John and Lisa Howgate
My wife Lisa and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Dan Snope owner of Sound Yacht Sales for being our boat broker and for all that he has done for us throughout the process. We expected this to be a stressful ordeal and Dan made it just the opposite. He has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and was able to answer all our questions, no matter what time of day or evening we would call him, and he was always happy to help. Dan was with us every step of the way including educating us on the boat we chose, setting up a surveyor and mechanic to inspect the boat, directing us to financing and insurance, performing sea trials, negotiating the details of the purchase, captaining the boat from La Conner to Tacoma with us after closing, and even taking an extra day showing us how all the systems in the boat worked. Dan went above and beyond as our broker and now is not only considered our broker, but a new friend as well. Thanks again Dan!

Dan at Sound Yacht Sales has been a pleasure to work with. He was very communicative and helpful throughout the entire sales process from start to finish. And at the end of the day, he found the right buyer for our beloved sailboat and was able to get everyone what they needed and wanted. Many thanks!

Robert Dally
Thanks to you Dan Snope for all the hard work you did for me. You sold my 39′ Bayliner last fall when I was not able to be there in Gig Harbor. All went well with that transaction. Then I decided this winter that I wanted a 34’Sea Ray Sundancer. You found one in Portland Oregon. It sounded like a good one, so you went there to check it out. I trusted you to go on a sea trial and go through the surveys. It checked out well. Then you made all the arrangements to get the boat shipped to Tacoma, where it was taken to Gig Harbor by you. I finally saw the boat and it is a beautiful one . Thanks again Dan, You have been a great help. Bob Dally

Steve and Carol Helmholz
This was our 2nd boat that we have trusted Dan Snope in selling. He is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly! I would highly recommend Dan to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their boat.

John and Kim Leavell
We were looking for a new to us boat that would accommodate our family. After looking at numerous dock queens and “like new” that wasn’t even close, we found our President 41 listed and called Dan. We were in town from the East side of the state and it was a weekend. Dan made arrangements for us to get on board and see the boat with hardly any notice. We loved the boat so much we went back the next day to see it again. He was more than accommodating and met us there to show again. We headed home and within a week we were making an offer on the boat. Dan was very professional and guided us through the negotiating process without a hitch. We arrived at a price and needed a survey. Dan arranged both the mechanical and boat survey to happen simultaneously as I would be driving 5 hours to be there. Going into this we had a deadline that we needed to complete the transaction by and Dan went out of his way to make sure all the paperwork was done, and the boat ready to truck to the east side of the state. Dan delivered the boat to the boat yard in Tacoma for pick up. We talked to a lot of brokers and by far Dan was the most knowledgeable, professional and helpful to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and recommend you do the same. Not once did we ever feel any pressure to buy or look at anything that didn’t fit our bill. Sound Yacht Sales has earned a customer for life. Thanks Dan!!!

Duane & Peggy Opp
Dan Snope guided us to the just the right boat. His maritime knowledgeable saved us time and effort. Even after the sale he is responsive to questions by phone, text or email. Dan’s pleasant demeanor, timelineness and professionalism made our boat buying experience enjoyable and comfortable. I highly recommend Dan Snope and Sound Yacht Sales.

Marc and Lynnda Tomlinson
Dan was extremely helpful in the listing and marketing of our boat. He made the transaction a very smooth and quick process. I would highly recommend Dan and Sound Yacht Sales for all of your buying or selling needs.

Lois Walsh
Dan Snope’s help selling my boat was above and beyond the call of duty! I needed to have repairs made before my boat could be sold. Dan arranged everything for me, seeking the best repairmen at the best price…and driving the boat back and forth from the repairs. I also saved 3% on the normal 10% brokerage commission as Dan has an arrangement whereby he charges less if he finds the buyer. No other yacht broker does this! Dan is also honest, extremely knowledgeable, and a great person. I can’t say enough good things about Dan and his company, Sound Yacht Sales.

