Santa Barbara, with its wonderful climate and beautiful mountain vistas, is often called the Mediterranean of the California coast. The city wharf to the northeast and Leadbetter beach to the west borders the harbor. There are over 1100 slips that range in size from 20-110’. There is still an active fishing fleet in the harbor with over 75 commercially licensed vessels plying the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel.
Speaking of the channel, Santa Barbara is just a short trip from the famous Channel Islands National Park, which consists of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands. If you like free diving, kayaking and just plain old “gunkholing” then these island coves are a perfect place to explore. For the more adventurous, Catalina Island is 90 miles away to the Southeast. 50 miles to the west and north is Point Conception, listed as one of the seven most formidable capes in the world.
Closer to home, The Santa Barbara Yacht Club holds “Wet Wednesday” races 9 months out of the year as well as several club cruises to the Channel Islands and Catalina. There is a youth sailing program and of course, there is terrific surfing right off the breakwater and Leadbetter beach.
The harbor is located just a short walk from State Street, the main shopping district of beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. If you want to sightsee, you can catch a bus right in the harbor that will take you up State Street to the famous Santa Barbara Mission. There are plenty of stops along the way so you can explore the town as well.
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.
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 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.
Seacoast Yachts of Santa Barbara
125 Harbor Way #11, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805.962.8195 office • 805.965.4206 fax