Suncoast Yachts logo

Welcome to Suncoast Yachts

The Island Packet Fleet

New Yachts

Pre-Owned Yachts

Team Suncoast

Contact Us & Office Hours

Island Packet Rendezvous

E-mail us!

Worldwide Island Packet Search



Team Suncoast

Suncoast Yachts image Darrell Allen is President of Suncoast Yachts. He has been in the marine industry since 1981. Darrell had over 15 years previous experience representing the Grand Banks line of cruising power yachts in both Texas and California at the time he established Suncoast Yachts in 1993. He wanted to create a business that focused primarily on top quality yachts - cruising and sportfishing and represented only the highest quality of yachts and the utmost in customer service.

You may reach Darrell at 619-523-8000 or

Suncoast Yachts image Shawn Gardell is an ASA Certified sailor who has cruised his own yachts in Southern California and Baja Mexico. Shawn and his wife Karen have also enjoyed chartering Island Packets in the Caribbean and sailing with friends in the Bahamas. Currently they live aboard their vessel with their yellow lab “Louie” enjoying the best value in ocean front property in San Diego.

You may reach Shawn direct at 619-818-6775 or email him at

Suncoast Yachts image

Mike Mealer has sailed since 1973 and has owned and sailed boats up to 45 feet. I have not seen all possible conditions but I have sailed in a heavy blow and steep chop in Lake Superior, navigated in fog and currents up the Inside Passage, and sailed a gale 200 miles off the coast of Oregon. I have been rolled by a surfacing whale off the coast of Mexico and rode out the fringe of a hurricane in a tight anchorage. And through these experiences I have learned the absolute necessity of a well-found, properly outfitted boat for the conditions you may see. Given confidence in your boat, you are free to enjoy the cruising lifestyle of hot coffee on deck at sunrise, snorkeling in crystal waters, developing life-long friendships among fellow cruisers, basking beneath the blanket of a billion stars at night. The only sounds are the wind in the rig and rhythmic waves as you ply ahead, reading nestled in the cockpit.

“Cruising is about commanding your ship where ‘er you choose; reconnecting with yourself and your spouse. Enjoy and embrace the lifestyle”.
Are you thinking about cruising either along the coast or across an ocean? See Mike to match yourself with the perfect boat. email at

Suncoast Yachts

2330 Shelter Island Drive
Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92106, United States

Toll-free 866-353-1815
Tel 619-523-8000
Fax 619-523-8004
Email Us

Designed by