California Office Brokers
Cell: 714 322 1667
Forty years at Ardell has made Tom particularly knowledgeable in ocean going sail and power yachts ranging in size from 30' to 200'.
Having grown up in Newport Beach, California where his family had a number of sail and power boats, Tom was fortunate to have participated in many offshore blue water yacht races which include 14 Transpac races to Hawaii, one Tahiti Race and numerous other races and cruises to Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean. His sailing accomplishments include overall winner of the 1963 Transpac Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii, Class winner of the 1992 Double Handed Race to Hawaii aboard a Nelson Marek 70' ultralight.
Tom looks forward to helping you find the right vessel for your boating needs.
Tel: 949 642 5735
My association with Ardell spans nineteen rewarding years. My strong background in marketing has provided me with a high success rate in matching buyers and sellers for both power and sailing vessels ranging from 30' to 250'.
I've been privileged to have traveled the world with many of my clients to locate yachts which suit their individual requirements. I've also been fortunate to have sailed in most all oceans worldwide. This experience has rewarded me both personally and professionally. I would like to share my experiences and enthusiasm for boating with you, buyers and sellers, for many years to come.
Please feel free to call upon me.
Cell: 714 299 1286
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dennis was introduced to boating at the age of eight, cruising the Columbia river on the family sailboat. He crewed on various boats to Canada and the San Juan Islands in the summer. He moved to Southern California to work in the aerospace industry, sailing on weekends out of Newport Harbor. Looking for a change, in the late '60's he signed on as a sailing instructor at the Ardell Sailing School in Newport Beach, was later offered a new boat sales position and has been on board ever since, except for a two year sabbatical in the late'70's to captain a 57' S & S sailboat.
Over the years, Dennis has participated in numerous sailing races to Hawaii and Mexico and has cruised the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. His on the water experience has proven invaluable when matching clients' requirements to specific boats. With over three decades of experience in the yacht brokerage market, Dennis knows where to find the right boat for his clients.
His strong background in brokerage contracts and negotiation are the result of his past tenure as manager of Ardell's Newport Beach office. He has served the past 5 years on the Board of Directors of the California Yacht Brokers Association, as its President in 1995 and for 4 years on its Arbitration Panel.
Dennis strives to make his clients' yacht purchase or sale as easy and enjoyable as possible. "It's my goal to establish long-term relationships with all my clients, and I'm very fortunate to have the resources of one of the finest brokerage houses in the world backing me up".
Cell: 949 933 8329
A Southern California native, Todd Rittenhouse started boating at a young age, learning to sail Sabots and going on trips with his father to Catalina. As a teenager, he worked as a deckhand aboard sail and powerboats, participating in charters and deliveries all over Southern California.
Todd attended the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, where he attained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marine Transportation and an unlimited tonnage USCG license. Prior to joining Ardell, he worked as a navigation officer aboard tankers, dynamically positioned drill ships, and ocean-going and harbor tugboats.
Todd uses his unique marine background and knowledge to help his clients achieve their yachting goals.
Cell: 949 400 8776
Bill, pretty much a native Southern Californian having arrived here at the age of three, specializes in sportfishers, large motor yachts to 200' and larger, new construction projects, yacht design and systems consulting.
He finds it difficult to venture too far from the water having started his love for the sea when he was a young boy working as a deck hand which he says "was a great experience." After leaving college and completing a tour of duty in South East Asia for Uncle Sam, Bill spent a short time in law enforcement before pursuing a career in yacht brokerage which goes back to 1972.
With an addiction to ocean fishing and cruising which, after all these years, hasn't changed, Bill has cruised and fished both the East and West Coasts including Panama to Alaska. Bill has established a working relationship with major shipyards in Europe, the East Coast and Pacific Northwest.
Extremely dedicated to his clients, Bill puts a great deal of energy into finding the right yacht for his customers. If you're looking for a tournament sportfisher, long range fishing vessel or motor yacht, either previously owned or new construction, Bill will be an invaluable asset in helping to locate the right vessel for your boating requirements.
Cell: 760 809 6333
Bill grew up in Ohio boating and fishing the local lakes and rivers, as well as the Great Lakes. After moving to San Diego in 1976, he learned to sail and in 1978 made his first sailing trip to Hawaii. Soon after returning to San Diego he started in the yacht sales business. In 1983 Bull started Coastline Yachts and became the Chris Craft dealer in San Diego, adding Ocean Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Tollycraft and Blackfin to his inventory through the late eighties. In 1990 Bill started Palmer Yachts with a focus on the brokerage of late model fiberglass powerboats. In 2003 Bill joined Ardell and has been very successful in listings and selling both power and sailing yachts.
Aside from having sold many fine yachts, he has assisted in several refits and arranged for yachts transportation throughout the world. Bill looks forward to applying his experience and knowledge to help you find your dream boat.
Cell: 949 500 5885
Originally from the Western Pennsylvania area, Mason Staring had his first taste for boating aboard his father's Chris-Craft and Owens in the Pittsburgh area. Along with summers in Pompano Beach, sailing and boating on the intra-coastal helped Mason realize his dream was to eventually get into the boating industry.
He attended college in Utah sailing on Mountain Lakes whenever possible. Prior to becoming a yacht broker, Mason was in real estate for several years which helped him prepare for the yacht brokerage business. In 1987 he moved to Newport Beach from Salt Lake City where he immediately procured a position selling new and brokerage sailboats. From that time on he has steadily increased his knowledge of the yachting industry and joined Ardell in the Fall of 2000.
"Honesty, courtesy, patience and follow-up are key ingredients which make service the key in the yachting business. After over 13 years in the industry I have built up an extensive client base and a loyal following."
Ardell Yacht and Ship Brokers
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1550 S.E. 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States
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2101 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States