Managing Partner and Sales Professional
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.