First Name: Greg
Last Name: Merritt
Company Name: Marine Group Emerald Coast
Type: Professional Member - Associate
Licensed Broker: Yes

Greg was born and raised in Meridian, MS. He was drawn to the water at an early age and enjoyed boating, water skiing, and sailing at his family’s lakeside, summer home. After graduating from Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL., Greg went on to The University of Mississippi graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business. He then joined the family liquor and wine business, which covered the states of Mississippi and Alabama. While working with the liquor stores and military bases throughout those states, Greg was able to learn, and perfect, his customer service skills with a touch of “southern charm”. It was his love for all water sports that brought him to Florida where he continued in the liquor and wine trade with Southern Wine and Spirits, through their Restaurant Division. In 1986 he joined the Davis Island Yacht Club of Tampa. It was here where Greg learned how to race rather than just sail, participating in many offshore regattas. After a few years, his boating and water sports ultimately lead to a career change in becoming a professional yacht broker. Other hobbies include his membership in the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment “Rough Riders” of Tampa Bay, martial arts, racquetball, reading and traveling. Greg especially enjoys free time with his family on their classic 23’ SeaCraft. By joining the Marine Group EC, Greg is able to use his 20 years of experience and knowledge in tandem with their marketing programs, in order to better benefit his customers in finding that perfect vessel.