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Knowledgable Brokers

19 seasoned yachting professionals to guide you whether buying or selling a yacht.

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Globally Connected

We help our clients find success worldwide, whether locating the perfect boat or coordinating shipping outside the US.

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Problem Solvers

Let us help you navigate the often murky process of buying & selling yachts, and finding a slip to call home.

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Client Focused

We develop strong relationships built on trust by committing ourselves to provide dedicated, personalized guidance.

SANTA BARBARA

Vicki Van Hook
Co-owner & Associate Broker

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Vicki has over 20 years experience in yacht sales. She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and professionalism to her business. As Co-Owner and Associate Broker at Seacoast, Vicki is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of professional representation, earning her a high percentage of return clients. Whether it is a powerboat, sailboat, or a complex slip transaction, Vicki ensures that her clients are well informed and ready to take the appropriate steps in order to assure a successful transaction.

Greg Weil
Associate Broker

Greg started sailing at the age of seven and took his first power squadron course at age nine. Growing up near Lake Erie, he had the opportunity to experience all types of boating, from canoes to large sailboats, living in and around the Great Lakes. After sailing mountain lakes in Colorado, he relocated to Southern California and ultimately Santa Barbara to be close to the ocean. Starting with Seacoast in early 2001, Greg continues to assist sellers and buyers by representing them with a relaxed, yet professional manner. Greg has established many relationships within the harbor and boating communities as an active participant in the Wet Wednesday races, and a volunteer at the Santa Barbara Visitors Center at the Maritime Museum. Greg combines his love of the ocean with his ability to communicate effectively, and help clients enjoy and understand their boats.

Brian Coryat
Co-owner

Brian has always loved business, and has started many internet companies. Best known for being a founder of ValueClick Inc, he retired in 2000. His love of the ocean and boating in general inspired him to buy Seacoast Yacht Sales in 2001. As an active member of the boating community, Brian is a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, has served as cruise captain, and his philanthropic outreach extends to such organizations as the Santa Barbara Youth Foundation, the Maritime Museum, Heal the Ocean and other local ocean related non-profit organizations. Brian has proved himself a well respected, dedicated business owner and participant of the Santa Barbara Harbor community.

Michael Hanrahan
Sales Agent

Michael grew up in the warm waters of the Bahamas and South Florida, piloting small Whalers across aquamarine seas at aged ten. At twenty, Michael had a fifty ton USCG Captain’s License running dive boats out of Miami, exploring the wrecks and reefs that thrive off the busy south Florida coast. While in Miami, Michael studied Marine Biology and traveled the world as an underwater camera operator, capturing films about the natural world for clients like Discovery, National Geographic, and NOAA. Twenty five years ago, he came to Santa Barbara and has never looked back. Today, you can find him most mornings swimming a 2K at Leadbetter Beach or on a long paddle along the Mesa cliffs. Michael’s philosophy of the boat business is simple: help buyers to find and buy the perfect boat, and help sellers to market and negotiate a stress free sale.

Katy Zweifel
Office Manager & Marketing Assistant

Growing up on the Central Coast, Katy has always had a love for water. Swimming before she could walk, she spent most days at the pool or the beach. She was first introduced to sailing as a Girl Scout, and spent that entire summer gliding around the harbor with the Morro Bay Junior Yacht Club. When water polo took her to college in Poughkeepsie, NY, Katy still managed to get some wild water time sailing on the Hudson River.

Finishing a Master’s Degree in Communication in land-locked Central Illinois, Katy set off to see a bit more of the U.S. –  working at a university in Maryland and later working in marketing and public relations in Denver, Colorado. When she returned home to San Luis Obispo in 2013, Katy reconnected with the Morro Bay Yacht Club, crewing for ocean races and making plans to live aboard a boat of her own someday. After six years of teaching high school students (and traveling the world in the summers), Katy knew it was time to make her ultimate dream a reality. She solidified her sailing skills in ASA classes at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center, and before long, bought a Catalina 27 in Channel Islands Harbor.

Now, Katy is thrilled to be able to spend every day in Santa Barbara Harbor as the office manager and marketing assistant for Seacoast Yachts, and combine her love for the ocean with her skills in communications, marketing, and management. When she’s not connecting you to the right sales agent to help you sell or buy your boat or slip, you’ll find her enjoying this Central Coast paradise – cruising on her paddleboard, sailing (or fixing) “Salto de Fe,” joining the next SCUBA trip to the Channel Islands, or zipping along Cabrillo Boulevard on her bike.

