Seattle Yachts was formed by the merging of Northwest Yachts which was founded in 1992 and Seattle Yachts (originally known as Sailboats at Shilshole) which was founded in 1983. We have a great opportunity to serve you better, with locations in Seattle, Anacortes, San Juan Island, Florida and the Philippines! We represent TEN lines of new boats for you to chose from, as well as a fleet of previously owned vessels.

The Crew

Fred Parker
Broker – Seattle, WA

FredFred specializes in trawlers with an emphasis toward DeFever.  Fred has sold more that 80 new and brokerage DeFevers in a career that spans 25 plus years.

Fred was born and raised on the Coast of Maine in a family with 150 years of combined experience in shipbuilding! Following his first job on a lobster boat at 13, he moved his way through the boatyard business as dock boy, mechanic, rigger, deck hand, delivery skipper, and finally into selling yachts at different brokerage firms. Fred and his wife jumped ship and relocated to Virginia in the early 90’s to manage a brokerage specializing in trawlers and cruising sailboats. Their next move was to Houston which the couple cruised to in their live aboard sailboat. While in Texas, Fred worked for Gulf Coast DeFever where he began to develop his relationship with the builder of DeFever Yachts that has since turned into a close friendship. Because of our enchanting Puget Sound and with family ties in the area, Fred and his wife ended their journey here in Seattle (for now). Fred is happy to back in “DeFever Land” at Seattle Yachts as we are the official dealers for this region. His knowledge and experience in the boating industry combined with his love for people make him a great fit! We are excited to have him aboard to share his expertise and help match clients with their dream boats.
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Kirk Peterson
Broker – Seattle, WA

Kirk has been selling sailboats in Seattle for the past 3 years. He also had a very successful marine electronics business for many years prior to becoming a broker.

Bio coming soon
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Jeff Boon
Broker – Seattle, WA

Jeff Boon is a true Northwesterner who grew up in Kirkland where he started boating with his Father at an early age.

As he grew, so did his family’s desire to go boating. They graduated to sailing aboard a 27′ sloop named “Loki” and spent years exploring the Pacific Northwest waterways.  In 1990, Jeff embarked upon a 26 year career within the outdoor industry in sales management which kept alive his ongoing passion for being active and spending time outside.  He maintained his enthusiasm for boating having owned a 32′ Express Cruiser for nearly 10 years with his kids getting the same great experience as he did growing up. Jeff has completed his ASA Sailing Certification and just recently moved aboard the boat his dreams! She is a beautiful 1984 Norseman 447 named “Biaggio.” Last winter, Jeff spent a week sailing throughout the British Virgin Islands reinforcing his desire to make sailing a bigger part of his life once again.  With this, Jeff brings his tremendous sales experience and passion for boating to the team here at Seattle Yachts.
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Chelsea Hughes
Marketing Manager – Seattle, WA

chelseaChelsea takes care of all the administrative duties in Seattle including advertising, boat staging, photography and boat show preparation.

As Office Manager and the Marketing Coordinator, Chelsea is involved in the process of readying your boat for sale. From advertising and signage to photography and virtual tours, Chelsea makes sure our listings are represented well. Chelsea graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Apparel Merchandising and was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega throughout her 4 years in Pullman. Chelsea grew up in Seattle and has lived here all of her life! She has been boating ever since she can remember starting out on a 28′ Contessa and then ended up on a 38′ Tollycraft with hopes of having her own boat in the future. She was in the Tyee Yacht Club and later/now a member of the Seattle Yacht Club. The San Juan Islands are her local paradise!
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Korey Scott
Broker – Anacortes, WA

Korey-ScottKorey works in our Anacortes office but you are bound to find him anywhere between Alaska and Oregon as he is always out working with his clients.

Korey was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He has been boating since young and thoroughly enjoys being on the water. He now shares the love of the water with his 3 sons, Kolten, Kaden, and Kizer. Each of his boys were aboard a boat by the age of 1 month. Korey enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect boat to suit his clients needs as well as finding creative solutions to assist in selling their boats as well. “The excitement as clients enter into the next phase of their boating life is truly a rewarding experience.” Korey prides himself on building lifelong relationships with his clients and their families. Korey is in our Anacortes office and you can often find him on the docks at Cap Sante during our beautiful Pacific Northwest summers.
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Mike Mullenberg
Broker – Anacortes, WA

terryMike joins our team as Brand Manager for Tartan and Legacy. Mike’s breadth of boat experience and knowledge started over 45 years ago sailing M-16 scows on inland lakes in Iowa.

