WHO ARE WE
WE are yacht owners, we are captains, we are the bridge between sea and shore.
WE provide protection, profit and pleasure, while casting away risk.
IAN SEALEY II
Ian Crispin Sealey II was born and raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is a well determined individual and proud Warrior of his Alma Mater, Bishop Michael Eldon High School. Being a born boat lover, Ian furthered his studies at Texas A&M Maritime Academy. He graduated in the academy’s Class of 2020 and is now a proud Alumni. As a result of his love for boats, Ian is a Certified 2nd Mate and First Responder with complete certifications in in Ship Survey. Furthermore, he has his Tankermans PiC.
Ian is driven by the current state of his country and would do anything he can to make that modern change. His ambition sets him aside from the rest. In 2018, he gained a vision filled with dreams of success and fortune. He also found his love for his home country growing day by day, which changed his mind set and made him more empathetic and motivated than ever before. In 2020, during Covid, Ian made the decision to move back home to Freeport, Grand Bahama from Texas. Despite the struggles he faced, he persevered to make it to the stage he is at today.
Ian believes his purpose is to make a difference, change lives, and give opportunities to Bahamians that never got the chance. This is his pursuit of happiness and his daily motivation to step into his workplace and put forth his best efforts. Ian is always finding different ways to improve and get ahead - from networking to nonstop working. He currently resides in Nassau, New Providence. Ian Sealey II is “that guy,” a sailor and businessman, living by his mantra “good vibes with great people.” As a man that loves to smile and laugh, he is all about peace and happiness, and attempts to bring those same emotions to everyone he encounters.
Margot has always found herself surrounded by the salty air, sea, and boats, making her passion for anything related, come naturally. The waters of The Bahamas, she considers her backyard.
She is a local Bahamian who grew up on the island of Great Exuma, The Bahamas’ gem of paradise. In her senior years of high school, she relocated to Nassau where she was introduced to the life of sailing. She then moved and lived on Long Island for a sweet ten years where she lived the real island life of fishing, sponging, and farming. However, she found herself moving back to her homeland, Exuma and then just recently moved back to Nassau. She never found herself land locked for too long, taking on any adventure on the sea that was thrown her way.
Margot loves traveling and exploring new places and ironically has always found herself to be drawn to places on the sea, not too far from marinas and beaches. It’s as if the salt life keeps her within close proximity on purpose.
In 2020, Margot was given the fortunate opportunity to make what she has been doing all her life into a career with the management role of Island Yachts, the yacht charter side of Bahamas Central. After not too long into the business her respect for the yachting industry deeply escalated, which resulted in her plunging into the BYBA, in hopes to help form more structure to the upcoming booming industry to her Bahama land with both Bahamian and worldwide yacht agents and brokers.
Margot is ready to take on this new endeavor with the operations of Bahamas Central and alongside her amazing team she is confident that there is no job too big or small that they cannot take on together.
Travis has been enamoured with this burgeoning sector for as long as he can remember. As a youth, he spent weekend upon weekend with his family on various water-crafts, fostering his aspirations for luxury living. When combined with his passion for hospitality, Travis’ path to Bahamas Central was set.
Travis is a proud Alumni of Johnson & Wales University where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Lodging Management, with a minor in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management. Simultaneously, Travis attained his Associates in Human Resource Administration before graduating with honors.
Travis became the Front Office Manager in Training at Harbour Island’s Pink Sands Resort, after 4 dedicated years as a Management Trainee for Sandals Resorts International. His reputation as a dedicated team player and competent manager landed him an opportunity to showcase his skills at Rosewood Baha Mar. He accepted a position as Assistant Front Office Manager, where he was recognized as the associate’s choice for Top Manager during his full tenure.
Travis’ baptism to the real estate industry began when he accepted an offer as Baha Mar’s Residential Sales & Marketing Manager. Travis was then presented with an offer from one of HG Christie’s top listing agents to be an Apprentice & Sales Assistant, solidifying his destiny to become a real estate agent.
Beyond his profession, Travis is a companion of nature and peace. A testament to his consistent optimism and tranquil disposition, he considers it his duty to put smiles on the faces of anyone that comes into contact with him.