East Coast Yacht Sales was established in 1986 by Jonathan Knowles who had a passion for helping his friends, family, and boating enthusiasts in and out of the highest quality power and sail boats available. With a decade of experience in the marine sales industry, he started ECYS to utilize his wealth of boating knowledge to accomplish this objective of helping his customers make the best decisions to pursue their boating goals. And so, in a 5,000 sq ft showroom in Yarmouth, ME, ECYS was born and grew to to be a successful, well informed, boutique yacht brokerage house. In 2021, ECYS’ underwent an exciting ownership transfer and transitioned to Ben Knowles’ hands. Ben is continuing ECYS’ legacy of helping people achieve their dreams on the water by focusing on each customer’s unique goals and priorities.
After almost 40 years, East Coast Yacht Sales has grown to eight offices throughout the northeast, with a charismatic team of experienced yacht consultants, service technicians and support staff who all have a passion for people, boats and the water. You can find ECYS in the same Yarmouth, ME flagship location that was its birthplace, in addition to: Camden and Belfast, ME, Manchester, MA, Newport, RI, Mystic, CT, Atlantic Highlands, NJ and Annapolis, MD. If you’d like to get in touch with your local East Coast Yacht Sales branch, find our locations here: OUR LOCATIONS