Naos Yachts is the leading sailboat brokerage on the entire west coast of the United States for a reason - we are passionate about the sport of sailing and compassionate about the boat buying experience. Founded by offshore racer Charles-Etienne Devanneaux, who has mastered the art of crossing oceans and running a business at the same time, Naos is committed to the customer.
He began the company in 2009 with the idea that if his unbridled enthusiasm and love for sailing could become contagious, a dedicated team would form and buyers would appear. By 2015, Naos becomes the leading seller of Beneteau yachts, Lagoon catamarans, Amel Yachts and CNB on the West Coast.
Charly’s relentless work ethic and business philosophy of treating customers like family has helped Naos expand with a successful Sailtime branch and an excellent certified sailing school that teaches the tried and tested American Sailing Association curriculum. And now they have also entered into the powerboat world selling Antares, Wellcraft and Fourwinns.
The team at Naos are all experienced (many professional) sailors who see sailing as more of a life-calling than a way to spend their recreational time. They don’t just sell… they advise, assist and aim to make buying a boat an exciting and pleasurable experience that becomes a cherished memory instead of an obstacle course of annoyance and difficulty.
Naos is a first class ticket, the VIP section, the corner office. We understand that this is an important decision and one that requires professionals who know this world in and out. We do…