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The Yacht Broker Team at Sunset Yacht & Trailer Sales of Friday Harbor and 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 - Owner/Broker 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 relocated him and his family to Tennessee, he 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.

Boating in Puget Sound provided Karl the opportunity to share his enthusiasm for the water by joining the team at Sunset Yacht Sales, the premier yacht brokerage in Gig Harbor since 1991. The team has expanded to the Seattle area and now the San Juan Islands!

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 Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbor's Premier Yacht Brokerage. Yachts, Sailboats, Powerboats, and Trailers. Serving the Pacific Northwest's sound Sound since 1991 and now serving the San Juan Islands.

Owner Karl Nelson moved to the Puget Sound with his wife in 2016 following their son, who was stationed at JBLM.

Karl's love and knowledge of boating began with growing up in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and continued when he raised his family in Tennessee, boating the lakes and rivers there.

The move to WA provided the opportunity for Karl to share his enthusiasm for doing what he loves - cultivating lifelong relationships with his clients and connecting you with the boat of your dreams!

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Sunset Yacht Sales of Gig Harbor, WA

Brian Dunnicliffe
★★★★★ a year ago
We highly recommend working with Sunset Yacht Sales in Gig Harbor if you are considering buying or selling a boat in Western WA. We recently purchased our first boat from them and I could not be happier with the experience. I travel for work and have a hectic schedule so Matt V. and all of the folks there at Sunset went the extra mile to help me with all of the little things it took to purchase the boat and get it ready to hit the water.

Being new to Gig Harbor, Matt helped connect me to local folks in the boating community who I could go to for different needs/services and even offered to accompany us out on the water to show us some of the nice spots to boat to here in the South Sound.

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Dub Weyand - Associate Broker

Dub and his wife, Susan, have been boating for over 25 years. 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.


Ken Rodriguez - Associate Yacht 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.

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