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Meet Our Sales Team

Our experienced sales staff is passionate about helping you find the perfect boat for you from our large selection of new & used boat inventory. Stop into our Fort Myers or Naples locations or contact us today to get started on finding your dream boat!

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Ray Jahn

General Manager

As our sales & general manager, Ray Jahn is here to help you every step of the way when purchasing a boat from Fish Tale. He grew up in Minnesota near the Great Northern 10,000 lakes. Spending weekends on the lake as a child developed his passion for the water and boating.

Growing up in the business world around his parents, he learned great skills & values from a young age – like if you treat others the way you want to be treated and start the day with a great attitude, you will be successful in whatever you set out to accomplish. After serving 3 years in the Navy, he moved to Southwest Florida shortly after visiting his parents who had relocated to Naples. That’s when he joined the Fish Tale team about 15 years ago and has been an integral part ever since.

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: rjahn@fishtale.com

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Tim Newcomb

Sales Associate / Yacht Broker

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.

Tim’s service experience proves valuable to all customers he works with. Using his mechanical know-how, Tim can educate customers on what to expect after buying their boat. Tim is also a Licensed Yacht Broker and has extensive knowledge of all the boats we have 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!

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: tnewcomb@fishtale.com

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Joe Davis

Sales Associate

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. Joe 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!

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: jdavis@fishtale.com

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David Melvin

Sales Associate

David Melvin is originally from Delaware and has been in sales since he graduated high school. Originally starting out in automotive and RV sales, David eventually found his love in boat sales where he’s been excelling ever since.

David can help you with any boat you might be looking for, but his specialty is Robalo Boats. He has been recognized in the top ten sales nationally for Robalo, and his expertise in Robalo boats led him to being introduced to the team at Fish Tale by the manufacturer, which led him to relocate to Southwest Florida and join the team in 2016. Since then, he has helped the team be recognized as the #1 Robalo dealer in the nation in 2019.

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: dmelvin@fishtale.com

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Michael Conway

Sales Associate

Michael’s experience in boating started on his parents’ Catalina 22 sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay. His father was a VP of marketing for a large company and traveled constantly.

 Boating was a much-needed retreat from that busy lifestyle and provided lasting family memories. Michael worked many summers at the top 2 marines on the Connecticut River in the 80s and then relocated to Florida. As an advanced Nitrox diver, he enjoys spearfishing & fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Keys or Dry Tortugas. He brings over 9 years of new & used boat sales experience to the Fish Tale family and customers.

You can find Michael at our Naples location.

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: mconway@fishtale.com

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David Russo

Sales Associate / Yacht Broker

David Russo is Fish Tale’s youngest salesman, originally born and raised here in Southwest Florida. David has spent his life on the water, waterskiing before he could even write!

As a licensed EMT and heavy equipment operator, he started driving big marine forklifts for Fish Tale in 2013 and worked his way to the sales team in 2016. Thanks to his extensive knowledge of the boating lifestyle combined with his product knowledge of boats and their electronics, David knows everything to help find the best boat for you.

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: drusso@fishtale.com

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Jeff Hunter

Sales Associate / Yacht Broker

Jeff is an experienced captain that has traveled and fished the Eastern and Southern coastlines from New York to Southeast Mexico, the Caribbean from Mexico to Grand Cayman, Jamaica, southern Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USVI, BVI, Turks and Caicos, and the entire Bahamas.

He has a wealth of unique experience in the boating industry, including owning and operating two 41′ offshore fishing and diving charters for over 20 years, fishing and placing in marlin and sailfish tournaments, and being a professional boat captain for fortune 500 CEOs and families.

Jeff has many licenses and qualifications, including USC Master 200 GRT / 500 GT ITC with commercial towing, Master Diver, and NMFS charter and commercial fishing permits. He has been in sales with Fish Tale for several years and his extensive boating knowledge makes him a great fit for our customers searching for the perfect boat.

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: jhunter@fishtale.com

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Ben Newcomb

Sales Associate

Born and raised in Southwest Florida, Ben’s passion for boating and fishing started at a young age. Always spending time out on the water in the different inshore and offshore areas, he learned the difference having the right boat. 

He started out in the boating industry by getting his captain’s license where he could guide customers through the local waters.

Having grown up around Fish Tale Boats with his father Tim Newcomb on the sales team, Ben is a great asset to our sales team and can utilize his extensive knowledge of Southwest Florida boating to help you find the right boat.

Phone: (239) 309-2548
Email: bnewcomb@fishtale.com