A Few Words From Our Clients

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For 70+ years the Chandlery Yacht Sales has been delighting customers. Yachting is in our blood…we love all things boating from racing to pleasure to fishing; It is just who we are. The result is a level of knowledge, passion, and care that our customers can feel and trust. We love it when people say we are the best yacht brokerage they know… that makes all the hard work worth it.

We’ve helped generations of families enjoy yachting and are told our family has sponsored more members in the Santa Barbara Yacht Club than anyone else. We want to help you find the perfect boat for your lifestyle or sell that special lady when you’re ready.

Rather than toot our own horn, let’s have a few of the hundreds we’ve helped tell the story. When you are ready, know we will be there every step of the way. It’s just how we think business should be done.

Kenny and Krista Kieding – 3rd Generation Owners of The Chandlery Yacht Sales

“Thanks for your outstanding effort on the recent sale of our Meridian 341. I really appreciated you keeping me informed during the sale. Your team has an excellent set of local resources that were able to quickly and efficiently deal with minor issues and survey punch list items that helped facilitate the sale.

Everyone that I dealt with at The Chandlery had a great attitude and was a pleasure to work with. Keep up the GOOD work.”

David Young

Yacht Seller

Kenny Kieding knows boats. Kenny Kieding loves boats. And with Krista Kieding as office back-up….things happen: boats and slips are transferred from happy owner to happy owner.

Mark Upham

Selene 42 owner

As a serial boat buyer/seller….I’ve had the pleasure of working with The Chandlery to manage both ends of the ownership process. Over the last 2-3 years, Kenny and Krista have helped me buy or sell three sailboats and also acquire a 60′ slip for a boat shipped from the East Coast to Santa Barbara Harbor. One of my boats, a Harbor 25 which I sailed out east had been for sale through an east coast broker for over a year with very little activity. I made the decision to ship the boat across the country to The Chandlery and they had it sold within weeks of arrival.

Kenny has also done a great job of managing the rigging/commissioning my boats along with the ongoing maintenance, tweaks, and modifications to the 54 footer. Being a seasonal resident of Santa Barbara it is reassuring to have The Chandlery watching over the boat on a daily basis in my absence. Lastly, I would say it is hard to find many (if any) people in the area who know as much about sailing as Kenny

Rob Schwager

Boat Enthusiast

“As a typical boat owner, happiness is the day you buy your boat and the day you sell your boat, but with The Chandlery Yacht Sales and Services of Santa Barbara, I am even happier because of their “Turn Key Application” as they give me peace of mind to properly oversee the well being of my yacht 24/7 and keep her in perfect condition and perfect running order in my absence.

Result:  Instead of only enjoying the purchase of my yacht, but most importantly, I can now enjoy my yacht from the moment I step aboard her, as I do not have to spend my time getting anything fixed or repaired.”

Gregg Peron

New Yacht Owner

We recently purchased both a slip in the Santa Barbara harbor as well as a sailboat with the wonderful assistance and guidance from Kenny & Krista Kieding at the Chandlery. I can not recommend them highly enough because trying to navigate through all of the very unique and specific city harbor paperwork and finding just the right boat for each person is definitely not easy!

They have lived in the area for a very long time and know many people in the boating community so they have great contacts that many others would not have. They are great people and fun to work with so if you are thinking of buying or selling a boat or slip in the Santa Barbara area give them a call today!!

Terry and Mary Hines

New Sailboat Owner

“Just a quick note to thank you and Jon for brokering the recent purchase of our Meridian 341. With the professional assistance of the staff at The Chandlery, we were able to fully and accurately assess the physical condition and value of the vessel. We also appreciate your assistance in acquiring a slip plus a new outboard motor for the dinghy.

We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with The Chandlery and all the great people that work there.

Thanks again for your help.”

Ken and Angela Brokaw

Yacht Buyer

Krista and Kenny – what a team! Kenny found a buyer for my boat. He then worked with me to find the perfect boat. He understands and then gets what the buyer wants, and then helps you negotiate the best deal. The boat I was interested in buying was in San Diego. Kenny not only met me

The boat I was interested in buying was in San Diego. Kenny not only met me there but set up all the best folks down there to inspect and sea trial the boat. Krista, on the administrative end, could not have been more helpful. Kenny and Krista provide a soup to nuts experience! I could not give them anything but my highest recommendation!

Georgene V.


We love the Chandlery!!! Kenny and Krista are fantastic. When it comes to buying a boat is no one is more knowledgeable and helpful. Their personal service and friendly nature make the buying, selling and sailing a pleasure. We have been loyal customers for over 15 years, their reliability and service is unparalleled. Thank you Chandlery, the harbor would not be the same without you!!
Tom and Mindy Thomas

Boat Owner

Years In Business

People Helped (approximate)


Locally Owned & Operated

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