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Veteran Fraser broker Tom Allen dies

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One of Fraser’s longtime yacht brokers, Tom Allen, died on June 17 after a stroke.

Based in the Seattle office, Mr. Allen was one of the firm’s longest serving brokers, having joined the firm in 1979.

“Tom was a good friend, a real guiding light for me with Pacific Northwest yachting and a superb, easy-to-work-with broker,” said Stuart Larsen, another long-time Fraser broker, in a company statement announcing Mr. Allen’s death. “They just don’t make them like Tom anymore. Seattle and the Pacific Northwest will not be the same, for me at least, without him.”

Tom Allen

Mr. Allen closed many significant deals in his career, including the prestigious 56m Auroux-built M/Y Alucia on behalf of the seller in 2011, M/Y Sea Bear, Anita, Lady J,  Surfbird, Thunder, Wright of Passage, Quan Yin, and the in-house sale of the 32m M/Y Serendipity earlier this year.

In his company profile, Mr. Allen described himself this way:

“Coming from a family of 11 children created an early desire to get out of the house and be adventurous. My father was a shipwright and I was in the shipyard almost daily learning how boats were built. At 13, I built my first boat for my father. After my service in the Navy in Vietnam, I worked in all phases of the marine industry: commercial fishing, refit and repair, new construction, offshore sailboat racing, deliveries and as a captain. Holding an Ocean Master 1600-ton all ocean license I have traveled throughout the world. … I retired in 1996 from running yachts to spend more time raising my two sons. In my off time we travel to Mexico and hike, camp & fly fish in the mountains in Washington, Canada & Alaska.”

Fraser has asked that any enquiries about Mr.Allen’s death be made by email to salesseattle@fraseryachts.com.

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