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR

Bob Nahm
Broker of Record & Managing Owner

Bob started sailing at age 5, attending sailing camps on Cape Cod and teaching sailing as a counselor for many summers. He also spent much time fishing on his father’s power boats in Montauk, NY. Bob has owned many sailing and power boats, the last being a Catalina 470. After a successful career in advertising data processing and as the CIO of a major advertising agency group, Bob retired in 2000 and spent several years cruising the Channel Islands with his wife and daughters. For the last 12 years, he has been one of the top Catalina Yachts salesmen on the West Coast and has established a diverse list of very satisfied clients. As a member of California Yacht Club and an officer of the Channel Islands Harbor Foundation, which recently completed the Channel Islands Boating and Safety Center, Bob is dedicated to providing opportunities for the youth to experience and embrace the boating lifestyle.

An avid sailor and power boater for over 50 years, Bob brings a wealth of professionalism, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to yacht sales, whether it is working with a client on purchasing a sailboat or powerboat or listing and selling their current boat.

Samantha Marois
Operations Manager & Notary Public

With her love of marine wildlife and everything sushi, Samantha has always been drawn to a life on the water. Sailing for her first time in Hawaii in 2011 and a handful of times after that, she and her husband quickly learned the ropes and purchased a Serendipity 43 (with an electric motor!) of their own in 2013. In 2018, they acquired a J-24 to participate competitively in local racing. A member of the Channel Islands Yacht Club, Samantha expands her nautical knowledge by toiling on boat projects, crewing on deliveries and, when her schedule allows it, the occasional race. Aside from looking forward to exploring the world on the lean one day, Samantha also enjoys training her splotchy dog Mazie, playing board games, crafting artsy things and sailing her Fatty Knees around the harbor.

Samantha has an impressive skill set that she honed during her time at college in San Francisco, previous jobs and her many adventures at sea. She utilizes these skills working for Seacoast Yachts in order to provide excellent service for both clients and the business alike. She is delighted to be a part of such a sophisticated and professional team of brokers & sales agents in Southern California.

Bill Kahn
Sales Agent

Bill is a native Californian from Long Beach where his family started him boating when he was four years old with his Naples Sabot in Alamitos Bay. After graduating from Norwich University in Vermont he entered the Army as a First Lieutenant, then headed back to California. He has been boating along the East Coast and into New England, as well as through the Caribbean. On the West Coast, he has been coastal cruising in California and into Mexico.  Bill’s family has excelled in marathon speed waterskiing with his son being the Junior Boy’s National Champion and his daughter being the Girl’s National Champion, as well as being the Junior Ladies World Champion.  He is proud of his children’s many accomplishments and shared love for the water.

Bill’s many years of experience in the marine and service industry make him the right person to help you in the purchase or sale of your next power or sailboat.

Craig Watkins
Sales Agent

Craig is a native Southern Californian who started boating in his early teens by way of the scuba diving industry. His first boat was a 12.5 AVON that Craig used for exploring the underwater gardens from Florida, Mexico and to our offshore Channel Islands. After a 14-year stint in his family’s Ventura county automotive dealerships, economic reality gave him the opportunity to re-enter his love of the marine world as the Oxnard store manager of Southern California’s largest Sea Ray dealer. In the preceding years, Craig had the good fortune to represent to Tri-County residents boat lines from Maxum, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Hunter, Beneteau, Silverton, C&C, Navigator, Jeanneau, Shamrock and most recently Catalina.

Craig believes in giving back to his community. He has been a sheriff search-recovery diver, proctor for US Power Squadron public boating classes for many years and currently is a board member of the Tri-County BBB and Ventura County Boy Scouts of America. Craig and his wife Christy live on the water at Channel Islands Harbor and relax by boating in their Hunter ALURA or the Boston Whaler DAUNTLESS.

Rick Christensen
Sales Agent

Rick has been boating for 40 years around the Channel Islands under both sail and power. Growing up with Sunfish and Sabots, his family later had a 32′ Luhrs that they fished and dove the local islands in. At age 15, Rick began commercial fishing, followed by tournament sport fishing, and then both local and long-distance offshore sailboat racing.

Living aboard their first cruising sailboat from 1992 to 2001, Rick and his wife spent two years sailing to places like Mexico, Marquises Islands, Tuamotus, Tahiti, French Polonaise, Tonga and New Zealand, just to name a few. After living on land for a few years, they decided to rent out their Camarillo home and move aboard their 60′ ketch with their two children. Rick and his family recently sold their sailboat, upgraded to a 70’ Ocean Alexander and are planning on cruising to Alaska, Canada and the North Pacific in the future.

Over 22 years of helping clients find their dream boats and selling when the time is right, Rick feels very fortunate to be able to combine his love for boating with his profession.

