Jud Black

Managing Partner and Sales Professional

Jud Black

58 West Bay 1995

Portsmouth, Virginia


48 Viking 2005

Hampton, Virginia


43 Viking 2001

Hilton Head, South Carolina


39 SeaHunter 2022

Riviera Beach, Florida


37 Back Cove 2019

Riviera Beach, Florida


37 Intrepid 2003

VA Beach, Virginia


35 Carolina Classic 2004

Manteo, North Carolina


28 Regulator 2014

Hampton, Virginia


26 Boston Whaler 2001

Hampton, Virginia


Jud Black is a partner in Bluewater and has spent nearly every working hour in the boat business since age 15. While attending Virginia Tech as an engineering major, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann, and took a four year sojourn with IBM before finding his way back into boats as a District Sales Manager with Johnson Outboards, later becoming the DSM for their largest territory in South Florida. He subsequently joined Boston Whaler as Southeast Regional Manager, living in South Carolina, where he and Ann started their family with daughter Melissa. He joined Bluewater in 1988 to run their small boat division selling Whaler, Seacraft, Zodiac and Evinrude outboards. This division was later consolidated into Bluewater Yacht Sales, where he joined the ownership and management team. Jud is currently on the Board of The Virginia Marine Trades Association and the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament.  He has been honored as one of the countries top sales people by Johnson Outboards, Regulator Marine, Hatteras Yachts and Viking Yachts over the years. His recreational interests are, not surprisingly, sportfishing and boating, plus the occasional camping trip. He has been lending his extensive experience to Bluewater clients for nearly 25 years. Jud was awarded the Bluewater Sales Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to sales excellence and outstanding results in the year 2013.