Shawn Harris was born in South Florida. As a child, he grew up following his passions of boating, fishing, and hunting. Shawn’s father spent every moment with Shawn teaching him what Florida had to offer both inland and offshore. Many weekends were spent together in the Bahamas, Florida Keys or hunting in the mountains of the Midwest.
Shawn’s first job in the marine industry was at a dealership in Central Florida. This is where he learned from the best and found a passion for maritime mechanics. Shawn decided to formally obtain a degree in maritime mechanics, and he attended several schools where he obtained a vast amount of knowledge working with and around various engines.
Today, Shawn holds several certifications and qualifications in Yamaha, Mercury, BRP, Johnson and Evinrude engines and is well-rounded in maritime engineering as a whole. This knowledge transformed into a lifelong career that has spanned the last 33 years.
Before joining SYS Yacht Sales, Shawn worked several years in yacht sales. Prior to that, he owned and operated a very successful outboard repair business, where he developed a true passion for consulting with clients. His broad mechanical marine exposure helped him to create a reputation as being the go-to expert for people along the way and helping them achieve satisfaction.
Shawn helps his clients determine the best overall vessel to satisfy their needs. Above all, he believes in doing business with honesty and integrity and knows what he is talking about down to the smallest nut and bolt.
Shawn’s motto is: Earning your trust, one boat at a time.