Mikelson Yachts

2330 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

Mikelson 43′ “Double D” 292.6 Pound Bluefin Tuna Action!!

Talk about a “Fish of a Lifetime”!! This 292.6lbs behemoth was caught on 100# test taking Captain Troy Hartmann and Team Double D over 3 hours to reel in. The bluefin fishing in Southern California is truly amazing right now, congratulations Team Double D on this amazing catch!

What makes the Mikelson design so revolutionary?

Mikelson Yachts are unique in their aft engine design. One of the only sportfishing yachts available with the engines aft under the cockpit, the Mikelson boasts many advantages over our east coast competitors. (more…)

How can the Mikelson 43 Zeus be so efficient AND so fast?

We get asked all the time why the Zeus Pod Drives are so efficient. And the answer actually is that they aren’t…the Pod Drives themselves are simply a means of propelling the vessel. What makes the Mikelson 43 Zeus Sportfisher so efficient, is our ability to use a smaller displacement engine (that burns less fuel) combined with the horizontal thrust of the Pod Drives (as opposed to an angled shaft).

We went from an 8.3L engine on the conventional drive Mikelson 43, down to a lighter and more efficient 6.7L engine on the Zeus model. That Pod Drive horizontal thrust then allows the boat to go just as fast (or even faster) while burning less fuel with that smaller motor.

43082 Sea Trial


Day at the Docks – This Sunday

Day at the Docks… This Sunday, April 9th at 9:00am to 5:00pm at San Diego Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma.
Come say hi to PJ and Sam, take a look at our Mikelson Yachts display..

A fun day for FREE!

2016 Palm Beach International Boat Show

Mikelson Yachts is very excited to announce we will be displaying the Mikelson 43 Zeus Sportfisher at the Palm Beach Boat Show. The show starts Thursday, March 23 and goes through Sunday March 29, 2017. The M43 Zeus will be on Ramp 5, Slip #526.


Hull #083 in the Mikelson 43 Zeus series is currently under construction with an appx May-2017 factory completion. She is an aft galley layout, 2-stateroom, 2-head configuration, with the cockpit to flying bridge staircase option. She will be powered with twin QSB-550 “Common Rail” Cummins turbo diesels and Zeus Pod Drives. We will be offering hull #083 at the Palm Beach Boat Show, fully equipped & delivered to South Florida for $924,975. No trades, hull #083 Only.


Both Nick Theios (619-861-2631 / nick@mikelsonyachts.com) and PJ Sullivan (619-993-1187 / pj@mikelsonyachts.com) will be at the Palm Beach Boat Show all four days. Contact either for additional information on this exciting event and M43 Zeus hull #083 limited time offer.

Tips on Buying a Boat

Mikelson 43 Zeus Sportfisher Exterior

Buying a boat is a big commitment, and at Mikelson Yachts, we know that choosing a boat is not a decision to be taken lightly. These are investments you will have for the long haul, and making a good decision from the get-go ensures you will be happy and satisfied with your choice for years to come. Below are some helpful tips to consider when beginning your boat-buying journey.


Check out Mikelson Yachts at the San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

Harbor Island and Downtown Skyline

Harbor Island and Downtown Skyline” by Gary J. Wood via Flickr (CC 2.0)

The San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show is an event we here at Mikelson Yachts love to participate in. With this event essentially being in our backyard, we love to participate as an in-the-water exhibitor. The San Diego Boat Show is a once-a-year event, and many people from all over descend to San Diego’s Harbor Island to view the over 60 exhibitors- you simply can’t miss it! Here are the official details:


Mikelson Yachts Supports the Autism Tree Project Foundation

Mikelson Yachts at the Autism Tree Project Foundation Luncheon

Photo via Mikelson Yachts facebook

The team here at Mikelson Yachts is dedicated to making an impact in the communities that surround us. Autism is a disorder that is newly diagnosed in 1 in 68 children every single day, and is a prevalent issue in San Diego County given the high population here. With San Diego as our home, we wanted to make a difference. On October 4th, we were lucky enough to be a table sponsor at the Autism Tree Project Foundation luncheon. The Autism Tree Project Foundation is a far-reaching organization in San Diego County that helps provide resources to families in San Diego raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Their impact is huge, and we were lucky to be a part of the day!


Top Sportfishing Spots in the World

Love to Sportfish? There are some beautiful locations all around the world where you can catch some great fish, including Tuna, Groupers, Mahi-Mahis, and more! Check out some of the top Sportfishing spots in the world, and plan your next trip:


Make-A-Wish® Tuna Challenge Winner – Mikelson Nomad Owner Tony Dileva Wins

The Make-A-Wish® Tuna Challenge of 2016 kicked off in San Diego with a Captain’s Meeting on Friday, August 26th, 2016. The competition itself began at 5 AM on Saturday, August 27th with more than 86 teams with upwards of 370 anglers all vying to catch the biggest tuna. It was a hard fought battle, but in the end the winner was Skipper/Angler Tony Dileva, who caught the biggest Tuna in his Mikelson Nomad!

The Winning Fish


Winner Tony Dileva via tunachallenge.org[/caption]