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Born and raised in the small Australian town of Coffs Harbour, Rodd started boating at an early age, in the form of dinghy sailing at the local yacht club, which later progressed into offshore yacht racing. Upon completing his education, Rodd set off for the Caribbean to start his professional yachting career in 1990. Some of the highlights along the way, included the position as build engineer on a 117′ sailing yacht. Rodd has worked on a wide range of motor and sailing yachts, both private and charter, up to 180 feet. Rodd has cruised extensively throughout the world including, Alaska, East and West coasts of the United States, the Great Lakes, Central and South America, Mediterranean and the Caribbean and Australia. Rodd holds both a 3000 GRT Captain’s License and an Engineer’s License. With a background of 25 years in the marine industry, Rodd has an intimate knowledge of yachting from all aspects.
Rodd is successfully transitioning from his position as captain aboard a 147′ motor yacht to a land-based yacht broker in Fort Lauderdale. He has recently closed the sale of the 70 meter motor yacht, AMADEUS (now named FELIX) and is excited to be an integral part of SUPERYACHT SALES AND CHARTER.