Founded in 1996 in Newport Beach, California, by its current president John Olson, Offshore West, Inc. is the primary dealer for cruising-yacht builder Offshore Yachts. The two companies work closely with each other, literally on a daily basis, so much so that it’s sometimes difficult to know where one company begins and the other ends. In addition to being the most knowledgeable source for new Offshores, Offshore West also offers brokerage services for pre-owned Offshores and all other cruising yacht makes. In general, no one knows Offshores, and the worldwide Offshore market, like Offshore West.
Having built and delivered around 80% all Offshores since our founding, Offshore West knows the history, the sellers, and the potential buyers. We are involved in more Offshore brokerage transactions by a large margin. There are bigger brokerages with more staff – but none are able to move Offshores like we can.
What makes Offshore West different from other yacht broker/dealers? Easy answer - repeat customers. Offshore West has many clients, many clients, who are two- and three-time Offshore owners. First of all, clients love their Offshores, which are carefully designed for their needs, built to withstand the harshest of conditions, perform and ride like a dream, and are both safe and highly reliable. But clients also quickly realize, usually from the very beginning of the purchase process, that they are treated fairly and honestly. Following that, they witness the expertise and experience of the staff, and come to trust that both Offshore West and Offshore Yachts will stand firmly behind their yachts and will always be promptly available to resolve any issues an owner might encounter. As a result, when an Offshore owner decides that they need a new yacht, usually to move up to a larger model, they come back, over and over.
Offshore West, somewhat uniquely in this modern day, is staffed by a cohesive group of employees, all of whom have been with the company for 10 to 31 years. Everyone gets along beautifully, they all know their job, know their clients, and can rely on a deep background of experience and informed judgement that makes them a valuable resource for all our Offshore owners. This is a genuine team in the truest sense of the word.
No one at Offshore West is a remote figure above the fray. Every member of the firm, from the top to the bottom, is available to you as an Offshore buyer or existing owner. Offshore owners are never alone. We stand with them. That’s the support you expect, and that’s the support we give.
And this is how Offshore owners become part of our extended and long-standing Offshore family.