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Originally started as a boat charter company called Sunset Kidd, where winters required extra income. As boat captains, we quickly found out that during all of our years of charters, yacht deliveries and just plain growing up in the Southern California boating community, we had acquired an extensive knowledge of numerous boats on a first hand experienced level.

We know how a boat handles the rough Pt. Conception, the Channel Islands or the Baja Coast.

We know the problems that could or will happen. We know it because we've experienced it! We do not consider ourselves sales people, just boat captains that love to share our knowledge of the sea and our passion for boating.

Call us and get real answers to your questions. Santa Barbara is a unique location to sell yacht. With only 1,000 slips in Santa Barbara, we've discovered that client service is the key to longevity. Our policy is to be of service to the client... way after the boat deal is done! Even five years afterwards, we want to be your source of information... regarding everything about your boat (FOR NO FEE). If your off cruising and run into problems, call us. Our years of yacht deliveries and charters means that we usually can help you jury-rig the boat while out to sea. If a fix can't be arranged with what supplies are on-board - then we'll help arrange to get the parts to you... Where ever you are on this planet Earth! This is our pledge, and this is why we are still in business 21 years later. Established 1987 - same owner!

Featured Boat
photo of 37' Prototype Lobster/picnic Crown Edition / Islander
37' Prototype Lobster/picnic Crown Edition / Islander
2005 US$ 165,000

Mike Harling, reknown Naval Architect. famed for designing the Queenship motor yachts (Admiralty, Saratoga & Berreta model lines) Mike is also credited with 2,621 other yachts that have been built to his designs (Harling series 80-115 foot yachts).  But this boat, wasn't something that Mike got contracted to do... This boat came about due to a personal desire, where Mike simply was captivated by the popular Picnic style boats.  Working with Mike at the time was Coralee Huffman and she collaborated on the interior of this boat. Coralee is known for interior designs, as in, the new Cruiser's Cantius 48, Apollonio's 72', Cresent Yachts, Lazzara Yachts, Queenship Yachts (typically in the 80 to 125 foot length).  Posh MEGA YACHTS... where quality elegance is a requirement of your employment!

So this boat was built as a prototype.  A showcase of two re-known yacht designers.  Their plan was to build these in Asia.  First things first, Picnic/Lobster boats  require a commercial fishing boat hull that has proven rugged sea performance!  Fishermen have to push the weather envelope... Their boats have to work, as they have to go out, get the catch, get a paycheck!  They can't sit around waiting for sunny weather...  It's demanding work!   So pleasure yachts have always been well served by using commercial hulls.  Because upon these proven gnarly hulls, you have a foundation of extreme ruggedness.  Because this design team hails from the Canadian Pacific Northwest, they selected a tried and true commercial Salmon boat. The mold was available so with modest modifications, A new hull was popped out.  Mike designed a Cabin top and Coralee added creature comforts that have dual purposes of gunk-holing, one stateroom for over-nighting and picnics for twelve..      Yet due to the influence that Mike and Corallee are employed for the designs of  "Mega- or very large Yachts... they finished it off as if EVERY DETAIL was crutial. They completed  and installed only the BEST ACCOUTREMENTS, as found specifically on high-end Luxury Yachts.

They knew upon completion... that if this boat goes into production, that future model accoutrements would NOT meet the elegance of this prototype, so they called this model the "CROWN EDITION"!

Unfortunately the economic collapse, showing up earlier in Canada and kept this boat from coming into production.  At the time, the base production boat was slated to sell for $450,000.

So if you want something special... to the caliber of "top of the line"... With wood work and electrical systems designed and built to display the HIGHEST QUALITY capable. Essentially the pride of North-West Canadian craftsmen... then come to Santa Barbara and visit the "Crown Edition".


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Sunset Kidd Santa Barbara Yacht Sales

125 Harbor Way #13
Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States

Tel 805-819-5527
Fax (805) 965-1627
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