Dan Sammis

Yacht Broker

Dan is a Florida native and has salt in his veins. He is a true “son of a son of a sailor” as his paternal heritage includes a long line of New England sailing captains dating back to the early settlements of New York’s Long Island Sound in the mid 1600s. As a young man, becoming disenchanted with the terrestrial studies of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Florida, Dan was drawn back to the sea and started a now 40+ year career in boats and yachts. From boat handling and repair to yacht construction, marketing and sales. Seems not a day goes by without checking the “course and speed” on one vessel or another…

Dan’s marine experience includes boat and yacht construction; refit and repair; extensive time in crew positions; mate, engineer and diver on a variety of commercial, research, charter and private yachts and original USCG 100 Ton Captains License in 1986. For over a decade, Dan skippered a series of charter boats that operated as eco-tourism and marine research platforms. This work also included numerous Natural History and Marine Research Documentaries, TV Shows and Feature Films. As an extension of his yacht and marine career, Dan has experience in marine based aviation, submarine systems and technologies and has been well published as a marine and underwater photographer to include two book covers and a couple of appearances in National Geographic Magazine.

At sea he has plied the coastal waters of North America on the east coast from the Florida Keys to Connecticut, and west coast from San Diego north through Canada to Juneau, Alaska. Add extensive Bahamas experience, plus jaunts on both coasts of France, Spain, Thailand and Malaysia and you have what Dan considers a start to his geographic cruising goals.

In 1996, after almost twenty years as a yacht and marine professional in Florida and the Bahamas, Dan decided to broaden his horizons and moved to Seattle where he entered his current career in yacht sales and marketing. During his ten years in Seattle Dan worked for a few highly regarded firms in the capacity of Sales Associate and Sales Manager. He specialized in brokerage and new construction trawler yachts, long range cruisers and high-end ocean capable motor yachts. Family health concerns brought Dan back to Florida in 2006 where he continued with sales of large prestigious cruising yachts. He also expanded his sales and marketing efforts to include large sailing and power catamarans that have been an area of interest and expertise since his early days as a research yacht skipper in the Bahamas.

With 40+ years in the marine industries and over 24 years in yacht sales Dan offers his clients an extensive knowledge base in yachts, their systems, maintenance and operation. He is expert at yacht market analysis and inspections for evaluation and is an even-tempered and effective contract negotiator. Dan looks forward to your call to discuss assisting you in your next yacht project…     

Email dan@unitedyacht.com
Phone 1-772-463-3131
Palm Beach Gardens , Florida
United States
URL https://www.unitedyacht.com