As of January 2017, Darrell and Leslie Allen are the new Managing Partners and majority shareholders of Hake Marine, LLC, builders of Island Packet and Seaward Yachts. Darrell and Leslie own Suncoast Yachts in San Diego, which has been an Island Packet Dealer for over 20 years. Suncoast has also been the dealer for several quality new boat brands, giving them an excellent knowledge of the retail market and know how to service clients in new boat sales. They intend to continue the work of Hake Marine, LLC, in furthering the Island Packet and Seaward brands and taking them forward in exciting and innovative ways.
Darrell and Leslie’s first action was to roll back prices on the Island Packet models to 2008 levels and they have reduced the prices on the Seaward models as well. This is possible due to a streamlined facility, good standing with vendors and a strong financial position. Buyers can expect the quality to remain at the highest standards and the warranty periods will not change.
There is a strong dealer network in place to assist our customers across the country. Darrell Allen said, “we are committed to working with our dealers and clients in creating a semi-custom boat that meets each buyers unique wants and needs”. Whiteaker Yacht Sales in Palmetto, FL will continue as the Southeast & Gulf Coast Dealer for both brands.