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About Us

Welcome to Chief Marine Group.

Based in the heart of Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, Chief Marine Group has a location like no other. Immediate access to the ocean or bay and deep water makes for an idyllic setting for sales and service. Another feather in the cap; Chief Marine Group has been selected to represent some of the finest brands in the boating industry including Cigarette, Front Runner, Caymas, and Xplor. Chief Marine Group is also a Florida State Licensed Yacht Brokerage.

Chief Marine Group is enveloped in a protected and secluded bay, Morada Cove. The development for Morada Cove is underway and will soon include a boutique hotel, casual and fine dining options, transient slips, and fuel. All these wonderful amenities are easily accessed by water, land, or air.

Chief Marine Group is just as dedicated to providing quality products and services as it is to building long-term relationships based on integrity and trust. We look forward to Welcoming You to the Chief Family.

It’s not just a lifestyle, it’s a legacy.

Founded by Tommy “Chief” Hofstetter, Chief Marine Group is the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to the marine industry. After achieving Five World Titles racing performance boats and traveling the world to take part in every nautical venture possible from design and engineering to sales and service, Tommy finally decided to settle down and open a boaters’ destination like nothing the industry has ever seen.

Tommy is taking on this exciting business venture with his wife Kate, and children Blye and Atlantis.

Co-founder Gabriel “Gaby” Pacheco, long-time industry veteran, is responsible for the day-to-day operations. He oversees sales and the development of Morada Cove. Gaby has been active in boat sales, service, and the lifestyle for more than 20 years and shares Tommy’s passion for excellence and customer service.

Gaby and his wife Mairim have two young children, Cristian and Maya.  Gaby is looking forward to the day when his own children can take part in the business.

Together, their goal is to build the ultimate boating destination backed by a team that consistently delivers an unrivaled customer experience.

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