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A boater since childhood, Bob has driven them all; slow trawlers, racing sailboats, opulent motor yachts and ski boats.
Bob Berglund and his wife of 32 years have been members of the Olympia Yacht Club since 1995. They have 2 children. Their daughter is a sailing instructor and their son loves fishing and boating.

Bob has been selling yachts for over 26 years.

He knows boats and can find the perfect boat for you.
Call Bob, 360-701-2747 or email,
Bob works out of our Tacoma and Olympia offices

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Kurt Kingman has a great love and passion for all things involved with the water, from fishing, to scuba diving, to cruising by both power and sail. Kurt has cruised in locations from Hawaii, to St. Lucia, and best of all, in the Pacific Northwest. Kurt loves to work with people making sure that all aspects of their yachting experience are happy and successful. Kurt and his wife of 37 years belong to the Shelton Yacht Club. Kurt has worked as a certified professional yacht broker for many years and looks forward to giving you a great yachting experience.
Call Kurt, 360.791.5333 or email,
Kurt works out of our Tacoma office

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Matt Palmer was born into a boating family and took his first boating trip in Hawaii at 6 months of age. He's been boating ever since in everything from a wooden schooner to the latest high performance offshore boats. He has extensive experience in many aspects of the boating industry including boat repair and maintenance, running a boat yard, vessel transport and over 20 years experience in boat sales. He was one of the original dealers to bring Krogen Yachts to the Northwest. He enjoys all kinds of water sports from fishing to water skiing and scuba diving. He's been cruising throughout the United States and Canada, but loves the people here in the Pacific Northwest and looks forward to finding the right boat for you.
Call Matt, 253-310-7162 or email,

Matt works out of our Tacoma office

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Dana Motlik has been enjoying life in the Pacific NW for more then twenty years. She lives with her family in beautiful Gig Harbor. Dana loves boating and anything to do with being close to the water. She spends a lot of time on the docks, working, relaxing and visiting with boaters. Her job is her passion, and that is why she will do anything to make your boat buying or selling process as enjoyable as possible. Dana’s clients have been coming back to her over the years because of her honesty, friendliness, professionalism, never ending energy, and because she is fun to work with. She is also a great source of references of local marine professionals. Buying or selling a boat? Give Dana a call and she will take it from there! Call Dana at 253-732-7342 or email

Dana works out of our Tacoma Office

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Born on Lake Washington, boating has been in Kelly's blood. His father built wooden boats in the 60's and assisted with the building of Unlimited Hydroplanes. Today Kelly and his wife Leanne continue to enjoy the passion of boating in the Pacific Northwest. They are active members in the Tacoma Yacht Club and are on the water as often as possible. They are year around boaters in their 46 Hershine..Call Kelly Tanner at 253-951-8894 or email
Kelly works out of our Tacoma office

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Michael Locatell CPYB founded Discovery Yachts 20 years ago to serve the Offshore & Coastal Cruising Community. Born in Oregon, Michael, spent two years in the US Army stationed in Karlsruhe Germany. After a 30 year career with the NCR Corp, starting as an NCR service apprentice, he retired as the Country Director of CSD, NCR do Brazil. Michael & and his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth, moved to Seattle WA from São Paulo Brazil after living in Portland Oregon and Eagle River Alaska.

As an officer and President of the Northwest Yachts Broker Association, Michael helped found the nationwide program for Certified Professional Yacht Brokers a few years ago as an effort to raise the level of professionalism in the North American Yacht Brokerage industry. Not only is Michael one of the first CPYB Yacht Brokers in North America but NW Yachtnet is one of the few West Coast Yachts Brokerages that is a CPYB Endorsed Brokerage.

The Locatell’s have been boaters for over 35 years and have owned new & and used sailing & power yachts in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Sweden and France. With Michael’s yachting and racing experience in North American waters, Alaska, Sweden, the Caribbean, Mediterranean Sea, and a Cape Horn Circumnavigation he is eager to help our customers find the right new or brokerage yacht or to help our customers sell an existing yacht.

