Who Are We?

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 and Florida!
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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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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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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Dan Sammis, Broker
Jupiter, Florida

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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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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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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Chuck Seaman, Broker
Anacortes, WA

chuckChuck 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.

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Jon Allsop, Broker at Large

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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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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Lisa McFadden, Office Manager
Anacortes, WA

lisaLisa 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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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