Turk is a licensed USCG Captain. His love affair with boats began in the mid 1970’s. At that time, he owned a 19′ bowrider and eventually graduated to a 45′ aft cabin “live-aboard”, owning several fishing boats in between. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, he frequently moved large fishing boats from Maryland to Florida. Turk’s love affair with boating continues as a broker for Pier One Yacht Sales. Prior to moving to Venice, Florida in 2006, Turk lived in Annapolis, Maryland for 28 years. During that time, he owned and operated a successful engineering and equipment retail company. He was also a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club for more than 25 years. He is currently a member of the Venice Yacht Club where he served as Fleet Captain and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.