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About South Coast Yachts

Welcome! South Coast Yachts is the Award-winning Beneteau Authorized Dealer for Power in all of Southern California and Arizona, and Sailboats in Orange County, San Diego & Arizona, with offices and show docks in San Diego & Newport Beach. South Coast Yachts provides the top customer satisfaction in the industry for a true on-the-water boating experience. We offer new and previously-owned yachts, commissioning, repair, warranty, preventative maintenance, and instructional and social events. We work hard to find you the best boat for your money and offer the purest integrity while representing you. Throughout the year, we plan fun boating events for our customers, from raft-ups in San Diego Bay to weekend Rendezvous Events at Two Harbors, Catalina Island.

Our Service Department has everything you could possibly need for your Beneteau – if we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you! Bob Bergman, our Service Dept. Manager, is a master technician and can handle any project.

 

Barrett Canfield

barrettlilyBarrett Canfield is the President and co-owner/ founder of South Coast Yachts and has represented the Beneteau brand for 20 years. His passion in business is team building with the common focus of working with people who embrace the core value of caring for others.

Barrett Canfield, President

Barrett@scyachts.com

Direct:  619-517-4736

The customer experience and teaching the joy of life aboard a boat is what he finds most gratifying.  The
business accomplishment that he is most proud of is the consistent Top Customer Satisfaction scores from Beneteau America for all of North America.

Barrett and his wife Liz have four children who all enjoy life on the water and live and sail in San Diego.

Rick Day

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Rick joined South Coast Yachts as a Corporate Director & CFO in September 2009 to assist Barrett Canfield in starting and growing the dealership. He and Barrett first became acquainted in early 2007 when Rick was in the market for a new 40’ racer-cruiser and ultimately chose his current ’08 Beneteau First 40.7 “Audacious”. They became good friends during the commissioning process.

Rick Day, CFO & Director

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Rick’s earliest memories of sailing are of “investigating” the Maryland coves of the Chesapeake on his family’s 16’ catboat. Later in years, Rick raced Lasers and FJ’s at Florida State University, sailed Lido 14’s and Santana 22’s in Guam during his Navy years, and has raced Thistles, PHRF in- and off-shore, and 40.7 One-Design in San Diego since 1995. Rick’s sailing resume also include several weeks of Mediterranean cruising and a 2,800 mile Atlantic crossing aboard his friends’ 53’ sloop in late 2007.

Rick’s business experience is helpful to South Coast Yachts. Rick founded, managed, and sold Daycom Systems, a $22 million telecommunications hardware, software, and maintenance VAR and Avaya-authorized dealer based in San Diego. As CEO, he oversaw all aspects of the business, built a top-level management team, assembled an outside Board of Directors, and strategically re-engineered the business through many market changes and challenges from 1992-2009. Daycom Systems was strategically acquired by Carousel Industries in April, 2009.

Rick’s professional network includes C-level contacts at large-scale retailers and Fortune 1000 companies, national and global hardware and software VARs, industry research firms, and others. He served the North-American Association of Telecommunications Dealers from 1998 – 2005 in various capacities including President. From 2003-2005 Rick was the Dealer Spokesperson of Avaya’s Business Partner Council. Rick has also been a member of Bente Hansen & Associates’ Board of Advisors since 2000. He is a veteran of the US Navy and holds a BS in Finance from San Diego State University.

Paul Briant

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Paul Briant was born on the Caribbean island Grenada and cruised many oceans on his family’s chinese junk as a child. Once you meet him, you will realize that he is one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable sailors alive. “When we have a boat question that we can’t answer, we ask Paul Briant”, said Barrett Canfield, president of South Coast.

Phone: 619-823-6186
Email: paul@scyachts.com

Paul and his wife worked as captain and crew on large private yachts throughout the Med. and Caribbean and settled in San Diego in the ’90s. Please call or email Paul for help finding your next sailboat or powerboat. You will be pleased with the amount of attention and professional advice that Paul will give you.

Rob Harring

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Rob grew up sailing on Lake Geneva, Wis. and crewed for his dad from the age of 4, so sailboats are in his blood. As a young man he was competitive in the 150 boat E-Scow fleet on the lake and went on to sail as a collegiate sailor here in Southern California at USC where he took 4th in the College Nationals in the Sonar class.
Phone: 213-300-3483

Email: Rob@scyachts.com

Rob really knows how to make a sailboat go fast and the great advantage in dealing with Rob is his ability to teach. Rob came to us from a position as Senior Instructor at J-World. His focus is on providing his customers with the best boat buying experience and a complete understanding of how to enjoy a sailboat.

