Rob was born into a yachting family; his father founded a yacht company that is best known for building Grand Banks trawlers. After completing his studies at California Polytechnic State, with a degree in International Management, Rob went into business with his father building custom sailboats and sportfishing vessels.
Seven years later, Rob was hired by Emerald yacht & Ship to manage their California office, where he quickly became their number one sales broker. Relocating to Ft Lauderdale in 1991, Rob accepted a sales position with Merle Wood & Associates where he was consistently amongst the top producers.
In 1996 Rob joined forces with colleague, Jurgen Koch, creating Koch, Newton & Partners. The highly successful firm was sold to Merrill Stevens in 2006.
Following distinctive career moves with Fraser Yachts and Yachtzoo, Rob has, once again, in 2016, started his own firm, SUPERYACHT SALES AND CHARTER, along with two partners. Joined by a group of experienced industry professionals, the vision is to create a unique company that fully encompasses his business philosophy and provides the opportunity to better serve his clients. Notable recent sales include the 205' Icon Motor Yacht, MERIDIAN.