Our Boat Transporters

Larry & Christie: A Legacy

Involved with moving boats since 1968, Larry was the primary tactician and master boat transporter for SDBM for over 30 years. He has passed the reigns to Leland, but remained a consultant and advisor through 2014, and will always be an important part of the SDBM family. More About Larry >>

Leland & Cecily

It was Leland’s first sighting of Irving Johnson’s brigantine Yankee that gave birth to his dream of building and sailing his own boat.  Growing up on the shores of Gloucester Massachusetts, Leland eventually found his way to California, where he met his wife Cecily; they began construction on a wooden 66-foot gaff-rigged schooner, which they launched in 2005.

Leland’s working background is as interesting as it is varied.  He brings to San Diego Boat Movers a lifetime of experience as a builder, shipwright, and rigger. His talent for “thinking outside the box” has helped develop his skills as leader and innovator. As the new owner, Leland Parsons feels honored to have been chosen by Larry Wood to carry on the outstanding reputation of San Diego Boat Movers.


Tom handles all Sales, Logistics and Transportation Management for SDBM, so you’ll almost certainly be talking with him. Boating experience started at age 9 in San Diego, and he’s been involved with the industry in a variety of ways: racing, managing boat rentals, charter captain (Tom still maintains his 50T USCG License), and loading boats for transport. He’s happy to help you figure out the best way to move your pride and joy, and is very knowledgeable on tall, wide and overweight loads.



Jody is SDBM Director of Operations. She manages all aspects within the office environment, tackles revolving relevant matters, insists on deadlines and doesn’t leave any loose ends hanging! She multitasks to the masses and follows through with each task to ensure that everything is compliant and reconciled. She assists with business development and organizational support to incorporate the creation and launching of new business endeavors.



Vic started young in the transport business, working at his father’s permit service, providing routing and permits for oversize loads. With that training, and a knack for properly loading boats, and a mind-set for safety, Vic quickly became one of our best long haul boat transporters. From a 181′ boat mast to a 20′ high boat, he’s done it all. As the designated jokester, he’s turned our hair white a few times. He left for Texas with a boat, then called in later to advise that he was in Seattle, and “where should he deliver it?” After we recovered, we were pleased to find out that he was really somewhere in Arizona, and well on his way to Texas. He’s very serious about what he does, but be prepared to have your leg pulled if he moves your boat!


Nash is our Yard Technician. He has the aptitude to do just about anything you can think of relating to marine, carpentry and aquatic activities. He is mechanically inclined, has a background in construction, is a certified commercial diver, certified rigger, welder, fabricator, and efficient at delivering and achieving key targets while adhering to implemented procedures. He is hardworking, dedicated, has an eye for efficiencies and handles all with a positive attitude!



Chris is an experienced truck driver and we are thrilled to have him as part of our growing team. He has endless experience with transporting, operating complex rigs and equipment and can do his own repairs and preventative maintenance. To outline a few of his skills, he was a construction mechanic in the Navy for 5 years, can execute crane work on elevated causeways and continues to rig and tie down oversized loads with confidence and ease. He is reliable, willing to take on new tasks, a team player and always very safety conscious!


Patrick is our exceptional new addition to our driving fleet. He is a Navy veteran with twenty years of military service. His extensive service experience includes troubleshooting various diesel engines, operating and performing maintenance on internal combustion engines, main propulsion machinery, refrigeration and air-conditioning devices and shipboard auxiliary equipment. He is a confident, AAA certified, safe driver and will lend a hand whenever necessary. You can find Patrick in the thick of it and he is very dedicated to his line of work and will confidently move your vessel in compliance with our award winning standards.


Crystal has all the desirably varied abilities to be the ideal Administrative Logistics Assistant and we are pleased to welcome her to the team. She has the established work ethics that have proven to be adaptable with employees, customers, and vendors – all in an efficient and pleasant manner. She grew up a fisherman’s granddaughter in Alaska and loves boats and has an affinity for this specific trade. She joins us with a journalism degree, emphasizing on public relations. She is well trained in the art of communication and understands the planning, tracking, and patience involved in successful logistics and office functionalities!




The Fleet