19 seasoned yachting professionals to guide you whether buying or selling a yacht.
We help our clients find success worldwide, whether locating the perfect boat or coordinating shipping outside the US.
Let us help you navigate the often murky process of buying & selling yachts, and finding a slip to call home.
We develop strong relationships built on trust by committing ourselves to provide dedicated, personalized guidance.
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 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.
Patti has been fortunate to grow up in and around Santa Barbara Harbor, sailing and cruising with her family since early childhood. While always involved with boating life, she worked in technology sales for 9 years before coming to Seacoast in 2013. She is an active sailor and racer year round with a local big boat, a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and a true professional in managing the busy Seacoast offices. Patti is also a Notary Public, providing services for both Seacoast clients and others around the harbor.
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.
CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR
Broker of Record & Co-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.
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 is a native Southern Californian that 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.
I have been boating for 40 years around Channel Islands, both sail and power. Starting out in Sunfish and Sabots, my family later had a 32′ Luhrs that we fished and dove the local islands. At 15, I began commercial fishing, followed by tournament sport fishing, then later both local and long-distance offshore sailboat races. My wife and I lived aboard our first cruising sailboat from 1992 to 2001, also spending 2 years cruising it to Mexico, Marquises Islands, Tuomotus, Tahiti, French Polonaise, Tonga, New Zealand. We recently rented out our home and moved aboard our new 60′ ketch, preparing for what we hope to be a circumnavigation in the near future with our 2 children. Over 15 years of helping clients find their dream boats and selling when the time is right, I am fortunate to combine my personal love for boating with my profession.
Associate Broker & Co-owner
David Goodner has brokered yachts out of Vintage Marina, Channel Islands Harbor, Ca. for over 31 years.
David started Channel Islands Yacht Brokerage in 1994 and was Broker, owner for 24 years. In May of 2017 Channel Islands Yacht Brokerage was sold and is now operated as Seacoast Yachts Channel Islands with Bob Nahm as Broker. David and his wife Lisa have taken the opportunity to retire and spend more time with their horses as well as boating and travel. David has kept his license with Seacoast Yachts which affords him the ability to still work with existing clients and referrals. David also has his 100 ton US Coast Guard Captains license and has spent decades operating vessels in our local waters.
Capt. Tim Hagan
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 was born in Boston, Massachusetts and 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 has 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.
Gary Schneider was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Southern California in 1956. After spending 4 years in the Air Force, he started his civilian career with IBM Corporation and worked in management with RCA, GE and Whirlpool throughout the western United States. During this time he raised four children, and is now the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. His boating career started while in the Air Force and has continued for the past 40 years, starting with various ski boats and power yachts for family vacations and trips to Catalina. Currently he owns a 41′ Silverton Motor Yacht with his wife, Cathy. They have sailed together in the Virgin Islands as well as the Atlantic Coast of New England and the Southern California Coast. Upon moving to Long Beach in 1995, he joined Shoreline Yacht Club and became Commodore in 2005. He is currently a certified sailing instructor with American Sailing Association.
Tim grew up in Palos Verdes, sailing in King Harbor since age 7 and racing by age 9. A dedicated racer, he has participated in most every seasons Twilight series, Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race, and many Ensenada races. Not just a sailor, Tim has cruised extensively along the entire west coast, USVI & BVI, as well as crossed the Atlantic 4 times from Antigua to Viarreggio, Italy. With a deep love for all things ocean related, Tim continues to make time for racing, cruising, diving, and surfing. His lifetime of varied boating has provided Tim with a broad knowledge of most boats. After 12 years of yacht sales, with 8 of them Catalina, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Seacoast team.
See Tim’s Blog here: www.homeishermosabeach.com
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.
Barry grew up on the water in Long Beach sailing Sabots, Skimmers, Lido 14’s and was very active in sailboat racing. His father, Harry Wood was a famous sailboat champion in different classes. Barry started selling Columbia Sailboats with Duncan McIntosh and then with Eddie Arnold selling Islanders, Macgregors and brokerage boats. Barry had his own brokerage office in Newport.He and his wife Sheila worked for H & S Yachts in Newport for 18 years and was the project manager for the Macgregor line and at one time was delivering 4 boats a month. Barry is a former Long Beach Lifeguard and a very active alumni. He was on the boat that won the Long Beach Yacht Clubs Hero Regatta in 2014 against 12 other teams. He is a US Army Veteran with a Purple Heart. Barry enjoys fishing on his Boston Whaler and in Baja, Mexico and has cruised sailboats with his family in the Virgin Islands, Mexico and Tahiti. He is avid sailboat racer with numerous championships. He has been a licensed Yacht broker and salesman for over 50 years and has long relationships with his clients he has served.
Dewey is a native Californian, born and raised in Long Beach. His boating experience started at age 10 with his father fishing in local Southern California waters. During his 40 years of working at Bellflower Unified School District as Manager of Maintenance and Operations, he quickly picked up knowledge in many areas of mechanics and professional trades. He bought his first boat in 1992 and has owned many power boats since then and always known for doing his own mechanical work on every boat he has owned. Since he retired in 2013, he spends most of his free time on his boat and helping other boaters. He and his wife, Kathy live in Huntington Beach for the past 30 years, and enjoy their 33 Tiara, slipped in Newport Beach. They enjoy taking their boat to Catalina and up and down the Southern Californian coast.
Dewey is a Staff Commodore and active officer with Balboa Basin Yacht Club since 1999. He has gained an abundance of knowledge and will easily share with others. Dewey is a true professional with the dedication and loyalty you need to lead you to the best boat fitted for you.
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 and 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 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!
I was introduced to the Southern California Maritimes through sports fishing from the time I was five. No surprise, the Southern California Coastal atmosphere and harbors inspired my dream of owning a boat someday.
Intrigued by studies in air and sea navigation, I joined the US Coast Guard to become a navigator and Search and Rescue specialist. I learned my craft in piloting and precision navigation while aboard my first ship, USCG Cutter Spar, an ice breaking buoy tender, operating off the coasts of New England and Canada. Afterwards, I enjoyed sea time in Alaska, Hawaii and I served aboard the Patrol Boat, Cutter Point Divide in Newport Beach, CA. During my sea and shore duty, I learned about yachts and the pleasure craft industry from the perspective of a Seaman, Search and Rescue Controller, and Law Enforcement Mission Coordinator. I also enjoyed coastal sailing during my leisure time, making many crossings to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands.
I love working with people who are looking to sell and buy yachts. I strive to affect smooth, timely transitions with a persistent, hands on approach. Listening carefully, I build confidence and trust by addressing questions or concerns as they are presented. Years of experience at sea and knowledge of pleasure craft equips me 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 I am proud to be serving buyers and sellers from our San Diego office.