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Stay up to date with the current important marine industry news and events. We want to make sure our clients are included when there is an important event coming up or important news regarding our featured brands.

September 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Catch up with Voyage Chicago as they interview Karma Yacht Sales Founder and Owner Lou Sandoval in their “Chicago’s Most Inspiring Stories” series.   VC’s Roger Brown catches up with Lou to hear his story on how he got into sailing , his career and the challenges facing small businesses ... Read More

August 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm

An estimated 142 million Americans (adults and children under the age of 18) went boating in 2016 – 36 percent of U.S. households – according to the Read More

July 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm

We hoped it wasn’t true, but the improvement of the new retail North American sailboat market continues it’s sluggish improvement.  Faced with a surge of European brands due to the price of the EURO, it has been a tough go as of late for American Sailboat Manufacturers.  The industry claimed ... Read More

July 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Karma Yacht Sales Founder Lou Sandoval is featured in the “Sailors Among Us” section of the July/Aug 17 issue of SAILING MAGAZINE.  The feature, written by Heather Steinberger  highlights Mr. Sandoval’s circuitous journey into the Marine Industry and his quest to extend the pathway for a new ... Read More

April 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

Heads will be turning in the Chesapeake Bay area this weekend as the Alerion Sport 30 will be on display at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show (April 22-24).  An impressive performance oriented Daysailer, the Alerion Sport 30 comes equipped with a carbon bow sprit and furling gennaker to make ... Read More

March 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm

WARREN, RI (March 16, 2017) – USWatercraft is pleased to announce that Offshore Spars is the new supplier of carbon-fiber spars for its Alerion Yachts line of luxury performance sailboats.

Five Alerion models feature a carbon mast as standard equipment: the Alerion 41, Alerion 38, Alerion 33, Alerion Sport 33, ... Read More

January 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm

The Alerion Sport 30: a daysailer with classic lines, varnished teak, and graceful deck overhangs provide the “AS 30” with a golden elegance that is not only easy on the eyes but easy to sail.   Read the Boat Review in SAIL Magazine from December 2016.

For a very Limited ... Read More

January 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Hello 2017!! :Pardon Our Dust!  We’ve Moved! 

January 4, 2017

We hope that 2017 is off to a great start for all of you.  We closed out our year of transition in 2016 with a bit more of activity.  Due the pending sale of our property at 3635 S. Halsted St.  we ... Read More

April 13, 2016 at 10:21 am

The America’s Cup announced today that the Endeavor Initiative was going to be extended to the United States.  The “Endeavour” initiative” is America’s Cup youth education and community sailing program that enables students in New York City to learn through a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Education curriculum ... Read More

March 21, 2016 at 10:24 am
March 21, 2016
The C&C 30 One Design class is proud to announce that its inaugural North American Championship will be held this summer as part of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The regatta takes place July 13-16, in Newport, RI.
The class has grown steadily ... Read More
cc 30 one design class website
March 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

The C&C 30 OD class launched the inaugural website for the class.  Chock full of information for existing and prospective class members, the site is a great resource for the growing class.    The recent surge of activity in the Southern Racing Circuit with fleet showings at Key ... Read More

February 2, 2016 at 10:28 am

February 2, 2016

2016 promises to pick up right where 2015 left off with this exciting new One-Design class.  The active eleven boat fleet made its way down to sunny (and windy) Key West Florida January 18-22 for a wet and wild time.

The eleven boat fleet brought owners from as far ... Read More

January 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

Dear Karma Yacht Sales Customers and Friends:

2016 marked the start of the 14th year of Karma Yacht Sales’ representation as the Beneteau dealer for Lake Michigan.   Throughout the past 13 years, we have forged many great relationships with our customers, and many of them have become friends.   One of our proudest ... Read More

November 12, 2015 at 10:42 am


ANNAPOLIS, Md., November 12, 2015 – Beneteau America has returned from its first participation in the 9th China Cup International Regatta, which was held in Daya Bay, Shenzhen from October 30th to November 2nd. It is the first Chinese event to be listed on the “International Sailing Federation ... Read More

November 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

(CHICAGO, IL) – Karma Yacht Sales is proud to announce that The Boy Scouts of America- Pathway to Adventure Council will present the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award to Co-Owner/Co-Founder Louis (Lou) Sandoval in recognition of his involvement helping inner city youth.

The award is named after American Civil Rights ... Read More