Mike Moes is currently at the helm of Moes Marine, where he draws on his extensive boating and boat-building experience every day. From a young age he helped out at the yard, and he remembers being 12 and cutting planks with his dad and uncle. Even before that, he began sailing at eight years old, and sailed and raced through high school and college at The Ohio State University.
He spent time in Boston working at Boston Boat Works, builder of MJM Yachts, and on the shores of Australia with his wife, Maura, before deciding to return to Vermilion to raise a family and manage the boatyard. Mike and Maura have three young children (Owen, Will and June—all named after previous Moes’ generations), and Mike will coach anything his kids are interested in—right now, that means he’s sporting his basketball coach whistle.