Captivated by the power of the wind on sails and energized with entrepreneurial spirit, Mike began his 24 year marine industry career as the owner of a mid-west sailboat dealership and service yard in the mid 1970’s. Beginning as a small shop selling and servicing Sunfish, Laser, O’Day and Catalina sailboats, business grew and by the mid 1980’s, he was training and employing a half dozen sales and service specialists in a business that had grown to be one of the top ten sailboat dealers in the US market serving a 6 state area. Fast forward to 2010, Mike moved to Anacortes, Washington where he had sailed years earlier and fallen in love with the weather and cruising opportunities. In 2017, Mike decided to meld his successful Tartan/Legacy dealership into Seattle Yachts.
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Chuck Seaman
Broker – Anacortes, WA

Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge with him about boats, boating and many other things to Seattle Yachts. There seems to be nothing he can’t figure out.

As a young teenager, Chuck learned to sail from his parents in Southern California. Since then, he always knew he wanted to be close to water. He owned his first boat at age 14, and many boats since then. Chuck raced sailboats at Orange Coast College. After college, he moved, managed and relocated large yachts from California, through the Panama Canal, to multiple destinations including Martha’s Vineyard and The Bahama’s…at one point, 54 days off shore!

His resume boasts of a wide range of jobs from Pediatric Medical Research & Development to Commercial Construction for Warner Bros. Chuck eventually found his way to Anacortes in 2011, started out managing yachts and providing maintenance programs on local vessels. A few short years later Chuck was offered a Yacht Broker position and has since then, enjoyed helping people realize their dream!

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Lisa McFadden
Office Manager – Anacortes, WA

Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge with her in bookkeeping and office management skills. She previously worked for a yacht dealership, as well as at a vessel documentation company.

Lisa is no newcomer to the boating industry, having been involved since 2011, she is excited to be here and help make Seattle Yachts an even more successful dealership. Lisa grew up a ranger’s daughter in a state park on Camano Island, spending lots of time outside & near the water. She has always lived in the PNW & in 2009, she moved to Anacortes after meeting the love of her life & his daughter. It’s been a few years since they sold their last boat, so I’m sure another is in the near future. Lisa loves spending time with her friends & family, whether in her backyard or traveling on a new adventure!

Lisa is a great fit for our growing team and we are very excited to have her aboard!

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Diane Giesy
Broker – San Juan Islands, WA

Diane is a Washington native, raised in Seattle, and has spent her entire adult life in northwest boating paradise – the San Juan Islands.

My husband Bill and I live on San Juan and have been actively cruising the waters for years from Olympia to northern British Columbia, out of our home port of Roche Harbor. I enjoyed a successful career in real estate, but my passion for boating, boats and the boating community drew me to yacht brokerage. I learned in real estate that service is my product and that listening, researching inventory, and follow up is how I provide the greatest value to my clients.

I work throughout the area with a particular emphasis on Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor and would love to help you find your perfect boat! If your goal is to sell your current boat, I’d love to work to find your perfect buyer!

See you on the water!

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Jon Allsop
Broker – Anacortes/Mexico

jon-allsopJon’s specialty is mechanical and electrical systems for new boat building projects.  He also handles brokerage sales of power and sail boats.

  Jon is an experienced yacht broker and yacht systems designer. Jon was very instrumental in helping Peter when they developed the Integrity series of trawler yachts. The initial design of the Integrity 466 (pilothouse trawler) was done by Peter and Jon on a napkin with Peter at the Nanhai Hotel in Shekou, China in 2003. Jon and his wife, Mary, spend their winters in Mexico and when not selling boats in the summer, they are off cruising. Jon also is an expert skier.
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Dan Sammis
Broker – Jupiter, FL

dan-sammisDan Sammis joins Seattle Yachts having had a long and successful career as a yacht broker, working both in the Seattle and South Florida markets.

