Looking for a new or used boat? Working with a knowledgeable Chesapeake Bay area broker can get you aboard the boat of your dreams faster and with far fewer headaches than going through the process on your own. For one, he or she knows what's on the market and where. And given the often customized features on even the most standard one-design boats, a broker is your best bet for matching your want-list to what's available. Even better, you can usually rely on a broker's practiced eye for that "first" survey to determine from the get-go if the boat you're looking at is worth its price tag (and the cost of a professional survey-required by most loan companies). This section was prepared by the marketing department of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.
Annapolis Sailyard
326 1st St
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Cary Lukens
Phone: 4102684100
Email:  cary@sailyard.com
Website:  www.sailyard.com/contact


A top broker for over 13 years specializing in cruising sailboats and trawlers, and especially Nordic Tugs; Cary’s focus today is on how Annapolis Sailyard can best interact with buyers and sellers, and how boats will be bought and sold in 2016- and 10, 20, and 30 years from now!  Cary is a native Annapolitan with an inherited love of the water, father to junior ASY “helpers” Astrid (7) and Ava (5), and the owner of ASY since 2012.

Annapolis Yacht Sales
7350 Edgewood Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Vera Sohovich
Phone: 4102678181
Email:  vera@annapolisyachtsales.com
Website:  www.annapolisyachtsales.com


Annapolis Yacht Sales offers its new boat buyers the ultimate buying experience.  We understand your time is valuable and have put together an in-house program to make purchasing your new boat hassle free.  We offer financing at very competitive rates, provide in house documentation and insurance.  All you need is water to enjoy the boat of your dreams.   Annapolis Yacht Sales is the largest yacht dealer/brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic and has proudly been in business more than 60 years.  

Baltimore Boating Center
2015 Turkey Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21221
Contact Name: Rick Scott
Phone: 4106872000
Email:  rick@baltimoreboatingcenter.com
Website:  www.baltimoreboatingcenter.com


Rick Scott started boating on the Severn River with his grandparents and growing up in Baltimore County which led to his love of boating. He started his boat sales career in 1986, specializing in performance boats and over the years diversified to all types of brokerage boats and still enjoys matching buyers to the right boat to this day - 30 years later !  Rick has recently joined the sales team at Baltimore Boating Center on Middle River.

Bluewater Yacht Sales
2740 Lighthouse Point East
Baltimore, MD 21224
Contact Name: Roger Mooney
Phone: 4104563659
Email:  RMooney@BluewaterYachtSales.com
Website:  www.BWYS.us/rmooney


Born with a fishing rod in his hand, it didn’t take Maryland native Roger Mooney long to figure out where his passion would lead him. Obtaining his 100 Ton USCG Masters license at the young age of nineteen, Roger’s lifelong nautical experiences, his broad knowledge of the marine industry and his fervor for fishing and cruising give him a complete perspective of the boat sales business and determining his clients’ needs before, during and after the sale. Give him a call today for a boat buying or selling experience second to none.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N Talbot St
St Michaels, MD 21663
Contact Name: Todd T.Taylor
Phone: 4107251641
Email:  ttaylor@cbmm.org
Website:  www.cbmm.org


Longtime yachting professional Todd T. Taylor has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as Boat Donation Program Manager. Taylor will work closely with CBMM Boat Donation Director Lad Mills to further enhance this successful program.  With 20 years of yacht sales experience backed up by a lengthy career as a professional captain, Todd has earned a reputation of being very knowledgeable about all facets of the marine industry. His expertise will be a complement to the museum’s core mission.  Todd lives in Easton with his wife Diane and son Gibson.

Chesapeake Boat Basin
1686 Waverly Ave
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Contact Name: Ed Dolan
Phone: 8044361234
Email:  sales@chesapeakeboatbasin.com
Website:  www.chesapeakeboatbasin.com


Ed Dolan has been a long time boater.  Growing up on the James River and on the Rappahannock for 18 years, his love for the water has never waned.  Having served in the Navy and owned various kinds of boats, his vast knowledge is sure to serve the customer’s need.  Specializing in selling new and used Boston Whalers and brokerage of power boats of all sizes.  When it comes to purchasing or selling a boat, Ed thrives on making it a pleasant experience.  