Call Michael at 206-459-0880 cell or E-mail Mike works out of our Seattle office

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Born and raised in Tacoma in an avid boating family, Steve was running boats in South Sound on his own by age 9, brought a commercial fishing vessel down from SE Alaska at 17 with a college classmate. Neighbors and friends are part of Tacoma history in the commercial shipyard business and the pioneers of the mega-yacht business in the Northwest, Peterson Shipbuilding, later Cooks Marine Specialties, Les Jones of Jones Goodell and Norm Nordlund of Nordlund yachts. Steve enjoyed a career of 32 years in executive positions with Weyerhaeuser in the financial arena and closely associated with International Marketing. Steve is a graduate of the U of W Graduate School of Business “Management Program” and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (Honors). Upon retirement he joined Fraser Yachts in Seattle in 1999, became a Certified Professional Yacht Broker in one of the first classes offered, and has successfully worked in large yacht brokerage and several other firms before joining the NW Yachtnet team. “Yacht brokerage allows me to bring together all of my skills from the Corporate ivory tower, international business and my deep knowledge of big yachts from the perspective of personal ownership, new construction, maintenance and refits, to chartering all over the world to support my clients.” Steve has chartered in Alaska for over 30 seasons, run 15+ seasons offshore for tuna, and 20 plus seasons on the Billfish and tournament scene in Hawaii. Steve and his beautiful wife Pamela of 48 years, have over 1000 days at sea, cruising most parts of the world, including a complete circumnavigation in 2013. He is an FAA licensed Commercial Pilot with Instrument, Land/Sea Ratings, Airline Dispatcher’s Rating, with aspirations for a Jet-type rating and a helicopter rating, also a Washington licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in Commercial Properties. “Keeping active is the best way to stay young and I thoroughly enjoy my clients and big yachts around the world. YES, Real Estate, Yachts and Airplanes have interesting synergy, come in and chat about this. My goal is to meet as a client and become a long-term friend!!”
Call Steven Shull at 253-677-8950 cell or email
Steven works remotely traveling the country looking at boats for his clients

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Just like many boaters Jeff started boating and a very young age on family yachts. The San Francisco bay area was a very challenging place to learn and presented better then average opportunities. He earned his captains license at 24 years old and has logged many sea miles up and down the west coast as well as 4 Pacific Cup transpac's. Gaining experience at Santa Cruz yachts in the 80's and Catalina yachts in the 90's. Jeff founded a marine service company in 1992 which he still enjoys today. Weather you're looking for a sailboat or power craft or need help selling either, give Jeff a call.

Call Jeff Riedy at 360-393-2688 cell or email
Jeff works in Bellingham helping our clients up in the North Sound

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Olympia based-Washington yacht broker. Mike Japhet was born with a passion for boating. He grew up fishing, water skiing, and boating on Summit Lake in Olympia, and later founded the Summit Lake Ski Club. When Mike was not on the water he played tennis and racquetball at Tumwater Valley Athletic Club. After high school Mike worked building sea walls for Japhet Bulkheading Company where he enjoyed the hard work and furthered his draw to the water, working all over the Puget Sound. Mike earned his degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University and has spent most of his 28-year career in business & finance. His love for boating continued over the years as he migrated from a small ski boat to a larger SeaRay Sundancer and finally to his current boat, a Meridian 381, which he has had for the past 10 years. Mike and his family spend quality time each summer in the San Juan Islands and the Gulf Islands and locally every open weekend boating on Puget Sound. Mike says, “I have found my dream job. The ability to work around boats, meet new people, and build relationships is more than exciting." Mike recently joined Northwest Yachtnet opening a new office location in Olympia at Swantown Marina. When Mike is not at the office his favorite activity is spending quality time with his wife of 28 years, Rebecca, and their two sons, Tyler and Bryan. Mike can be seen navigating the local waters with his family and friends aboard his Meridian “SeaRenity”. If you happen to see him out on the water stop and say hi; he would love to meet you.

Call Mike Japhet at 360-352-3858 cell or email
Mike works out of our Olympia office

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Ed’s lifetime of boating began while working for Endeavor Yachts building the Endeavor 37 in Clearwater, Florida in his early 20’s. He enjoyed the boat life so much he became a sailing instructor for the Red Cross and soon after started building his own sailboat that he lived aboard for 8 years in Florida. He sailed it to the Florida Keys, Mexico, and the Bahamas. He has extensive blue water cruising experience. He is a Coho Ho Ho speaker and is a member of the Northwest Yacht Broker Association. He has owned a variety of boats over the years both power and sail. He is currently living aboard his sailboat at Shilshole Bay Marina. If you want to list or buy a boat or just ask questions about cruising, give him a call.

Call Ed Mashburn at 206-966-2100 cell or email
Ed works out of our Seattle office

When seeking to buy your next boat, give serious consideration to being represented by a CPYB certified yacht broker who will work solely on your behalf. As your 'Buyer's Agent,' a CPYB yacht sales professional will help strengthen your position in many ways, including helping to negotiate the fairest deal possible, while saving you valuable time and, possibly, avoiding costly mistakes.


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