About

DEDICATED TO THE CRAFT

We help our clients thrive online

Who we are

We're a small crew of professional web designers and marketing specialists dedicated to helping fishing charters, diving charters, sailing charters, and yacht charters elevate their businesses to new levels of growth and profitability.

We have over two decades of ecommerce and marine industry experience and strive to be the number one resource on the latest design and marketing strategies for businesses looking to get an edge over their competitors.

Our goal is to partner with our clients and provide them with the best advice, service, and support in the digital marketing world. We don’t just build websites - we build marketing platforms that consistently convert visitors into customers for our clients in the marine industry.

We came to Sailors & Mermaids looking for a new website for us – something that would set us apart. Sounds simple. It’s not! But David came up with a fresh look and clean design that allowed for successful print and digital campaigns as well as on-site branding elements that tied together our message. Sailors & Mermaids did an excellent job of learning all about us which lead to this beautiful website they created for IYC.

Rachel

IYC Yachts
  • Website Design & Development
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  • Ecommerce
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  • Hosting
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  • Website Maintenance & Security
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  • Search Engine Optimization
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  • Email Automation
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  • Logo Design
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What we do

We are a one-stop shop for all the services that fishing, diving, sailing, and yacht charters need to grow their business. No matter how big or small your business is, we can help you generate traffic, engage your visitors, and convert leads into customers.

Your website is the most crucial part of your marketing machine so you need to update and maintain it on a regular basis. Our website services include web design and development, hosting, website maintenance, updates and fixes, website security, and much more.

When you climb on board with us, there will be conversations about getting new business. This is when our marine and ecommerce business experience comes into play and we share new and innovative methods that fishing, diving, sailing, and yacht charter businesses are using around the world to get new customers on board. We think that's the main thing that separates us from the rest.

Our experience

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Years in Marine Industry

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Years in Web Design

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Years in Ecommerce

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Years in Marketing

Why climb aboard with us?

  • You'll get a website that gets results

    That's right, most web designers main focus is building pretty websites that might look great, but they never engage an audience or get sales. Our websites not only look great, they get results, so you're going to get a much better return on your investment.

  • You'll work with a crew that knows the industry

    Our 25+ years of marine and ecommerce industry experience will enable you to work with us at a much higher level than any other web design business. This will save you many hours of frustration because we've all been there.

  • You'll save hours of time

    We've worked with businesses in the marine industry and a variety of other industries for many years, so we've learned what works and what doesn't. In other words, you won't be wasting any time or money trying things that don't work.

  • We're on this journey together

    The majority of our clients come from word of mouth. We understand that if you have a great experience working with us and are successful, then so are we. Anytime you need help, we'll be there for you.

The crew

david zupec web designer and captain

I’ve been in love with the water since I was eight when my sister and I would spend the entire day in the Atlantic ocean on our rafts, playing sailors and mermaids. I still remember her shouting, Let’s make some waves! I’ve been creative since I was 23 and made a lot of waves as a graphic/web designer in top agencies and studios including, Three's Company tv series promos and packaging. Sailors & Mermaids is a marriage between my career and my first love. I’m a captain with a little bigger raft now who plays in the water every chance I get. I’m still making waves.

In 2011, I put all my trust in my helmsman–Jesus and launched this adventure. Living in Michigan I enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, fitness, drones, woodworking, and volunteering.

David Zupec

Owner / Captain / Web Designer

megan graham web designer marketing

Megan Graham

Web Designer / Marketing
Kary Video & Multimedia

Kary Dunham

Video & Multimedia
Mahmudur Rahman WordPress Developer

MD Mahmudur Rahman

WordPress Developer

Launch your sales!

We'll get the needle moving in the right direction with an ecommerce website that's perfect for your business.