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A boater since childhood, Bob Berglund has driven them all; slow trawlers, racing sailboats, opulent motor yachts and ski boats.

Bob and his wife of 37 years have been boating most of their lives and really enjoy all that Puget Sound has to offer.

Bob has been in the boating industry since 1990 and in 2008 he and his business partner Kurt Kingman went out on their own and started NW Yachtnet in Tacoma which has grown to four locations (Olympia, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle)

Bob has been selling yachts for over 31 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, Gig Harbor 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 23 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 49 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 38 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 Shull 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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Gig Harbor based Eddie Sauthoff has been boating in Puget Sound for many years. He especially likes exploring new places with his 40' Silverton that he keeps moored at Chinook Landing in Tacoma. Being an active boater helps him understand his clients wants and needs. He also takes great pride in helping his them find the right boat to fulfill their boating dreams. If you are looking for a sail or power boat or need help selling either, give Eddie a call.

Call Eddie at 253-307-8935 cell or email
Eddie works out of our Tacoma Office

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Louie Nelson has been boating,both power and sail,for 35 plus years. He has been an active member of Tacoma Yacht Club for over 25 years and lives on his boat there. Louie has cruised up and down Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands. He has also sailed yachts to Hawaii and the Caribbean. Louie understands how important it is listen to what you want,need and dream of in your next boat....

Call Louie at 503-319-4738 cell or email
Louis works out of our Seattle Office

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Dave Cheaney was raised here in the Northwest and has been boating from the time he was 10 years old. He has delivered boats up and down the West Coast (even Alaska) and has handled boats (power and sail) from 20' to 120'. He likes to fish and cruise the Pacific Northwest. Dave is currently a licensed Captain on 2 private yachts for the owners. He also hires out when someone needs a boat relocated or moved. Both boats that he operates now are a 84' Hatteras and the other is a 85' Horizon. Dave started off living and sailing on a 26' S-2 Sailboat. He also does executive protection for the owners when needed or wanted. He ran his own company for almost 13 years. Served in the Marine Corps for 6 years. And worked as a Police Officer both federal and city. But after leaving that industry He wanted to get into boating and make a living in the marine industry. Dave has worked with some very high end clients on different boats and he loves what he does.

Call Dave at 206-349-7757 cell or email
Dave works out of our Seattle office

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Matt van den Heuvel was born and raised in Gig Harbor Washington and grew up boating/fishing/wakeboarding on the Puget Sound. Matt and his wife Bre are raising a family of 3 boys on Horsehead Bay in Gig Harbor after meeting in College at Western Washington University. Matt and Bre have created some of their best memories to date on boat trips with their Family. Matt began exploring the south sound on a 13 ft Aluminum boat with his brother at age 7 and has enjoyed running and operating many types, sizes, and styles of vessels. Matt currently Captains a 70' Ocean Alexander for his Family. After buying and selling many boats through Brokerages over the years, Matt's approach to selling boats is simple; to Treat his Clients how he would like to be treated during the buying and selling process. Matt has a Masters in Business from University of Washington and strong sales background which he enjoys pairing with his passion for boating.

Call Matt v at 253-225-0391 cell or email
Matt v works out of our Tacoma 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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