A new brokerage, Olympic View Yachts, officially opened for business March 7. Headquartered on Bainbridge Island with three satellite offices in Gig Harbor, Port Hadlock, and Pleasant Harbor, the brokerage plans to specialize in serving customers on the Olympic Peninsula. The main office is based in the recently renovated Eagle Harbor Marina, one of four marina offices Olympic View Yachts operates from.
The venture is co-owned by Bob Wise and Allan Scozzafave; Scozzafave is a lifelong boater and powerboat specialist, and Wise got his start in Silicon Valley before entering the marine industry. He served as President of the Recreational Boaters Association of Washington and as chairman of the Bainbridge Island Harbor Commission. Joining Wise and Scozzafave is James King, a long-time Peninsula broker who will be handling the sailing community. King is also a Coast Guard Certified Captain and American Sailing Association instructor.
“The Olympic Peninsula, especially Bainbridge Island, lacks a locally owned and full-service yacht brokerage” Wise said. “The market needs a company dedicated to the needs of boaters in Kitsap, Pierce, and Jefferson County and we are the only group that has marina facilities in all three. In addition to our Bainbridge office we have offices located at the Port Hadlock Marina, the Home Port Marina in Pleasant Harbor, and the Harbor Place Marina in Gig Harbor.”
Olympic View Yachts has already been granted membership into the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, a local nonprofit committed to high professional standards in the recreational boating industry. “Each year, more and more Olympic Peninsula residents discover recreational boating and the unique opportunity our region provides. Our company is uniquely positioned to serve this group and dedicated to becoming their preferred service provider for boat brokerage, training and moorage,” Wise said. The new brokerage can be found at olympicviewyachts.com.