Our Staff


David Franz - Owner - Manager

As the dynamic owner of ABB David Franz began his love of Alaska in Oregon. A love of fishing the Oregon rivers for salmon and settled naturally led him to Alaska.  After his first visit he continued to visit Alaska for over 20 years while managing  his small business in Montana until the lure of Alaska finally hooked him and he moved here permanently in 2009. His love of Alaska, its people and boats led him to then purchase ABB from the gentleman who sold him his first Alaskan boat, and has been thoroughly enjoying traveling to Alaskan communities and beyond to meet new people and their boats. Dedicated and loyal, David is known for his integrity and honesty as well as an exceptional work ethic. In his off time he still enjoys fishing with friends and family.

907-209-6136                       email  dave@alaskaboatbrokers.com

Mike McVey - Commercial Broker For All of Alaska-  Recreational - Sitka - Juneau and outlying areas

An adventurous spirit, Mike McVey is our one of our South East brokers and our commercial vessel expert. Mike came to Alaska in 1991 with a group of friends, and within days of arriving in Sitka decided to stay and began work on a salmon troller, then moved onto a longliner.  His love of fishing and Alaska inspired him to covert a 26’ Bayliner into a commercial fishing boat. Not to be deterred, he then upgraded to a 34’ Lobster boat. A life living in a coastal town has provided Mike with invaluable exposure to boats and the boating lifestyle. Described as easy going, hardworking and exceedingly honest, McFish as he is lovingly known as, joined Alaska Boat Brokers in 2011 and has committed himself to fully servicing his clients. With over 20 years of boating and fishing experience, Mike is an integral part of the ABB family and is completely devoted to the company’s mission statement of integrity and honesty.
907-738-8424                        email mike@alaskaboatbrokers.com

Mike Baldwin - Juneau and outlying areas

Mike Baldwin is one of our Juneau brokers. He really embraces the Alaskan boating lifestyle as he lives on a boat year round. Since moving to Alaska in 1988, Mike has owned a charter business and currently an independent marine damage and marine structural repair technician. Described as easy going, friendly and obliging, Mike enjoys cruising Alaskan waters with his family and maintaining his vessel. With decades of experience, Mike is the consummate professional and brings multi faceted levels of expertise to the buying and selling experience.

 907-350-0720                         email baldwin@alaskaboatbrokers.com

Rich Long - Valdez - Cordova - Fairbanks Vicinity
Rich Long - Valdez Broker

Rich Long is our Valdez broker who has a passion for Uniflite vessels. Rich’s love for boats began when he moved to Alaska at the age of 10. He began his commercial fishing career at the age of 12 and has been boating ever since. A marine appraiser and marine storage owner, Rich has personally owned many boats, the latest one which he has done some extensive restoration. A former holder of a 500 ton Masters ticket, he has spent a considerable amount of time managing vessels during environmental crisis events. He brings a bevy of information due to his extensive experience with all sorts of vessels to ABB. Described as a straight shooter and brutally honest, Rich fits right into the family atmosphere at Alaska Boat Brokers. When not spending time with clients and their boats, Rich enjoys the boating lifestyle, especially in his backyard of Prince William Sound.

907-831-0307                         email rich@alaskaboatbrokers.com
Jeff Carson - Ketchikan and Outlying Vicinity


Jeff Carson (Ketchikan - Southern Southeast Alaska). Jeff , an avid fisherman and native Ketchikanite has spent his entire life on and around
boats and commercial fisherman. He has a background in winter Dungeness crabbing, packing Chum and Coho in the summer and Purse Seining the waters of Southern Southeast Alaska. He enjoys his free time with his family aboard their 23' Parker, fishing, crabbing and shrimping. His favorite past time is fly fishing for steelhead and trout with his son. Jeff has spent a majority of his adult sales career working with customers to
understand their needs and finding solutions. When searching for your next boat Jeff's love of fishing, boating experience and understanding of
customer service will be the kind of things you will appreciate.

907-617-5314                            emailjeff@alaskaboatbrokers.com

Devin Putney - Seward - Kenai Peninsula

Devin Putney (Seward - South Central Alaska) brings the kind of knowledge you will want to partner with when searching for your next boat.
At 13 he learned to sail in Florida. His first high school job was working on sailboats, which eventually led to managing a charter fleet in the Virgin
Islands. Devin achieved his first Captains License in 2002 and has continually grown his experience to currently hold a 100 Ton Masters. He
came to Seward in 2004 to run a small water taxi, and like many before him, fell in love with all that Alaska has to offer. He has since enjoyed
captaining whale watching vessels, sailing schooners, catamarans, landing crafts, and crewing on Tug Boats. His interest in all types of boating
have made boat deliveries a fun part of his career, venturing from Seward to Seattle and throughout the Caribbean. Devin's experience with high-end charters, sailing instruction, and boat operations is the kind of insight you will want on your side with searching for your next boat.

907-362-7245                          emaildevin@alaskaboatbrokers.com


Steve Brown - Anacortes, Washington - Oregon

Steve Brown landed in Sitka in 1980 seeking adventure. He went to work with the Forest Service working remote cabins and trails. Eventually moving to the South Central region to continued his adventures boating and fishing the rivers of the Mat Su. His first "Ocean" going
boat was a 12' Zodiac and he was hooked on exploring and fishing in the Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. Since his first boat He has built 2 plywood epoxy boats, refit a 26' Nordic Tug and a 42' CHB Heritage Trawler. Steve enjoys discussing boats and planning his next trip out on
the water.


360-395-5716                          email steve@alaskaboatbrokers.com

Jim Bower - From Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, BC

Jim’s addiction to boats started in 1955, when he ordered Chris Craft and Huckins brochures.  He spent countless hours engrossed in this dream while carefully avoiding all academic pursuits.  He taught sailing in San Francisco and bought and played with canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and outboard runabouts.  After finding economic success he grew into a 22’ C-Dory Cruiser, a Camano 28, and then a Nordic Tug 42, enjoying an opportunity to cruise with friends and explore the Puget Sound and Desolation Sound. Eight years ago, Jim decided to go for the gusto and started his own boat building business.  He built high-end aluminum boats from 20-32’.  Now is the time to take the knowledge gained from years of boating and boat building experience and help boat sellers and buyers make informed choices.

425-301-6016                          emailjim@alaskaboatbrokers.com

Carrie Fiore - Olympic Penninsula


Carrie, a native of the great lake region has always been drawn to water and the excitement of all things boating. She moved to Southeast Alaska a few years ago and found herself living in Skagway, and then in Juneau. Venturing south she now lives in the Puget Sound region in the historic boating community of Port Townsend Washington. As part of the Alaskan broker customer consulting team she brings not only the knowledge gained from a lifelong love affair with boating but the practical experience of boat manufacturing at ACI Boats as the project manager. Carrie will use both her passion and knowledge of boating to bring the right buyers and right sellers together.

847-682-8188                         emailcarrie@alaskaboatbrokers.com


Juneau Office - (907) 209-6136                 Anchorage Office - (907) 868-1635

Fax: (907) 375-2981

Main Office 2207 Spenard Rd Ste 209, Anchorage, Ak 99503