Friday, January 27, 2012

Visit the Beneteau /Karma Yacht Sales Display at Strictly Sail 2012

Good Times Happen on Sailboats...

There is no better way to bond with your family and friends than on a sailboat.   So why shouldn't that apply to a sailboat show?  Aside from having the latest models of the #1 Sailboat brand on Lake Michigan, Visit the Beneteau Display (booth #240) at Strictly Sail this weekend on Navy Pier and we will have a special array of family friendly activities for the kids to do. 

We will have the Karma Kiddie Corner for Children ages 2- 9 Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4pm.

11:00am to 1:00pm  Face Painting and Tattoos  Join Randi from Cheeky Designs and get a nautical tattoo or face design.

Saturday and Sunday

1100:am to 400pm    Activites:     Coloring Contests, Sailboat Pictures for the kids

Additionally, at the show there will be RC boat races in the sailing tank on the East end and the Sailing Simulator and other activities for the family.

So if you sail, have an interest in sailing or are just a bit curious about exploring Chicago from the water- come down to Navy Pier and visit us at Strictly Sail. 

For More Information Ask Karma Yacht Sales by email  or call 1-877-KARMA-Y-S (527-6297)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Karma Yacht Sales - Seminars for 10th Annual Open House

It may be January in Chicago, but it's never too soon to talk sailing!

Enclosed is the line-up of seminars and speakers for our 10th Annual Open House
If you have not done so already, make sure to submit your RSVP  as it will  be a full house.
For more information on logistics for the Open House click here
Enclosed are our speakers for the day:

“Cruising Sail Trim- Getting the most enjoyment out of your leisure sailing"
10:30am to 11:30am  Present by Perry Lewis, North Sails Midwest

Seminar: Nothing increases the enjoyment of your boat than maximizing the performance of your boat while under sail. Perry will take you through some of the commonly made mistakes by cruising sailors in mainsail, genoa and cruising gennaker trim.

About Perry Lewis:

Perry is one of North Sails' longest-term veterans, with over 33 years in the Midwest loft. With a background in math, he grew up family cruising, and later spent three months cruising around Europe w/ his fiancée. He has also proven himself on the race course with over a dozen National or North American titles, in various fleets ranging from the S2 7.9 (4 times), T-10, J/30 & J/35, IOR 1/2, 3/4, & 1-Ton Cups, and the MORC Internationals. He enjoyed participating in the 2010 J/80 "World Tour", ending with successful J-80 Worlds in Newport RI. Perry is also one of the inaugural Mackinac "Double Goats", having completed over 30 of both Chicago & Port Huron-Mackinac races, and having won overall ten times.

“Bucket List Update: Race to Mackinac from a Cruising Sailors Point of View”
11:30am to 12:30pm Presented by Emmy and Matt Gallagher

Seminar:  How often have you thought someday….? Matt and Emmy Gallagher will take you through their plan of how they went from “Someday” to “Today” when they cast off their spring lines and headed North in the annual distance classic- The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. (OK. Perhaps there were a few more steps) Get a first-timers perspective on having done the 103rd. Isn’t it time you said: “I’m in!”.

About the Gallaghers:


Matt & Emmy Gallagher own Endeavour, a 2008 Beneteau Oceanis 37 purchased from Karma Yacht Sales. Since purchasing the boat, they have cruised it throughout Lake Michigan with their two children, Charlie (4) and Maggie (2). In 2011, they start racing Endeavour, participating in the cruising division of the 103rd running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac as well as the Verve Cup and CYC's Belmont Beer Can series. Both Emmy and Matt sailed on friends boats following college. Endeavour is their first boat. They are also active members of the Chicago Yacht Club, where Matt chairs the Communications Committee and serves on the Membership and Mackinac Committees.

"Preventative Diesel Engine Tips for the DIY Sailor”
12:30pm to 1:30pm Presented by Roy Cohen, President- Superior Marine Service, Inc.

Seminar: Nothing brings trepidation to the heart of a sailor than when you turn on the engine and you get no response from your “iron genoa” Many of the common issues can be prevented with … you guessed it- an ounce of preventative maintenance. Mr. Cohen takes you through some of the common issues with new or old diesel engines. Hear it from the expert and minimize the ‘Oh popsicle sticks!!’ effect.

About Roy Cohen:

Mr. Cohen brings over 43 years of hands on experience in internal engine repair and service. Superior Marine Service (SMS) is a factory authorized service center for OMC Stern Drive, Johnson and Evinrude Outboards, MerCruiser Stern Drives, Nissan Outboards, Tohatsu Outboards and Yanmar Diesel engines. They are a fully authorized sales and service center for Beta Marine, Westerbeke and Universal gasoline & diesel engines and service location for Algae-X diesel fuel cleaning systems.

SMS has been the recipient of numerous awards including:

  • Nissan's 2003 Outstanding Sales, Service & Commitment Award
  • Yanmar's 2003 Outstanding Service Award
  • 2006 Gold dealership service award.
  • 2006, Top 25 dealership award from Tohatsu Outboards.

See you at the Open House!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New face around Karma Yacht Sales! Welcome Cate Muller!

Ms. Cate Muller

For Immediate Release:
Inquiries:  mediactr at   

Karma Yacht Sales welcomes Ms. Cate Muller to sales team

January 5, 2012

(CHICAGO, IL) –Karma Yacht Sales, LLC- your Lake Michigan Sailboat dealer specializing in Beneteau is pleased to announce that Ms. Cate Muller will be joining the yacht sales team effective immediately. Ms. Muller recently completed her training as a certified Beneteau Sales Specialist in keeping with the Platinum dealer requirements for Beneteau USA. Most recently Cate was the Sailing School Program Director at Milwaukee Yacht Club and before that she was a Sales & Marketing Assistant at Harken Yacht Equipment in Pewaukee, WI.

Ms. Muller stared sailing career sailing Opti’s at the Columbia Yacht Club Junior sailing program and as time went on, she graduated to 420’s and then Lasers. She has raced competitively at the collegiate level where she was the captain of her sailing team and served in leadership positions as President of the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association. As of late, she races in the Melges 24 class and is the tactician aboard her parent’s boat DAS BOAT, a Beneteau First 40.7. She continues in leadership positions for the sport of sailing-serving as the Lake Michigan Fleet Captain for the Beneteau First 40.7 fleet.  Cate is a member of Chicago Yacht Club and Milwaukee Yacht Club.

Cate attended Latin School of Chicago and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a B.A in Public Relations. Cate resides in Milwaukee, WI.

About Karma Yacht Sales: Karma Yacht Sales is entering its 10th year of representing Beneteau sailing yachts on Lake Michigan. A recipient of Benteau’s Platinum dealer status, KYS is a full service dealership providing new boat sales, service and brokerage on Lake Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes. A recipient of Beneteau’s 2011 Dealer of the Year Award, KYS focuses on providing excellent customer service and has been recognized for their commitment to their clients by being perennial recipients of the Beneteau President’s Award for Sales & Service over the past decade. Living up to their motto: ‘Waves of good fortune follow admirable actions’ KYS is a supporter of youth and educational initiatives in their surrounding community.

About Beneteau USA: Beneteau USA, the American division of the world’s largest sailboat manufacturer, builds hundreds of 31-50 foot production sailboats in Marion, SC and imports sailing and power yachts up to 58 feet in length from its parent company in France.

To Learn more about Cate visit the KYS site.

For More Information Ask Karma Yacht Sales by email  or call 1-877-KARMA-Y-S (527-6297)