Stephen Millard, Owner & Broker of Record.
Stephen has been boating most of his life and first learned to sail through the ASA and power squadron programs with small boats on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Over the years from his family’s compound in the historic Easton shore mariners’ town of Saint Michaels, Maryland, Stephen owned and operated numerous boats from classic wooden runabouts to large sailing yachts. As an experienced professional skipper, he has cruised and delivered yachts along the northeastern seaboard to the gulf coast of Florida as well as up and down the California coast to southern Mexico. Millard keeps his restored classic Liberty 49 cutter rig sloop in the Santa Barbara Harbor and is an active cruiser with the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. For the benefit of his clients, Millard also provides Yacht Management services to ensure his clients’ boats remain ship shape.
Stephen Millard brings over 40 years of hands-on management, marketing, and customer service experience to the brokerage. He successfully founded and operates an internationally recognized marketing and special event company based in Dallas, Texas which he still owns, and earlier experience as the General Manager of several major Hyatt and Hilton hotels and resorts.
Millard began as a Yacht Sales Agent in 2008 with the Chandlery Yacht Sales before becoming a Yacht Broker with Seacoast Yachts in 2010. In 2016 Millard started his own boutique Yacht Brokerage and Yacht Management Company, 805 Yacht Sales & Management and services a variety of clients with both buying and selling vessels and Santa Barbara slip transfers.
Stephen@805yachts.com | Tel: 805-708-4011
John Gill, Sales Agent
John grew up in Cleveland, Ohio sailing on the Great Lakes. An early memory was hearing the ferry boat horns on the island where his family and he summered, then riding his bike down to the docks to help the old-timers catch the dock lines. His love for the water has never waned.
After completing degrees in geography and environmental science from UC Santa Barbara, John bought a small sailboat and spent two years sailing down the Pacific coast of central and South America. Since then he has captained and crewed on both power and sail vessels ranging from his 8’ sabot to 143-meter research ships. His love of travel by boat and as a delivery captain has brought him too far off ports in Polynesia, Africa, and the entire west coast of North America. John enjoys spending time with his family, playing music with friends, playing in the ocean and…sailing!
John@805yachts.com | Tel: 805-259-8567