I’ve spent most my life in northern Michigan in the Traverse City area on the coast of Lake Michigan. Taught myself how to sail when I was 12 years old and have been sailing ever since …

… Sailing dinghies, Wind Surfers (the very first ones) and Hobie Cats. I’ve owned a Hunter 23, a Newport 27, Island Packet 31 and now a Hardin Voyager 44 ketch.

As a professional Captain, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a 191 ton tow boat pushing tanker barges through Galveston Bay, ICW up to New Orleans, up the Mississippi to Baton Rouge and through the Atchafalaya River.

I’ve also spent two years working for Coastal Crewboats on a 42’ crew boat

running workers and supplies to the rigs on Galveston Bay.

I have the professional and personal experience to assist you in selling or buying a yacht. Whether it is a 25’ sailboat or a 100’+ Mega yacht, here in Galveston Bay or located in the Bahamas — I bring the necessary skills and background to get the job done.

I’m backed by the fastest growing, most experienced yacht brokerage house in the Clear Lake area, Little Yacht Sales.

Capt Rick


“Today, too many people promise too much and deliver too little. By working with a smaller select group of clients one-on-one, we have the time to sit down with you and discuss your wants and needs.”


About Little Yacht Sales

The LYS team has over 30 years of selling yachts exclusively and successfully bringing buyers and sellers together. We also have over 27 years of outfitting new and brokerage yachts for world cruising. Many of our customers sail and boat here in the Kemah Texas area, but many have cruised throughout the US and Caribbean. Several have circumnavigated.

LYS has been Florida licensed since 1993 (perhaps, the oldest license in TX) to buy and sell boats in Florida. We travel throughout the US, the Caribbean and Europe to represent our clients and their interests. The principal of Little Yacht Sales, Kent Little was the top salesman at the previous brokerage he worked with since starting there in 1991.

Boat Representation

  • Beneteau
  • Catalina
  • Lagoon Catamarans
  • Pacific Seacraft
  • Fastlane Marine, Australia
  • Cutwater
  • Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong
  • Island Packet, Tartan, Sabre, Ericson, J/Boats, Fountaine Pajot, Moody and Albin Yachts
 
Referral Program

Send me the name, email and phone number of someone you know who wants to buy or sell a boat. I’ll award you with a $100 referral bonus if they list their boat with me or 10% of my commission if they purchase a boat.

FYI: Payments are going out — Thanks for your referrals!

Click here to send a referral.

 

Knowledge

The LYS team has over 30 years of selling boats that has brought us directly in contact with nearly every brand imaginable. We have a vast product knowledge of power and sailboats whether they are US built, Far East designs, or European. Whatever boat you are interested in, chances are we have sold one or have sailed on one.

Integrity

Today, too many people promise too much and deliver too little. By working with a smaller select group of clients one-on-one, we have the time to sit down with you and discuss your wants and needs. The goal is not to sell you a boat; it’s to sell you the right boat that will work for you. We can provide many references from past-satisfied clients.

Passion

We love boating! Boating got us into this business and our families are boating families. Whether we are sailing or cruising around in a powerboat, boating keeps our family together.

Please allow us to show you what this lifestyle can do for you!!