Biography

Lenard Lee

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Yacht Broker, CPYB, Lenard Lee brings to his clients the benefit of over 28 years in the brokerage business and over 45 years of boating experience.  Starting with the US Submarine School, he later obtained his first US Coast Guard Masters License in 1966. Currently, he is on his 9th. Issue of a 100 ton Master’s license.

As a broker for the prestigious California Maritime Academy and graduate of Saint Mary’s College, he brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the table. More than a yacht broker, he is a very qualified consultant for all your boating needs. Len worked as a commercial fisherman for seventeen years, was Captain and Master of Oceanographic Research vessels, and has been the owner of many yachts throughout the years.  For the past 15 years he has owned and enjoyed “Brut”, a 39’ Krogen trawler.  In the early years Lenard was owner-operator of the 50’ fishing, crabber-troller “Norfjord”. He and Norfjord fished from Baja to Dixon Entrance, AK.  He also was Captain of Humboldt State University’s 137’ Research Vessel “Catalyst”. Upon coming to the bay area, he was a Captain for Hornblower Yachts including operation of “Spirit of San Francisco” which carries up to a 1000 passengers.

Lenard has served as Vice President of the California Yacht Brokers Assoc. and President of the Northern California Marine Association.

510.865.8600
Email: Len@trawlers.com


Victoria Lee

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After a successful career in optics, Victoria decided to “see things” a little differently.  Joining her family business as a licensed yacht broker about fourteen years ago was just the right choice.  There are many aspects to running a good ship. Professional representation and good administrative expertise fits well for Victoria in the yacht business, as she prides herself in good record keeping and keeping up with current laws, regulations and requirements necessary for flawless transactions.  Having traveled nearly 14,000 mi on the family trawler “Brut” up and down the coast and three trips to Mexico, makes her experience level compatible to meet and communicate well with customers who have similar plans and dreams.

510.865.8600
Email: Victoria@trawlers.com


Brian Lee

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Continuing in the family business, Brian brings renewed energy to the brokerage market.  His long range cruising experience,  $3M in current year sales, and a graduate degree from the California Maritime Academy affords Brian the insight needed to successfully guide his clients through the buying and selling process.

510.865.8600
Email: Brian@ballenabayyachts.com


Purpose: To represent, list and sell long distance cruising yachts, both power and sail.

Mission: To provide our clients with professional, competent, comprehensive, yacht sales and brokerage services.  To provide service that exceeds our customers expectations.

Vision: To continue to lead the Bay Area and beyond as the predominant source for all things trawlers and motor yachts.

Year established: 1987
Moved to current location: 1987
Number of associates: 3
Sales specialty: Long range Power & Sail