Meet the Crew
Stockton, CA is our original location and remains a large part of our market. While we have moved from our original Waterfront Warehouse office, to a home office in the Brookside area, we are still extremely well equipped to handle our San Joaquin clients offering great rates and terms at the Downtown Stockton Marina. The new loction also places considerably closer to both Riverpoint and Village West Marinas. We are members of the Stockton Yacht Club and have assisted many members in buying and selling their yachts.
Elgin’s first boat was a 1979 33’ Chris Craft Corinthian and he became hooked on boating life! He joined the Ebony Boat Club, where he served as Rear and Vice Commodore. He also worked as a very active yacht salesperson in the Sacramento and Delta areas and served as President of the Sacramento Marina Advisory Committee.
He has a long and distinguished history in the business sector, having worked for the Sacramento Dept. of Airports, Employee Relations Rep for the California State Employees Assn. and Shop Steward for AFSCME Local 146. Additionally, he was an owner-operator in the food and beverage industry for 30 years, receiving the owner/operator of the year award from River City Nightlife.
His family, friends and associates were excited and thrilled for him, when he was awarded the 2011 Sacramento Branch, NAACP Community Leadership Award.
Elgin lives in Sacramento and keeps his current yacht, a Sea Ray 400EC, in Stockton. He is ready to list or sell your yacht anywhere in the Sacramento or Bay & Delta areas
Dave brings to Bay Yachts over 25 years of experience in the yachting world having been involved with sales of new Viking Sport cruisers, Carver Yachts, Cruisers Yachts, Tarrab Yachts, Silverton and more.
Dave has created a solid foundation from giving his clients what he calls "full customer service". His favorite saying is "Life is pretty dry without a boat". He has served as GM for bay area brokers and new boat dealers, prior to moving to Bay Yachts. His reason for joining the Bay Yachts team was simple; not only did he have a love for the Delta and it's people but Dave wanted the simple valley life for his son.
Dave spent 4 years in the US Navy, in the early seventies, as a Machinist Mate before transferring to the Military Police. After discharge, he worked as a bodyguard on the East Coast,ending up working for the Dept. of Energy.
He says that taking care of his 22 year old son, Kyle with special needs, is the most rewarding experience of his life.
Dave loves boating and all that comes with it and it shows in his positive outgoing attitude.
He moved into yacht sales in the eighties and has not looked back since. Dave truly enjoys working with people to find that perfect yacht.
"We have a GREAT team here at Bay yachts. Our professionals are experts in the boating arena and will assist you at every step of the way with your purchase or sale, Stop by and see us sometime.
Mike has owned boats since he was a teenager way back in the 60’s.
Mike Likes Boats! Mike worked his way up from a small row boat that his father gave him to skippering a 45’ Motor Yacht. The 45 was Mike's second yacht purchase through Bay Yachts. After spending a considerable amount of time searching and finally heading (with Marc) to Texas in 2005 and realizing this was how a buyer should be treated, Mike decided he should become a member of the crew.
Mike has owned 15 boats over the years and understands what makes them tick, and just as important, what makes the heart of a boater beat a little bit faster! Mike is active in the Yacht Club circles in the Delta, and is referred to by his clients as Bay Yachts "Go to guy in the Delta"!
An all around water sportsman, Mike has boated all over the world and may have the answer to that boating question that YOU have on your mind.
Feel free to call Mike directly, any time-any day, at 916-716-7719.
From the first courtesy Sea Ray Express demo on the California Delta waters 40 years ago to this present day, Melba has enjoyed a multitude of enjoyable boating experiences.
Her children have experienced water skiing in the Delta and on Lake Tahoe. She is an avid power boater; however, she has also been at the helm of a few sailboats. Ports of call include Santa Barbara, San Francisco Bay to Sacramento, and now, Bethel Island where she and Larry Gertz have a home near “fast water".
As a Past Commander in the U.S. Power Squadron, Melba is a safe boater and shares her knowledge and experiences with others. Her knowledge gained during the time she was an assistant harbor master and yacht sales manager will be extremely useful in assisting her Bay Yachts' clientele.
Peg and Sam are long time Bay & Delta boaters. They currently boatless, but most likely, not for long. They have previously owned a smaller cruiser as well as 47 and 55 foot cockpit motoryachts. They offer their strong boating background as well as a long history in sales, as owner/brokers of Richards Real Estate in Rio Vista, California. Buyers and sellers alike, can feel very comfortable placing their trust and boating future in their, capable, hands.
They work out of their real estate office, which now doubles as a Bay Yachts branch office.
Captain Kenn Wright was born with a passion for the Sea!
His adventures began as Second Engineer on a 149' yacht cruising the Caribbean for over a year. He was Mate Engineer on a 92' Broward cruising the Bahamas, the Keyes and the Eastern Intercoastal waters. He then earned his Captains License. He has experience aboard an 82' Motorsailor, 63' Viking, 60'-70' Hatteras and last but not least, a 130' Diaship cruising out of Japan.
Captain Kenn is now in his nineteenth year of yacht sales, having enjoyed substantial success with major new yacht dealer/brokers, and is still building a loyal clientele of boating enthusiasts that prefer to purchase from a true "Old Salt"!
Marc has been boating all his life as his father always owned a boat! He has been in the yachting industry in excess of twenty years and served as a rigger, mechanic, service manager, sales representative and as the, current, owner of Bluewater Yacht Detailing.
He and his family keep their ski boat at Bass Lake and they enjoy it every year and love the lake. Marc also enjoys managing baseball teams for the Alameda Little League, that include league teams, all-stars and the tournament travel teams.
Marc would be pleased to share his boating knowledge, in assisting with your yachting needs.
