As an award-winning dealership and brokerage today, Signature Yachts continues and builds on an outstanding reputation begun with its founding in1989 as a yacht importer. In the decades since, adjusting sails to meet shifting winds, it has evolved into the premier Northwest seller of Beneteau sailing yachts and Fountaine Pajot catamarans and a leading broker of pre-owned sailing and power yachts.
Words of its founder still provide guidance and inspiration:
“We don’t sell boats,” said Robbie Robinson. “We help people buy them and then we back them with the best service in the business. The basis upon which we do this is called QSIV—Quality, Service, Integrity and Value. It is the basis of our history. It is also the foundation of our future.”
That future now lies in the hands of co-owners Tori Parrott and Dixie McCullough, who have successfully led Signature through challenging times since Robbie’s passing in 2019. In addition to their literal oceans of sailing experience and business acumen, they know their success depends on acquiring and keeping a strong team.
You also can count on us regularly for a friendly, enjoyable experience, not to mention large measures of fun at our annual get-togethers and legendary rendezvous.
Here’s who you will meet at Signature Yachts when you come in:
Tori joined Signature Yachts in 2002 following a 2 ½ year sailing trip in New Zealand and the South Pacific on “Sea Fever”, a 1956 Ben Seaborn 51’ custom sloop built on Lake Union. At the time, she thought she would give selling boats a try for a couple of years, and now, 20+ years later, she is at the helm of Signature Yachts following the passing of Robbie Robinson who was a dear friend and mentor.
Sailing and boating have always been an important part of Tori’s life, beginning early in the Puget Sound area and offshore. She grew up aboard a Hallberg Rassy 41 that her family sailed for 2 years from Seattle to the Caribbean in the late 70s. Her father was an airline pilot, and the benefit of his job was travel and the ability to live anywhere in the world, including on a boat! As a result, she lived an adventurous life (was spoiled rotten) and grew up in Portugal for 5 years, sailed from Seattle to the Caribbean for 2 years and attended English boarding school. She came back to the US for college and studied Geography Dartmouth College where she also pursued her athletic dreams playing both Field Hockey and Lacrosse.
For the last 30+ years, she sailed the Northwest on “Sea Fever” a wooden sloop built right here on Lake Union. After sailing her throughout our beautiful local waters for five years, the prospect of more offshore adventure inspired her to outfit the boat and set off for New Zealand & the South Pacific for the America’s Cup in New Zealand and the Millennium! She has lots of stories to tell! Tori continues to sail here throughout the Northwest & BC exploring and sharing experiences with others. She sold “Sea Fever”, after 24 years of ownership and ventured over to the “fiberglass side”. She decided to sail what we sell - “Papagaio” a beautiful Beneteau 473.
Join the Signature Yachts crew!
Join a team committed to customer service at the highest level.
Signature yachts has been in business for more than 30 years. Our team creates a “family like” environment that mirrors our relationships with our customers. Over recent years, we have grown with the Beneteau and Fountaine Pajot brands and expanded our sales, service and office staff.
We strive to provide high-quality customer service in a positive, uplifting environment through teamwork. To grow and build on our accomplishments, we look for people who share our values to join our team.
If you are passionate, motivated, and knowledgeable about a career in the marine industry, we invite you to contact us about joining our family at Signature Yachts.
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2476 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98109, US