Allison Lehman has joined the Swiftsure Yachts team, giving the Seattle-based yacht brokerage a full-time presence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“We couldn’t be happier that Allison is officially joining our team,” Swiftsure partner Ryan Helling explains. “We have collaborated with her over the years on a number of sales and have always felt that she would be a good addition to our team.”
Lehman has been a broker in the Bay Area for 23 years, working with both sail and power boats. During that time, she co-founded Golden Gate Yacht sales. Lehman’s love for sailing is purely organic, she discovered the joy of sailing while racing on the Bay and then gained more appreciation restoring and cruising her own Islander 28.
She became a yacht broker shortly after purchasing her boat. “Here was a job where I could interact with people on a daily basis about a product that I felt passionate about. Yacht sales turned out to be my perfect job.”
Lehman has sold boats and sailed all over the world, including Turkey, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Mexico, England, Grenadines, and New England. Lehman and her husband cruised their Sabre 426 on the West Coast from the Broughtons in British Columbia to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and back.
“Allison is a great fit,” says Helling. “She’s an experienced offshore sailor dedicated to finding the right boat for clients. This also enhances our presence on the Bay. We find a lot of Bay Area customers looking to Seattle for excellent yachts and vice versa.”