About Us

Chart Your Course

Your dream yacht is not just a vision; it’s a destination. Let Continental Yachts be your compass, leading you along an unparalleled experience in buying and selling.

Our Story

We are Dream
Shapers

Continental Yachts is a full-service power and sail yacht brokerage based in San Diego, California. Over the past 40 years, our commitment to success and customer satisfaction remain unmatched. Our strategy is simple – make the buying and selling process of yachts as modern and convenient as possible.

 

Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell, our team has the experience and knowledge that you’re looking for. At Continental Yachts, you are our priority. Look no further because we’re navigating a new way to yacht sales.

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Explore our Featured Videos to catch a glimpse of the latest and most luxurious yachts available for sale. Each video offers a comprehensive tour of the vessel. Step aboard and experience the pinnacle of nautical craftsmanship that awaits you.

Meet the Team

Welcome to continental yachts

Shane
Losasso

President – Broker of Record

Shane is originally from the “Mile High” City of Denver, Colorado. Growing up he was around the water and boats with his family frequently. He eventually made his way to Phoenix, Arizona where he owned and operated a pilot simulator training center for airline pilot certification. He later made his way to San Diego, flying for the San Diego Padres. While there, he was reacquainted with the yacht life.
An accomplished commercial aviator for over 35 years, he currently still works in the airline industry. His unique background as an aviator and mariner allow him to introduce you, the buyer, to the world of safe boating and expert yacht maintenance. If you’re looking for a new yacht or a used yacht to remodel and efficiently operate, Shane has the background to help you with your search and purchase. With 38 years of pilot instructing experience and his mariner background, he is extremely safety oriented with regards to yacht ownership and operations for the novice or experienced yachtsman.
Shane’s most recent sales include a 60′ Hartman-Palmer, DeFever 53, 48′ Ocean Yachts SS Sportfisher, 50′ CHB, and a 64′ Ocean Alexander.

A.J.
Losasso

CFO / Yacht Salesman

A.J. LoSasso grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona surrounded by airplanes and boats of all different kinds. His passion for these two hobbies has shaped his life significantly. After the completion of high school, A.J. wanted to fulfill his dream of becoming an airline pilot just like his father. Immediately after completing flight school he was hired to fly cargo in Hawaii and then soon after transitioned to a regional airline, eventually becoming the youngest Captain there. A.J.’s accomplishments didn’t stop there, as he was soon hired with Virgin America (now Alaska Airlines) at the young age of 23. 
A.J. has always been a dedicated and goal oriented individual, which makes him an asset to our team. 
His passion for yachts has always been present but really grew when his father bought a 46’ Sea Ray. Now he can’t seem to get enough of the “yacht life.” His most recent sales include a Maxum 4600 SCB, and a McKinna 57 Pilothouse.
You can always count on A.J. to provide you with excellent service, commitment, and integrity with any type of yacht experience.

What sets us apart

200+

Yachts sold

$20M+

In Yacht Sales

40+

Years committed to clients

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Questions Answered

How will you market my boat?

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

Owning a new yacht is a great experience and the fun of owning it shouldn’t be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years savvy yacht buyers have recognized that there is a completely legitimate way to significantly reduce the cost of owning a yacht by structuring ownership in a manner that allows you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses (insurance, slip fee, maintenance) against your employment income. This can be done by placing the yacht in charter while still having it available for your use and following some basic tax law guidelines. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset ownership expenses.
Read our detailed information on how you can place your new yacht into a local charter here in California, here.

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