North America Author
Erica grew up in Rhode Island and started sailing from a very early age. Despite having been ship wrecked twice when she was 6 years old, it never deterred her from the seas! After finishing High School in 1997, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Johnson and Wales in Management.
She got her first real taste of professional yachting onboard the S/Y La Perla, sailing throughout the Caribbean; in 2001 joined the M/Y Hilarium as a stewardess and then fleet manager, based out of Boca Grande Florida. She continued to pursue her yachting career over the next few years working in Brisbane Australia, Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean. She moved to Fort Lauderdale with her family in 2004 and relocated to West Palm Beach with her two children in early 2015, living just six blocks away from Rybovitch.
With international experience in the yachting industry, and great local knowledge of the East Coast of America, Erica is well qualified to research for the Superyacht Services Guide to the North America. In addition, she is kept busy with her beautiful active children, an art fundraising business and being a board member of two non-profit organisations in Palm Beach County.