Laurence Sunderland
Sales Agent

Born on the southern coast of England, Laurence grew up on the water, learning to sail before learning to ride a bike. From his beginnings in the UK, to his nine years in Australia, to his present home near Los Angeles, Laurence has been involved in seafaring for most of his life. His professional life as a British-trained Shipwright has him servicing and delivering yachts to and from Mexico, Hawaii, and Australia, as well as up and down the West Coast. Laurence brings a lifetime of boating experience to the field of yacht sales and is uniquely equipped to help you find the boat that is right for you and your family.

David Quillin
Sales Agent

David’s history with boating started as a young child fishing and sailing on Lake Erie. He became hooked on boating early in life. So, when he moved to Southern California as a young adult, he bought a trailerable fishing boat which he would launch out of Santa Barbara. David fished the northern islands of the Santa Barbara Channel and, before long, realized he needed a bigger boat. He soon graduated to a 41-foot trawler and cruised the Channel Islands and coast with his family and friends, furthering his need for time on the water. Since then he has owned many sail and power boats, leading him to experience the islands of Southern California on his personal boats, as well as his friends’ and clients’ boats.

David’s brokerage background dates back to 1991. Throughout his time selling and sea-trialing hundreds of boats, David acquired considerable knowledge of countless boat designs and has made many friends from the boating industry. Furthermore, he has been fortunate to crew on 85 to 115-foot yachts up and down the west coast from San Diego to Vancouver, in addition to Cabo, Panama, and Florida.

David identifies with boat buyers of all kinds and realizes the importance that boats have on creating a healthy balance in life. This can mean serious or casual fishing, scuba diving, exploring the beautiful Santa Barbara Channel, or just hanging out on the water in the marina.

LONG BEACH

Capt. Tim Hagan
Associate Broker

Tim Hagan holds a current Coast Guard 100-ton Masters License. He is a Marine Corp Veteran, a life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and also a Member American Legion Post 291, Newport Beach. He is a Flag Member of the American Legion Yacht Club, and Charter Member of the American Legion Scuba Club. Tim is a Past Commander of the Alamitos Sail & Power Squadron, with the Grade of Senior Navigator, and is the Squadron Vessel Safety Examiner. He has been very involved in the local boating community, and in boating education. His easy-going manner, combined with a solid work ethic, gets results for his clients. Both buyers and sellers have expressed their appreciation for his professionalism.

Michael Brockman
Sales Agent

Michael Brockman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He started boating at the young age of 14 and owned his first power boat at 15. Michael has been involved in well over 200 yacht sale transactions of every type both domestically and internationally since he retired as National Sales Manager for a New York based Apparel Company in 2005. While versed in every type of sale and purchase, he developed an expertise in powerboats as the Director of Power Boat Sales at a leading New England Boat Dealer. Whether working on an 18’ to 85’ powerboat or sailboat transaction, Michael’s knowledge is sure to be helpful in either a small local or a complex international transaction. He looks for the best value for his client’s needs, while looking for boats of the finest pedigree. “I treat my clients like I would want to be treated.” This almost always results in a long lasting, close, friendly relationship with his clients. “In this business you meet some wonderful people and lots of times you sell them their dream yacht.” Michael lives in Belmont Shore and works in the Long Beach Office.

Jim Dragomir
Sales Agent

Boating has been a passion of Jim’s since the 70s. He started sailing in 1973 on a 40 Ft Trimaran master, and raced that vessel for 10 years during the 70s and 80s in Southern California. He continued with Yacht Club racing until the early 90s, then started buying his own sail and power boats, and providing sailing lessons to clients. Jim has lived on three vessels over the last 40 years, and currently lives on his Sea Ray in Alamitos Bay.

In 2014, Jim retired from the Aerospace industry Space Shuttle/Rocket programs, which had been his career for 25 years, all while continually having fun boating.

Jim belonged to Seal Beach Yacht Club, and is now with the Navy Yacht Club, as well as being a member of the United States Naval Sailing Foundation for the last six years.

In 2014, Jim ran Dick Simon Yachts in Long Beach, moving to Flying Cloud Yachts (FCY) in 2017, and assisted FCY to become Denison Yachting in 2019.

He’s having a great time working in the boating industry assisting many new and returning boaters.

NEWPORT BEACH

Don Ross
Associate Broker

Don was raised in Newport Beach, California, and started boating at the age of five in local yacht club youth programs. He began formal sailboat racing in local regattas when he was twelve, and currently continues his enthusiasm for sailing in international races. Don became a certified sailing instructor with the American Sailing Association (ASA) in 1985. That same year, he earned his 100 Ton Master of Steam, Motor or Sail USCG License. In 1989, he began delivering yachts all over the world, including deliveries from Newport Beach to Spain, Ecuador, and Aruba, as well as many other Ports O‘call. Don enjoys sharing his lifetime of maritime knowledge through selling yachts, and providing hands on instruction to his clients. Don was the founder of Heritage Yacht Sales and works as an associate broker in the Seacoast-Heritage Newport Beach office.

