Ian Van Tuyl

Ian Van Tuyl

Phone: (619) 507-4416
Email: ianvt@cruisingyachts.net

Ian has over 21 years experience in the yacht industry and currently works for Cruising Yachts Inc, the largest yacht dealership on the West Coast. He has sold more than 100 million dollars in boats and consistently wins awards for his sales production and customer service. Previously, he worked as project manager for Nautical Enterprises, where he commissioned more than 150 yachts, including Jeanneau, Hunter, Beneteau, Catalina, Saber, Tartan, C&C, Navigator, Fairline, Silverton and more, personally installing custom add-ons, electronics, generators, and water makers. Ian’s keen eye for detail, strict work ethic and energetic approach quickly won him the praise and respect of clients and yacht professionals alike. In his sales position, Ian translates his hands-on expertise and customer service-savvy into a rewarding experience for both new yacht owners and seasoned sailors. He diligently walks customers through every step of the buying process, from choosing a yacht to carefully selecting unique customizations and add-ons. From the point of order to the point of delivery, Ian communicates with his clients every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and rewarding experience. But it doesn’t end with the sale…Ian enjoys being a knowledgeable resource for his clients for many years to come.


Ian, I must tell you that one of the most enjoyable aspects of this process thus far is dealing with you. You know 99% of all there is to know about the product, and if we run into something that¹s new you get the answer. Most importantly, you exert absolutely no pressure.”

–John G. Irwin, Yacht Buyer

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“Ian Van Tuyl  has excellent communication skills and his knowledge of the boat and the various options produced an outstanding yacht. Ian takes pride in his work and the boat shows it.”
–Donald R. Macpherson, Jeanneau 54DS

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“Ian’s creativity, attention to detail and knowledge of sailing resulted in the yacht that we’ve always dreamed of. We know that all of the features and customizations Ian recommended have added significant value. We are extremely happy with his level of service and can’t wait to embark on more sailing adventures. When we upgrade to the Jeanneau 49, we’ll go back to Ian.”
–Howard & Joanne La Grange, Owners, Jeanneau 39i Performance

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