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     Worry Free Boating allows you to get the most enjoyment out of your hard earned investment. The freedom and peace of mind to know that your boat is ready to go, when you are, without all of the phone calls, follow ups and mix ups in between.  We perform and oversee all maintenance, repairs and improvements from start to finish, giving you one trusted point of contact and rapid response time. We have management programs for all size yachts, including charter boat operations.

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Pacific Boats &Yachts
hires new broker

Capt. Tom Britton is now a broker with Pacific Boats & Yachts, LLC.

He owned a yacht dealership in Washington for 10 years that sold Catalina Sailboats, Monk Trawlers and a variety of used sail and powerboats.

Starting out in upstate New York, Britton fished and cruised in the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, before landing in Northwest Washington. He has also explored Puget Sound in a Grady White, lived aboard a 50-foot sailboat with his wife, and delivered boats between Seattle and Juneau, Alaska.

Located at Honokohau Harbor, Pacific Boats & Yachts is the exclusive dealer for CABO Yachts, Catalina Sailboats, Scout Boats, Ocean Craft Marine and Albermarle Sportfishing Boats.


Pacific Boats & Yachts offers custom-built, rigid inflatable boats

After an exhaustive search for a company that could deliver custom-built rigid inflatable boats that live up to the rigors of daily professional use in Hawaiian waters. Pacific Boats & Yachts at Honokohau Harbor has chosen to sell watercraft made by Ocean Craft Marine.

The company manufactures U.S. Coast Guard-certified rigid inflatable work boats. The company manufactures the entire vessel, so every aspect of the boat may be customized.

Ocean Craft Marine has proven its performance and reliability in military, commercial and recreational applications around the world.

Pacific Boats & Yachts represents RIB manufacturer

Posted on 10:16 pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2014.


The popularity of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) in Hawaii's ocean recreation tourism industry led Pacific Boats & Yachts (PBY) on an exhaustive search for a company that could deliver custom built boats rugged enough to live up to the rigors of daily professional use in Hawaiian waters.

"We wanted to find a manufacturer that could custom design and build USCG certified RIBs for more than six passengers, at a reasonable price, in a comparatively short period of time." said Rick Gaffney, PBY's Managing Broker. "Pacific Boats & Yachts is pleased to have found such a company, and proud to have been chosen to represent Ocean Craft Marine in the Central Pacific."

Ocean Craft Marine manufacturers USCG certified rigid inflatable work boats, perfect for the ocean recreation industry in the islands. Unlike many builders, the company manufactures the entire vessel — from the hull, to the Hypalon tubes, to the welded stainless steel sun-top frame — which means it can customize every aspect of the boat to meet a company's unique needs.

Hull material (aluminum or fiberglass), tube color, seating layout and type, power choice and shade-top options can all be customized to meet the specific needs of any charter boat business.

Ocean Craft Marine has proven their performance and reliability in military, commercial and recreational applications around the world.

Building Special Forces insertion vessels, police, security and fireboats, and many other kinds of work boats of every conceivable description, has perfected the company's ability to deliver functional, hard-working RIBs, on-time and on-budget.

Pacific Boats & Yachts has been Hawaii's premier powerboat brokerage in Hawaii for more than 25 years. Located in Kona's Honokohau Harbor, PBY is also the exclusive dealers for CABO Yachts, Catalina Sailboats, Scout Boats, Ocean Craft Marine and Albermarle Sportfishing Boats.




Yacht broker sails into social media waters

Rick Gaffney may sell yachts in Hawaii for a living, but he spends a lot of time thinking about search engine optimization on the web and social media.

He searches constantly for new ways to make his Big Island firm, Pacific Boats & Yachts, stand out on Google and other search engines, so people searching for a new sailboat or sportfishing boat see his company's name first.

It's an investment that has paid off, he said.

Pacific Boats & Yachts is the exclusive Hawaii dealer for Catalina Yachts, Cabo Yachts, Scout Boats and Albemarle Sportfishing Boats.


Pacific Boats and Yachts Reels in Record Breaking Sales, AGAIN!
Honokohau Marina, Kona, Hawaii – August 1, 2011 –

Already named one of Hawaii's 50 fastest growing companies six times since 2000, Pacific Boats and Yachts, LLC topped previous growth for its boat and yacht sales and ocean recreation consulting businesses again last year, garnering yet another Hawaii's Fastest 50 Award, according to Rick Gaffney, the firm's owner and managing broker.

"Despite the lackluster economy, we're pleased that our team of dedicated yacht brokers and boating experts has been able to continue to grow our business," Gaffney said. "It seems that our current customers are pleased with the wide range of services we offer, and we constantly strive to be sure that new customers can find us and will appreciate what we can do for them."

As part of their aggressive business growth strategy PBY actively participates in local and national boating industry organizations.  The company also continues to establish strong sales relationships with top manufacturers and brokerages in and outside Hawaii, to help add to their already impressive portfolio of products.  PBY represents CABO Yachts, Catalina Sailboats,  Scout Boats and Albemarle Boats in Hawaii.

"The last several years have been challenging for the boating industry nationally, and 2010 saw that start to turn around in some markets. Sales figures grew through a combination of sales of new and used boats, and the continued success of our ocean recreation business consulting." says Gaffney. "Pacific Boats and Yachts held listings for, and sold boats to, buyers and sellers from all over the State, and a number from overseas as well."

With steady interest in Hawaii's based ocean recreation businesses, the sport fishery producing exciting catches and strong trade winds keeping sails filled, Hawaii's fastest growing yacht brokerage is on course for setting new sales records again in 2011.

For more information contact: Rick Gaffney (808) 329-4066 or email:

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