Keenan Jacobsen

Keenan Jacobsen

Phone: (760) 208-5457

Keenan Jacobsen found his passion in and on the water at a young age, growing up on the beaches of Santa Barbara County. A long-time surfer and swimmer, Keenan naturally took to sailing and immediately noticed his passion for the cruising yacht lifestyle. Keenan originally began his career as a Pilot, flying charters regionally before making a transition to Project Management and then finally making a career by combining his passion for sailing with a professional position at Cruising Yachts. Keenan has a long-time background in excellent customer service and building lasting client relationships, helping people he meets into the perfect yacht for them is one of his favorite parts of the job! Whether new or used boats, Keenan goes above and beyond for his customers, making it a priority to listen to exactly what they want and need in their ideal boat. When Keenan is not sailing, you can find him at nearby beaches surfing and enjoying the San Diego lifestyle with friends and family, his main priority being as a full-time single father to his son. When you're looking for your first or next boat, reach out to Keenan anytime at (760) 208-5457 or Thank you!!


We’ve bought and sold several boats, and after those experiences I can tell you unequivocally that Keenan is by far the best broker.  We had 2 simultaneous transactions with him (sale of a Cutwater 30 power boat and purchase of a Hunter 33 sailboat).  Keenan is extremely personable, attentive and detail oriented, provided us with well thought out advice, and responds to phone calls, texts, and emails rapidly.  I never had to ask him twice for anything, and always felt that he had our best interest in mind.  We specifically wanted this sailboat, which was almost impossible to find in California.  When this one fell out of contract Keenan immediately sent us over before it hit the market again so we didn’t miss the opportunity.  These were the easiest and most painless boat-related experiences we’ve had.  We will definitely use his services in the future, and refer friends and colleagues.

- Easy and Painless Experience}

If you’re looking for a guide to give you honest well informed advice look no further than Keenan. He helped us throughout the entire process, answered all our questions, and when he didn’t he found the answers very quickly. He helped arrange the survey/sea trial and escrow. He even helped us long after the closing with some last-minute documents we left at home. He is very friendly and straightforward. I highly recommend using his services. Happy Sailing! 

-Lionel & Helen  

- If you’re looking for a guide..}

A friend’s recommendation led me to Cruising Yachts, but it was the responsive, relaxed initial conversation with Keenan that sealed the deal. Keenan, as my broker, patiently explained the boat buying process and correctly assessed the types of boats I would be interested in viewing. His responsiveness was particularly appreciated during the decision-making phase. Furthermore, his knowledge of local resources made everything from surveys to registration happen quickly and smoothly. In the end, his attention, diligence and overall ease of interaction made my purchase of an awesome Ranger Tug R-25 SC an enjoyably memorable experience. I look forward to working with Keenan again when it’s time to get a bigger boat!

- Responsive, relaxed conversation.}

I spoke with a couple of brokers up and down the coast of Cali and after a conversation where I thought I was being heard and understood I chose Keenan! He represented me and guided me through the entire process. I felt secure with his knowledge and candor. More importantly I felt even more secure when he didn’t have a “quick” answer for everything. Brokers are in it for one thing. To sell a boat. Keenan has a different approach. “If you aren’t happy then let’s look at something else”. 

I am very happy to say I finally purchased my first boat! A 45′ C&L Trawler! Best thing that has happened to me in 2020! Thank you Keenan!!!”

- I finally purchased my first boat}

My Husband and I were out one day and we came across Cruising Yachts, we looked at each other and said what the heck lets go inside. We went inside and that is where we met Keenan, he asked how he could help us and we gave him some ideas of what we wanted.

Keenan was right on top of everything, he was knowledgeable, he is very personable, he listens and his communication skills are excellent! Keenan found the vessel both my Husband and myself love!  I would highly recommend Keenan to anyone and everyone who is looking for a vessel!

  • Mark and Marci Garcia

- We love our boat!}

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