With over 25 years of experience in the boating industry, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge to the sales department. His extensive boating and marine industry experience combined with his degree in Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture studies gives him good balance in many facets of boat buying/ selling, handling, design and construction.
Dan has a passion for boating and has sailed most of his life. He holds several American Sailing Association instructor certifications and had a US Coast Guard Masters license. From daysailing to bareboat chartering to performance racing, Dan has taught hundreds of adults and juniors the sport of sailing. He has organized numerous sailing events, cruising functions, race series, and is currently the chair for the Mark Meyer Opening Day Regatta at the Seattle Yacht Club. Dan and his wife Lisa are both sailing enthusiasts. Besides campaigning their J/22 “Bullet” throughout the race season, they enjoy cruising and chartering around the world. Dan has lived, worked, and sailed throughout the Caribbean, Midwest, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. He has extensive charter, racing, and cruising experience on a wide variety of yachts.
Boating in the Northwest became more than just sailing for Dan when Marine Servicenter became the American Tug dealer in 2004. Dan’s experience with trawler style powerboats includes customer training and several deliveries on American Tugs and other trawlers. Most recently Dan and his wife Lisa cruised an American Tug 435 from Sitka to Ketchikan Alaska and then later from Sullivan Bay to Anacortes.
Dan has been a member of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) since 2000 and has been a NYBA Board Member since 2009 moving to the Executive Committee serving as Secretary in 2010 and Vice President in 2011 & 2012. Dan is also the chair of the NYBA Grow Boating Committee. Past NYBA committees have included the Boat Show Committee, Joint NMTA/ NYBA Sailing Committee, and Grow Boating Committee. He is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) since 2004 and has been recognized by Jeanneau, Tartan, & Hunter on several occasions for outstanding performance.
Dan is an industry leader attending International Dealer meetings for several brands, Regional, National, & International Boat Shows, and has many contacts in the marine industry nationwide with manufacturers, dealers, and brokers to compare experiences and share knowledge with.
Dan is happy to share his boating and professional knowledge to help customers find the right boat to fit their particular needs. Visit Dan at either the Marine Servicenter Seattle office or meet him in our Bellingham where he spends a lot of his time as well. Send Dan an email at email@example.com.
Jeff has been passionate about boating from an early age, learning to sail on the shores of Lake Erie at age 14. This love of the water, has led to years of racing dinghies and keel boats of all sizes in Ohio, Florida, and the PNW including trips up & down the inside passage to Alaska.
Over the years Jeff has owned and lived on several sail and power boats and understands the importance of finding the right boat to fit one’s lifestyle. He has cruised throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and Caribbean. After 18 years in management in information technology, Jeff decided to follow his passion for boats and help others find the exact boat to ignite their own dreams on the water.
Jeff has been selling boats with Marine Servicenter for over 12 years and has been a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) Since 2009.
As a sales representative for Ullman Sails, Jeff brings the world class design and quality of Ullman Sails to Marine Servicenter’s full service offerings. Jeff can be found at the Seattle office located at 2442 Westlake Ave N or can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan is a native Seattleite and has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime and hospitality industries. He has worked all over the world in Europe, the Caribbean, and across the United States. Before coming to Marine Servicenter, he was the general manager of the Wharf Marina in Washington D.C. His previous career included being the Captain/Engineer of a 112’ Westport private yacht along the Atlantic Seaboard and in the Bahamas. He also ran private yachts in the Pacific Northwest and he was a Captain with a fleet of vessels operating in Washington DC, Miami, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Before his career in Yachting, Ryan managed valet parking operations in Seattle and in Atlanta. Ryan has combined his experience in customer service and love for working on boats. He is excited to be a part of the Seattle boating community! Ryan can be found at the Seattle office located at 2442 Westlake Ave N or can be reached via email at email@example.com.
At sixteen, John and a friend impulsively pooled their money and bought a beat-up Hobie Beach Cat. It ignited a life-long journey for all things sailing and maritime. That beat-up cat was only the first of many boats, from racing dinghies to blue water cruisers. John is grateful to have boating in his life. It led him to his closest friends and most incredible adventures!
John has sailed hundreds of races, crossed oceans, and cruised many of the world’s most beautiful locations! One of his greatest joys is sharing his passion and knowledge with others. John is a U.S. Sailing instructor, an American Sailing Association Instructor, and does private custom instruction. He holds a USCG Master’s License with an International 500GT endorsement. John and his wife live aboard their Jeanneau Yacht 51, spending their time cruising the incredible waters of the Pacific Northwest.
