Prior to retiring, Dr. John Henner spent 20 years running his own emergency medicine company. In 2012, he was voted one of Las Vegas’s top physicians. And yet, a year and a half after saying goodbye, even restless boredom couldn’t tempt him to go back.
“Every time I saw somebody, it was typically the worst day of their life,” he reflects from his home in Nevada. He wanted balance. He needed a chapter of his life to be centered on joy, as opposed to pain. Above all, he needed to stay busy.
So he chartered a boat. And just like that, the trajectory of his life began to shift.
How it began: Cabo Yacht Charters makes waves
In 2019, Henner and his wife purchased a home on the same Cabo San Lucas beach where they honeymooned in 1999. “We were spending a fair amount of time down there, and I told her I was thinking of getting a yacht,” Henner says. Calling upon previous discussions of boats and planes, Henner’s wife convinced him to consider renting one instead—“chartering,” as it’s known in transportation.
That decision led Henner to Dan Mason, yacht owner and the man who would eventually become Henner’s business partner. Like Henner, Mason had ties to Las Vegas, and the two shared a similar vision of providing Cabo’s sea-faring tourists with the kind of luxury experience Vegas tourists expect.
In April 2021, Henner and Mason launched Cabo Yacht Charters, and they haven’t stopped growing since. Today, their five-yacht fleet provides jetsetting tourists with an unparalleled adventure at sea. And helping them crest new waves is an accounting software that’s been with them both, long before Cabo Yacht Charters began: QuickBooks Online.