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The Yacht Broker Team at Sunset Yacht & Trailer Sales of Gig Harbor, WA provides years of experience in yacht sales, to ensure you have the best value and buyer experience when purchasing your new yacht.

Karl Nelson - President & Owner, Sunset Yacht Sales LLC

Originally from Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, Karl's love of boating began in childhood. When his career in environmental sales skyrocketed, he relocated to Tennessee and enjoyed boat life in the south for many years.

Karl and his wife moved to Gig Harbor in 2016 following their son, who was stationed at JBLM. In search of moorage, Karl met Kathy Long, the previous owner of Sunset Yachts. It didn't take long for Kathy to talk Karl into joining the team and, shortly afterwards, into buying the brokerage so she could retire.

Karl is passionate about cultivating lifelong relationships with his clients and especially about connecting you with the boat of your dreams!

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About Sunset Yacht Sales LLC of Gig Harbor, WA

Gig Harbor's Premier Yacht Brokerage. Yachts, Sailboats, Powerboats, and Trailers. Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1991.

Owner Karl Nelson and his wife moved to Gig Harbor in 2016 following their son, who was stationed at JBLM. In search of moorage, Karl met Kathy Long, the previous owner of Sunset Yachts. It didn't take long for Kathy to talk Karl into joining the team and, shortly afterwards, into buying the brokerage so she could retire.

Stop by and see us in person, we are next door to the Green Turtle Restaurant in Gig Harbor's downtown waterfront!

We absolutely love having visitors, so feel welcome to stop in during normal business hours.

Contact Karl directly at 253-514-2088

Sunset Yacht & Trailer Sales
2509 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Dub Weyand - Associate Broker

Dub and his wife, Susan, have been boating for over 25 years. Their liveaboard is moored here at our docks - when you have questions about boat life, Dub is your guy.

Dub comes to us from Idaho, where he first found success as the owner of a grocery store. His entrepreneurial spirit launched him to the next level as the co-owner of an accomplished food brokerage in Salt Lake City for 20 years.

Moving to Gig Harbor led Dub to continued achievements as he partnered in his wife's art gallery and became an associate broker with Sunset. We're fortunate to have Dub and his unmatched experience on board with us.

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Capt. Gary Merritt and First Mate Jeanette Merritt

Seattle locals, Gary and Jeanette. Gary is a retired officer of the U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Licensed Captain of Kinship.

Jeanette is an entrepreneur, property manager and business administrator, a.k.a. 'the Admiral'. They realized their long time dream of living on their boat in 2014. Being able to share their love for boating is one of their biggest passions.

 

Grizz & Timber - Customer Relations

Tim is a Washington native - Grizz moved here a few years ago. Neither of them know the first thing about yachts, but they are expert swimmers and geese chasers.

Both Tim and Grizz make themselves available to our valued clients any time there's a need for playing fetch.

Walk-in's are always welcome.

 

Katie Lodge - Associate Broker - Marketing

For Katie, boating means fishing. Growing up on the lakes and rivers of Tennessee, she preferred the smaller, fast boats for chasing bass. During her time on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, she found herself always stationed near the ocean and quickly realized that bigger fish require bigger boats.

With a passion for marketing, Katie will ensure that your boat gets maximum exposure to targeted markets. She knows exactly where to find your buyers!

 

Kurt Olson - Associate Yacht Broker

You're in good hands when you work with Kurt. He's not only our go-to sailboat guy, he also brings to the team his expertise in all facets of the listing and selling process.

Along with his wife and two fantastic children, Kurt is a long time resident of the South Sound area, so he makes a great tour guide.

You can find him dirt biking through some of the area's beautiful trails or showing our customers around the waters of Gig Harbor Bay.

View Kurt's Yacht Listings on YachtWorld.com

 

Ken Rodriguez - Associate Broker

After many years of successfully owning and operating a hardware store, Ken, a former Marine, and his wife, Donna, moved to Gig Harbor from California.

Ken is your greatest advocate and negotiator - whether you're buying or selling, with Ken as your broker, you can expect outstanding representation through every step of the process.