WHO ARE WE?
Miami residents Nick Athanassiadis and Karen Davis, along with investor and Palm Beach county homeowner Michael Hannon are the founders of the Cruiser Club. We are all successful entrepreneurs and yachting is our passion. As avid seafarers, we are always looking for opportunities to maintain a yachting lifestyle and meet like-minded couples and families.
When we searched for our entry into the yachting lifestyle, we realized that there was a “hole” in the market. Couples and families who wanted to enjoy yachting in the 40-50’ foot cruiser range had no other choices besides buying or chartering a beaten-up, used yacht or pay a lot for the privilege of owning a new yacht. That’s when the idea of the Cruiser Club was born.
Our goal with the Cruiser Club is to provide and share wonderful yachting experiences for like-minded boaters who expect consistent, quality service, impeccably maintained and functional yachts and enjoy being on the water with family and friends in Florida and the Caribbean.
- Member Happiness 100%
- Yachting Passion 100%
- Yacht Management 100%
Nick was raised with boating in his blood. He is a third generation maritime guy from a Greek ship-owning family, and his knowledge of boats, sales, and the sea runs deep.
At age 14, he started spending his summers onboard his father’s commercial vessels, working as a Trainee Mate, sparking a lifelong passion for the maritime industry. Over the years he has acquired invaluable knowledge…
Karen Davis, married to Nick Athanassiadis, shares a love of boats and yachting with her husband. Sailing Sunfish and Lasers on lakes in the Northeast is where her passion began.
Former first mate on a 38’ Morgan sailboat, she spent summers cruising between Sag Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island. She developed a love for motor yachts after…
Michael has been at the forefront of innovative investing for over three decades, beginning with one of the first renewable energy financing deals under his leadership as Founder and Chairman of Hannon Armstrong, an Annapolis-based company he sold in 2007.
Currently, as Principal Investor in River Bend Capital, he specializes in venture capital, mezzanine investing and project…
“My commitment is to provide meticulous service to our Club members
so they spend quality time with friends and family enjoying the water.
After all, I am a member too.”