About Us

In 1952, Cliff Taro founded our parent company, North Pacific Maritime, to provide vessel agency services for the growing number of ships doing business in Alaska.   The company has continued to grow and prosper, over the years becoming an integral part of the shipping industry in Alaska.  Yacht Services of Alaska was created as a division of North Pacific Maritime, to assist  yacht captains navigating in Alaskan waters.

Les Cronk, Paul Axleson, Brian Taro, Destiny Bell, and Debbie Azure in our Ketchikan office, have a combined five decades of experience in the maritime industry.  In addition, Fred Angerman of our Wrangell office, Fred Reeder of our Sitka office, Drew Green of our Juneau office, Stew Stephens of our Skagway office, and Chris Brown of our Anchorage office all bring many years experience servicing vessels in Alaska.