Tuesday, April 4, 2017

About Big Sky Yachts / Sail Montana

Big Sky Yachts / Sail Montana is organized into two divisions, yacht sales (Big Sky Yachts) and yacht service (Sail Montana).

Formerly known as Flathead J Boats we began offering sailboats in the early 1970’s on Flathead Lake, Montana. Officially becoming a dealer for J Boats in 1977, the business focused on one design racing, primarily selling J24’s and one design sails on Flathead Lake.

In 1999, Captain Pete Sauer, (USCG 100 ton Master) a native Montanan and lifelong sailor, acquired the business and expanded the scope to include larger sailboats and power yachts such as mid-size trawlers and tugs, delivery and service. Today we work throughout the western US, Mexico and Canada.

New Yachts from Big Sky Yachts
Big Sky Yachts offers new yachts from J Boats up to 40'. We are also a dealer for RS Sailboats.  As a buyer's representative, we work with dealers of many brands of sail and power yachts.  If you are considering the purchase of any brand of new yacht, sail or power, contact us for assistance with negotiating the purchase, commissioning and transport.  

As a listing (selling) broker, we market your yacht locally, regionally and internationally.  Our local listings are from a freshwater, light wind, short-season environment.

As a buyer's broker we work hard to locate the ideal boat for a customer's needs. We have assisted clients in purchasing yachts from all corners of the continent, including Puerto Vallarta, Vancouver, Ft. Lauderdale, Newport, RI, Annapolis, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and many points in between. We have the experience to negotiate a fair deal, and to arrange for survey, delivery and commissioning. A buyer should seriously consider having an expert on their side of the deal.  As in real estate, the seller pays the commission. 

Yacht Service from Sail Montana
We offer a complete line of custom racing and cruising sails from Ballard Sails, including custom carbon membrane sails for Grand Prix programs.    We will measure your boat and offer suggestions to provide the most value for your sail investment.

Sail Montana is also a dealer for North Sails One Design.

Make your sail investment go further, and buy your sails in Montana where there is no sales tax!

We can arrange for transport of your yacht, moorage, repairs, engine service, rig tune, winterization and storage.

Concierge Service
Sail Montana offers a concierge service for seasonal residents in western Montana.  

Pre-season services include transport from storage and/or removal of winter cover, rigging, cleaning, wax, bottom paint, launch and delivery to moorage. 

Post-season service includes haul-out, de-rigging, winterization, engine service and transport to storage and/or installation of winter cover.  

Follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/sailmontana

Email: pete@sailmontana.com
Telephone: (406)250-1452
Office: 728 South Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901. 

Big Sky Yachts and Sail Montana are owned and operated by Big Sky Yachts, LLC.