My name is Michael C. Kusler and I am the proud owner of Kusler Yachts. After years of encouragement from satisfied clients I decided to start my own company. My objective is to give you what you want and when you want it.
Working for many years in the boating industry, I was surprised to see the lack of customer service after the actual sale. Most owners purchase a boat and then realize how much more they need to enhance their boat and/or their lifestyle. I began working with these owners to help save them time and money.
With 50+ years of combined on-the-water experience, Kusler Yachts gets the job done in an efficient and professional manner. My boating background began as a child, fishing the eastern seaboard from points North off of Cape Cod to the Florida Keys. Formative years include working in a tackle and boating dealership for one the country’s most renowned giant bluefin tuna fisherman.
My objective is to give you what you want, when you want it.
While attending a Merchant Marine Academy and obtaining my captains license, I worked summers as an assistant Harbormaster performing search and rescue and river patrol on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, MA. Since graduating from the Academy, I worked in engineering and consulting for approximately 9 years. Realizing my true passion is boating, I decided to work as a San Diego yacht broker, which turned out to be a perfect fit with my background and career goals.
My enthusiasm working with production and custom sport fishers, center consoles and yachts like Cabo Yachts, Bertram, Hatteras, Ocean Yachts, Regulator, Viking Yachts and Grand Banks throughout the country has been noticed.
In closing, I am a straight shooter with a no nonsense approach to getting the job done in a timely and cost effective manner. Whether it’s listing and selling your sportfisher or yacht, outfitting your new toy, or on the water training, we can help. We believe in building strong standing relationships that last a lifetime. You can purchase a boat from anyone. Experience the difference of commitment and service that you will receive before and after the sale with Kusler Yachts.
“As a first-time buyer, I was worried about everything. But Mike made the process a pleasure. I trust Mike absolutely, and would recommend him without hesitation.”
President & CEO, Safway Services LLC
Cabo 40 Express Owner
“Michael demonstrated the utmost professionalism during every step of the process. I would recommend Michael to my family and friends.”
VP Entertainment Solutions, Christie Digital Systems USA
30 Pursuit CC Owner
“Michael found us the best product, taught us safe boat handling and most importantly how to find the fish. We have caught some fish in style, that is for sure!”
Cabo 40 Flybridge Owner
Michael's passion for boating and the Ocean runs deep. Michael is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, USCG licensed Captain, IGFA Captain and sport fishing guide, Licensed Yacht Broker, boat owner and Sportfishing enthusiast. Michael enjoys teaching Seamanship, boat handling, blue-water cruising and all things fishing. "There is nothing better than getting new boat owners and families excited about being on the water."
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Kristen plans and oversees advertising and promotion activities including boat show's, trade shows and fishing tournaments. Kristen helps coordinate day to day activities, directs staff recruitment, selection and development. In addition Kristen's true passion of photography via Kristen Kusler Photography is a great addition to the team by exposing the beauty of Kusler Yachts boats and yachts for sale both inside and out.
Peter is a San Diego native born into an Italian-American fishing family. He grew up on commercial and sportfishing boats, most recently as an owner/captain of two long time San Diego charter vessels. His parlay into yacht sales was a natural fit. Peter brings countless hours of real-life, on-the-water experience along with an immense knowledge of navigation, marine electronics, fishing and all things “boat” to his clients.
Scott grew up in Venezuela where he got his introduction to boating and fishing aboard a 26' wood express. That experience left him with a lifelong passion for the water. Scott has been an active member of the Southern California marine industry for 25+ years. Scott is a licensed USCG Master with operation aboard yachts in excess of 150 feet. As a licensed broker he has cultivated a loyal and affluent client base that continues to grow world wide.
As a native San Diegan, Zach found his passion for boating and fishing at an early age. With a BA degree from Point Loma Nazarene University, Zach has years of web development, product design and management experience. His unique and progressive approach, combined with his enthusiasm and desire to perfectly match sellers and buyers, is impeccable. His international travels add to his diverse knowledge of fishing and boats, while his attention to detail is key to the success of both.