Rob and his wife Lee (a licensed Captain as well as a sailing instructor……..keeping it in the family!) live in San Diego. Please contact Rob if you have interest in a new or used sailboat or if you’d like to learn to sail.

Dea Allen

driving-mc4-webDea has enjoyed being in the recreational marine industry in San Diego since 1987. She brings diverse experience including sales of Island Packet, Tartan and C&C, as well as powerboat experience with Hatteras, Grand Banks and Eastbay.

Phone: 619-708-3287

Email: dea@scyachts.com

She is thrilled to be in the position of selling new Beneteau and pre-enjoyed boats here at South Coast Yachts and says, “This is the most cohesive team completely committed to excellence in customer satisfaction that I’ve ever seen. I’m happy to be a part of it.” Her goal is to make your yacht buying or selling experience a pleasant one and to create a long term relationship, rather than a one time deal.

When not working with clients looking for boats, she enjoys spending time with her grown children and grand children. We are pleased to have her on board here at South Coast Yachts.
Member of the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA)

 

Scott Young

scott youngScott Young grew up in Manahattan Beach CA, and has been involved in Sailing and Surfing since the 5th grade. His father had a power boat at King Harbor Marina and that is where Scott’s passion for boats began.

Phone: 760-585-6068

Email: scott@scyachts.com

The neighboring slips were sailing families that exposed Scott to racing and cruising trips to Catalina.

Scott had the bug and enrolled himself in youth sailing classes at the Palos Verdes Yacht Club. After completing his first course he was asked to run the youth sailing program for the next 2 summers. Scott says, “Teaching and organizing races with the kids was the best job ever! It was great to see them progress and have so much fun sailing”.

After that Scott was hired at King Harbor Marine Center working on the yachts and working in the marine supply store. Scott was working, sailing, and racing everyday of the week. He then moved to Maui to explore more sailing adventures and to surf his favorite break, Honolua Bay.

Scott fell in love with his wife Jennifer and loves to share his passion of the sailing lifestyle with his children Ryan, Sarah, and little Ian. Scott’s oldest son Ryan in now a US Marine serving our country and Scott could not be more proud.

I asked Scott what he thinks about Beneteau yachts. “I race aboard the Beneteau First 40 Vitesse with great friends and I love the boat. You can feel the boat accelerate in little puffs and it really flies when the breeze freshens. Beneteau excites me with the constant innovation, the functionality, and they are extremely safe yachts. I am truly impressed with the performance not only on the First series but also the Oceanis and Sense Yachts. I am proud to represent these Yachts and love finding a yacht for a customer that tugs on their heart strings as they do mine.”

Sean Smith

seansmith-web-186x186Sean grew up boating with his family in Southern California and has always maintained a passion for being on the water. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, a school practically on the water, he joined Ullman Sails to learn the business of sail-making.

Phone: (909) 556-4272

Email: sean@scyachts.com

He has since sold Jeanneau and now brings his marine industry experience to the team at South Coast Yachts in San Diego.

Experienced in racing sailboats from 20-50 feet, Sean continues to actively race and cruise in Southern California and Mexico. He enjoys helping all clients get the most out of their boats, especially downwind sailing with the addition of Asymmetric Spinnakers.

When he is not on the water Sean enjoys spending time with his wildly energetic nephew and family, traveling and going to ski resorts in the winter.

Sean is known for his ability to listen and follow thorough with the needs of his clientele and is pleased to be contacted day or night to assist with questions or concerns. Whether you prefer sailing, power boating, racing or cruising, with Sean you will be able to share your passion for being on the water.

Tamara Krimstock

tamara-krimstock2The sea called this Midwestern girl to Southern California 30 years ago. Learning to sail, sailing the coastal waters of the Pacific, Caribbean and Mexico, and owning a couple of Beneteau sailboats over the past 26 years have prepared Tamara well for her sales role at South Coast Yachts. 

Phone: (760) 550.1518

Email: tamara@scyachts.com

Tamara’s professional experience in sales, business development, marketing and client services in the institutional money management and commercial design industries brings a strong combination to the yacht sales industry.
 
