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.

Now having the opportunity to serve you in more than one location, As we now have an office in Seattle and Anacortes, We now represent six new lines of boats.

The Crew

Fred Parker, Broker

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

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

jeff-boonJeff Boon is our newest addition to the team in Seattle! Jeff is a true Northwesterner who grew up in Kirkland where he boated 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 been working his way through the ASA Sailing Certification and currently on the hunt for the sailboat of his dreams! 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
Anacortes / South 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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Keith Perry, Broker at Large

keithKeith is a “Broker at Large” and handles both power and sail.  You can find him most often at the Seattle office or roaming Shilshole Marina.

Keith grew up spending his summers on the New Jersey Shore and later at Cape Cod sailing and boating aboard the several vessels built by his father including a custom bilge keel friendship sloop designed by prolific boat designer Phil Bolger. In 2012 he left Chicago for Seattle moving aboard an Eagle 53 pilothouse trawler in Shilshole Bay Marina while still continuing his position as an alternative investment specialist assisteing high net worth investors, family offices, institutional clients and retail investors with portfolio diversification. In early 2015 he retired from his brokerage firm and now is looking forward to a new challenge assisting our clients with their yachting lifestyle.
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Kathy Crain, Broker at Large
San Juan Islands

Kathy-CrainKathy handles our sales activities for the San Juan Islands.  She is knowledgeable about both power and sailboats. She can be found most often at Roche Harbor.

Kathy is an island girl through and through!  She has lived on San Juan Island for the past 30+ years,  of which 14 of those years were spent living aboard and cruising North into the Canadian waters…   Her interests:  She loves to cruise, fish, hike, and scuba dive.  During the summer months you can always find her at the docks, either  showing boats, or doing maintenance varnish on a yacht or two.  In the winter months she produces many facets of art glass for private residence / commercial, and glass jewelry.  She and her kitty, “Cheddar” live in Roche Harbor.
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Chelsea Hughes, Marketing Mgr.

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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Jon Allsop, Broker at Large
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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Jan Whiting, Principal

Jan WhitingJan interacts and 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.
Seattle and Anacortes

PW-ImagePeter oversees activities in both Seattle and Anacortes 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