Meet the Zolna Yachts Team
Amos and Shari instantly fell in love with everything this magnificent city has to offer. From the sea, to the the mountains, to the desert wildflower explosions, they found San Diego to be so much more than a city. Then to discover the Gas Lamp District, Little Italy, and a multitude of cultural venues and events, the Zolna’s knew this was the place for them.
It was easy to acclimate to San Diego’s great year round climate, and they were especially drawn to it’s unique coastal way of life. After many years of owning vacation rental properties on the island of Maui, Amos came up with the idea to combine their knowledge of the vacation rental business with their passion for boating. And so they did. In March of 2007, they opened Zolna Yachts, a unique San Diego business offering lodging aboard a yacht. Soon after they added to their resumes “United States Coast Guard Captains”.
This yacht lodging business evolved into a full service yacht company that offers customers a fantastic fleet of privately owned yachts for overnight lodging and charter. Zolna Yachts is now the go-to company in San Diego for private charters, being recommended by the San Diego Concierge Association and a network of businesses all over Southern California. Many of Zolna’s five star customer reviews can be seen on their website, Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google Business, Facebook, VRBO and many other travel and social media websites.
In addition to Zolna’s growing charter business, and what separates them from anyone else in the Yachting Industry, is their Yacht Management Services which have been instrumental in helping yacht owners afford and maintain yacht ownership. When a yacht owner adds their vessel to their fleet, they can be assured that their yacht will be immaculately maintained and they can even make a financial profit at the end of each month. “We make it very easy for a ‘regular’ person to own a yacht.”
Many of us aspire at some point in our lives to own a gorgeous motor yacht, yet only a lucky few ever reach that goal. For some, it is an accessory to a lifestyle or a means to other pursuits like fishing, diving, island hopping or just entertaining friends, family and business associates. For the Zolna’s, they traded in their 20 ft Ski Nautique for a 46 ft Meridian motor yacht, the Ohana Pacific. The only way they could afford this luxury, was to make a business out of it.
They have assisted so many people over the years in their decision to buy or sell a yacht and are happy to share their expertise and knowledge with their customers. So it made complete sense to add yet another credential to their resumes, ‘Yacht and Ship Broker’.
Thank you for choosing Zolna Yachts for your lodging, charter, management and yacht brokerage needs.
The United States Navy is brought Jason to San Diego in 1995. He served for 4 years and loved San Diego so much he never left.
Jason is an avid outdoorsman and has been around, in and on the water his whole life. From riding Jet skies in the river, to camping with boats on lakes, and now enjoys working as head crew for Zolna Yachts aboard their luxurious yachts on the San Diego Bay.
Owning a specialty retail business for 18 years and having a strong mechanical background with a 100 ton master Captain’s license, provides a natural fit to understanding the needs a client has and to finding the right boat for their needs. Ken has experience with national and international boat deliveries, is a Captain for Zolna Yachts as well as a journeyman mechanic for our fleet of vessels and others. His wife Joyce crews on many of our charters.
We are thrilled to welcome Ken and Joyce to the Zolna Yachts team. They bring with them an exceptional level of skill, knowledge, professionalism and integrity to our company.