President & Chief Operating Officer
Michael Kelly was born in Houston, TX, and has lived in California, Rhode Island, and most recently in Pittsburgh, PA before moving full-time to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Having lived by the water his whole life and spending weekends with his family on their boats, Michael grew up with an appreciation for the boating lifestyle and life on the water.
Michael’s love of being on the water led him to join the rowing team in high school, and he continued his rowing career in college as a member of the Lehigh University Varsity Rowing Team. Michael majored in Finance from Lehigh University, and had minors in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, he worked for nine years at ServiceLink, the nation’s largest centralized mortgage services company. While there, he served in various roles within the organization including Senior Vice President of Finance and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing.
Michael and his father, John Kelly, have always wanted to work together and have a family business, and sought to marry this desire with their passion for the boating lifestyle. Having experienced many marinas and shipyards from a customer’s perspective with their own personal boats, John and Michael have always felt that there was a way to simplify the yacht ownership/management experience. With that background and knowledge, they purchased Bradford Marine on January 1st 2019. John and Michael’s goal is to expand the Bradford Marine community of owners, captains, and crew through top-quality workmanship, premium covered dockage, and a family approach to the yachting lifestyle.
Michael is President and Chief Operating Officer of Bradford Marine.