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Welcome to Yachtsource

Yachtsource image My name is Bob Sherman. Whether you are buying or selling, I want you to have a great boating experience! I would like to to earn your business as your Yacht Broker. This is not unlike a job interview, so here is my background:

I started in Yacht Sales in 1987. I was a top producer at several of the better San Diego brokerages for 14 years, learning from the best of the best. I obtained my Broker's license and started "YachtSource" in 2001. With over 27 years experience and hundreds of transactions to date, I have maintained an excellent reputation as one of the "good guys" in the industry. I sell boats all over the continent. Whether buying or selling, I can put this knowledge and experience to work for you!

A native San Diegan, I grew up in a sailing family, and sailing has been a passion my whole life. I started teaching at the age of 18, and became a USCG licensed Captain in 1982, at the age of 21. I hold a 100-ton Master's Certificate,and regularly use my license for corporate charter regattas. I am qualified to teach on sail or power boats. As a former Realtor with Coldwell Banker, I have enhanced training and skills that are parallel to the Yacht Brokerage industry. I am an avid scuba diver, and owned a 38 foot sailboat for six years. While I now sell more power boats than sail, sailing and sailboat racing remains my passion.

I am a member in good standing with the California Yacht Broker's Association, which has high ethical standards. I utilize the CYBA contracts in my transactions, which offer the best protection for my clients. I regularly attend CYBA legal seminars to keep current on the latest issues and concerns.

I will provide you with the highest level of service, before, during, and after the sale. I want to share my expertise, and assist you making sound, educated decisions. If you are looking for a yacht broker who is friendly, honest, hard working, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, you need look no further. I encourage you to explore the additional links on my website, which you may find quite useful...especially to San Diego sailors and boaters!


Featured Boat
photo of 59' Perry/Dencho Custom
59' Perry/Dencho Custom
1997 US$ 425,000

REDUCED $50,000!!!

STARBUCK is a custom built, high-performance cruising yacht, built by a seasoned yachtsman with a lifetime of racing and cruising experience. After retiring and spending three years cruising aboard a Tayana 52, he and his wife finally decided to have their own "ultimate cruiser" built. 

Accepting the fact that most cruising sailboats, by nature, are slow but comfortable; and racing boats, by nature, are fast but uncomfortable...this hybrid yacht would combine the best features of each, while eliminating the downsides.

This "ultimate cruising yacht" would have the body and speed of a race boat, but with the luxury, comfort and safety of a cruising boat; for the best of both worlds. Most importantly, she would be easily handled by a couple, utilizing a power winch and manageable sailplan. She would have a huge salon and efficient galley for entertaining. The spacious master stateroom would have incredible storage; and the head would feature the luxury of a bathtub!  Plus, she would have two comfortable guest staterooms; and a guest head would include a stall shower. There would even be work/utility room. The interior would be light, bright, open, clean and contemporary...not dark and traditional.

After consulting with multiple West-Coast designers, and extensive discussions with world-cruising authors Steve and Linda Dashew, they chose renown naval architect Bob Perry to design this ultimate performance cruiser. Famous racing-yacht builder Dennis Choate/Dencho Marine was selected for construction. She was built on a "cost plus" basis, not on a fixed bid, so there were no short cuts or compromises in construction. The owners were at the yard daily to monitor construction, which took an entire year! She had extensive shakedowns and refinements prior to completion. The design philosophy included the following:

  • Exceptional performance under sail
  • 10 knots under power
  • Fun to sail and easily handled by a couple
  • User friendly cockpit and interior
  • Practical, reliable, simple systems

Recent upgrades include a stunning new paint job on her topsides, new sails, and a custom mattress for her master stateroom. 

STARBUCK has been kept in truly immaculate condition her entire life, and shows like a vessel a fraction of her age. Replacement cost would be $1.1 million or more, making her an exceptional value. If you are looking for a cruising boat that is exciting to sail, and powers faster than a trawler, this yacht should be at the top of your list. 

Designers Comments: For a 3 page summary of the design features of this yacht, written by Bob Perry, contact the listing agent. 


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