Paul Jenkins

paulsmallAt Elliott Bay Yacht Sales since 1993, Paul is a partner who loves boats and helping people buy and sell them, that is making the process smooth, enjoyable and professional. Paul has spent most of his life working around boats, cruising, living aboard, teaching and managing small businesses in the industry. He is experienced in all aspects of handling and management of both power and sail yachts. Paul finds it rewarding to find creative ways to take difficult, challenging deals to closing. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Van Draper

van on cheekykhVan Draper is an enthusiastic partner at Elliott Bay Yacht Sales. While his love of the water began as a boy in Texas, it was here in the Pacific Northwest that he discovered the joy of voyaging. To satisfy his competitive nature early on, he raced both powerboats (APBA Class B) and sailboats (Snipes, Hobie Cats and J/24s). His first cruising boat was a Nordic 44 sailboat he sailed with friends to California, but when it came time to entice wife Nancy to sea he bought the 60’ Alan Warwick designed cold-molded passagemaker Blaze. After Van and Nancy had had enough of crossing oceans, they traded Blaze for a power boat, and have enjoyed a succession of motor yachts, with the most well-known being a Hatteras 58 Islander and the Hatteras 43 Hattitude. The Drapers still enjoy cruising Puget Sound and the Inland Passage. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Draper’s 25 years of experience facilitating major acquisitions and divestitures for a Fortune 500 company, combined with his passion for both sail and power, make him a great fit the EBYS team.

Debbie Yeend

debyeendDebbie has been around boats her whole life. She grew up in Eastern Washington spending every open weekend at the river with her family and their ski boat.  After college she was introduced to sailing in the Seattle area and fell in love with it and soon became an avid racer splitting her time on the sound and Lake Washington!  She met her husband, Jon Thompson, after a race at the CYC clubhouse in the mid 80’s and they have been racing and cruising together ever since. They have 2 daughters who grew up sailing and love spending time on their Cal 33 and Cal 20.  Debbie loves to network with boating friends to find the right boat for her customers. Debbie lives in Tacoma and her focus is listing and selling boats in the South Sound.

Visit Debbie at our South Sound location in the Flagship Maritime Center:         821 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA

                                              Call Debbie at 253-732-9988. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Nancy Draper

nancy in front of cruise shipkhNancy Draper is not one to sit at the dock. Rather than lounge on the beach waiting for husband Van to finish racing Hobie Cats one day, she and a friend found an “extra” catamaran to take around the course. She’s never looked back. Nancy’s love of boating has taken her on many cruising adventures with Van, including her current favorite adventure of finding remote anchorages where she can launch her kayak and explore.

Nancy is also highly experienced in all aspects of financing, having been a real estate broker, stockbroker and mortgage banker. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Susan Bartlett

susan on dock rampkhSusan Bartlett has a wealth of experience with large motor yachts, having worked with both production builders Ocean Alexander and Westport Shipyard. As a Seattle native, she has always enjoyed the outdoors and the water, and is eager to spend more time on the water. A newcomer to sailing, Susan is enjoying learning her way around the arcane world of sailing lingo and concepts. She also enjoys showing yachts to customers and familiarizing herself with all the different configurations and styles.

Formerly a home and boat loan officer with a bank, Susan’s experience in managing favorable loans is invaluable to EBYS customers. Susan can lend a hand at each step of the financing process. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .