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About Us

Fellow Yachtsmen,

My name is Tim Kleihege and I founded The Mariner Network Yacht Sales. In 2002, As I was approaching 20 years as a stockbroker and firm partner on The Chicago Stock Exchange. Upon deciding to sell our family Tiara, I interviewed a few local brokerages and they all fell short in providing convincing reasons why I should list my boat with them. I said to my wife Katie, “I can do it better! Hence, The Mariner Network was born. Eighteen years later, it is now 2020 and we have surpassed selling 500 boats and our combined brokerage team experience is at 108 years between 5 brokers!

We cannot promise anyone that we can sell their boat, but we can promise that your boat will be presented online and in person with succinct knowledge, superb photography and concise text. All owners know their vessels better then their broker. Our goal is two-fold. We aim to make your boat listing stand well above other vessels like her. We also aim to know your boat as well as you do.

My cell number is listed below. I am happy to answer any question that you may have about our company. I look forward to speaking with you.


Capt. Timothy J. Kleihege
Owner, The Mariner Network Yacht Sales

Capt. Tim Kleihege is a product of Northwest Indiana. He attended La Lumiere High School in La Porte, Indiana and graduated with a Political Economy degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1985. Capt. Kleihege was employed and a partner with two Specialist trading entities on the Chicago Stock Exchange from 1985 until 2003.

Tim was also the owner of Great Lakes Marine Surveying, Inc., a member of The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (S.A.M.S). and The American Boat and Yacht Council. He received his United States Coast Guard license in 2003.