Jeff started selling boats with a local Eastern Shore dealership in 1998. Throughout his career he developed a “process” that is efficient, effective and based on high levels of communication and customer service. Specializing in late model brokerage boats, Jeff is a veteran of new boat sales from manufacturers such as Ocean Yachts, Fairline, Sunseeker, Viking, Azimut, Egg Harbor, and more…
With the creation of Alliance Marine Group, several other experienced brokers have been added to the ALLIANCE, and will bring the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry to you – The Consumer!
Joe Longobardi was originally born in West Germany while his father was in the military, growing up mostly in Europe and Asia. Joe did however, spend every summer with grandparents in Wildwood, NJ. After seeing “Jaws” at age 5, an obsession formed with sharks, marine biology and anything to do with the water. From age 13 through college, he worked summer jobs on charter fishing boats and a jet ski rental at the Jersey shore.
Finishing college and avoiding reality, Joe moved to the Florida Keys to scuba dive and spearfish for six months before relenting to get a “real job”. He moved to Sarasota, Florida, to work in propane sales for five years before his love of the water eventually drew him to the boat business. Starting in Miami, he cut his teeth with an “Old School” yacht brokerage. Tiring of mainly the Miami traffic, he left the Biscayne Bay for the Chesapeake Bay; having been offered a job with the North Atlantic Marine Group. Well versed with selling new boats the likes of Albemarle, Bertram, Fairline, Ocean Yachts, Regulator and Tiara, Joe made his final move to the Alliance Marine Group, started by his old college buddy, Jeff Beane.
Alliance Marine Group has since gone on to be very successful and a breath of fresh air for their customers. By understanding customer service and always remembering the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
Mike Favinger was born and raised in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Mike navigated a majority of his life on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries fishing and crabbing. Having a passion for boating and the open water, Mike started a career in the boating industry rigging boats ranging in size from twenty feet to seventy feet. From there he started with Martek KI installing marine electronics and sales. After crawling through thousands of different boat types he got the experience that most do not have. The knowledge of the infrastructure of many different boats.
Mike has a strong work ethic that drives him to achieve excellence in the sales force. He believes that Alliance Marine Group is different than other brokerage firms. No where else has he seen such team work when it comes to a sale.
To this day Mike is still and avid boater and fisherman. He also makes really good oyster stew as well!
Kevin Hartman a lifelong boater, Kevin has extensive knowledge in all areas of boating, from operation to maintenance and yacht management. After years spent as a full-time captain running yachts, he is now land-based to be closer to his family. He has over 100 ICW trips. When he’s not working, you’ll find him cruising the Chesapeake with his wife and young daughter. Get him to help you sell your current vessel, or find the perfect boat for your next adventure!