Our Story


Our Story

Brief Overview

Founder, Jason Ruegg, launched Off the Hook Yachts in 2012 with the vision of being the largest buyer of used boats in the USA. Fast forward a decade, the company now acquires over $100MM in used boats and yachts, and has multiple office locations along the east coast. In addition to wholesaling boats, Off the Hook Yachts is a Nor-Tech Hi-Performance dealer servicing the Mid-Atlantic Region. Several awards have been given to the company, which include, Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, consistently ranked as a Top 100 Dealer in the USA by Boating Industry, and listed as the #1 dealer (out of 1,000 dealers) by its floor plan company for the last four years.


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Jason Ruegg

President / Founder / CEO

A Message From the CEO:

I would like to give a special thanks to my Co-Founders Allie Jones and Kyle Warren who quit their jobs to join my team, which at the time meant joining me in my college dorm room (our office). Additionally, I would like to thank my parents who have always supported me and led by example to show me that anything was possible. Without their support, there is no way we would have been able to make this happen.

Along the way, I have realized that by far our most important asset is good people. At Off the Hook, we only hire exceptionally great people who are passionate about the boating industry, have strong integrity, and value their relationships with clients. If you fail to encompass any of these core values, you do not work here. We also emphasize to our employees that it is not about making that one boat deal. We are a relationship-based business, and it is our duty to make sure our clients are 100% satisfied with our services. We love what we do and look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Our Values

Sense of Urgency

We pride ourselves on being responsive to our clients and our colleagues – we work diligently and efficiently to make deals happen.


We are passionate about our work and our lifestyle. We are always on and ready to go – to support our company and our customers.

Continuous Improvement

We strive to be better every day – we learn from our mistakes, and provide open, candid, and constructive feedback to our team members and business partners.


We depend on each other for the success of our personal and business objectives, and we work as a team to accomplish common goals.


We challenge ourselves to execute and win every day, to get one step closer to achieving the overall goal.

Exceptional Customer Service

Our business is built around key relationships and our reputation – we represent Off the Hook Yacht Sales in everything that we do in a positive and professional manner.

Who We Are

We are America’s #1 buyer of used boats and yachts

You want to sell your boat for the most competitve price without the headache. Our thriving network of partners and clients allows you to get the best price with the ease and speed of our trusted process.

  • We had an awesome experience with KC, broker for Off the Hook Yacht Sales. We saw his listing online and flew to North Carolina to look at the boat from start to finish he helped us all along the way from booking our room to providing travel to and from the boat very knowledgeable on the boat itself and all the mechanics. I would highly highly recommend KC to anybody looking for a boat. 100% trustworthy. A man of his word.
    Shelby C.
  • I tried listing my boat for sale online myself through Facebook, Craigslist, eBay, you name it and I wasn't getting any takers. I googled companies that buy used boats and Off the Hook appeared. I filled out their online form and a broker called me with a quote. I can't believe I wasted so much time and money on listing my boat on my own rather than using Off the Hook. I highly recommend them!! - David G.
  • We highly recommend selling your boat to Off the Hook Yachts if you are needing cash quickly! Their entire process was so easy from filling out the online form, to signing documents, and picking up our boat. Thank you, KC and the Off the Hook Team! - The Johnsons
    The J.
  • I had a 2017 Sea Ray 350 with outboard motors for sale and reached out to Off the Hook Yachts because a friend referred me. I filled out their form, received a quote, and we closed within a week! Not to mention, it was CASH! For anyone who is thinking about selling their boat, definitely sell to Off the Hook. - Bryan N.
    Brian N.
  • We would highly recommend Kyle Walker for selling and/or buying. He's a pleasure to do business with, very responsive, and extremely knowledgeable of the process. We can't wait to find our next purchase with Kyle. Thank you
    Randy & Karen S.

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