Chesapeake Whalertowne
108 Hess Frontage Rd
Grasonville,, MD 21638
Contact Name: Rick Boulay, Jr.
Phone: 4108278080
Email:  sales@whalertowne.com
Website:  www.whalertowne.com


Rick is the General Manager and Sales team lead with Chesapeake Whalertowne. Growing up in the Annapolis area and boating the coastal and Chesapeake Bay region has given Rick the experience to help boaters find the perfect vessel for them.  He consistently ranks among the top sales producers for Boston Whaler in the country and can help you with all of your brokerage or new boat needs. Chesapeake Whalertowne currently ranks as a the largest full line Boston Whaler dealer in the Mid-Atlantic.

Chesapeake Yacht Sales
18355 General Puller Hwy
Deltaville, VA 23043
Contact Name: Lew Grimm
Phone: 8047769898
Website:  www.cysboat.com


Lew and Onna Grimm own and operate Chesapeake Yacht Sales (CYS) and Deltaville Yachting Center which is located on Broad Creek in Deltaville, VA.  Chosen ‘Best of the Bay’, new boat lines include Carolina Classic Boats and Catalina Yachts. CYS has a large inventory of pre-owned power and sailboats. Experience makes CYS the Mainship and Albin Specialist. CYS brokers have an approach that ensures quality service and classic integrity. Nathan Snead, Carl Hawkins and Cori Callis Williams provide an enjoyable professional buying or selling experience.

Clarks Landing Yacht Sales
Ford Rd
Shady Sidee, MD 20764
Contact Name: Kellie Moody
Phone: 4016044300
Email:  kmoody@clarkslanding.com


Having been in the boating industry for over 22 years, my passions are all water-oriented—boating, fishing and of course, going to the beach. I am pleased to be a part of the staff at Clarks Landing at their Kent Island location. I believe in what Clarks Landing sells and I’m excited about the opportunity to offer my customers the fine selection of Sea Rays represented by the company.

Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Mike Titgemeyer
Phone: 4102690939
Email:  mike@CrusaderYachts.com
Website:  www.CrusaderYachts.com


Crusader Yacht Sales is a dealer / broker in Annapolis. Our office is conveniently located at Port Annapolis Marina on Back Creek. We specialize in cruising sail boats and downeast / traditional power boats. All of our brokers are experienced boaters and passionate about sharing their experiences and expertise. CYS are dealers for Tartan & Hanse Sailboats & Legacy Power Boats.  We also offer complete brokerage services for sail and power.   Our office is convenient locates in Annapolis at Port Annapolis Marina on Back Creek. Contact any of the CYS brokers for a professional and personal sales experience! 

DiMillo’s Yacht Sales
846 Shady Oaks Road
West River, MD 
Contact Name: Brett Starke
Phone: 4108292342
Email:  brett@dimillos.com
Website:  www.DimillosYachtSales.com


Having been enjoying time on the water since before he was two years old, Brett Starke has recently joined the DiMillo’s Yacht Sales brokerage team.  He is based in our West River, MD location at our Shady Oaks Marina office, and has been a full-time yacht broker for more than 12 years.  As a lifelong sailor and boater, he brings years of practical boating experience and knowledge aboard, and always enjoys assisting his clients in finding the correct vessel for their needs and cruising destinations! 

Grande Yachts
411 Winchester Creek Rd
Grasonville, MD 21638
Contact Name: Bob Wagner
Phone: 4106435800
Email:  bob@grandeyachts.com
Website:  www.grandeyachts.com


Bob Wagner is a full time yacht broker at Grande Yachts International.  “I am always available to listen and guide each client through every step of the sales process through to delivery.  I focus on handling client concerns and questions, ironing out the smallest details and always being a true advocate for my clients, even after the sale is completed.  Creating lifelong relationships and friendships with my clients is the most satisfying part of my job.” Bob has been awarded the 2015 Tiara Sales Achievement Award, #1 in sales in the Continental US.  In addition to brokerage boats, Bob specializes in new boat lines.

Hinckley Yachts
301 Fourth St
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Jack Erbes
Phone: 4102630095
Email:  jerbes@hinckleyyachts.com
Website:  www.hinckleyyachts.com


Jack joined The Hinckley Company in 1998 as a service electrician and quickly became a technical expert on Hinckley’s and their latest innovation Jetstick.  Having held a number of diverse roles at Hinckley, Owner Experience Manager for the Northeast/Chesapeake Bay Region, as a Service Manager in Rhode Island, as Production Quality Manager in Maine and as GM of Service in Naples, FL, has left Jack with a very comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the yacht industry.  Puts Jack’s years of knowledge and experience to work for you!

Hunt Yachts
Box 24, 301 Fourth St
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Scott Kinney
Phone: 2073229919
Email:  skinney@huntyachts.com
Website:  www.HuntYachts.com


Scott started boating from the time he was born. He first started sailing on Long Island Sound and at 16 years old went to work for the largest marina in Connecticut. Scott learned the ride of a deep V hull early on as the first Bertram’s were designed by the C. Raymond Hunt Design Group. Scott has worked for companies such as Hatteras, Bertram, Grand Banks, Bristol Yachts, Ted Hood and Hinckley. Scott has run boats from Texas to Canada including the Caribbean. He is very knowledgeable on both sail and power.

Mears Point Yacht Sales
428 Kent Narrow Way N.
Grasonville, MD 21638
Contact Name: Mike Sweeney
Phone: 4108278888
Email:  mike@mearspoint.com
Website:  www.mearspointyachtsales.com


We will buy, sell, trade and invest in “your” boat from two major resort locations that we own, not rent, with over 1,000 slips and full service. Buying or selling with us is a rewarding experience packed with fun and excitement. We have the programs, reputation, advertising and product knowledge to make your sale or purchase memorable. Browsers are always welcome: we are open seven days a week for your convenience. Our business is designed to make life easier for clients resulting in outstanding customer satisfaction. Reach Mike Sweeney 24/7 on his cell: 410-382-6346 

North Point Yacht Sales
7310 Edgewood Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Grady Byus
Phone: 4102802038
Email:  grady@northpointyachtsales.com
Website:  www.northpointyachtsales.com


North Point Yacht Sales is pleased to announce that Grady Byus has moved to a full time sales position with new and brokerage boats. Previously, as North Point’s After Sales Director, Grady has combined his extensive experience in direct service with his hands on product knowledge to deliver a superior customer experience through all phases of the process. After years of working with all of NPYS’s customers, Grady is excited to join the most knowledgeable sales team in the region.

Norton Yachts
97 Marina Dr
Deltaville, VA 23043
Contact Name: Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger
Phone: 8047769211
Email:  carolyn@nortonyachts.com
Website:  www.nortonyachts.com


For over 32 years, Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger has enjoyed the privilege of working with boaters from all over the world helping make their boating dreams come true.  Carolyn is known in the industry as being very knowledgeable, fair and honest, and extremely customer service driven. After all, she’s third generation owner of Norton’s which was founded in 1948. If you are looking to buy, sell, or discuss service, call Carolyn and she’ll take care of you, too.

Norton Yachts
97 Marina Dr
Deltaville, VA 23043
Contact Name: Mike Lynch
Phone: 8047769211
Email:  mike@nortonyachts.com
Website:  www.nortonyachts.com


Mike Lynch has been with Norton’s Yacht Sales, Inc. since 2001.  He continues to be involved in all aspects of the brokerage business, including the sale of new Marlow-Hunters, Jeanneaus, and all models of both used sail and power.  He enjoys his interactions with his customers, and assists in all aspects of the buying process, including surveys, financing, and acceptance and delivery.  His experience in the market also enables him to provide valuable insight to prospective sellers.  He looks forward to meeting many of his old customers during the year, as well as meeting many new.

Norton Yachts
97 Marina Dr
Deltaville, VA 23043
Contact Name: Whitney Walton
Phone: 8047769211
Email:  whitney@nortonyachts.com
Website:  www.nortonyachts.com


Whitney Walton is a fresh face in the Yacht Sales world. She joined the Norton Yachts Team in 2014 starting out as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator, and then becoming the Sailing School & Charter Coordinator. She obtained the title of Yacht Broker in October of 2014, and ever since she has enjoyed helping customers in all aspects of their boating needs. Whitney grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, and she is the product of a long lineage of Commercial Watermen with roots in Tangier Island that go as deep as the 1800s. Whitney is always looking to help a customer find what they need.

Oyster Cove Boatworks and Yacht Brokerage
5195 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
Contact Name: Scott Brown
Phone: 7573296555
Email:  sbrown@oystercoveboatworks.com
Website:  www.oystercoveboatworks.com


Scott has always enjoyed all that the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. Growing up working for his father in the marine industry, it truly lit the fire early. Scott served in the U.S. Coast Guard followed by a career in sales and project management. Always having a love for the water, Scott has found his home at Oyster Cove Boatworks & Yacht Brokerage. He believes in going the extra mile to insure you get the boat of your dreams.

Oyster Cove Boatworks and Yacht Brokerage
5195 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
Contact Name: Chris Leigh
Phone: 8048152160
Email:  cleigh@oystercoveboatworks.com
Website:  www.oystercoveboatworks.com


Having spent his whole life in the boating industry, Chris is truly a wealth of knowledge. He is the president of Oyster Cove Boatworks and Yacht Brokerage. Truly a hand’s on owner, Chris lives, breathes, and eats the boating business. Never scared to go the extra mile, his energy is contagious. His life revolves around the water and loves to share that lifestyle with his friends and family. From fishing to cruising, overnighters to offshore fishing, you’ll find Chris!

Pocket Yacht Company
411 Winchester Creek Rd
Grasonville, MD 21638
Contact Name: Dayton “Trip” Trubee
Phone: 4109800501
Website:  www.pocket-yacht.com


Dayton “Trip” Trubee has a strong heritage in the yachting industry spanning several generations.  Originally from the Jersey shore, Trip relocated to Annapolis nearly 30 years ago and is the Sales Manager at Pocket Yacht Company.   Trip’s vast experience in yacht sales and service, and solid reputation for providing personalized, courteous and knowledgeable service, coupled with his close ties to the Annapolis and East Coast yachting industry are widely appreciated by novice and experienced yachting enthusiasts alike.

S&J Yachts
7076 Bembe Beach Rd #101
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: Jack Malatich
Phone: 4106392777
Email:  info@sjyachts.com
Website:  www.sjyachts.com


S&J Yachts is a full service yacht brokerage specializing in fine yachts, new & used—both sail and power. Now 4 offices located in Annapolis & Rock Hall, MD, Deltaville, VA and Charleston, SC. Open 7 days a week to best serve their clients. S&J Yachts has 12 full-time professional yacht brokers with over 185 years of extensive industry knowledge & a proven record of success. Dealers for: Island Packet, Delphia, Maxi & Alpha Catamarans. Also representing Southerly Yachts, Great Harbour Trawlers and Mirage Sport Fish boats. S&J Yachts looks forward to helping you. Call 410 639-2777 now!

Sassafras Harbor Marina
2 George St
Georgetown, MD 21930
Contact Name: Chuck Metzger
Phone: 4107082188
Email:  cmetzger@baybroadband.net
Website:  www.sassafrasharbormarina.com


Chuck Metzger full time broker at Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales. Chuck has a 100 Ton USCG License, was Corporation Captain for over 20 years. He has been with Sassafras Harbor Marina for over 10 years. He has the full support of the qualified services from the marina. From contract to survey/sea-trail hemakes for satisfied customers. Having been there and done that Chuck knows the bay. Need a lesson in operation or care of the boat, Chuck is there for you.

Wilde Yacht Sales
39 Pratt St
Essex, CT 06426
Contact Name: Bill Boyer
Phone: 8603888177
Email:  bill@wildeyachts.com
Website:  www.wildeyachts.com


Bill Boyer has been with Wilde Yacht Sales since the company’s early days.  He’s an experienced boater in both sail and power, has an in-depth knowledge of the Nordic Tug product line and the trawler lifestyle in general.  In addition to Bill’s role of being a trawler sales specialist for Wilde Yacht Sales, he is a US Powerboating certified instructor.  US Powerboating is considered the driver’s education for Boaters so whether you’re looking for your first experience at the helm or aiming to improve your skills, Bill is there to help.  For further information or assistance with your trawler purchase and/or training, please contact Bill Boyer at 860-388-8177.

Yacht View Brokerage, LLC
P.O. Box 4183
Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact Name: John Kaiser
Phone: 4432237864
Email:  john@yachtview.com
Website:  www.yachtview.com


Captain John Kaiser has been selling beautifully maintained power and sailing yachts in Annapolis since 1988. He offers select yacht owners complimentary dockage from 25' to 80', including weekly cleaning and electric. National advertising including Yachtworld.com internet exposure with hundreds of high resolution photos of every detail of the yacht. Located in Annapolis, 15 minutes from BWI airport, your yacht will be easily inspected and demonstrated to the prospective buyer. A successful sale in less than 90 days is the goal. Call or email John today.