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Tom NuxollTom Nuxoll

Over the years many of my clients have become repeat customers doing multiple transactions through me.  Repeat business doesn’t come easy in any industry but my goal made many years ago was to always treat people the way I want to be treated.  Having been a yacht broker and/or salesman for both new and used yachts in Southern California since 1988, I understand what you are looking for: trust, integrity and candor.  Simple core values.  First and foremost you need someone who is looking out for your best interest.  Even if you never do business with us, my hope is that you would still refer your family and friends.  I have sold in excess of 1200 new and brokerage boats so I have the experience that will get the job done right.  Yes, many deals go smoothly!  However, in every transaction there can be a critical time when the experience level of your broker may become apparent and at that point you will be grateful for choosing CA Yacht Sales International.

(619) 507-5600


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Brendan Dooney

Having grown up boating in New Jersey’s weather shortened season, coming to Southern California seemed like landing in “Paradise.” How great is it to be able to go boating 12 months out of the year!  Brendan spent more than the last 20 years spreading his enthusiasm for boating to people at the  largest new boat dealership on the West Coast and continues now to provide an even greater level of Customer Satisfaction with his professional partners at CA Yacht Sales Int’l.  Earning trust and building relationships over the years in our small community of boaters remains Brendan’s mission.  Helping people enjoy their boats turns prospects into friends and repeat buyers.  Give Brendan a chance to help you with your boating dreams today.

(619) 318-7800


Jim ChamberlainJim Chamberlain

I have been a boater most of my adult life.  My first slipped boat was a Santana 30 purchased in 1979 and ownership has been a part of my life since then.  Due to a chance meeting with a friend, I learned about the opportunities in the boating industry and that led to a new exciting career in yacht sales in 2000 working with Tom and Brendan.  I had actually known Brendan since 1986 when I bought a new Catalina 36 from him!  

My first priority is to determine your boating wants and needs.  I will take the time and effort necessary to find the best boat for you.  I will use my experience as a boat owner and knowledge of the current market to be sure you get the best value in the boat you select.  You can count on my dedication to help you through the negotiation process, sea trial, survey, slip selection and legal paper work. The ultimate goal is to help you become a happy and satisfied boat owner.  Our relationship will continue past delivery day.  The testament to this statement is the fact that over half of my business for many years has come from previous customers.  My goal is to exceed your expectations!

(949) 280-9478


Gil Divine

Gil is an experienced and knowledgeable yachtsman with a broad understanding of yachts, being an owner himself for many years.  Following a career in the auto parts business and as an owner/driver of a competitive off-road racing team, Gil went to sea!  As a Captain for many years aboard some of the finest yachts, his knowledge of vessel operations and management assist in finding the right yacht for his clients.  Continuous education keeps him abreast of what is currently available to provide the best guidance possible.

(619) 992-5775


I bought and sold my first boat with Tom. Tom sold it in less than a month and I had money in the bank that was almost my asking price. Based on my experience, I had Tom represent me on the purchase of my second boat and it was a complex international purchase. Tom is honest, professional, and beyond knowledgeable with all things boat related. I would not hesitate to use his services again.

D. Smallwood

Tom has provided invaluable information to me in helping me make a purchase decision. He has also assisted me for the past few years in other boat transactions with mutual friends and has always done it with the highest professionalism in customer service.


I have known Tom Nuxoll for over 15 years and have purchased two boats through him.   Tom is my trusted advisor on not only the best boats to consider, but has a higher level of the market knowledge regarding trends and pricing.   Tom’s loyalty  and passion for the business is evident by him sticking with me through my recent two year search and negotiating the best terms on my behalf.   I think this is rare in yacht brokerage and I could not be happier.

J. Lapointe


 I wanted to say thank you for the exemplary service you provided me in purchasing my beneteau 523.  With your assistance I was able to get the vessel at the right price point Through numerous negotiations. Your recommendations for surveyor, vessel documentation, and insurer were spot on. I would highly recommend you to anyone that requests Another brokerage service. Again thank you for all you’ve done


The well-seasoned team at CA Yacht Sales is NOT just another brokerage…  I hope you too, can experience what it really means to get superior service from an industry not always known for it.  Simply put, I would never buy another boat without his assistance; it’s just not worth it!


Given the purchase price of our boat, the distance, the time away from his family and the valuable time away from his office & team, I found this to be extraordinary.  We learned a lot of very valuable information from Tom as well along the way.

J. Thomas

Whether you are spending a couple hundred, or a couple million on a boat or it is your first, second, or third boat,  you’ll want someone who truly understands what it is you are looking for. I am now putting my trust in his more than 30yrs of yacht dealing to work for the third time. Brendan Dooney of CAYacht sales is the guy I choose. Call him for his expertise and solid representation of your interests in any deal.


C. De Went

Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with  CA Yacht Sales and Jim Chamberlain. After many years Jim listened patiently and spent many hours to find the right boat for me.  He never gave up. She is beautiful and perfect. Looking forward to this boating season and the years to come!!! Thanks

C. Roberts

In all the business relationships we have had over the years, Ann and I wanted you to know that the experience with you and your organization has been one of the best. 

Jim & Anna

I Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with CA Yacht Sales Int’l and Jim Chamberlain. After many years Jim listened patiently and spent many hours to find the right boat for me. He never gave up.  She is beautiful and perfect and I am looking forward to this boating season and the years to come!!! Thanks


Brendan and the guys at CA Yacht Sales Int’l were very attentive and spent about 2 years answering “ALL” my questions before I bought my first boat … The question and answer sessions haven’t stopped in the four years I’ve owned that boat … I’m sure he’ll be my first call when I “get serious” about the next one. Thank you,


Just wrapped up the sale of my 1978 Baba 30 working with Jim Chamberlain!  Another great experience! This is the second boat I have both bought and sold with Jim – so 4 total deals.  With the knowledge and professionalism of both Jim and Dona Jenkin’s office the process is always easy, enjoyable, and I know things were done right. I am looking forward to my next boat and working with Jim and CA Yacht Sales to find It.

Brian Johnson

I had an excellent experience working with Jim Chamberlain to sell my boat.  Jim was patient and dedicated as he walked us through the whole process including marketing, negotiating the sales price, sea trail and survey.  I give my highest recommendation!  If I were to buy or sell another boat I would definitely work with Jim again.

K. Frazer

Just wanted to say that Jim Chamberlain was a fantastic broker, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and always prompt in returning calls and keeping us informed through the entire buying process. This was our first boat purchase, and our dream of sailing around the world is now possible.

Steve and Lorian Sanders