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TOM TRAINOR -- Owner/Broker

Delta Yacht SalesHaving completed high school and college in Pittsburgh PA, it was time for Tom to head west. Upon arriving in Sacramento in the fall of 1976, getting involved in the boat business sounded interesting. Over the next 41 years, Tom devoted his time and effort to the marine industry in Northern California. Delta Yacht Sales was started in 2004 with two locations in the Northern California Delta. In starting Delta Yacht Sales, Tom wanted to combine his expertise with the experience of other qualified professionals in the marine industry to create something different. Tom created a yacht brokerage that puts the customer first and strives to ensure complete satisfaction throughout the entire Listing and Sales process. In 2007, Delta Yacht Sales expanded to a third location in the Delta. Tom not only understands the needs of the sport yacht and yacht customer, he has the product knowledge to find the right yacht for each client. In 2014, Delta Yacht Sales readjusted as the market changed. DYS consolidated to one location at Willowberm Marina.

Tom’s reputation for honesty, integrity, his complete familiarity with all aspects of the marine industry, and his attention to detail, allows his clients to enjoy a high comfort level as they purchase their next boat or market their current one. Tom was the President of the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) for three years 2010, 2011, and 2012. The first time that anyone held the office for three consecutive years. Prior to Delta Yacht Sales, Tom held various sales and management positions at two boat dealerships in Northern California representing major manufacturers such as Sea Ray, Ferretti, Riva, Pershing, Boston Whaler, Four Winns, and many more. Tom is married to Debra, his wife of 35 years. When not working they enjoy golf, motor homing, and travel with their dog Sadie.


Delta Yacht SalesPeter has been in the Yacht Brokerage Business for the past 22 years selling everything from Houseboats to new Sea Rays, and for the past 14 years has been with DYS at the Willow Berm Marina office. His extensive knowledge of boats and dedication to his clients gives Peter valuable tools in helping you sell your Yacht or with the purchase of a Yacht.

Peter was raised on boats from the age of 4 and has owned 20 boats over 50 years. At the age of 31, he obtained his Captain's License, and his own charter business, running his 57’ Chris Craft Constellation, "DeJavu", throughout the Delta and SF Bay. As a Captain, Peter piloted and delivered dozens of private Motor Yachts in excess of 100 feet, from Canada, the West Coast, Sea of Cortez, and Mexico to Central America. Some of his more illustrious clients featured the likes of Eva Gabor, Merv Griffin, Sally Ride and the King of Sweden!


Delta Yacht SalesAssociate Broker Nina Ankele’ has been selling quality brokerage boats in California for more than 37 years. In 1985, she founded Britannia Yacht Sales Inc. and ran her own brokerage until September 2007, when she joined Delta Yacht Sales. For several years Nina was the Northern California Dealer for Bestway Yachts (Taiwan) and had brokerage offices in Sacramento and lsleton.

Born and educated in England, Nina spent many years watching her elder brother David, build sailboats and write books about the experience but powerboats have always been her first love. She is known for her honest, integrity, strong work ethic and dry British sense of humor! Nina has many repeat customers, some of whom have been buying and selling their boats through her for more than 30 years and she loves being part of the busiest yacht brokerage in the Delta. In her spare time she works in her large English garden and sings with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera where she is a long time board member of the merged companies.