At Continental Yachts Limited we know this lifestyle and want to share it with you. With over 40 years of experience, each of our agents has owned a yacht or currently owns a yacht. Our broker Pat O’Day has personally owned and operated more than a dozen yachts, from small sailboats to a 116' Feadship, and is familiar with all aspects of yacht ownership.
Mike Broemer has been with CYL for 14 years. He grew up with boats in his home states of Minnesota and Michigan. After 12 years in LA and NY as a professional photographer he was hired on at Continental to do video and virtual tour ads. In 2004, Mike obtained his license as a Yacht Salesman and immediately distinguished himself as the Top Salesperson and got his broker's license shortly thereafter.
April 4th 2018 marks the 8th anniversary of Continental Yachts move from the San Diego Marriott Marquis Marina to the Kona Kai Spa Hotel and Marina on 4/4/2010.
After 24 years at the Marriott Marina selling primarily Marriott slipped vessels, we expanded our horizons at Kona Kai moving into the bigger boat market starting with the 70 Hatteras 1981 purchased by world-class Olympic skier Bode Miller at the exact moment in time he won his first gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics.
Bode has just relisted his 113' Dragos 2000 Amadeus with us at Continental. Here is virtual tour link of her (Copy paste link for 360 degree interactive viewing):
Amadeus is captained and Yacht managed by Dean Ford who is both a SAMS and NAMS certified surveyor for Frank K Wyatt Marine Surveyors Inc (Click for bio):
Captain Ford is also a skilled drone pilot and is supplying new aerial footage of Amadeus that will be posted on all of our marketing outlets soon. Captain Ford will be partnering with me as our exclusive in-house drone pilot for all listings to compliment my virtual tour marketing package so that all vessels listed with CYL will be represented both inside and out on the highest level with the best state of the art marketing tools available in the industry.
We also just added 2 of 3 three new sales licenses including the father-son pilot team of Shane and Adam Losasso and Captain Travis Coleman the yacht manager and fellow broker for some of the top members of the Kroenke Group.
Aside from owning and managing the one stop shop for all things boat related Firstmate Yacht Services in Lake of the Ozarks, Captain Travis was instrumental in the sale of the 68' Chris Craft Roamer 1974 that CYL sold in 2016. Here is a virtual tour link of her before Travis did his extensive upgrades:
The vessel left the Kona Kai to be near the new stadium build for the Rams in LA. Travis is a very skilled hands on yacht manager and will be a valuable asset to CYL moving forward.
Besides being pilots, Shane and Adam Lossaso are both boat enthusiasts and own a 46' Sea Ray 1986 at the Marriott Marina in downtown San Diego. They may be considering moving up to a 53' Hatteras as well and constantly scour the market for boat values. Shane is admittedly a 'yachtworld junkie' and as a boat owner himself is perfectly suited to the brokerage business. Both father and son are commercial airline pilots and Adam has the distinction of being the youngest pilot for Virgin America in their history.
For myself, after a dozen years at Continental split between the Marriott Marquis downtown and our graduation into larger boats and international import and export business at the Kona Kai largely fueled by my virtual tour marketing, I spent last year with Fraser Yachts. I returned to Continental this year and very happy to be back. As a one man band since moving the company to Kona Kai in 2010 with the incredible support of the owners and president Pat and Judy O'Day, I welcome the additional support of Travis Coleman Allen Shane LoSasso and Adam moving forward.
For now our office is still the same classic 96'Broward 1957 Hull#1 at the Kona Kai Marina in slip E28. We are however still actively in pursuit of selling the vessel and moving our services to a land-based office.
After owning dozens of boats even as large as their 115' Feadship 1968 and including completely redesigning from the bones up a 43' Hawthorn 1973 "My Desire", once owned by Frankie Laine, the O'Days are ready for more time helping the Navajo's or quality time on their Oregon coast Airstream Haven, the Snohomish Pyramids or Park City when they aren't running Terra Diamond. Of course over the course of owning all their boats they also owned and operated CYL from the Alisa V wooden classic for over two decades as well, so they are ready to sell both their 96' Broward 1957 and 57' Chris Craft 1966.
The O'Days hauled the 96' Broward 1957 this year 2018 and she has three fresh coats of bottom paint and a fourth along the belly band. She was proven structurally sound and she's ready for a new owner to take over. After 32 years on the water it's time to repurpose her and all options have been considered from B&Bs to a pitch currently on the table with LA production resources to make The Alisa V the focal point of a television show: Y RnR: Yachts Refit And Resale. She is the perfect candidate to be featured in the show with her historical significance as Broward's Hull#1. It may just work out that the best way to restore the historic vessel to her original glory, powder blue hull and all, will be through the lens! It will be interesting to see where she ends up and who ultimately will own this beautiful piece of history that helped set the bar for American super yacht standard Virtual Tour Link for Miss Kira Ex Alisa V :
Also be on the lookout for the expansion of our exclusive in-house services for virtual tours and drone aerial photography with the launch of my new company phocusphere.com that will focus on yachts and unique B&B properties.
Our knowledge and boating experience will help you in marketing your boat and/or buying a new one. Our staff is licensed in California, the only state that requires a license, and we do business internationally thanks largely to our virtual tour package for all CYL listings.
We advertise in all the West Coast boating magazines, as well as on Yacht World, the premier boating web search engines. We participate in monthly Broker Meetings where we promote our listings. We exchange information with all the Brokers in Southern California, and do aggressive e-mail marketing for all of our listings.
Continental Yachts provides interior virtual tours and underway 360 degree exterior videos of our listings, to be displayed on yachtworld; a priceless perk these days in an increaslingly internet driven international market.
Continental Yachts participates in major business and sporting events which many business owners and major boat buyers attend.
Contact us for an appraisal of your boat or one that you wish to buy. We consider and average the following:
1. Sold boat pricing.
2. BUC and Powerboat adjusted pricing guidelines.
3. Boats currently for sale.
4. Our knowledge.
Put your confidence in a California Yacht Brokers Association member. Our staff, because of their boating experience, can find the correct boat for you to buy, and accurately price your boat for maximum exposure and sale.
We welcome your business. We appreciate your trust.