Established in the 1970s, we are a full-service regional yacht dealership, with a unique portfolio of new and brokerage Power and Sailboats. We are exclusive stocking dealers for Jeanneau Power and Sailboats, and Catalina Yachts. In addition to offering revenue generating and tax saving options, accepting trade-ins, and arranging preferable finance, we specialize in bespoke yacht customization for new Power and Sailboats between 20 and 64ft, with particular expertise in preparing yachts for long term cruising via the Bahamas and into the Caribbean.
Our geographical portfolio ranges from northern Florida through Georgia, South Carolina and into North Carolina, and westwards into Alabama and Tennessee. Our main office is conveniently located in picturesque St Simons Island, GA, one of the first ports designated to be outside the traditional hurricane zone.
Our ethos is to provide a complete product, service, and solution for every prospective boat owner, supported by exemplary aftercare. We commission all new power and sailboats in-house using our dedicated engineers. During the commissioning process, our engineers install a multitude of upgrades and equipment, creating a bespoke boat which truly fits the owner’s needs and boating objectives, whatever its size and intended use. Our customers are not restricted solely to factory-fitted options. Our in-house engineers are available throughout your ownership of the boat for ongoing advice, maintenance, and upgrades.
Our sales team is headed by an engineer, Mike Bowie, who is an owner of the business. All our new powerboat and sailing yacht customers meet Mike, and discuss their ambitions for their new boat, with a view to optimizing their build options and ensuring their yacht meets their objectives from an engineering perspective, and in the most cost-efficient manner. Complimentary factory tours are a rewarding and exciting aspect of the new yacht adventure.
After commissioning, our new boat customers benefit from a full handover, and the ability to undergo complimentary on-water training from our qualified boating instructors.
Our expanding brokerage portfolio includes boats of all sizes throughout the Southeast. We are members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) and adhere to their ethical standards. All our brokers are experienced boaters, and we pride ourselves in becoming experts on every boat in our changing portfolio. Unlike traditional brokerage houses, our presence at regional and national boat shows, and large geographical reach, significantly increases our boating clientele. Our brokers attend all surveys, and sea trials. We gladly assist in the preparation of all closing paperwork at no additional charge to our customers.
We have in-house delivery captains and, should you be looking to transport overland, we can de-commission and fully prepare the boat for transport.
The brands we proudly offer represent our values. Jeanneau, part of the Beneteau Group, the largest sailboat builder in the world, demonstrate consistently innovative design with international support and production. Having produced powerboats since 1957, Jeanneau’s introduction of a wider range of outboard and inboard models to the North American market has proven to be so successful that there are dedicated production lines in Michigan, USA for popular models.
Catalina Yachts have been building sailboats exclusively in the USA since 1970, and boast of having the highest percentage of repeat customers in the industry.
To further our pledge as a full service dealership, we are a Yamaha Certified dealer, and regional dealers for Beta Marine, Northern Lights, Rainman Watermakers, Venture trailers, and more. In addition to being National Marine Electronics Association Certified, we are Dealers and Authorized Resellers for all major marine electronics manufacturers including Raymarine, Garmin, Fusion, B&G, Lowrance, Furuno, Simrad, and Standard Horizon.
We run a year-round fully affiliated American Sailing Association school, which offers a wide range of courses from beginner’s Basic Sailing 101 through to Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) and catamaran training, and Powerboat training, which focuses on boat handling and safety at sea. Complimentary training is provided to new boat customers. Take the Wheel taster courses and sailboat charters provide a perfect introduction to life on the water.
Our St Simons Island location benefits from a Freedom Boat Club fleet providing club members access to the beautiful marshland waterways of the Golden Isles and reciprocal access to over 290 clubs worldwide.
Experience the Dunbar Difference. A Better Boat at a Better Price from a Better Dealer.