Victor Avila was raised in South Florida, making him one with the ocean. Upon his graduation from high school, his love and passion for the ocean became his raison d’etre to join the United States Coast Guard. During his 4 years in the USCG he was involved in Migrant Ops, Drug Smuggling Ops, Search and Rescue Ops, and Aids To Navigation servicing and repairing. Victor has won many merits and ribbons for voluntarily cleaning up debris and rebuilding all Aids to Navigation from St. Petersburg down to the Florida Keys. While in the USCG, Victor was trained in Marine Diesel and Gas engines as well as trained in 12VDC, 120VAC, and 220 VAC wiring and installation. After his 4 years completion in the USCG, Victor began to work for MPI in October 2004, quickly rising from Tech Assistant, to Technician, to Lead Technician, to Service Manager, and now to Service Advisor/VP with an equity stake in the company. Victor has mastered the ability to troubleshoot almost any issue a yacht can encounter. Victor is N2K and Advanced MEI certified, as well as certifications for all the major marine electronics companies like Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad and much more. Victor’s goal is to never stop learning and to teach the younger generation techs everything they need to know about the boating industry. With 18+ years of experience on the water and boats, Victor dedicates his weekends to making the company grow and of course FISHING with his wife and two boys!