Meet our people...
Owners Nancy and Mike Draughan
Nancy and Mike are long-time residents of the Oriental area and have a long standing love of the water, boating, and community. They hold that acquiring a vessel, whether power or sail is a transaction based on relationship and trust. Much of the business Deaton Yacht Sales does is return business ...previous customers who have decided to take the next step and make a move to a larger or more sophisticated vessel. That is clear and solid evidence of trust.
Broker Mike Trogdon
Mike first came to Oriental in the spring of 1999 to satisfy the “learn to sail” portion of his bucket list. While participating in the Basic Keelboat Course, he fell in love with sailing and Oriental. Upon completing the course he purchased a Hunter 34 and made Oriental his weekend destination. After a couple of years of being a commuter sailor, he decided to move to Oriental to pursue his passion for boating and began working in Yacht Brokerage. Mike currently sails a Sabre C&C37, "Halcyon". He holds a USCG 100 Ton Masters Captain’s license and is an active member of local sailing organizations. Mike is currently a broker at Deaton Yachts.