After a long career in corporate leadership, he turned his full-time professional focus to the passion that began so long ago. He is a working merchant mariner, a yacht sales professional, and a boating educator. John believes the Water Rat said it best, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” John can be found at the Seattle office located at 2442 Westlake Ave N or can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff was born in Santa Clara California in 1963. He started sailing at the age of four with his Father in San Francisco Bay and has never stopped. A graduate of San Jose State University with a BA degree in music. Jeff has owned and competitively raced Dinghy’s, Catamarans, and Monohulls from 27’to 70’. Has logged many Coastal trips and 4 Trans-Pacific races. Currently owns Nexus a Beneteau Farr design 38 first. Jeff started working in the Marine Industry in 1988 at Santa Cruz Yachts under the direction of Bill Lee. Where he helped design the interior layout and the jigs to the SC 52.
After four years and two earthquakes, Jeff moved to the North West and formed a small marine service company called Global Networks Marine. A full-service company that included complete refit, management, repair, dive service, rigging, delivery, instruction, and sales assistance. Jeff currently runs a small skippered charter business aboard his boat.
Over the years Jeff has done many things which will be of assistance moving forward. Nine years as a general contractor, Eight years as a Real Estate Professional, and a strong working knowledge in Finance. I currently hold a USCG master’s license and am working to build the Nexus Charter Brand. Offering Skippered Charters, Repair Services, Instruction and Delivery services. Jeff can be found at the Bellingham office located at 1801 Roeder Ave #128 or can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Curt has been affiliated with the marine industry for 41 years. His experience is well rounded as a broker, boat owner, and brokerage owner. As a brokerage owner, he has represented almost all boats, both power and sail from the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, China, France, and Germany. Curt is a certified powerboat instructor.
Curt has the honor of being one of the first in the nation to become CPYB certified. (Certified Professional Yacht Broker). CPYB certification means he has been trained and passed extensive testing to achieve that high standard of ethics, maritime law, marine construction, escrow accounting, licensing, and closings. Over the years Curt has had the opportunity to also be factory trained with the U.S. Marine Yacht division, Meridian Yachts, Tollycraft, Ocean Alexander, and Navigator Yachts. He served for nine years on the board of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and was president for three years. He served on the Advisory Council for the Certified Professional Yacht Brokers of North America.
Most of all Curt enjoys helping boaters find the boat of their dreams and helping those boaters that wish to sell or trade up their boat. “I have made a lifetime of friends by representing them in all aspects of the industry over the years. For that, I am deeply grateful.” Curt can be found at the Bellingham office located at 1801 Roeder Ave #128 or can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First and foremost, Captain Tom loves to share his passion for sailing with others, whether they’re charter customers, ASA students, or yacht sales customers. He has logged 10’s of thousands of miles under sail between offshore yacht deliveries, owning & operating a Hobie Catamaran sailing business, and racing on everything from a Nacra beach cat to a Swan 56’. Tom also owned and operated a yacht services and rigging business in Charleston, SC. His friendly demeanor, outgoing personality, and attention to detail help him build strong relationships with his clients. He knows that purchasing a sailboat is a big event in people’s lives, and he is ready and willing to help make it fun and enjoyable for you. Tom can be found at the San Diego office located at 2700 Shelter Island Drive or can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Mike is an avid sailor with over forty years of sailing experience up and down the Pacific coast from Canada to Mexico, along with sailing to Hawaii and around the Caribbean. Mike has 27 years of experience commissioning and servicing Jeanneau sailboats along with American and other European-built sailboat and powerboat lines. He has built and managed service departments in San Diego, Marina Del Rey, and Alameda, CA. He has also personally delivered new Jeanneau yachts to customers directly in France.
When a new yacht is delivered to the customer, Mike takes pride in walking the customers through their new product and invites them into his boating family for the entire time they have their boat. Once the new customer is introduced to Mike, they get his personal phone number, and he will answer each and every question founded on his extensive experience in the industry. If Mike does not have the answer he will find it promptly for the customer.
Mike was formally educated as a civil engineer and held a master electrician license and trained his employees ABYC and NMEA practice guidelines for the marine industry. His philosophy is to educate and create a team workplace in which employees come to work and learn engineering and electrical while enjoying work in a recreational atmosphere.
Mike believes in a team management approach utilizing the strengths of each person. He encourages a fun uplifting approach with a feeling of family showing the customer how to enjoy their investment in real-life activities in which his service team also participates in. Mike can be found at the San Diego office located at 2700 Shelter Island Drive or can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan is a native Seattleite and has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime and hospitality industries. He has worked all over the world in Europe, the Caribbean, and across the United States. Before coming to Marine Servicenter, he was the general manager of the Wharf Marina in Washington D.C. His previous career included being the Captain/Engineer of a 112’ Westport private yacht along the Atlantic Seaboard and in the Bahamas. He also ran private yachts in the Pacific Northwest and he was a Captain with a fleet of vessels operating in Washington DC, Miami, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Before his career in Yachting, Ryan managed valet parking operations in Seattle and in Atlanta. Ryan has combined his experience in customer service and love for working on boats. He is excited to be a part of the Seattle boating community!