Del Ray. “My father was a VP of marketing for a large pump company and traveled internationally weekly”. Boating was a  needed retreat & provided lasting family memories from that busy lifestyle. A new addition to the family came in the form of a 16ft brown runabout in the late ‘70’s which remained with them until the early 90’s. A move to a home located on the Connecticut River, in 1980, added a racing ULDB sailboat, 30ft Sportfish, and an orange inflatable. Michael worked many summers at the two top marinas on the Connecticut River taking care of 50 plus boats including several 100 ft yachts.

A move to Florida in the mid 80’s (to Casey Key then to a home in Tampa Bay) added several more boats for inshore & offshore fishing and scuba diving experiences. As an advanced Nitrox diver, he enjoys spearfishing & fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Keys or Dry Tortugas. He brings over 7 years of new & used boat sales experience to the Fishtale family & customers. “ Fish Tale Boats & the beautiful Ft. Myers area could not be a better fit for me”

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