Seattle Yachts, a boat dealer and brokerage firm with offices in the Pacific Northwest and South Florida, has acquired Cabrillo Yacht Sales in San Diego, Calif. This announcement comes on the heels of Seattle Yachts opening their first east coast office in Palm Beach, Fla. in 2018. Cabrillo Yacht Sales and Seattle Yachts share the same new boat brands, Northwest and Tayana.
“It was a natural fit for us to acquire Cabrillo Yacht Sales given that we share some of the same brands, but also because of Seattle Yacht’s growth strategy,” said Peter Whiting, Seattle Yacht’s Managing Partner. “Cabrillo’s location, which is on Americas Cup Harbor on N. Harbor Drive in San Diego, gives us penetration into a market where we already know our customers are either in or cruising to as a destination.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Seattle Yachts team,” said Dan Peter, previous owner of Cabrillo Yachts. “Our sales team is excited to have access to brands like Nimbus Boats, Whitehaven Yachts, Alaskan Yachts, and all the others that Seattle Yachts brings to the table. Additionally, we are excited to take advantage of Seattle Yachts’ marketing efforts which are among the best in the industry.” Dan Peter will remain with the company as Managing Broker in the San Diego office.
The Cabrillo acquisition now gives Seattle Yachts a presence in Seattle, Wash., Anacortes, Wash., San Diego, Calif., Palm Beach, Fla., as well as satellite brokers in the San Juan Islands and the Philippines.
“We are excited for the future,” Whiting said. “Having locations in major boating destinations on both coasts will truly allow us to serve our customers better and expand our new yacht offerings.”