Dan has been involved in boating since age 10 when he built his first boat with his father a 8′ row boat and later a 12′ Hydroplane. Over the last 40 years, he has owned various types of boats from ski boats, day cruisers to Motor Yachts.
He holds a 100 ton Masters License with the United States Coast Guard and has been involved in Yacht deliveries and Yacht Charters. Dan has also developed a practical boat training program for the first time boater or for those who would like a refresher course.
Dan has 18 years Yacht Brokerage experience. During that time he has been involved in all aspects of the Brokerage Business to include the listing and selling of boats, purchasing, negotiations, and closing of the deal.
His goal is to provide a professional, low key, no pressure, approach to selling or finding you the boat of your dreams.
Growing up in Southern California Christine’s grandparents opened the first brokerage on Catalina Island when she was a small child. She would spend every weekend helping her grandfather get boats ready for the water and continues that passion today.
Christine’s “hands on-the-water” and “hands-on-experience” on boats has given her the ability to help customers determine and find the proper yacht for their needs.
She enjoys providing service to her clients, whether in the form of coordinating after purchase projects, finding a suitable crew, or taking care of a myriad of miscellaneous details.
She is diligent in helping her clients, brokers and their clients efficiently complete the purchase and/or sale of a vessel. Personally, she enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, boating, anything involving water. Land based passions are gardening, yoga and spending time with her daughter.
She has solo piloted three separate international waters trips and has learned her respect for the Sea.
John F. Colby
The old man joins up again with his buddy Dan Snope at the newly founded “SOUND YACHT SALES” in Gig Harbor Washington. Dan, Mark, and John bring a collective of over 100 years of boating experience, to this new company.
John Colby grew up on the waters of Puget sound and the Columbia River. At midlife, he spent 23 seasons commercial fishing in Alaska. In advanced life, he was a Yacht Broker on Lake Union with the “Big Boys”. Actually, John was originally trained as a marine biologist (More correctly a Naturalist) from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. When you go on a boat ride with John he will explain, en route, every marine bird and marine mammal that you might encounter. Even their scientific names if you are interested.
John Colby bought his first boat at age 6 and has been on, around and under the waters of the Columbia River to the end of the Aleutian Peninsula for his entire
Mark brings 20 years of his experience in the marine industry to my firm. His expertise covers marina management, overseas importation of yachts, the building of yachts, and 13 years of experience in yacht sales. He is a true “yachtsman” and you can be sure that he will only represent those yachts that will meet the highest standards. I welcome his addition to my brokerage.
His love for boats started at an early age and progressed from there. At 18 he worked as a deckhand on tugboats plying Puget Sound. From there to the Merchant Marine. Later on to yacht sales, the building of boats in Taiwan, and commissioning. He has owned many yachts both power and sail ranging from 32 to 52 feet. He has offshore crossings and is familiar with vessels that are so capable.
Tom has been boating since 1968 he has lived in New York, Miami, and Gig harbor. He started as the first mate on his family fishing boat in the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on year-round charters. While in Miami he sailed on Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. He has owned both wood and fiberglass power and sail boats ranging from 26 to 54 feet. He is currently boating on the Puget Sound on his 36 foot Egg Harbor.