Her passion for Beneteau, people and attention to every aspect of the process has created a fantastic list of happy and satisfied clients who have become friends.  Tamara is her client’s partner and advocate in their lifestyle investment, drawing on her professional business experience to ensure each and every client has an exceptional adventure. Nothing less.
 
She was asked why she got into the yacht sales industry. Her answer?
 
BENETEAU. Best. Boat Builder. Brilliant. Innovative. Power and Sail. 132 Years Strong.
SOUTH COAST YACHTS. Best. Customer Focused~#1 CSI in North America. Smart~Strong~Friendly Team. 
Beneteau Dealer and Broker for Pre-owned Marketplace.
 
Tamara and her partner in life and work, Mr. Jody Krimstock, both represent Beneteau and are based out of South Coast Yachts’ Newport Beach office. They travel consistently between Newport Beach and San Diego building their client base and ensuring their clients are getting out on the water, are happy and enjoying life aboard a Beneteau power or sailboat!
 

Jody Krimstock

Jody grew up as an avid boater on the Chesapeake Bay venturing from the Sassafras River to distant locations including Annapolis, Delaware Bay and the Inland Coastal Waterway. He first learned to sail on a Sunfish, as well as being the captain of his family’s multiple pleasure crafts.
 
 

Phone: (760) 550.1516

Email: jody@scyachts.com

Following college at Penn State University Jody headed west to California where he co-founded a successful boat maintenance business in Alameda.  He commissioned and delivered several new boats from San Francisco to Monterey Bay.  In 1979 Jody traveled to the Nautor factory in Finland to help deliver a newly commissioned Ron Holland designed Swan 44′, sailing that summer throughout the Archipelago in the Baltic Sea and into Stockholm, Sweden.  Other ventures included crewing on a 110′ schooner from Ensenada to San Francisco.  
 
Jody’s boating experience includes chartering boats in SoCal, Puget Sound, Sea of Cortez and the Caribbean.  As a member of Harbor Sailboats in San Diego for twenty five years he enjoyed chartering sailboats and eventually purchased a Beneteau 343 and placed it in the charter fleet.  Soon after, he upgraded his 343 to a Beneteau 423 for personal use.  Both boats were purchased from Barrett Canfield, President of South Coast Yachts.
 
Jody’s professional work experience has been in high tech on the sales side working for Apple and Hewlett Packard for over twenty five years. His success from those years in high tech was the direct result of the value he placed on his relationships with his customer base, understanding their needs/wants, and ultimately delivering beyond expectation.
 
In addition to his love for the sea, and road and mountain biking, is Jody’s love for his wife, Tamara, and their golden retriever, Carter. 
 
His life-long passion is boating where it has taken him to many amazing places in the world and allowed him to continue to live his dream.  Jody is thrilled to be part of the team at South Coast Yachts and looks forward to helping his customers “live their dream”.  

John Bohne

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In 1998, John started his sales career with J/Boats representing buyers and sellers in hundreds of transactions both power and sail (performance and cruising, new and used). John prefers to go fast in sparton sailing craft, but he has a great appreciation for  creature comforts and powerboats.

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Email: john@scyachts.com

Growing up in Northern Michigan, John developed an early lovefor the water and boats. Though the opportunities to get aboard there were rare, those are some of his fondest childhood
memories. After high school, he traveled for 11 years up anddown the East Coast and Puerto Rico racing, fishing, or hanging out aboard boats any chance he got.

In 1997, John made his final stop in San Diego. There he bought a Schock 35 and jumped into the local racing scene. He has since logged hundreds of ocean miles racing and cruising throughout California and Mexico on many different boats, as well as multi- hull racing in Sweden.

John met his wife, Laureen, shortly after arriving in San Diego, and they have two children: a daughter, Jayden, and a son, Rico. They now live in Carlsbad and enjoy time at the beach, and they are spending more time aboard boats now that the kids are  growing older.

John’s nearly 20 years of boating and sales has allowed him to become very familiar with many types of boats. He offers his wealth of knowledge to help clients find the right fit when
purchasing. He strives for fair valuations for sellers and buyers which make deals come together quickly.

Stop by our Newport Beach office to meet John.

