Florida broker expands to Pacific Northwest

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United Yacht Sales expanded to the Pacific Northwest with a new administrative office on Whidbey Island in Clinton, Wash., and plans for satellite offices throughout the Northwest.

“Besides selling new boats, their main focus will be the brokerage of used boats in all areas of the Northwest,” the company said in a statement. “They have projected a team of over 20 Northwest brokers. United Yacht Sales has a proven track record of over $90 million in annual sales, and this new office can only make that number grow.”

Stewart, Fla.-based United Yacht Sales was founded in 2002 by Peter Schmidt, and the company says it is one of the largest independently owned yacht brokerages in the country.

“They’re in the foundation-laying mode. With seven brokers, ongoing recruiting, 30 listings, pending and closed transactions, we are well on our way to becoming a fixture of the Northwest marine industry,” Pacific Northwest regional manager Rick Hixon said in a statement.

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