Ray Wilson
Sales Agent

Ray started in yacht sales after retiring from a marketing career in 2000. A longtime owner of both motor and sail boats he started selling boats in the San Pedro/Long Beach area working for a local brokerage for 5 years before embarking on a 6 year cruising adventure that took he and his wife Peggy and their two cats Layla and Blue, to many exotic ports and even more exotic adventures throughout Mexico, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, after which they decided to return home so that they could fully participate in the torturing of their young Grandkids.

After landing in the San Diego area Ray opened and headed up a successful new office in San Diego for Heritage Yacht Sales which facilitated Heritage becoming the Catalina and Hunter dealership for the area. For the last 3 years Ray has owned and operated Catalina Coast Yacht Sales but is now looking forward to joining forces with Seacoast and harnessing the huge resources that only a large media savvy yacht brokerage can provide. With 5 offices and 19 sales associates from Santa Barbara to San Diego, Seacoast can serve both sellers and buyers in making the best decisions when considering the buying and selling of their boats.

Although Ray has owned, lived on, and extensively cruised boats he actually came to boating later than most people and therefore feels that one of his strengths as a broker is that he still vividly remembers the uncertainty, hopes and fears as well as the learning curve that confronts a new buyer when they start to consider buying their first boat and he feels that his particular journey allows him to more effectively relate and help them through the process.

LA HARBOR

Tony Duni
Associate Broker & Co-owner

Tony Duni started in the boat business in 1974, working at Yacht Haven Marina. He has been a licensed yacht broker since 1987 and purchased Heritage Yachts in in Newport Beach in 2005. Growing the business, he added locations in Long Beach, San Diego, Wilmington and San Pedro and added several lines of new boats over the years. Tony is an active boater, owning a 45′ Mainship Trawler and an active sailor, crewing in local races and owning several small sailboats. He is a member of the U.S. Power Squadron and a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and member of the California Yacht Brokers Association. Tony maintains ownership interest in Seacoast-Heritage Yacht Sales and is the current owner of Yacht Haven Marina in L.A.

Mark Davenport
Sales Agent

Mark Davenport was born and raised on the West Coast of Florida and grew up in a family that owned large motor yachts. He worked his way through college as a dive master and then served active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Mark moved to California in 1999 and has been in yacht sales ever since, having gained extensive experience in both power, sailboats, maintenance, repairs and yacht restoration. With almost 20 years in the yacht sales industry, he has been helping his clients find their perfect boats in both pre-owned as well as new with many years selling new, popular brand name boats such as Catalina and Hunter sailboats as well as Mainship, Marlow Pilot, Elling and Eastern motor yachts.

Mark believes that the key to a successful broker-client relationship begins with open and honest dialogue about the needs and expectations of the client and a thorough explanation of the purchase or sales process and that the transaction should always be FUN!

Mark has logged over 20,000 nm as a professional skipper, doing deliveries throughout the Caribbean, the East Coast and the West Coast from Washington to Mexico. Mark has also owned and personally restored two large cruising sailboats, high performance racing sailboats, as well as owning many different types of powerboats. There are not many yacht sales professionals in the industry that have such a broad background of experience in all aspects of the boating lifestyle, all of which helps Mark find his clients their perfect dream boat!

SAN DIEGO

Paul Appleton
Associate Broker

Paul was introduced to the Southern California Maritimes through sports fishing from the time he was five. No surprise, the Southern California Coastal atmosphere and harbors inspired Paul’s dream of owning a boat someday.

Intrigued by studies in air and sea navigation, Paul joined the US Coast Guard to become a navigator and Search and Rescue specialist. He learned his craft in piloting and precision navigation while aboard his first ship, USCG Cutter Spar, an ice breaking buoy tender, operating off the coasts of New England and Canada. Afterwards, Paul enjoyed sea time in Alaska, Hawaii and served aboard the Patrol Boat, Cutter Point Divide in Newport Beach, CA. During his sea and shore duty, Paul learned about yachts and the pleasure craft industry from the perspective of a Seaman, Search and Rescue Controller, and Law Enforcement Mission Coordinator. He also enjoyed coastal sailing during my leisure time, making many crossings to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands.

Paul love’s working with people who are looking to sell and buy yachts. He strives to affect smooth, timely transitions with a persistent, hands on approach. Listening carefully, he builds confidence and trust by addressing questions or concerns as they are presented. Years of experience at sea and knowledge of pleasure craft equips Paul to introduce or inspire yacht owners in hopes they too will enjoy many happy and safe days on the water.

Seacoast Yachts is an outstanding full-service yacht brokerage and Paul is proud to be serving buyers and sellers from our San Diego office.