By: Chris Faulknor, Publisher
Wes Dilworth doesn’t own the Wolverine Dilworth hotel, but he has proudly brokered well over 1,000 boat sales over the years.
Dilworth is a life-long resident of Charlevoix County, as are his forefathers.
“I’m a 5th generation resident of Charlevoix County,” said Dilworth.
Dilworth was born in Boyne City, but raised in Petoskey where he graduated in 1972.
Dilworth’s experience in the boating industry began in 1967 at the young age of 13 when he bought his first boat.
“I haven’t been without one since,” added Dilworth.
Getting his first job at 16, Dilworth worked in various capacities at Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs.
After high school, Dilworth took his journey down to Western Michigan University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics.
“I became the Sales Manager at the Irish Boat Ship, working in Charlevoix,” Dilworth added.
Ready to set off on his own, Dilworth founded Dilworth Yacht Brokers in 1987, employing the slogan he still uses today – “We see every boat we list; we don’t list every boat we see,” illustrating his personal emphasis on doing things right the first time.
Wes Dilworth married his wife Donna, and they have four children and two granchildren together.
“My favorite part of being in Boyne City is the people,” said Dilworth.
Dilworth also added that he finds Boyne City to be a very easy town for people to make friends in.
In his spare time, Dilworth enjoys skiing recreationally and boating.
Also a large part of his life is their home, which is built of brick and 102 years old.
“I really enjoy working on the house,” said Dilworth.
Dilworth’s career accomplishments include a stint as Commordore of the Boyne City Yacht Club, and Past President of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.