Rick Chasteen
Dan did what others had not been able to do… sell our older boat. We had moved to Eastern WA so no longer used it and tried a few other Brokerages previously but to no avail. Fortunately Dan found a buyer and we were able to sell it.

Greg & Stephanie Elwin
Thanks so much to Dan Snope for brokering this deal for us! He took the time to meet several times and facilitated all the little details as we proceeded through the process. Buying a ‘vintage’ boat (how we like to refer to her) includes certain challenges. Dan was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and was very flexible as we drove from North Sound to South Sound several times. “Family Ties” is now at her new home in Everett and has already logged many hours visiting North Sound and San Juan ports. Thanks Dan!

Sandra Anderson
Dan was great to work with and was there for the entire process of our boat purchase. Even taking time away from a weekend getaway to be there for our sea trial voyage. Dan answered all of the questions we had, regarding the boat and boating in general. Thanks Dan!

Jason and Leah Smith
We worked with Dan for over a year looking for the right boat for our family. He was patient and worked diligently to set up showings. He guided us through the closing process and even found us moorage. We are new to boating, so he taught us to drive, dock and fuel the boat. Dan is very relaxed, always professional and a pleasure to work with.

Don and Gail Roberts
If you are looking for a broker that is professional and knowledgeable with the right amount of patience and perseverance look no further that Dan Snope at Sound Yacht Sales.

Mike and Joan Anderson
I had been researching Trawlers thinking that when I retire I would like to do some exploring and traveling for a few years on the water. I first contacted Dan looking to find out what availability there was for moorage in the Gig Harbor Area and what the costs would be. We got started talking about Trawlers and I started asking questions and I had a lot of them. In Talking with Dan over several weeks I soon realized that his knowledge and experience was was going to be invaluable to me in finding and acquiring the right boat for what I wanted to do. I am so very glad that I stumbled into Dan. He helped to navigate me though strange and unknown waters to find and acquire a very exceptional boat. I would highly recommend that if your are looking to purchase or sell a boat that you contact Dan.

Patrick James
Dan saved us over $50,000!!!! My wife Kerri and I were referred to Dan from Kevin & Lori Jenkin’s. Kevin and Lori are long time friends who recently purchased an express cruiser through Dan for $1,000’s below market value. We were looking for 40-50 foot boats and approached Dan about assisting us (the boat we found was out of the area). Not only was he able to negotiate a price that was over $50,000 less than the appraised value (per survey). He handled all the details and we had a “seamless” delivery! We are members of the Tacoma Yacht Club and have owned several boats over the years ( and have dealt with many brokers). Dan Snope is absolutely the BEST Broker in the Gig Harbor area. If you are looking to work with someone who is 100% honest, an incredible negotiator and can save you $1,000’s on your purchase, has a 100 ton Captains License and knows boats inside and out. Dan’s the Man!!!! THANKS DAN !!!! Patrick and Kerri James

Max Davis
We recently had the pleasure of working with Dan Snope at Sound Yacht Sales on a purchase of a 31 Tiara in Gig Harbor. This could of been a complicated purchase as we are from Southern California. But Dan was great setting up a surveyor, engine mechanic and haul out all on the same day with short notice. Dan is easy going and knows how to get things done. He also personally supervised the preparation and loading for long distance transport with a great and reputable company. Our new boat arrived well protected and in great shape. We highly recommend Dan as THE broker to work with in the Puget Sound area. Max and Rose Davis

Brian and Bonnie Nicholas
We were referred to Dan through another broker. He took over our sale in a very smooth and professional manner. He never gets his feathers ruffled and handled all surveys and the haul out flawlessly. He was always quick to respond if we had questions or concerns and settle us back down if we got a bit more excited than needed. It was a big move for us as we had sold our home and were buying this boat to live on. So emotions ran a little high at times. We would recommend Dan to anyone buying or selling a boat. Dan knows his stuff when it comes to anything boats. Thanks so much Dan for all of your help and guidance…we look forward to a friendship well into the future!