Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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 and RS Sailboats Contact us for assistance in ordering, commissioning and transporting your new boat.

Brokerage - Selling
For larger power and sail vessels, we work with one of the premier yachts brokerages in the country, Swiftsure Yachts of Seattle, WA.  

For local and regional listings, we maintain a network of relationships and contacts of interested buyers. Our minimum fee to list a boat is $1,500 or 10%, whichever is greater.  

Brokerage - Buying
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!

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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.