Kent’s wife, Liz Little, having been a life long boater and the daughter of Capt Jerry Webb (see below) is also an integral part of the LYS team and is co-owner of LYS.
Josh is also a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and has extensive knowledge of boats both power and sail and is well known for taking care of his clients before, during and after the sale. We are super excited and happy to have him aboard as he brings to LYS yet another level of expertise for our customers and clients.
Office: (281) 334-6500
Cell: (281) 734-7703
Kent Little commented: David is a well known broker in the Clear Lake Area. Our relationship goes back over 20 years and 15 of those were at Sea Lake Yachts. David has been a lifelong boater and selling yachts since 1983. David’s experience in power and sail is vast and he has cruised offshore extensively on both power and sail boats. I am extremely excited to have David on board the LYS team!
From David Jackson:
I began boating and sailing in the early 70’s and have enjoyed it ever since. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, I moved to the Houston area and bought my second sailboat the first weekend I was here. After racing and cruising around Texas for six years, I started a new career in the marine industry. I have been selling both new and used yachts, power and sail, since 1983. I am a member of the Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association and have served as Vice President and on the board for three years; a member of Yacht Brokers Association of America, abiding by their standards; currently on the board of directors of the CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Brokers) and I am also a Florida licensed Yacht Broker. I have extensive knowledge of blue water cruising having sailed tens of thousands of miles in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. I have raced and cruised and I would like to put my experience to work for you to help you find the boat of your dreams. Whether that boat lies here in the Clear lake area or anywhere else I can help.
Location – Little Yacht Sales
Phone: (713) 806-8953
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), Hobie Cats and I’ve owned a Hunter 23, a Newport 27, Island Packet 31 and now a Hardin Voyager 44 ketch which I lived aboard for 7 years. I’ve sailed all over northern Lake Michigan. Kept my boat in the North Channel of Lake Huron for three years (this is one of the 10 most beautiful areas to cruise!) I’ve been on a number of deliveries of friends’ boats in the Great Lakes, up and down the East Coast, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico and currently throughout the Caribbean Islands.
As a professional Captain, I’ve gotten to work on a 191 ton Tow Boat pushing tanker barges through the Galveston Bay, ICW up to New Orleans up the Mississippi to Baton Rouge and the Atchafalaya River. I also spent two years working for Coastal Crewboats on a 42’ crew boat running workers and supplies to the wells and production platforms in the Galveston Bay. Recently I’ve worked with “Alternate Latitude” a Voyage 440 catamaran doing a couple offshore charter trips in the last few years.
I have the professional and personal experience to assist you in selling and buying your new yacht. Whether it is a 25’ sailboat or a 100’+ Mega yacht, here in Galveston Bay or located in a foreign country . 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 Gulf Coast Area, “Little Yacht Sales” and now our power side “Texas Power Yachts”.
Location – Little Yacht Sales
Read more about Rick: CaptRickWeiler.com
Phone: (832) 738-6251
From there he joined with friends from the Houston Yacht Club to improve his sailing skills and has participated in the Vera Cruz Race as well as the Harvest Moon Regatta. Eventually Rusty joined the Navy and sailed the seven seas on tall grey ships.
His next move was something different for sure and that was to become a Radio DJ in the Dallas Ft Worth market. From there he would meet his future bride of 27 years, Leilani. He went back to sailing by rigging sailboats and racing on Lake Texoma and while on Lake Texoma formed a rigging company called I-B- Rigging which included Yacht deliveries.
The next step would be to join Grandpappy Point Marina and start his sales career off by selling Catalina, J-Boats, and Jeanneau. The wind started to turn west for Rusty and he headed out to San Diego to join H&S Yachts also selling Catalina and Jeanneau as well as Hunter Marine. While at H&S Yachts Rusty took over the Catalina division for the company with two stores selling Catalina Yachts. Still there were seas to sail and race on while on the west coast of California, which included the Newport to Ensenada Race, the Trans Pac and the Pacific Cup as well as some leisurely sailing to exotic port of calls like Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Then winds shifted again to the east and Rusty join Massey Yacht Sales in Florida also selling Catalina, Hunter and Island Packet. After about a year on the west coast of Florida Rusty was promoted to Sales Manager and headed up a brand new sales team in Stuart Florida, which opened up the door to some terrific sailing to the Bahamas and all over Florida. In fact so many trips from St Petersburg to the keys and back around up to Stuart that he could probably do it blind folded. Then the winds started blowing again and one again to the west.
Kent Little of Little Yacht Sales and Rusty have known each other for many many years. Rusty says Kent was the smart one to stay put (He has his own business now), while Rusty with saltwater in his veins went sailing here and there. Well, it was finally time for Rusty and his wife to come home to Texas where he started his sailing career and the only logical place was to join the team at Little Yacht Sales.
