In Memoriam: Tom Hada

SAN DIEGO — The boating community has lost longtime broker Tom Hada.

Hada had rejoined Crow’s Nest Yachts in 2015, operating out of the San Diego office on Shelter Island Drive.

Hada started his brokerage career in 1989 selling Donzi, Fountain, and Chris Craft boats. After selling a couple of Donzis the first week on the job, he started to conduct sea trials, which provided him the skills to handle boats in strong winds and currents at speeds up to 80 to 90 mph on San Francisco Bay.

In a December 2015 issue of The Log, Hada explained that soon after he “started representing Ocean Alexander Marine exclusively for Marin Marine. As sole salesperson for Marin Marine, we became the world’s largest dealer within two years. By 2003, I was having custom built yachts brought from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia, and helping with interior layout design and configuration geared for the USA marketplace,” he said.

Hada became sales manager for Crow’s Nest Yachts in Alameda, Calif., in 2004. He later accepted a position in San Diego as general manager and sales manager of the yacht division for MarineMax.

The Michigan transplant reconnected with associates at Crow’s Nest Yachts and began work at the San Diego facility in November 2015 where his main focus was the client “identifying their wants/needs, satisfying and exceeding their goals, and achieving what is best for them always.”

Hada also worked directly with naval architects, interior designers, electronics equipment manufacturers, engine manufacturers and several aspects of yacht construction.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 12:30-3:30 p.m., April 9 at Miguel’s Cocina, 2912 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego. 

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