Leanne McNally

After college “Boating Happened!!!”  Leanne fell into a job at Harbor Sailboats where she spent 12 years managing a charter fleet of mostly Beneteau sailboats ranging in size from 22- 50’.  Leanne obtained her ASA Bareboat certification and founded the W.O.W. “Women On the Water” program, designed to train in boat handling and instilling confidence in female boaters.

Phone: (619) 972-5153

Email: leanne@scyachts.com

Leanne was born and raised in the Los Angles Area and moved to San Diego to attend Point Loma Nazarene College.  After college “Boating Happened!!!”  Leanne fell into a job at Harbor Sailboats where she spent 12 years managing a charter fleet of mostly Beneteau sailboats ranging in size from 22- 50’.  Leanne obtained her ASA Bareboat certification and founded the W.O.W. “Women On the Water” program, designed to train in boat handling and instilling confidence in female boaters.

Leanne has been in the marine industry since 1994 and has experience in yacht sales, maintenance and management. She has been boating for over 22 years, raced extensively, cruised up and down the West coast as well as the BVI’s, La Paz, Tahitian Islands, St Maartin and the Bahamas. She joined the CUBAR rally in 2009 and logged over 1100 miles on a Selene Trawler with her husband and crew.  She is enjoying all aspects of yacht sales, especially the life-long friendships she has made along the way.  The Beneteau brand has been in her life since the day she stepped aboard her first boat.  She is knowledgeable regarding Beneteau, Catalina, Hunter as well as Grand Banks, Navigator, Offshore, Nordhavn and notably Selene Ocean Trawlers where she was the brand manager for nine years.

In her free time you can find her on the water aboard her new Beneteau Gran Turismo 40′, Law & Disorder, spending time with her husband (and Captain) Steve or walking Sunset Cliffs with their crazy dog Daisy.  Besides boating she loves golfing, cooking, reading and traveling.

Leanne is best known for her prompt and timely communication, follow up and, most of all, after sale relationships.  She is never more then a phone call away from helping clients and friends alike.  She loves details and enjoys working hard to resolve issues.  This is one reason she has a high percentage of repeat clientele.   Leanne believes that buying or selling a boat should be fun and she is always finding ways to laugh.

Leanne is active in the maritime community, a member of CYBA and helps lead the San Diego Yachting Professionals organization.  Leanne & Steve are active members of the San Diego Yacht Club.

Yvonne Stern

 Yvonne comes to South Coast Yachts bringing a wealth of information in logistics, administration and international yacht racing and cruising. Some of her experience includes working aboard the J-Class boat Endeavour, cruising  the Caribbean, New England, Mediterranean and England.

Email: yvonne@scyachts.com

She was also part of Endeavour’s  racing crew,  participating in regattas such as The America’s Cup Jubilee in England and several Antigua Classics Regattas. Yvonne has about 32,000 offshore sea miles logged, including 2 Atlantic crossings, several Newport to Antigua deliveries, as well as a Southampton to Mallorca delivery through the Bay of Biscay.

Between 2004-2007 she worked in team logistics for both BMW Oracle Racing and K-Challenge in the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia. Furthermore, Yvonne is a Swiss trained Chef and can be hired to cook for small parties, provision your boat and make sure you have all the comforts of home for your weekend getaway.

Chelsea Acker

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An Oregon native, Chelsea grew up spending summers boating on Lake Shasta and at the Oregon coast. After getting a degree in hospitality and event management, she decided to live closer to the beach and moved to San Diego where you can find her spending time at the beach or on a yoga mat. 

She has a passion for the outdoors and any activities that involve the ocean.

Having experience boating industry it only seemed natural that she join the South Coast Yachts team.

Greg Coleman

South Coast Yachts ServiceBio to come

Caleb McGuinness

South Coast Yachts ServiceCaleb grew up in San Diego, and began living aboard with his family in 1993. As a young kid, he he got the experience to cruise the Southern California coast and Mexico with them. That experience paved the path for a career in
the marine industry. As the son of a boat builder and shipwright, he was immersed in a variety of projects from an early age, as well as doing deliveries up and down the coast and to Hawaii.

A passion for sailboats led him to become a rigger at the age of 19, where he spent the next ten years gaining an in depth knowledge of sailing systems.
As of July 2016, he is happy to be a new father. He and his wife, Christina, look forward to raising their daughter in the marine community
that they both grew up in.

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