Tommy was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He graduated from the Citadel 1972. He began sailing at the age of 14 and continues racing today on keelboats and dinghies throughout the United States. From 1986-1995 he owned and raced a J-35 along the East Coast, including Key West to Newport. He has skippered and managed both sailboats and motor yachts up to 78'. He currently own 36' Sabre flybridge sedan, and is a very seasoned sailor. He is Commodore of the Charleston Yacht Club, and is a member of the Charleston Ocean Racing Assoc. and the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Assoc. He currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain's license.
I consider Broker Tommy Harken as much consultant as salesman. He’s a great listener for how you want to use and enjoy your boat; and, with his extensive knowledge of boat types, brands and options, he can cut through the clutter to select the best-fit options for you to check out. His goal is to find the best boat for the best price and I speak from personal experience as the owner of a “lightly used” MJM34. He casted a wide net to find the perfect boat for me in New England. He even went with me to check out things on the boat I would never have known or thought about. My new boat was longer than my old, with a variety of features with which I wasn’t familiar. Tommy patiently taught me all I needed to know about my boat and then some. I now consider him a friend and cannot recommend him more highly.