About Leilani & Mike
Leilani Anne Wales, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker)
Leilani moved from Seattle to San Diego to form AGL Yacht Sales. Leilani worked at Cruising Yachts until incorporating the AGL Yacht Sales, Inc. She is an active member of CYBA (California Yacht Brokers Association), San Diego Power Squadron, and Porsche Club of America – San Diego Region, San Diego Yacht Professionals and Coronado Cays Yacht Club. In addition, she is certified and trained for Jeanneau 64 in France.
Leilani has been in the yachting industry since 2005. She was co-owner and manager of Emerald Bay Yachts in Gig Harbor, WA and Ocean Trawler Yachts in Seattle. Leilani has over 15 years of experience in yacht brokerage industry. Leilani has sold cruisers, sailboats, motor yachts, trawlers (Selene) and catamaran. She also assisted in sea-trials, offshore deliveries of yachts from Seattle to Canada and Florida.
Leilani has lived in Asia, Canada, and the USA. She loves to travel, whether it’s by air, land or sea. She enjoys visiting countries all over the world and learning about their cultures. She is an outgoing people-person and a lot of fun to work with. She is also a certified Open Water PADI Scuba Diver.
Leilani has a California Yacht and Ship Brokerage License (B-03422). She is also a member of CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) and CYBA Chairperson of GEO (Growth Expansion Outreach) Committee.
YouTube/Leilani Yacht Consultant
Mike Wales co-owns AGL Yacht Sales, Inc. with his wife Leilani Wales. Mike is a marine transaction and business law attorney, former judge, and long-time Southern California boater. Mike resides in Coronado and is an active member of Coronado Cays Yacht Club, California Yacht Brokers Association, San Diego Sail and Power Squadron, and Porsche Club of America – San Diego Region. Mike holds multiple American Sailing Association Certifications.
Mike is a frequent author and speaker on topics of interest to Southern California boaters such as:
- Tax Benefits of Placing Your Yacht in a Local Charter Program;
- Legal Requirements for Heading to, and Returning from, Mexico;
- Cross-border Towing and Salvage Issues;
- Maintaining Proper Liability and Property Damage Insurance Coverage for Your Yacht;
- The Good, Bad & Slightly Ugly of Forming an LLC to Own Your Boat;
- Important Considerations When Purchasing a Yacht in an LLC;
- Important Considerations When Taking Delivery of a Yacht Offshore;
- A Yacht Owner’s Liability for Offshore Passenger or Crew Injuries; and
- Tax Considerations When Your Boat is a Part of Your Business.
Many of Mike’s articles are available on our blog at: www.aglyachtsales.com.
Mike has previously lived in Arizona, Texas, New York, Virginia, and Mexico. Mike enjoys sailing, delivering boats for clients, fishing, and international travel with his wife Leilani.
If you are interested in selling your yacht for the best price possible, or if you are interested in finding just the right yacht for you and your family, or if you simply want to buy him a beer, you can reach Mike as follows:
mobile: (480) 250-5651
Nathaniel began boating with the purchase of his first sailboat, a home-built 39′ trimaran at the age of 19 while attending UCSD. He has since owned a 26′ sailboat in the Caribbean, a 35′ motorsailer in the Mediterranean and now a 40′ trawler in Coronado. He has boating experience ranging from living aboard in San Diego to single-handing in the Caribbean on a shoestring budget to cruising with a wife and two year-old in Croatia.
Nathaniel’s interests include sailing and motor-boating, boat and home projects, spending time outdoors, raising his two young children, romancing his wife, wine and food. His professional experience includes years of ensuring customer satisfaction in a luxury setting and he’s a stickler for the details. In his free time you can find him at the Coronado Rec Center or Library, running, skiing, biking, spending time at the beach or the playground, making travel plans and pretending to help his Realtor wife.
He has experience with USCG Documentation, DMV Registration, and buying and selling vessels abroad. He is currently working toward his Captains license.
Owning a yacht is one of the most enjoyable experiences in life.
There are two wonderful moments in a boating enthusiast’s life; the day she’s bought and the days she’s sold. Leilani Wales gets to experience those moments every day.
Leilani Wales, (AGL Yacht Sales), has access to a large selection of sailing and motor yachts and provide our customers with an outstanding ownership experience. Leilani is based in San Diego, California and cooperates with other yacht brokerage firms across the nation and around the world.
Whether you are ready to buy your next boat or your first boat, Leilani Wales is here to assist. She will guide you through the searching stage from making an offer to sea trial and surveys. She can assist all aspects of a sale from the documentation, marine financing, insurance, and marina slip availability.
When you are ready to sell your yacht, Leilani Wales will promote and market your vessel in our national advertising program to give your boat a maximum exposure globally. Your vessel will be advertised on YouTube, Facebook & other Social Media Network, Website Advertising, and Internet Advertising.
Contact Leilani Wales today to get started selling or buying the yacht of your dreams!