Ocean Trawler Yachts Team
Seattle Yacht Brokers
Andrew is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker with 35 years of experience in the marine business. During his 6 years at Selene Seattle, Andrew was the top sales agent on the West Coast for new and brokerage Selene Trawlers.
He is now the owner of Ocean Trawler Yachts, where he has developed the innovative and highly effective Yacht Video Marketing Program. Andrew understands that video is the fastest growing sector in online advertising and how to leverage this powerful tool to showcase yachts through the use of multiple media platforms.
Andrew was introduced to boating at an early age by his uncle, a shipwright and circumnavigator. He has been an owner/captain in the commercial fishing industry for more than 15 years, operating in the waters of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. More recently Andrew fished in the Bristol Bay, Alaska Salmon Fishery where he owned several boats and permits.
He has been a yacht broker for the past 20 years, assisting clients in the sales of power and sailing yachts, while representing Hallberg-Rassy, Pacific Seacraft, Hampton Yachts and Selene. Previously, Andrew worked for West Coast Yachts, Seacraft Yacht Sales, Adventure Yachts and Selene Seattle.
Andrew’s many years of practical experience come from having owned, operated, and personally maintained five pleasure craft and nine commercial vessels over the years. Andrew works diligently to provide a high level of service, cultivating long term relationships with his clients and serving as a continuing resource long after each sale has concluded. Andrew is a longtime member of Northwest Yacht Brokers Association.
Paul grew up in Michigan where his love for the water started as a boy when he became a member of the Sea Explorers on the Great Lakes. He later moved to California where he worked in a variety of marine related professions, from working as an engineer on tugboats to yacht delivery and sales. Paul has not only worked in the industry, he’s lived it. He has a total of 26 years experience aboard both power and sailing yachts. He started his profession as a broker in San Francisco Bay at Kermit Parker Yachts. He eventually moved on to represent several other well known brorkerage firms including Admiralty Yacht sales, Passage Maker Yachts, and Kadey Krogen. During his many years of working and selling fine quality cruising yachts, he’s perfected his skills, which makes him an excellent negotiator and resource to represent your interests in any yacht transaction. We are proud to have him aboard our Ocean Trawler Yachts team.
Dan is a Washington native with 36 years in the marine industry and 18 years of expertise in yacht brokerage.
Dan grew up with a love for the water and a love of boats. He bought his first vessel, a 14 foot O’Day sail boat, while attending Evergreen State College in Olympia. After completing a degree in Marine Studies with an emphasis on Marine Architecture and Boat Building, Dan relocated to Florida and founded Compass Rose Yacht Service, a full-service maintenance, equipment, delivery and carpentry company. While living in the Sunshine State, he sailed Florida’s east and west coasts and intercoastal waterways, as well as the waters of the Bahamas and the Great Dismal Swamp Canal in Virginia and North Carolina.
Dan returned to Washington state in 1990, restarted his yacht services company and simultaneously began working for Hannon Marine which specializes in wood boats. In 1996, he helped open a brokerage in Long Beach, California that were dealers for Albin and Tarab yachts. Dan also enjoyed organizing boat shows in San Diego, Newport, Long Beach and Marina Del Ray.
In 2003, Dan sailed his 54’ sloop from L.A. to Porta Vallarta, Mexico to meet his wife and 2-year-old son and spent the next year sailing the Mexican coast, Guatemala, and finally El Salvador. The family returned to Washington to restart Compass Rose Yacht Services and a few years later, Dan returned to the career of yacht broker.
Dan’s knowledge, enthusiasm and love for yachts is invaluable to our business and makes him the perfect fit for our team here at Ocean Trawler Yachts.
Brooke is our marketing and administrator specialist. She grew up in Salem Virginia, an hour from Smith Mountain Lake. Her love for boats grew over the years while attending the lake every summer with her mother. She eventually knew she wanted to join the boating industry, which led her to Ocean Trawler Yachts.
Brooke has been working for the last two years in the design, marketing, and management industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Radford University in graphic design, where she studied layout, colors, typography, branding, marketing material, publication design, package design, photo editing, and so much more. She was displayed in her college’s newspaper for having the best exhibit in her senior show. In the summer of 2015 Brooke made the 40+ hour drive across country to our beloved city of Seattle, to further her career in design. Brooke not only helps with marketing material and running the office, but she also stages our boats. Her eye for color and design elements give Ocean Trawler Yachts a unique look that sets us apart from our competitors. Thanks to Brooke’s designs each listing leaves a positive and lasting impression.
Louann Rizor has lived in Seattle area for over 20 years working in a variety of industries in a financially supportive role as bookkeeper, controller, board member and project manager. She has been the owner of 3 boats in her lifetime, but it’s her 2 person, Old Town canoe that is her favorite.
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