Tom grew up in south eastern Pennsylvania and has been a boater since birth. His family spent their summers "down the shore" in beautiful Ocean City, NJ. With a father who had a deep passion and love for the sea, Tom was exposed to boating, fishing and cruising at every opportunity. From the families 33' Egg Harbor to the big sport fishes they graduated too, the Shea's spent every available minute on the water. Waking up at 3:30 a.m. to run offshore was almost a daily occurrence during the summer months. It was also Tom's job to get the boat winterized and then ready in the spring, chipping, painting, sanding, doing teak, these were all the 'weekend chores' that had to be done!
Tom's love for the water grew even more after enlisting in the U.S Navy, spending 3 years on board the USS Saratoga (1990-1993) as an aircraft director. Traveling the ocean's of the world on a large ship with the flight deck as your playground was one of the best experiences of Tom's life! After completing his service, Tom got into sales. Working for a large RV and boat dealership in West Chester, PA, he got to share his love of boating with many first time boat owners, performing on water demo's and spending time making sure his clients would thoroughly enjoy their new purchase.
As time passed and the markets changed, Tom got into the building materials business as a kitchen designer and is now also a consultant to the kitchen industry. Having never lost his passion for the water, in June of 2017 Tom moved his family (his wife and 2 children) to St. Pete Beach. The reason? So that Tom could share with his family the joys that he had experienced growing up and being on the water. Tom and his family are active boaters, they spend 2 - 3 days on the water every week when the weather permits, fishing, cruising and learning more about their new home and the waters surrounding it.
Having been in sales for now over 20 years, Tom understands the work involved in finding the right boat/yacht that fit his clients needs, he also understands the investment and sometimes life long dreams that his clients are fulfilling. Tom is excited to be a part of the Edwards Yacht Sales group and even more so to help you find the right boat for your family. Tom Specializes in large center consoles and sport-fish's, but regardless of type, he will always put in the time and effort needed to help make your boating dreams come true!