NEWSFLASH!!! Bruce and Susan have moved back to the Northwest, settling in Olympia WA!
Bruce, along with his wife Susan, came to the Bay & Delta from his native Washington State, where he boated and fished in South Puget Sound and the surrounding lakes. Upon moving here, they lived aboard their 24 Bayliner for a couple of months, which they found comfortable since they were still newlyweds!
They now have five daughters, five grandchildren and a 43 Bayliner Motoryacht. As boaters in the Sacramento area, they joined the Capital City Yacht Club and served as Commodore in 2010 and PICYA delegate from 2009-2012. They also joined the Sacramento Yacht Club and he now proudly serves as Vice Commodore. He is also a member of District 19 of the International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG).Their Bayliner is moored at SYC. Bruce boats 30 years in the computer industry as a customer service and support specialist.
Bruce's work and boating experience will allow him to successfully represent your interests so that your feel comfortable with all facets of your yacht buying or selling experience.
Please feel free to contact Bruce in our new Olympia WA office, on his cellular at 916.533.3366.
Georges was born and raised in Belgium and speaks Flemish, French, Dutch , German and English.
As a kid he always had an interest in boats , his first being s a row boat that he, quickly, outfited with an ”Evinrude" outboard motor. That proved to be a bunch of fun!!! He then got into the waterski racing.
As an adult, he started a boat sales and restoration business. He became the importer for Baja sport, offshore boats and yachts. H imported several brands, into Belgium that included Hardin, Mediterranean and Cruisers yachts.
Georges became an American citizen and moved with his lovely wife to Chula Vista, CA. Certainly a big move! He and his wife, Alejandra have five children and seven grand children together.
They are members of the CCYC (Coronado Cays Yacht Club). They haved owned 9 boats, over the years and now enjoy taking their 42’ Baja offshore on open water and sailing with a friends on the San Diego Bay. "Life is great on the water!"
He met Marc Bay, our broker and knew there was an immediate connection. He started working for Bay Yachts in the San Diego Office at Pier 32.
Georges wants to meet you soon, to share his love with the sea and make you a Bay Yachts client so that you too can say, "Life is great on the water'.
Tanya and her husband Jay moved to San Diego to improve their sailing skills and eventually find a liveaboard sailboat for long term cruising. Within six months, they were living aboard a Pearson 39 and Tanya was able to spend her time refitting the boat, excelling at informal racing and becoming familiar with the San Diego boating community, prior to joining Bay Yachts. In addition to her interest in yachting, Tanya is an avid dancer who also teaches Swing and Blues dancing in San Diego.
From her previous career, Tanya holds a PhD in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies. She brings with her the research and communication skills necessary allowing her to give her clients the dedication and service they need and desire, no matter if they are buying or selling.
Renette has experienced considerable success in the yacht industry as her "people skills" are above and beyond what one normally experiences from yacht salespersons. She loves working with boaters and helping them to achieve their dreams and desires, no matter what size or type of yacht they are selling or buying.
Her clients come away with the feeling that they have been cared for, rather than just selling or buying a yacht!
She brings considerable experience, as well, having worn several hats in working for AllSeas Yachts on their 92' new construction projects at the Knight & Carver yard.
With a solid background in marine engineering coupled with a love of sailing, Bastian can help you find the right boat of your dreams. As a USCG licensed captain and sailing instructor, he knows what makes a great boat.
As an experienced charter boat captain, he knows what boats are meant for: to have fun on the water! So whether you are looking for a vessel to spend weekends with family on local trips, or preparing to cruise around the world, he can help you find your perfect boat.
Bastian now spends the majority of his time in San Juan Puerto Rico, where he does charters and is listing and selling yachts.
Cynthia was born and raised in Los Angeles CA. She attended High School in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised her three daughters in San Jose. She is a grandmother of four adorable grandkids (her claim, not ours but we’re sure they are!).
Somewhere along the line, she acquired a new hobby…fishing. She purchased her first fishing boat in 1997. She has been actively involved, in fishing, as a member of Coastside Fishing Club (a local and internet based club). One of her successful fishing trips was memorialized in Craig Hanson’s Hooked on Fishing the Golden Gate Volume IV.
In 2005 she earned her Captains License. Obviously fishing and boats have become her passion. She is currently boatless, having sold her third boat, a 1989 42’ Californian Sportfish.
She retired as a Police Officer with the San Jose Police Department, works part time as a PI and enjoys a career with Bay Yachts, that allows her to become fully involved in her passion for boats.
Having moved to "The big island" of Hawaii, she is a bit limited to how she can assist her mainland clients, but give her an opportunity to buy or sell your perfect yacht in the islands.
Upon honorable discharge, he completed studies at California State University Sacramento, earning a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Communications. He also began amassing 18 years experience in automotive sales, finance and management.
In 1993 it was time for a career change and a return to the water. Luckily, he didn't have to travel far in order to work with people who share his desire for the relaxed lifestyle boating offers. He opened the original Bay Yachts in California's Delta, eventually expanding to cover the State to it's Southern border and beyond!
He also has an interest in making certain California’s boaters and brokers are fairly represented with State government and that both are treated equally should disputes arise. Of course, he feels that if the proper contracts are used and all parties adhere to the contract and good faith, most disputes will be avoided. He feels the best way to assist in that area was to be involved with the CYBA. Marc is a prior board member and a past president from 2007.
Marc and Pam raised their daughter, LaDawn and assisted in raising her children, Brandon, Zac and Samantha.
Marc and Pam are thrilled with their ability to work with the West Coast yachting community , and by assisting them, they are; "Making Dreams Reality".
Marc works out of both our San Diego and Delta offices, running up and down California's I-5 so often, the car can find it's own way.
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