For over 60 years, Irwin Yacht Sales has been dedicated to providing the best in customer service the Pacific Northwest boaters. We strive to ensure that no detail is overlooked during a yacht sale or acquisition and follow that up with after-sale service that set us apart. As a result, a significant amount of our ongoing business has come through referrals from these satisfied clients, and there truly is no better compliment than a referral. The relationships and friendships we build with our clients are truly the most important aspect of what we do,

We encourage our clients to give us feedback on their experiences working with Irwin Yacht Sales. These comments, ideas, and suggestions drive us to continually improve how we can take care of them and future clients. We would like to provide these comments and testimonials for your review. Through it all, one common theme comes to the forefront: the focus on customer service and the trust we work to earn from our clients, which is the hallmark of what Irwin Yacht Sales is all about.



In August of this past year, 2022, my wife and I completed our fourth transaction with Matt Maynard and the team at Irwin Yacht Sales. These involved four boats ranging from 52 feet up to our current Outer Reef M650 which Matt found for us in British Columbia. These transactions have included the purchase of our new boats as well as the sale of our previous boats.  

Our experience with Matt and his team over the past seven years has been exceptional for many reasons, with trust and integrity being at the top of the list. Their in-depth knowledge of the market, the relationships and respect they enjoy from other brokers in the Northwest and West Coast, and the multitudes of previous clients that they continue friendships and relationships set them apart in the industry.  

The relationship with Matt and his team doesn’t end with the completion of the purchase or sale of your boat.  They keep in touch and are always responsive to any inquiries or requests.  We have owned many boats of all sizes over the last few decades, from San Diego to Seattle, and consider Irwin Yacht Sales to be among the finest of the brokerages we have been associated with.

– Bob and Sue F.

I met Jim Taylor from Irwin Yacht Sales over the phone when I called on his listing of a 1999 56’ Sea Ray. I was very fortunate to connect with Jim. He was very knowledgeable, responsive, and an excellent sounding board. As we toured the boat he had listed, Jim had an excellent balance of providing his point of view when asked without pushing a personal agenda. He invested a significant amount of his time and was very responsive throughout the whole process.

Jim was extremely thorough during the purchase process including arranging for the haul out and survey. In addition, Jim assisted me through every step of the transaction, including recommending an insurance broker, a lender and an excellent shipwright.

Following the purchase, Jim continues to regularly provide assistance. I strongly recommend Jim to anyone wishing to purchase a yacht.

– Brent D.

[Matt Maynard is] an excellent broker. Honest, thorough, and a good human to trust your baby with. Thank you, Matt, for completing the ZUMA sale this week and we hope the new owners will be as happy with her as we’ve been. Matt was our broker for the sale of our 53’ Selene and purchase/sale of 65’ ZUMA. We are very fortunate to have had him and his knowledge. Well done, Matt.

– Janeane H.B.

Irwin Yacht Sales and the team led by Matt Maynard are a team that you can count on for your yacht brokerage needs. I have known Matt for over 20 years and every yacht sale and purchase I have ever done has been through Irwin Yacht Sales and I would highly recommend them.  Matt and his team will always have your interest and needs as their top priority and will never try to get you into a deal that you really don’t want. Matt lets your needs drive the narrative and he is very helpful in guiding it and making sure you get the right deal for you. With the sale of our beloved Grand Adventure, a 50ft Grand Banks, Matt was able to secure the sale to a wonderful new owner without issue. Similarly, with the subsequent purchase of our 65ft Grand Alaskan, Nauti Dancer, Matt was there every step of the way guiding us through a very smooth transaction. I can’t say enough good things about Irwin Yacht Sales and I’m confident you will find the same.

– Dave and Judy B.

Thanks to Matt’s help, we were able to get our dream boat!  His support throughout the entire process – from refining our search to visiting boats, the survey and sea trial, closing the sale, and training – was exceptional.

– Bruce D.

Working with Matt Maynard and Irwin Yacht Sales means having a very knowledgeable and trusted friend in the boat business.  When we were first introducedImg 0440, Matt made the effort to really get to know us.  He understood (much better than we did) which entry-level boat was the perfect fit for us, and he helped us along the learning curve of operating and maintaining a vessel.

When we were ready for a step up several years later, he sold that first boat for a nice sum, and led us once again, with no pressure, to find our dream boat within our budget.  Eight years later, we remain so pleased with that vessel, that now, when we’re calling Matt, he knows we won’t be asking him to list it for sale!  We’ll be seeking advice on some facet of maintenance, a vendor recommendation, or moorage for a buddy.  Still, he always picks up the phone sounding thrilled to hear from us, and eager to help in any way he can.

Let Matt Maynard be your friend in the boat business.  You’ll never regret it!

– Kevin and Theresa R.



Matt Maynard is the best! He has literally traveled with me all over the country to find the right boat for Renee and I! He is not trying to simply make a sale, he is making lifelong boating friends and customers. Can’t say enough about him and the staff at Irwin Yacht Sales.

– Larry and Renee G.

Hi Matt, just wanted to thank you and Kevin for the many years of your help buying and selling boats! I think you and Kevin have helped us with buying and then selling three different boats over the last 10 years! The expertise that you both have with boats is truly second to none and I would not even think about buying another boat without having you both and your company help us. Not only do you both have superior knowledge of boats and what to look for and avoid, but you both also have great connections in the boating world both locally and in Florida, California, and many other places.  I cannot count how many times I have called you guys asking whom you would refer me to for various boat things way after the purchase and you always have great recommendations.  The referrals to you to either buy a boat or sell a boat which speaks to the trust I have in you and Kevin and your company.  Not one person I have referred to Irwin has come back and reported a bad experience.  In fact, you and Kevin have ended up being friends with the people I have referred over.  You guys really do care about people and make sure they get the right boat and you both obviously love what you do!

– Tom and Gaye J.