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Marquis Who's Who Honors Barbara Walsh for Expertise in the Marine and Yachting Industry

Barbara Walsh is honored for her distinguished tenure in yacht sales and service

Mrs. Walsh's second company, Elite Yachts, provides unparalleled service to yacht buyers and sellers, and has earned a reputation for being committed to honest, reliability service.

    DOLTON, IL, July 10, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Barbara Walsh has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mrs. Walsh is recognized as a respected figure in the marine industry through her esteemed roles as the owner along with her husband, John, of Marine Services Corp. since 1983 and Elite Yachts since 1999. The former business venture became a cornerstone of their professional lives. Under their leadership, the company has flourished. Located just outside of Chicago in Dolton, Illinois, Marine Services Corp offers boat and yacht storage, yacht sales, a full-service marina, and more. Additionally, Mrs. Walsh's second company, Elite Yachts, provides unparalleled service to yacht buyers and sellers, and has earned a reputation for being committed to honest, reliability service.

Mrs. Walsh's commitment to her profession extends beyond her businesses. She actively participates in major boat shows, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami International Boat Show, and Chicago Boat show, among others, showcasing and decorating New Carver, Marquis, Riva, Azimut and used vessels. She also remains at the forefront of industry trends and developments by attending numerous educational programs and dealer meetings, and visiting yacht manufacturing facilities, extending her knowledge even further.

Before journeying into the marine and yachting industry. Mrs. Walsh gained valuable experience as a fit model for Mark Shale clothing headquarters, and in sales at Apple Vacations.

The foundation of Mrs. Walsh's remarkable success can be traced back to her education at Morton West High School, where she graduated in 1968. Subsequently, she pursued various college classes, which were instrumental in her future success in business ownership.

Mrs. Walsh's membership in the Chicago Yacht Club further exemplifies her deep connection to the marine community. This passion, coupled with a relentless pursuit of knowledge and improvement has been instrumental in achieving her professional goals and setting her apart as a leader within the industry. Active civically, Mrs. Walsh supports and donates to various nonprofits that support cancer research, Alzheimer's, and Veterans. Her husband was a Viet Nam Veteran and she feels extremely passionate about our Veterans.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Walsh has earned recognition with numerous accolades, including the prestigious Carver Yacht Ring, earning a diamond for every year exceeding her expected quota, contrasting only one other women in a male-dominated industry. She also received six Sales Awards, highlighting her exceptional expertise, sales prowess, and dedication to excellence in this sector.

Today, Ms. Walsh's two sons Michael and J.R. are now at the helm of both organizations, working hard to ensure the family's legacy thrives in the marine sector. Looking forward to future opportunities, she is eager to offer her expertise as a consultant within the marine industry.

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