Our Captains

Jeff Sanson

Jeff Sanson has been in the marine industry for 30 years, operating and maintaining yachts of all sizes. An avid big game fisherman, he holds a 1600-ton Oceans captain licence and a 3000-ton British captains licence, which he has used to captain yachts all over the world. Some of those vessels are still managed by Pacific Yacht Management 10+ years later.

He has been responsible, as project manager, for major refits of yachts and overseeing general maintenance, engineering, crew, repairs, operations, and is well connected with the marine industry's top service talent. 

Here at Pacific Yacht Management, Jeff ensures that each job meets his high standards to maintain the quality, reliability and value of our clients prized assets. 

Contact Jeff
+1 (206) 295-6785

Chris Luckerath

Chris Luckerath has been involved with Pacific Yacht Management since day one. A Seattle born and raised mariner, it's hard to find him far from the water. He has been captaining for well over 15 years with a 100-ton US Merchant Marine captains licence. 

Starting out in the industry as a bilge monkey, Chris progressed to the VP of Operations at Shilshole Bay fuel dock. He has been managing and captaining the same boats for PYM for over 18 years with great repeat customer relations. Chris's knowledge and abilities throughout all systems of the boat makes him a trustworthy and reliable person to leave in charge of your vessel. 

As project manager, Chris leads our engineering, carpentry, and electrical teams with great time management, communication, and problem-solving skills. 

A few of his qualifications include: Supertech Dometic certified, qualified to service and install Kabola boilers in US and Canada & Level 1 Racor VMT Water Maker Technician.

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Yacht Deliveries

We offer qualified captains and crew that focus on boat deliveries, sea trials, and guest cruises. With 15+ years of return customers, that trust us to make their summer cruising a memorable and comfortable experience, you too can rely on PYM to for all your crewing and captain’s needs. We have delivered boats all across the US and Alaska and further offshore to Alaska, Japan, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean.

Discover Your New Cruising Neighborhood

Would you like to see more of the San Juan Islands or has Desolation Sound always been on your cruising bucket list? 

With homegrown, local captains- we know the spots! Summer cruising north of Seattle has plenty to offer and we can deliver your boat straight to the destination. Working in conjunction with Kenmore Air seaplane charters; even the most isolated areas are possible. 

Our captains are experienced with all shape and size vessels, not only delivering private vessels but captaining charter yachts wanting to give their guests an exciting new insight into the Pacific Northwest. With private anchorages, bays with surprisingly warm water and great fishing hot-spots, we can help you achieve the best yacht-cation.

Delivering M/Y Ranger from Toba Wilderness Resort. Desolation Sound, Canada.