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Mikelson Yachts is a San Diego Yacht Company that builds and sells quality custom fishing boats and long range yachts. Read more about our company below.

We are Mikelson Yachts, a San Diego yachts builder.

Mikelson Yachts, a San Diego yachts company, builds a limited number of semi-custom yachts for a select group of buyers looking for that boat with the “perfect fit”. At Mikelson Yachts we strive to accommodate our San Diego yachts clients by satisfying the far-reaching possibilities and addressing the minute details that make each yacht a treasured “dream come true”. There is a reason over 65% of Mikelson Yacht’s new boat sales are to existing customers.


Building a Better Boat

Mikelson Yachts is considered to be one of the leading San Diego yachts experts in building semi-custom sportfishers, meeting our customer’s demands for specific requirements with enthusiastic experience while keeping customizing costs well under that of most other builders.

Tom Fexas, unquestionable one of the world’s finest naval architects, was chosen to design the Mikelson line. While quality construction is our overwhelming priority, construction costs are also considered in order to provide our clients with the best possible value in a new yacht.

Unlike other builders such as Cabo Yachts and Viking Yachts, there is absolutely no absorbent balsa coring material in any Mikelson Yachts. Mikelson uses only Corecell and/or Divinycell PVC coring material that is impervious to water intrusion. The Mikelson 43 SF, Mikelson 57 SF, and Mikelson 59 Nomad are built on a solid fiberglass hull.

A constant search for better methods, materials and components over the past years has benefited this San Diego yachts company with the experience required to choose the appropriate components to assure the yachts maximum reliability and longevity. Mikelson has been fortunate to be able to draw on past client’s expertise, those with many years of yachting experience, for innovative ideas that are often overlooked by design teams who don’t actually use the products they design, This has afforded us with many improvements on the boats that greatly improve the functionality of the Mikelsons.

Our clients from San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Catalina, Cabo, Las Vegas and Arizona are encouraged to visit their yachts during construction and are welcome to have a marine surveyor inspect the yacht. Some of the Mikelson models can be built by payment of Letter of Credit at the completion of factory construction. This can save clients construction interest costs normally associated with semi-custom yacht construction.


Mikelson: A Better Fishing Platform

Mikelson’s San Diego yachts consistently out-fish the competition. Bertram, Hatteras, Cabo, Viking, Tiara and Riviera Yachts all claim to be superior sportfishers, but the proof is in who’s actually catching the fish. This has never been more evident than the recent Mikelson sweep of the 2009 Major Bisbee Billfish Tournaments. Both the 2009 Bisbee Black & Blue Billfish Tournament and the 2009 Bisbee East Cape Classic were won by Mikelson 50 Sportfishers. The Mikelson 43 Sportfisher, “La Dulce Vida” won the 2008 Mikelson Yachts Catalina Classic (the richest billfish tournament on the West Coast) and the Mikelson 75 Sportfisher, “After Midnight” was the winner of the largest Bisbee Jackpot ever, claiming over $900,000 for their winning billfish.

Some boats raise more fish and the underwater frequency emitted by the Mikelson hull and unique Mikelson underwater exhaust design simply raise more fish. Once on a fish, the Mikelson is a much more stable platform for an angler to land that fish from. All San Diego yachts from Mikelson are known for their wide beam and lower center-of-gravity than similar sized sportfishers resulting in a much more stable platform.

Mikelson was the first San Diego yachts builder to incorporate such custom sportfisher attributes as (1) In-Transom Bait Tanks, (2) Cockpit Day Heads, (3) Forward Cockpit Overhang (for shade), and (4) Underwater Exhaust for quieter “smoke-free” running and more proficient fish-raising. Most competing Southern California sportfishers have borrowed one or several of these attributes on their current models, but Mikelson has been outfitting our boats with these for over 20 years.


Customer Satisfaction

There is not another San Diego yachts builder that has enjoyed the repeat business that Mikelson Yachts has through the years. Over 65% of all new Mikelson construction orders placed are for clients that previously owned a Mikelson. By Mikelson Yachts being the Manufacturer and not simply a Dealer, we have much more control than any of our competitors that must go to a parent corporation for warranty services or any construction customization. This translates to a much happier customers that consistently enjoy their boats that much more.

This San Diego yachts company has developed an extensive customer list over the past 20 years who have trusted us with their investments and their dreams. Their yachts have been constructed specifically to their requests, and at a cost that they would have never dreamed possible.

We would consider it a pleasure to provide you with a list of some of our clients and even a greater pleasure to build you your next custom yacht…

Mikelson Yachts, Inc.


Mikelson Yachts is a leading San Diego yachts builder.

Mikelson Yachts proudly builds and sells Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Arizona, California, Southern California, Catalina, Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas and San Diego yachts.


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