Michael Araujo, president and part owner of A&P Marine, has always been passionate about the marine industry. In 1987, Michael obtained a Certificate in Marine Technology from St. Andrew's College in New Brunswick, Canada. When Michael returned to Bermuda, he worked for Williams Trading and United Marine, concentrating on big inboard gas and Diesel engines. Michael eventually branched out on his own with a marine service/repair business. In 1991, he and a partner took over the Yamaha distributorship from David Durham, then known as Bermuda Outboards. With the new name of A&P Marine, it took no time to increase the market share for Yamaha in Bermuda.
Outside of A&P, for over seven years Michael enjoyed racing boats, mainly in an offshore twenty one foot Skater Cat powered (of course) with a high performance Yamaha outboard. Michael quickly attained the reputation as "Fastest on the water".