Sandy (Alex K.) Williamson - Sandy is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker – the highest standard for yacht brokers in America, only reached by a fraction of yacht brokers, Plus certified to teach navigation,docking,cruising... and is licensed USCG captain, 50 ton.
Sandy and his lovely wife Deborah began boating in 1973. They have owned 10 sail boats and 7 powerboats and have chartered 12+ others. About half of those were multihulls. They have cruised and boated all over WA & into Canada, but also CA, TX, the Caribbean, Great Lakes, New England, FL ICW, the Gulf of Mexico, Sea of Cortez, the English channel and the Greek Islands. They have cruised over 5,000 miles including 2,000 miles of the GreatLoop.com Sandy has operated over 100 power boats and 40 sail boats up to 50+ feet. He is a Coast Guard licensed Captain for 50 ton commercial vessels. He is also licensed by the ASA to teach sailing, cruising, chartering, navigation, and docking (ASA 201-205,218). He has been teaching sailing since 2011. He has presented at the Seattle boat show every year since 2010. He has taught cruising and navigation for YWAM in HI.
Sandy retired from 34 years as a Hydrologist with the US Geological Survey in 2010. He managed scientist teams studying regional water problems in California, the Gulf Coast, and Washington. He has worked as a professional and volunteer in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, and Peru. He has taught Geology at University of Washington Tacoma.
Sandy’s love for boats and entrepreneurial spirit lead him to shift careers and start his own business selling boats in 2005. Sandy has closed over 450 transactions. Sandy’s customer's interests are priority one. Sandy loves to teach and see people expand their horizons. Remember the old adage that if you want to get something done; ask a busy person.
Sandy doesn’t just sell yachts in the Pacific Northwest, but specializes in remote sales. Sandy has managed boat transactions in 9 states and many remote locations in Alaska, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Russia and Argentina, including ocean shipping on deck and in containers. Ask Sandy to help sell your yacht even if it is off the chart or lying in a foreign port somewhere. Or maybe you need help buying remotely and getting your boat to you. Sandy has helped many people do just that.
Sandy’s focus is to provide solid information, great win-win negotiating skills, and an open and trusting relationship with his clients.
If you are considering listing your boat with Sandy, know that his hard work, knowledge, experience, and passion for boating and people will get it sold for you, netting you the most money in your bank account at the end. We work smarter and harder for you.
Buying a yacht. If you’re trying to sort out which boat is the right one for you, you want to be assured that your objectives are heard and that your hard-earned money is going to be wisely spent. There are many facets requiring experience to save you, including financing, sea-trials, getting valuable engine and boat condition surveys, getting the right help with escrow & title & closing documents.
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Full Service Yacht Brokerage, but small, so you always "talk to the boss".