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Suncoast Yachts image Darrell Allen is President of Suncoast Yachts. He has been in the marine industry since 1981. He received his United States Coast Guard License in 1986. 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. Starting as a Grand Banks dealer and then adding Island Packet Yachts in 1993. Suncoast was also the Hatteras Dealer for the West coast for 6 years earning several awards for customer service. Darrell wanted to create a business that focused primarily on top quality yachts - cruising and sailing and represent only the highest quality of yachts and the utmost in customer service.

You may reach Darrell at 619-523-8000 or

Suncoast Yachts image Leslie Allen joined Suncoast Yachts in October of 2013 as Vice President in charge of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. Leslie is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has been in the Insurance business for the last 20 years. Leslie loves sailing and boating and never misses a chance to get out on the water. She brings many great qualities to our team! Please give her a call and let her know how she can help further. You can reach Leslie direct at (760)445-4693 or her email at

Suncoast Yachts image Michael Harlow has been an adventure traveler for most of his life. He grew up surfing in Hermosa Beach, Ca and he joined the United States Coast Guard after living in Hawaii for a bit. In the U.S. Coast Guard, he traveled the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, Alaska, Mexico and the South Pacific. He also sailed Hobie cats in Micronesia and Maui. Eventually, he did the Pacific Puddle Jump from Mexico with his wife, Melissa aboard their Island Packet 37. He would love to help you on your next adventure! Call Michael directly (760) 613-4370 or email at

Suncoast Yachts image Melissa Harlow brings years of world travel and sailing experience to Suncoast Yachts. She sailed with her husband, Michael, down the coast of Mexico and to the South Pacific and back to San Diego from Hawaii in 2016. Her sense of adventure didn’t stop there because after returning home to San Diego, her and Michael traveled the United States, Alaska and Canada in a Class C RV. Melissa enjoys anything outdoors but also has an expertise when working with women who are transitioning in life. She makes an excellent addition to the Suncoast team because her knowledge of blue water sailing will help women or anyone transition into the cruising lifestyle. Call Melissa directly (760) 672-8641 or email at

Suncoast Yachts image Doug Scott started sailing on the Columbia River in Oregon/ Washington when he was 18 and never lost the bug. Doug and his wife, Carla, spent many years bareboat chartering in the Bahamas and Caribbean before purchasing their cruising yacht, a Tayana 42CC. They have recently finished 8 years of cruising Mexico and the South Pacific and recently moved aboard an Ocean Alexander 38, on which they plan to cruise Mexico in the future. Doug enjoys talking about the cruising life and boats. Let him help you make your dreams become reality. Call Doug (469) 847-9403 or email at

Suncoast Yachts image Darrell Erickson started sailing when he was 12 years old, after he and his father built his first sailboat and he has been on the water ever since. Collectively, he and his wife, Sarah, have owned 16 sailboats ranging from trailerables to their most recent, a Tayana 47, which they cruised extensively in Mexico. They are also experienced power boaters, owning a 46’ 1956 Chris Craft and currently a 42’ Grand Banks Classic. Darrell enjoys sharing his love of boating by working with clients to find just the right boat to fits their needs and desires, whether for cruising, racing or day sailing.

Suncoast Yachts image Greg McDowell grew up in Fullerton, California and was first exposed to sailing in the late 70's when he started sailing Shields 30's with his friends in Newport Beach Harbor. From this casual hobby, he discovered a great passion that, to his surprise, was to become a lifelong love for boating. Greg bought his first boat, a Santana 22, in 1983 and has been in the Dana Point Harbor ever since. Over the years Greg has done as much coastal cruising, racing and Bareboat Charters as he can while enjoying a family and full time job.
Thirty years later Greg bought the boat he'd been dreaming of for many years, a Pacific Seacraft 31, purchased right here at Suncoast Yachts. Greg is starting his next phase in life as a Yacht Consultant with Suncoast - a career he hopes will keep him ever closer to his passion for boating. If you're looking for your first boat or the boat of your dreams come to Suncoast Yachts and ask for Greg. You can reach Greg direct on his cell 949 795-6797 or his email

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