Martin was born in Germany in 1972. Martin has always had a love for boats and enjoys being out on the water regularly. From 2003-2007 he dealt with boats in Germany.
In 2007, Martin moved from Germany to Cape Coral, Florida where he currently lives now. He started out doing boat exports and transporting them as well. He then began to operate a boat rental company and got his captains license in 2012. The company eventually dissolved, and Martin then came on board with YSI, where he wanted to expand his brokerage opportunities.