About Weber Yachts

Weber Yachts was formed out of a desire to provide a level of customer service that is often absent in the yacht brokerage world. Buyers deserve a high level of communication, expertise, and service as they acquire a new boat. Sellers deserve prompt follow-up with potential buyers and an open line of communication and updates from their agent. Weber Yachts was created to provide exactly that.

Meet Our Team

Chris Weber

Chris Weber

Founder

Chris Weber is a man in motion. Not one to sit still, Chris is an Advanced Open Water SCUBA diver, FAA Licensed Private Pilot, and a USCG Licensed Captain. When he isn’t on a boat or closing the next deal, he can usually be found enjoying a new restaurant, hanging at the lake with his wife, or flying somewhere he has never been. Sometimes he can even be seen doing some “spirited” driving in his german car. Just ask his local law enforcement….

Chris can be reached at (815) 262-4024 or chris@weberyachts.com.

Richard Rieck

Richard Rieck

Co-Founder

Richard Rieck is “that guy”… Yes, he has a Smart Car. Feel free to reach out to him and give him a hard time. We certainly do! Rich also has a nickname around Weber Yachts…..Yoda. No, he isn’t a raving mad Star Wars fan. Rich just has this unique skill of being able to fix anything. He spent the better part of his professional career starting robotics companies and designing highly sophisticated robots for companies across the world. Pick a big company, and they probably use one of Rich’s robots. Pretty crazy! Nowadays, Rich is spending his time and expertise on his true love, boats. A lifelong boater and avid waterskier, Rich is basically always on the water. In the rare moment you don’t find him on the water, you will probably find him in the sky. Rich is an FAA licensed private pilot with over 1,800 logged flight hours. He also enjoys SCUBA diving, his 5 kids, and his lovely wife Karen.

Rich can be reached at (224) 475-6320 or rich@weberyachts.com.

Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Broker

Andy Schneider is our newest addition to the Weber Yachts team. Andy has been brokering yachts in downtown Chicago for over 2 years and is well known for his exemplary customer service. He is a perfect fit at Weber Yachts. Andy is a USCG Licensed Captain, an avid water lover and enjoys wakeboarding, waterskiing, and pretty much anything else that lets him take his shirt off. Can you say gym rat?

Andy can be reached at (573) 777-2551 or andy@weberyachts.com.

Ken Kaines

Ken Kaines

Broker

Ken Kaines’ story is our favorite one to tell. Ken and his wife Ellen were actually our very first customers! Ken’s love of boating started in his younger years when he managed an island resort and marina in the California Delta. Lifelong boaters, Ken and Ellen bought a Carver 450 Voyager from Weber Yachts and were so impressed by the customer service oriented philosophy and experience, that Ken decided to join our team! Based out of Holland, Ken manages our brokerage activities for Michigan. When he isn’t working, Ken enjoys tinkering with cars, motorcycles, the occasional round of golf, and visiting Disney Orlando several times per year with his wife.

Ken can be reached at (616) 299-7521 or ken@weberyachts.com.

Bob Kern

Bob Kern

Broker

Bob Kern is another customer turned employee of Weber Yachts. (Frankly, those are our favorite kind of employees!) Bob and his wife Michelle live on Diamond Lake in Mundelein and Bob has an affinity for ski boats and wooden boats. Bob also has 3 grandkids that keep him busy when he isn’t enjoying the water somewhere. We are guessing those grandkids are also the reason that Bob is avid wine drinker!

Bob can be reached at (847) 421-4700 or bob@weberyachts.com.