Our Team

Meet the Down East Yachting Team

At Down East Yachting, you’ll find a very special culture. Our passionate staff, from office personnel to yacht sales and brokerage, embrace the bridge between individuality and manufacturing discipline. Our customers believe in tradition and craftsmanship while simultaneously demanding the best technology. We understand this because we believe it ourselves.

Every one of our associates has pride in the yachts we represent and, even more, the service we commit to our customers.

Knowledgeable Yacht Sales Staff

Yes, there are luxury motor yachts for sale, and yes, one of them is perfect for you. Because a yacht is such a personal purchase, we make sure our sales staff and yacht brokers are equipped to answer all your questions, give advice when asked and help determine which yacht is right for you.

We know you have vast yachting experience and high expectations for both performance and traditional elements of craftsmanship. For those serious about yachting, our Maine-built lobster-style yachts are at the top of the list. Our sales staff is here to help you get exactly what you want.

Christian “Chip” Wierda adds a second generation to the Down East Yachting family as the son of Craig and Emilie Wierda.Since joining his family on his first yearlong boat trip at the age of five,... Read More
Eric and Jennifer are thrilled to be part of the Down East Yachting team in Jupiter, Florida. Their combined 45 years of experience with Down East styled boats is a great asset to the team... Read More
Brian Granger joins Down East Yachting in Northern Michigan after a 26 year career with one of the Great Lakes premium boat yards. He has experience in many aspects of Northern Michigan boating, and has... Read More
Sarah originally hails from West Hartford Connecticut where she attended the University of Connecticut earning a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. After spending several years teaching secondary English, she decided... Read More

Craig and Emilie Wierda

Principal / Yacht Sales
Husband and wife team Craig and Emilie are lifelong boaters. Growing up in West Michigan has provided the perfect opportunity to develop their love for the water. Together, Craig and Emilie have owned and operated... Read More

Greg Bego

Principal / Yacht Broker
Greg Bego oversees all aspects of operations for Down East Yachting in both Michigan and Florida. Greg and his partners opened the Michigan dealership in the summer of 2006 and opened the Florida dealership in... Read More
Tracy works in our Holland, Michigan office and has been with Down East Yachting since its inception. She assists in customer service and financial management. Tracy enjoys being a part of a growing company as... Read More