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About Us | Pacific Yachts - Santa Cruz, CA

Pacific Yachts of Santa Cruz, CA is the yacht sales brokerage leader in the entire Monterey Bay area. Since 1986 we have been brokering both power and sailing vessels and offer the most comprehensive yacht listing services available anywhere.

As proud members of the California Yacht Brokerage Association, Pacific Yachts is your trusted licensed yacht and ship brokerage. We are a full-service brokerage conveniently located in the center of a thriving sailing and boating community and are specialists in ocean-going sail and power boats as well as yacht sales appraisal. Whether you’re looking to outfit your sailboat for an ocean passage, or are ready to place your vessel on the market, we are the professionals to turn to with confidence for total yachting services.

Depend on Pacific Yachts for all your yacht listing and yacht sales services. We are the yacht brokerage you can rely on to deliver results in all your yachting transactions. Call our offices today to learn how we may assist you.

Meet The Crew
PETER CHRONES
PETER CHRONES
OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD/YACHT AND SHIP BROKER
Peter began his career with Pacific Yachts in 2001, after eighteen years in the field of Electronics, including positions from Corporate Technical Support, Senior Technical Advisor to IT Specialist. Now, since taking over the brokerage, he spends his time representing buyers, often researching and finding exactly the yacht they are looking for, and ensuring every detail throughout each transaction is carefully handled from the signing of an offer to the closing of the sale. Peter also assists sellers in negotiating a sale price on their yacht, resulting in a satisfied buyer and seller. He has actively participated in many surveys and sea demonstrations, and has a solid co-operative relationship with brokers located throughout California as well as several other States.

CHRIS CHRONES
CHRIS CHRONES
YACHT AND SHIP BROKER/CONSULTANT
A native of the city of Kalamata, located on the beautiful Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, Chris came to the U.S. to pursue his education. After receiving his B.S.E.E. from Toledo University and M.S.E. from Santa Clara University, he spent more than twenty-five years in the electronics industry in the Silicon Valley as well as teaching engineering courses at San Jose State University and Cabrillo College until 1986, when he made the decision to take his love of sailing to a whole new level: he and his wife Inger sold their home in Cupertino, moved to Capitola, and opened Pacific Yachts! Chris is a member of the California Yacht Brokers' Association, as well as a member and past Commodore of the Elkhorn Yacht Club in Moss Landing. Since he and Inger have owned and sailed numerous sailboats of various lengths in California, Mexico, the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Chris brings his expertise of sailing experience and knowledge of many makes and models of yachts to clients.

INGER CHRONES
INGER CHRONES
SALES AGENT
Inger, a native of Sweden also came to the U.S. in pursuit of her education and furthering her career. She received her B.A. from San Jose State University and Standard Secondary Life Teaching Credential. After twenty-five years of teaching high school students within the Fremont High School District, however, Inger found it was time to pursue her true passion: sailing! As she and husband Chris had already moved to Capitola and Inger was already working "behind the scenes", she retired and began to take a more hands-on approach. Today, Inger is a licensed sales agent. She and Chris have owned several boats, sailed to and from Mexico, and spent hours sailing in the waters of Greece and the Caribbean; Inger has the experience and knowledge it takes to make a great Sales Agent!

GENE MALY
GENE MALY
SALES AGENT
Captain Gene Maly is a twenty-two-year veteran with Pacific Yachts where he has listed and sold many sail and power boats. Active on the racing circuit, Gene has skippered a Beneteau 40 during the Antigua Race Week, was the tactician on a Newport 41 in the 1994 West Marine Pacific Cup to Hawaii, and recently raced several times in Thailand. In addition to boat sales, this licensed skipper is active in domestic and international deliveries of sail and power boats.

Gene can be reached directly at
831-375-0648 or [email protected]

LEWIS KEIZER
LEWIS KEIZER
SALES AGENT
A welcome addition to the staff is Dr. Lewis Keizer, a man of many achievements in a variety of fields. He holds a Ph.D from UC Berkeley, is a Jazz Festival cornet player and a former conductor of the Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra. He is also a licensed USCG captain and very knowledgeable about several boat designs. Having returned from an extensive sailing trip to Mexico on his own sailboat, he now lists and shows boats in Moss Landing, Alameda and the San Francisco Bay area.

Lewis can be reached directly at
831-345-9384 or [email protected]

COSTAS CHRONIS
COSTAS CHRONIS
Costas Chronis is our representative in Greece. A chemical engineer, graduate of Athens Polytechnic Institute, and owner of Omega Yachts, Costas often sails his Omega 56 with his eldest son as crew. He also owns a company that produces fiberglass and commercial chemical products and has served as a consultant to surveyors of fiberglass boats. Furthermore, he is an experienced sailor and boat deliverer. He is well versed in title transfer and all facets of yacht ownership in Greece, both private and commercial (charter).

Costas can be reached directly at his email address: [email protected] or by mobile phone: 6977658652 (country code 30). He can also be reached by contacting Pacific Yachts.

SANDI CHRONES
SANDI CHRONES
ADMINISTRATOR
After more than twenty years assisting some of the most preeminent attorneys in top-ranking music and motion picture/television law firms, Sandi gave up the "all that glitters" life for something more peaceful: the sea! She has experience in transactional (including but not limited to publishing, licensing, touring, drafting and finalization of various types of talent agreements), intellectual properties, corporate, litigation, securities, copyright and trademark law. More importantly, Sandi has always enjoyed interacting with the clients of those firms. That, combined with her love of sailing, is what has brought her home to Pacific Yachts.

RAY TUMACDER
RAY TUMACDER
SALES AGENT
Ray Tumacder is our Sales Agent serving the San Francisco Bay Area. With 25 years of experience in sales and management at prominent high tech companies, Ray has a proven track record of exceptional client satisfaction with a strong sense of integrity. These attributes have served him well pursuing his passion in the boating industry. At San Diego State University, he taught sailing at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center and raced Hobie Cat’s competitively as well as working at the factory in Oceanside. He is a USCG Licensed Captain and gained his sealegs boating in the Great Lakes before moving to the Pacific waters. He is an experienced skipper on a variety of vessels from the west and east coasts.

Contact Ray at (408) 913-0092 or by email at [email protected]