Meet The Crew
Michael Brockman was born in Boston, Massachusetts and started boating at the young age of 14 and owned his first power boat at 15. Michael has been involved in well over 200 yacht sale transactions of every type both domestically and internationally since he retired as National Sales Manager for a New York based Apparel Company in 2005. While versed in every type of sale and purchase, he has developed an expertise in powerboats as the Director of Power Boat Sales at a leading New England Boat Dealer. Whether working on an 18’ to 85’ powerboat or sailboat transaction, Michael’s knowledge is sure to be helpful in either a small local or a complex international transaction. He looks for the best value for his client’s needs, new or used, while looking for boats of the finest pedigree. “I treat my clients like I would want to be treated.” This almost always results in a long lasting close friendly relationship with his clients. “In this business you meet some wonderful people and lots of times you sell them their dream yacht.” Michael lives in Belmont Shore and works in the Long Beach Office. Contact: email@example.com or call (562) 355-0011
Mark Davenport was born and raised on the West Coast of Florida and grew up in a family that always had large motor yachts. He worked his way through college as a dive master and then served active duty in the Marine Corps. Mark moved to California in 1999 and has been in yacht sales since. “I believe in open honest two-way communication with my clients and view the sale or purchase of their boat as just the beginning of the relationship”. He became very active in PHRF racing and has both owned and crewed high performance racing sailboats. Mark has logged over 20,000 nm as a delivery skipper, doing deliveries throughout the Caribbean, the East Coast and the West Coast from Washington to Mexico. Mark has owned and restored two large sailboats and is now working on his third project. He also has a project management company that helps cruising sailors outfit their boats for extended voyages. Mark has lived aboard for the past 10 years and is currently outfitting a 55’ sailboat for world cruising. Mark serves the LA Harbor, San Pedro and Redondo Beach areas. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 804-7535
Don Ross was raised in Newport Beach, California, and started boating at the age of five in local yacht club youth programs. He began formal sailboat racing in local regattas when he was twelve, and currently continues his enthusiasm for sailing in international races. Don became a certified sailing instructor with the American Sailing Association (ASA) in 1985. That same year, he earned his 100 Ton Master of Steam, Motor or Sail USCG License. In 1989, he began delivering yachts all over the world, including deliveries from Newport Beach to Spain, Ecuador, and Aruba, as well as many other Ports O‘call. Don enjoys sharing his lifetime of maritime knowledge through selling yachts, and providing hands on instruction to his clients. Don was the founder of Heritage Yacht Sales and works as an associate broker in the Newport Beach office. Contact: email@example.com or call (949) 274-6595
Detlef Breymann, who works from the Long Beach office, has been boating most of his life. He came to the United States from his birthplace in Germany. During his teen years he and his father would build fiberglass runabouts in the backyard, and then would use them in the lakes of Michigan and the Great Lakes.
Tony Duni is the current owner and broker of record for Heritage Yacht Sales and is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker and member of the California Yacht Brokers Association. He started in the boat business in 1974 working at Yacht Haven Marina. Tony has been a licensed yacht broker since 1987 and has owned Heritage since 2005. He added the locations in Long Beach, San Diego and L.A. Harbor. Tony is an active boater, owning a 45' Mainship Trawler and is a member of the U.S. Power Squadron. Tony is also the current owner of Yacht Haven Marina in L.A. Harbor. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 995-9989
Barry Wood grew up in Long Beach sailing Lido 14s with his father Harry. He sold Columbias & Islanders with his neighbor Duncan McIntosh. Shortly after he worked with Eddie Arnold selling several brands of sailboats and also with Roger MacGregor selling the MacGregor line. Barry is a former Long Beach Lifeguard and U.S. Army veteran with a Purple Heart award. An avid sport angler, Barry enjoys fishing on his Boston Whaler and has cruised sailboats in the Virgin Islands, Mexico and Tahiti and is an active sailboat racer with numerous championships. Barry has been a licensed yacht salesman & broker for 45 years and long relationships with the clients he has served. Barry works in the Newport Beach office. Contact: email@example.com or call (949) 500-0853
Ray Wilson has just returned from 5 years of cruising with his wife Peggy and their two cats Blue and Layla aboard their 49’ Transpac “Sol Searcher. After many adventures cruising across the Pacific to French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and finally to Thailand they finally decided to head home to friends and family and have settled down in the San Diego area. Ray is a long-time boat owner and had 4 years of yacht sales experience in both power and sail before his cruising hiatus. Ray is working for Heritage Yacht Sales in the San Diego area and looks forward to working with buyers and sellers in the San Diego area. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 402-3868
Gary Schneider was born is Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Southern California in 1956. After spending 4 years in the Air Force he started his civilian career with IBM Corporation and worked in management with RCA, GE and Whirlpool throughout the western United States. During this time he raised four children, and is now the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. His boating career started while in the Air Force and has continued for the past 40 years, starting with various ski boats and power yachts for family vacations and trips to Catalina. Currently he owns a 42’ Catalina sailboat with his wife, Cathy. They have sailed together in the Virgin Islands as well as the Atlantic Coast of New England and the Southern California Coast. Upon moving to Long Beach in 1995, he joined Shoreline Yacht Club and became Commodore in 2005. He currently holds a 100 ton Coast Guard Master’s license as well as being a certified sailing instructor with American Sailing Association. Contact: email@example.com or call (562) 212-3783
Heritage Yacht Sales welcomes their newest sales agent, Owen Brown to their LA Harbor office. Owen was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He finally found the fair weather of California and is sailing her waters avidly. He currently lives aboard his Catalina 36 in San Pedro with his wife and 2 dogs. They moved here from Bellingham, WA and bid farewell to the San Juan Islands and now frequent Catalina. He currently races Wet Wednesday’s aboard his Cal 20 in Hurricane Gulch and is an active crew in many different ocean races including the Newport to Cabo, PacCup and Transpac. He’s very familiar with a wide variety of cruising and race boats. Owen has a customer-focus and believes that the right boat is out there for every one; you just need to find it. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 343-3785
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