Dan has provided high quality yacht sales services, specializing in motor yachts, long range cruising yachts, sailing vessels, catamarans and power catamarans. Dan will be splitting his time between Anacortes and West Palm Beach Florida where he will be coordinating Seattle Yachts’ sales activities for the East Coast.
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Bob Bingham
Broker – Jupiter, FL

Bob is a man of many talents including boat building, refits, and restorations of classics.  Bob was recently working with Steve French in the construction of a $5.5M, 53′ sport fisher.

coming soon…
Bob engineered and built most of the interior, including some spectacular woodwork. (a “wow” when I went aboard) Bob has an extensive network of sport fishing enthusiasts and is excited to help us break into those markets in Florida.
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Phil Friedman
Marine Industry Consultant – Jupiter, FL

Phil Friedman has a long and varied background in the marine industry, as a yacht builder, boat and shipyard manager, small-craft surveyor, and as a writer/editor.

As the Managing Director of the Port Royal Group, he provides clients with the benefit of his intimate knowledge of yacht construction, major refit and repair, surveying, damage assessment, estimating, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.

As president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, Phil was responsible for executive management of a group of companies with annual gross revenues in excess of $100 million and 600 employees across the country. Under Phil’s direction, PJ developed and sold several hundred million dollars in new yacht construction and major refit work, and built and delivered more than a dozen luxury megayachts in the 30- to 60-meter range.

Before that, Phil was VP-Operations and CFO for a multi-location Hatteras and Bertram yacht dealership and chain of boatyards, employing 150 craftsmen in the commissioning, maintenance and refit of luxury yachts. Additionally, over the years, Phil provided a broad range of marine-related technical and business consulting services to a wide variety of clients, Including yacht owners, boatbuilders, marine manufacturers, and aerospace companies.

During several years as Senior Editor for Power & Motoryacht magazine, Phil tested and evaluated hundreds of yachts worldwide. He has published more than 900 articles and several books on yacht design, construction, repair and maintenance. His recently published e-Book, Ten Golden Rules for Successful New Build Projects, has received wide acclaim from industry professionals.

Some of Phil’s published writings, can be found at:   and

Phil continues actively as a consultant to yacht builders, buyers, owners, and sellers ( His more recent consulting work includes supervision of the construction of an Offshore 80 motor yacht in Taiwan, the planning and supervision of shipfitting for a 45-meter high performance composite military patrol vessel; the project planning and management of prototype construction for a new line of 65-foot high performance catamaran motor yachts; and the design, planning and supervision of the fabrication and installation of ultralight interior joinery and furniture in a number of high-performance Hovercraft patrol vessels.

Phil welcomes questions and comments, which can be sent to

Tel: 1.954.224.2145

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Brian Calvert
Broker – Subic Bay, Philippines

In 2009, Brian decided to retire and pursue his dream of sailing off into the sunset. He began his adventure by participating in the FUBAR Odyssey, a powerboat rally from San Diego to La Paz. After that he made his way across the Pacific, visiting many tropical ports of call.

coming soon…
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Jan Whiting
Principal – All Locations

Jan WhitingJan assists in the sale of new and brokerage vessels in both offices as well as boat shows. Her specialty is interior design and space utilization in new builds.

Jan grew up in Baltimore around the water and came to love boats at an early age. Her father would take her sailing aboard his Krogen ketch on the Chesapeake. Now, living and working in the Pacific Northwest, Jan gets out on the water at every opportunity. She is especially excited about the new Nimbus line of boats. Jan assists Chelsea in the staging of boats for both showings and photo shoots. She also is a gourmet cook and great entertainer. Just ask our customers and crew.
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Peter Whiting
Principal – All Locations

PW-ImagePeter oversees activities in all offices as well as handling new and brokerage sales. He is the liaison between the manufacturers and Seattle Yachts.

  Peter is a lifelong boater, having learned to sail in Northern California at the age 11. Over the years, he has boated extensively in several areas of the country. In 1998 Peter purchased Northwest Yachts and subsequently developed the Northwest series of trawler and expedition styled motor yachts. In early 2016, Northwest and Seattle Yachts agreed to merge their dealership and brokerage activities into one entity and operate under the name “Seattle Yachts”. Northwest will continue to be the brand of boats. Now Seattle Yachts has two offices to serve our client’s needs, Seattle and Anacortes.
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain