In 2002 the partners of Swiftsure Yachts joined to create a full service brokerage for sailors buying or selling high quality boats. A team approach, in-depth expertise and exceptional service are the hallmarks of our business plan and are designed to ensure we meet our customers’ expectations.


Serving the west coast of the United States and British Columbia from San Francisco to Vancouver Island, our team steps outside the norm of commission-based yacht sales to make certain our collective expertise is directed by the needs of our clients.


We keep abreast of changing market conditions both locally and nationally, and we put in thousands of miles at sea each year to give a real-world foundation to our knowledge of sailing, boat systems and yacht design.


Clear and on-going communication combined with a commitment to listening carefully focuses our brokerage on activities designed to bring added value to the process of selling and buying yachts.


What our customers are saying

"Brooke and I cannot state strongly enough how grateful we are to have worked with Swiftsure. If we went purchasing alone, a tremendous amount of effort and uncertainty would have resulted with unknown consequences. For awareness, I've always purchased all large expense items on my own. Very pleased to have changed my ways, especially on this purchase!"

Stephan Haase and Brooke Myatt
Buyers of 2013 Chris White Atlantic 47 Mastfoil

"Outstanding service. You have been exceptionally responsive by phone and by email. You've gone above and beyond to make this process as seamless as possible."

Mike & Shirley Newcomb
Buyers of 2003 Hallberg-Rassy 43

"Bob (Schoonmaker) was very knowledgeable and helpful. He helped us identify the type of boat that best fit our needs, answered question after question, and ultimately helped make the process easy! I wouldn't buy another boat with out him."

Alissa & Cody Hess
Buyers of 2010 Jeanneau 45DS

"We were so happy with your service that we really don’t have any suggestions for improvements! While we first found out about you online, we met at least four other boats during our inside passage this year (2017) who had done business with you in the past and all stated that we certainly could not have chosen a better brokerage! Again, a huge thank you."

Rod Lambert & Elisabeth Lehmberg
Sellers of 1976 Swan 41
"Overall, a very positive experience. All of the Swiftsure staff had a professional yet relaxed demeanor and showed a high level of product as well as a general sailing knowledge. The purchase transaction was conducted efficiently and to the highest ethical standard."
Blair & Jennifer Bouma
Buyers of 2000 Hallberg-Rassy 42

"I was looking at other boats on your site and Brad recommended the Caliber based on my needs. Very personal and helpful, outstanding service. Follow up and personal interests. It has been a very positive experience. Thank you to your crew!"

Joel Cambern
Buyer of 1996 Caliber 40

"The Swiftsure Team was involved in the selling of my boat. From listing to showing to supporting my preparations for the sales events they were there with good solid advice. Pete pointed out eye appeal items I could do to enhance the sale, staged "Lovely Lady" for great photos and then worked with numerous clients to send qualified buyers to view "Lovely Lady". Every time I asked a question or sought information, Swiftsure was there to support me. Their advertising and marketing was outstanding. I was very impressed that Pete flow to Fort Lauderdale just to take quality photos of "Lovely Lady" for Yacht World and the Swiftsure website. I felt informed and up to date throughout the process."

Rose Loper
Seller of 2000 Hallberg-Rassy 46
"I/we can't speak highly enough about Molly! This was the most straight forward, honest, and helpful interactions we have had with a broker. I mean Molly sold us a boat, but it felt like she just facilitated us meeting the boat we wanted. Zero pressure, but lots of help. And she was extremely flexible and available! Not all brokers treat both partner in a purchase as equal decision makers, Molly worked with me as a sailor, not the wife of a sailor, and that made all the difference. Also! It was super helpful to discuss purchasing and older boat with someone who owns an older boat, Molly expertise was appreciated!!!"
Jessica Pikul & Chris Gorski
Buyers of 1989 Hylas 44

"One of the best brokers out there, very professional & knowlegable."

Robert and Judy Rouner
Sellers of 2000 Koopmans 43
"Keep doing this kind of job! Very customer focused. Incredibly patient, educational, and supportive. Not pie in the sky but solid, real world perspectives. A very good experience."
Thor Nolen
Buyer of 1988 Pacific Seacraft 34
"Swiftsure Yachts entered a market saturated with brokers, but with their knowledge, attention to detail and super communication, they quickly rose to the top. It is not by accident that they represented both Hallberg Rassy and Outbound yachts. I would not buy or sell a yacht in Seattle without their able assistance."
Ted Morgan & Alicia Bennett
Buyers of 1987 Liberty 39

"The service is outstanding before, during and after the sale. Ken (Monaghan) is top notch, professional and goes the extra mile as a rule, not exception. Thanks to him and the rest of the Swiftsure team."

Kim & Chris Pitre
Buyers of 1991 Hallberg-Rassy 45

"Exceedingly knowledgeable and professional. - Worked very hard to sell my boat. - Go the extra mile. - Fun to work with. - 10% is a lot of money, but they earn it! - Deserve their high standing among yacht brokers. - Straight forward and honest. - I'd recommend them even to my sister - and she's picky! - If I'm ever crazy enough to buy another boat, I'd buy it from Swiftsure!"

David Kroenke
Seller of 1985 Morris Justine 36

 "Always available and responsive to our contacts. Good responses, always friendly and welcoming by all staff. The specifications were well written and with good thought, made the boat special. We were always kept in the loop, liked seeing the website hits to get a feel for how active the market is. No suggestions for improvement - exceeded expectations. Appreciated Ryan's willingness to see the boat out of the water prior to it's listing. His suggestions on what to have done to the boat to prepare her for sale made a sound difference in marketing our boat and the eventual sale. We always felt everyone at Swiftsure appreciated our business, made it a point of shaking our hand when we visited and felt the operation is run very well. Professional at all times."

Neal and Lynn Parker
Sellers of 1999 C&C 110

"Bob (Schoonmaker) is the greatest. Not only through the buying experience but even more so in the post-buy interactions. He goes above and beyond to be really helpful. The best!"

Francisco Vinoly
Buyer of Beneteau Oceanis 390

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