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Born and raised in the Boca Grande area, Brian has deep roots in the community and a vast knowledge of the local waterways. Brian spent 15 years working for Mercury, and also had his 100 Ton Master Captain’s license for over 23 years. With both sides of his family residing in the area for over seven generations, Brian’s father and grandfather also worked in the local Marine Industry.

For over 40 years Brian’s grandfather, John Knight, owned and managed the Knight Brother’s Marina, which is now The Inn Marina. At that time, the marina was a working boatyard where custom boats up to 48′ were built. Many of these boats continue to be enjoyed by private owners and local fishing captains in the waters surrounding Gasparilla Island today. The legendary anchor on display at The Inn Marina was recovered from the Boca Grande pass by John Knight in the early 1980s, and has been the landmark symbol of the marina ever since. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Brian joined The Gasparilla Inn & Club team as manager of The Inn Marina in the fall of 2006.

A NAUI Dive instructor, Brian enjoys being out on the water, and sharing his stories and skills with boaters and fishermen alike!