HarborView Staff

HarborView Yacht Sales Brings Years of Experience to Great Lakes Boat Sales

HarborView Staff

HarborView Yacht Sales Brings Years of Experience to Great Lakes Boat Sales

Dan sailed for over thirty years on Lake Michigan, competing in several cross-lake races including over 15 Queens Cup, numerous Clipper Cup and 2 Chicago to Mackinac races. After “retiring” from sailing, Dan purchased a 1976 Grand Banks 32 trawler and completed a solo Great Loop in 2017-2018. He currently owns a new Ranger Tug trawler and enjoys cruising the waters of Northern Michigan. Of all the cruising grounds experienced on the Great Loop, Dan finds northern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron to be some of the finest on the trip.

As a buyer broker Dan can assist you in finding a “Loop” or cruising boat. He can also assist in helping you establish a value, prepare, and list your boat when it comes time to sell.

“I approach my role as a Yacht Broker as one of a consultant. I believe this approach of doing my best to educate and provide information to buyers or sellers makes the process much more enjoyable for everyone.”

Please call to discuss your boating needs. Or just to get free advice on doing the Loop!”

“If you refer someone to HarborView Yacht Sales, I will treat them with respect and work diligently to make their experience with HarborView a positive one”

– Bill Allgaier

Born and raised on the shores of Lake Superior, Jon started his boating career at the age of 14. Before entering college where he received degrees in Industrial Technology and Mechanical Engineering Jon spent many years working his way through school at boat shops, snowmobile businesses and outboard motor repair facilities. Thereafter, over the years he and his wife Sue have owned over 35 boats ranging in size from 9 foot up to their large yacht of 55 feet. Boating has been a “lifestyle” for his family, raising 2 daughters & son-in-laws along with 3 granddaughters aboard boats from their earliest years to today.

Along the way Jon and family have boated all the Great Lakes, the Florida Gulf and over 90 percent of the Great Loop. It was in 1991 that Jon and Sue made a decision to buy and run a marina. For 27 years they grew a small town facility into a nationally recognized 5 Star operation including being given the National Marina of the Year Award in 2011. Along the way the business has been recognized as Small Business of the Year and Jon was recognized as Person of the Year by his local Chamber of Commerce. The marina represented numerous boat brands over the years including Catalina Yachts where they were million dollar dealers several years.

Prior to their marina ownership Jon plied his nautical background at the government shipyard Marinette Marine as its Quality Manager, verifying proper ship construction and directing the sea trials of numerous naval ships. Jon has been teaching boat safety courses for 55 years through the US Power Squadron and US Coast Guard Auxiliary, has held numerous leadership offices in both organizations and is a certified on-water boating instructor. For Jon & Sue “boating” means more than just being “on the water” its spring commissioning, warm thoughts of summer cruising, beautiful sunsets and bonfires relaxing with friends. Boating is year round, so let Jon introduce you to the “Nautical Lifestyle” by helping to seek out the right boat or sell the one you have while in search of the next.

We are excited to be of service!

Our business philosophy is to serve our community and give back where we can. Full support in the sales cycle reaching all of Northern Michigan with a North American listing reach. We are known to be active with the inspection, survey, sea trial and familiarization process on the water as a USCG Captain.

We live locally and spend time on the Great Lakes as well as the East Coast. Both our son and son-in-law are Chief Engineers and systems experts. Our oldest daughter is a Naval Academy grad with our youngest a business owner in town. Global expertise with true local support!