Yacht Broker Ian Van Tuyl Wins Top Award for Boat Sales Worldwide

SAN DIEGO, CA—October 27, 2014—Local yacht broker Ian Van Tuyl was given a top award for boat sales at the United States Sailboat show in Annapolis, MD earlier this month. Van Tuyl was awarded “Outstanding Individual Sales for 2014” by Jeanneau America, the global leader in production sailing yachts.  Van Tuyl was recognized for sales excellence in his current role of salesman and VP of marketing for Cruising Yachts, Inc, located in Harbor Island in San Diego.

So far this year, Van Tuyl has sold more than $3.8 million in new boats and $2.1 million in brokerage yachts. He has sold boats as far away as the south of France, the Caribbean and Singapore, in addition to sales up and down the California coast. He specializes in the Jeanneau line of boats, but also represents Leopard Catamarans, and many other brands of new and pre-owned sail and powerboats.

“I am so thankful for the loyalty and trust of my clients to help me get to this stage in my career,” said Van Tuyl. “I’m excited to see what the rest of the year will bring.”

Van Tuyl has 14 years experience in the yacht industry and currently works for Cruising Yachts Inc, the largest yacht dealership on the West Coast. He consistently wins awards for his sales production and customer service.

Previously, Van Tuyl worked as project manager for Nautical Enterprises, where he commissioned more than 150 yachts, including Jeanneau, Hunter, Beneteau, Catalina, Saber, Tartan, C&C, Navigator, Fairline, Silverton and more, personally installing custom add-ons, electronics, generators, and water makers.  His keen eye for detail, strict work ethic and energetic approach quickly won him the praise and respect of clients and yacht professionals alike.