Rusty and his wife have now set anchor in the Kemah area. Rusty has earned the Hunter Marine Sales Professional certification every year since 2003. He is also a Catalina Tech Specialist and is an Island Packet Yachts Certified Sales Representative. As you can see Rusty has many sea miles under his belt and knows how to match his clients to the boat that best suits their needs.
Phone: (941) 730-7207
If you are looking for a boat to enjoy on the weekends, sail around the world, or anywhere in between, I hope you would give me the opportunity to work with you to find the best boat that suits your needs. I promise I won’t bring high pressure or stress. My goal is listen to you and for you to be happy with your purchase.
Phone: (903) 401-9049
Bill will be listing and selling boats for us there as well as still handling his and our clients boats for Captain Deliveries as well as sailing and power boat lessons.
Having a broker in Florida will also allow our client base who are keeping boats in Florida or returning from cruising to leave their boats in Florida but still have them listed with LYS.
Captain Bill, a former Computer Design Engineer, has over 30 years experience sailing the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. He currently holds a USCG 100 ton Masters License for the operation of Steam and Motor Vessels, with a 100 ton Sailing endorsement. Since acquiring his Captains License over twenty years ago, Bill has been captaining sailing charters, delivering both sail and power boats and teaching sailing lessons and powerboat handling to students of all ages. He also has the US SAILING Basic Keelboat Instructor certification.
Phone: (281) 748-2628
Brandon is a licensed captain with sail endorsement and years of experience as a delivery and charter captain. He has been a sailing instructor since 1991, and is certified as an instructor with ASA, US Sailing, and NauticEd. He is a catamaran specialist who has been on almost every type of catamaran and has crossed every ocean.
Suzanne has been serving the boating community for the past 10 years as a volunteer and crew member on the 1877 barque Elissa, working as a professional rigger, and offering splicing seminars free to the public.
Team Kraken believe that education and technical knowledge are vital to making informed decisions when you are looking to purchase or sell your boat; in addition to traditional broker services they offer consultation, instruction, and charter management to provide superior service and a lifeline of support regardless of what stage of boat ownership you’re in. With their passion for boating and the community, they are excited to have the opportunity to share their experiences on the water and assist you in making your own.
Phone: (281) 334-6500
South Shore Harbor Location
He holds a Masters 100 Ton Captains License (7th issue) and has been the Past President of the Boatmen Inc, a charter boat captain association, in Port Aransas as well as a Past Flotilla Commander for the USCG Auxiliary as well as on the Marina Board for the City of Corpus Christi.
Capt Jerry has over 18 years in Yacht Sales and is extremely knowledgeable about sport fishing boats of all sizes and types from Bertrams, Vikings and Hatteras to the newer center console twin outboard models including the new cat hull styled boats as well. He’s even been known to sell a sailboat or two once in a while. Boats and fishing are certainly in his blood.
Location – Texas Power Yachts
Phone: (361) 563-7778
Ken will treat all your boating needs whether large or small with the same sense of urgency and respect to earn your business.
Office: (281) 334-2863
Cell: (713) 504-3740
Burke can be reached at:
Cell: (281) 734-6625
Office: (281) 334-2863
Our Florida Brokers
I started my boating life on power boats, growing up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida, I started my environmental engineering career in Dallas, Texas, where I learned to sail/race on a Boston Whaler Harpoon, Butterflies, and M-Scows. I soon purchased my first sailboat (a Nacra 5.2) and started racing.
In the 1990’s I purchased my first large sloop, an Endeavor 40, from Kent and lived on it for 5 years in southeast Texas. Next was a Catalina 42 MKII, also purchased from Kent. My next boat was a new Catalina Morgan 440, purchased from (guess who – Kent). With all of these fine boats, I spent considerable time cruising the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to spending bareboat time in the Caribbean and British Columbia and learning about celestial navigation on an Atlantic crossing.
After moving back to Florida (now in St. Petersburg), I retired and began cruising a lot more in the southern Gulf of Mexico and enjoying the local waters on my center console power boat. I’ve earned a USCG Masters license and am certified to teach sailing by ASA.
Now as a boat captain and licensed yacht salesman, I am looking forward to working with you to help you sell your boat or buy the next boat that will help you enjoy your boating goals.
In 2013 I moved to Sarasota, Florida and have enjoyed the southwest coast of Florida for the last five years. I teamed up with Little Yacht Sales in 2017 to serve the southwest coast of Florida and beyond. I look forward to assisting you in selling your boat or in finding your first boat or a replacement boat.
I am confident my 20 plus years of experience as a marine surveyor along with your input will allow me to assist you in finding the right boat for your intended use. My time in the boating industry and knowledge of most all boats, power and sail, will serve you well when it comes time to sell your boat.
I look forward to the opportunity to earn your business, but more importantly I look forward to getting to know you and spending time on the water with you to make your boating experience a great one!
Phone: (214) 704-7750