Captain Rutherford, a native of Queensland, Australia, was introduced to marine life at a very early age, following in his father’s footsteps to operate daily tours of the lower islands of the Great Barrier Reef. At the beginning of his career, Rutherford spent 10 years servicing super-yachts in various capacities – starting as deckhand and working his way through every position, eventually rising to captain. Captain Rutherford settled in San Diego in 2007 where he was responsible for overseeing a variety of jobs from simple bottom paint jobs on 30’ vessels to major refits on 250’ superyachts as a Project Manager at one of San Diego’s preeminent shipyards.

“Graham’s diversified experience, passion for yachting, and easy-going nature make him a great asset to 50 North Yachts,” said Mark Gibbons, 50 North Yachts Founder and President. “There is nobody who will make potential boat owners feel more secure in their buying decision than Graham – fulfilling his customer’s needs and wants has always been his top motivator.”

“50 North is the future of luxury yachting, representing some of the world’s most prominent and innovative designers,” said Rutherford. “I’m excited to share my passion and work with the 50 North team and the company’s growing international client base.”