Our History

Since 1952

From the same family that founded Ullman Sails over 60 years ago, comes Ullman Yacht Sales. Ullman Yacht Sales is a yacht brokerage and we are proud to be a part of a long, rich history in the sailing world. Ullman Sails is world renowned for its excellence in sail-making and boat racing. Now, Ullman Yacht Sales delivers the same level of excellence and determination to each and every valued client. Our sales team is made of sailors who are United States Coast Guard Captains who share their knowledge and experience to ensure your ultimate satisfaction.

Chuck Ullman


Charles Ullman is a sailor who was born and raised in Southern California and grew up in the marine industry. As the son of legendary racer and sailmaker David Ullman, Chuck was raised learning the ropes on the water, first learning sailing in sabots, followed by racing dinghies and 29er skiffs. In high school and at St Mary’s College of Maryland, he traveled across the country racing against the top varsity sailing teams and competed in national championships while working summers as a yacht club instructor.

Chuck got his start in the marine industry by working at a local marine hardware store while also learning the family business in the Ullman Sails loft. During late afternoons and at weekend regattas, he worked coaching the young sailors of the Long Beach Wilson HS and Chapman University teams. He often cruised to Catalina on his own classic restored Islander 32 and raced in the local summer series. His crewing experience includes the Ensenada race and the J70 North Americans. He earned his captain’s license and works as a skipper and instructor at a Southern California charter sailing club. 

Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience of boating as a yacht sales advisor with anyone who has the same enthusiasm for being out on the water that he has.


Michael Darr


Michael Darr is a sailor/surfer who was raised in Dana Point, California. He has always enjoyed being in, on or around the ocean. He went to Dana Hills High School, and later took his degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After college, he worked in the both the Finance and Music Industry in San Francisco. 

He and his wife returned to Southern California in the 90s, where they both embarked on careers in the Surf Industry working for Quiksilver and other clothing brands. Michael acquired over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, before purchasing Marina Sailing Newport Beach. He understands the sales dynamic and knows that strong relationships rely on honesty, integrity and follow through. He enjoys playing a role in helping his clients achieve their goals and brings his enthusiasm to this end.