2½ Marina Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Build... Create... Lead...

These are the core values that drive our team.
We build trust and long-lasting relationships anchored in integrity.
We create bonds with our customers that last over time.
We lead the industry with strong customer care and service.
We use decades of experience to assist our customers in all aspects of the boating industry.

Yacht Services


Riggs Yacht Sales offers a respected and sophisticated selection of luxury yachts. With a reputation built upon the commitment to meeting the needs of our clients, we recognize that services offered beyond the sale are what truly set us ahead in the brokerage industry.

Our goal is to be your “First thought for any of your brokerage questions, for life”.

Our full-service approach includes providing our clients access to:

  • Available Listings
  • Dockage
  • Find a Marina
  • Planning a Trip & Points of Interest
  • Captains & Crew Services
  • Custom Work
  • Service Yards & Hall-out Services
  • Financing, Insurance & Documentation
  • Extended Warranty Providers

Service Before the Sale

Our mission is to act as a trusted advisor to our clients and provide you with advice and guidance on the current market valuation of your vessel and how to best prepare your yacht for sale and show. We make the process easy and strive to sell your yacht, as quickly as possible!


John D

John D was born and raised on the coast of N.C. He grew up in a commercial fishing family. He says he’s been on boats commercially and recreationally since he can remember. He has built boats, lived on boats and worked on boats. He’s been in the yacht brokerage business since 1997 after he had a friend’s father tell him once, “Find the one thing you love to do in life and figure out a way to make a living doing it, and you will be successful.” Being close to the water, boats and being around salty people was the one thing that always made him happy. He was living in Morehead City, N.C. at the time when he was asked to help start a Yacht brokerage in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. He has enjoyed every day since he’s been in this business. He says he’s met wonderful people and made many friends.

John D is married to his best friend Robin and a proud father of two beautiful girls Ella and Grace.

John Ds other marine related experiences include: Marine Engine rebuilds, Racing boats, Diving, Commercial Fishing, Yacht deliveries, and Tournament fishing.

John D offers his clients assistance with boat handling, deliveries and understanding the mechanics of their boat.

Please visit us at Riggs Yacht Sales for a personal touch to the yachting experience.


Thom is a native Mississippian where he attended the University of Southern Mississippi, best known for Brett Favre and football. His love of water, however, came from road trips made with family and friends visiting the Gulf Coast in the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Thom and his beautiful wife, Jeanine were blessed with two sons and one daughter. After 40 years, their family has grown to include two daughters-in-law and two granddaughters. While Thom's prior career took him on a moving tour of the southeast, he and his family settled in High Point, NC where all 3 children graduated high school. During his extensive career, Thom held executive positions with public companies which included more than 400 retail locations managed, over 1200 wholesale distributors and 40 manufacturing facilities both domestically and internationally, prior to his introduction into boating. 

Thom’s sons attended UNCW and during their visits, he and his wife fell in love with Wrightsville Beach and its surrounding areas. 

Because Thom's dream was to live near salt water, when the opportunity to move to Wilmington as General Manager of MarineMax, the world’s largest boat retailer was offered, he gladly accepted.

Thom’s intrinsic knowledge of luxury yachts stems from his visits to several prestigious yacht building facilities both stateside and abroad in Italy. During his previous tenure, Thom attended many world-class yacht expos and international boat shows, wherein he acted as a liaison between clients and manufacturers such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Galeon, Chris-Craft, Hatteras, and Pursuit.

Today, Thom’s focus is on providing first-class, personalized service to each of his luxury motor yacht clients. Licensed and bonded in Florida, Thom’s  expertise and industry connections allows him to meet his clients needs, whether listing, selling or locating their next yacht.

Please visit us at Riggs Yacht Sales for a personal touch to the yachting experience.