871 Tamarack Lane, Hudson WI 54016
Phone: (612) 590-7235

About Us

Hooper's Yachts is in her 38th year of business and brings to you over 40 years of sailing experience . We offer you expertise in all areas of sailing including cruising, racing and day sailing. Our staff members have cruised extensively on offshore salt water and great lakes passages, raced on more boats than we could count - both one-design and handicap club competition. We not only know how to sail, but we understand sailboat rigging, systems and maintenance. Over the years we have sold thousands of boats - both sail and power, from small dinghies to large offshore cruising yachts.  To put it briefly, we have experience know how & an understanding of boat supplies, service, transportation and are recognized for quality, fairness and smiles. We just recently sold our 5 acre boat yard. So, we no longer offer storage, boat hauling and a full -fledged service department. We are focusing mostly on boat sales and continue to be this area's J/Boat dealer. We can help with some of your needs for boat equipment and some rigging and what we cannot do, we can get done for you. If you need boat storage, the people who bought our propery can supply you with that.  Call Brian Sheldon at 612-867-2984. He has a number of storage options to accommodate your needs, inside and outdoors. 
The bottom line is we can now focus completely on boat sales, but still have the expertise of boat repair & their condition to help you navigate throught issues and we have sources for dealing with these needs. We have connections with brokers all over the country to help find your boat and they often contact us when we have something to fulfill their customer needs - another asset for being in the business so long. We can help you find a place to put your boat and we can help you with our knowledge of sailing areas and marinas. Our understanding of boats can help you cut through the maze of what boat fits your needs, based on your priorities and how and where you wish to use your boat.  We can provide you with surveyors who work for you and not us and are disinterested parties to assure the boat you are buying is in good condition. We can do all the paperwork required for  a boat purchase or sale and that includes USCG documented vessels.


Triad Trailers

Triad Trailers are normally provided under new J/Boats, but they build trailers for all kinds of boats & Hooper's Yachts is a Triad dealer. Simply call us to obtain a quote to suit your application. This J/125 picture is an extreme example of how Triad can meet just about every need. Triad uses the best in structural steel framework, the right axle & brake combination, wheels & tires, lights & know where to put the keel & hull supports for a safe ride. Their trailers come painted with a choice of standard colors (others optional).



Used Sailboat Brokerage Listing
Want to sell your boat? Consider listing with us. We have a phenomenol success rate in used boat sales - it is a serious part of our business. We regularly list boats from MN, WI, IA, ND, SD & Ontario & we regularly sell boats nation-wide and have sold boats to Austrailia, England, Belize, Alaska and all over Canada. If you need storage we access to a  5-acre boat yard where we can put your boat on display, or if remotely located, we can affix one of our distinctive signs announcing that your boat is up for sale with Hooper's Yachts. Our web site is a valuable selling tool for you, plus we also use Yacht World and their associated other web sites. Call or email us for detailed info on how to list your boat. It is easy & no hassle for you. We can email you our paperwork for you to read and fill out. We have long been recognized for excellent brokerage service. Magazine editors where we and competitors advertise used boats have told us that we sell more used boats than all of the other dealers combined in our area.  Our 5-acre boatyard is chuck full of used boats to see during one easy visit as well as other listings in major sailing locations in our area. We handle boats from dinghies to blue-water vessels - sailboats for beginners through those with various degrees of expertise & sailing abilities - boats for cruising, racing or both. We are sailors & understand sailboats & provide expert answers to the all sorts of questions. We also sell a variety of used powerboats from dinghies to fishing boats, pontoon boats and cruisers of all sizes. Just click on boats for sale (power or sail) on our HOME PAGE & see what we have to offer. Boat sales have been incredible & we can always use good, new listings. Good boats sell quickly.  We are running out of inventory and so if you have a boat to sell, you won't be disappointed.  Our long time expertise goes beyond selling your boat and processing the paperwork. We understand boat problems and can help novices learn about what is serious and what is not so and how to approach issues. We understand various designs and can explain the differences.  We really know many bodies of water throughout the US and some of Canada and beyond and can be helpful in your search for marinas and the type of boat best suited for your personal needs and help you decide which boat will work for your based on the area you intend to sail. We know brokers all over the country and our travels are beneficial for knowing marinas and the people who own and work them. We also have banks and institutions who provide financing to make your purchase even easier.


When you buy a boat - you buy a way of life!
That's true. Join the fraternity of sailing & there's no end to how much enjoyment you can derive. Once a sailboat owner you share the same sense of passion & adventure that has been enjoyed for centuries by famous sailors on boats of historical significance as well as the folks you met while they helped step your mast at the local ramp or the folks you met while swinging on a hook in some exotic get-a-way charter boat while on winter vacation. Buy a sailboat & you buy a new set of friends that are always there to lend a hand or advice with a smile.
  Used Sailboat Brokerage Sales



Bill Hooper is the founder of Hooper's Yachts back in 1986 and is is the owner. Before starting the business he worked for several other dealerships cutting his teeth with service work, retail sales, boat sales and also boat transportation. He's been at this game for over 45 years Justin Farner is no longer with Hooper's Yachts and has moved his family to South Carolina. He was a great asset and we wish him well.


Captain Marc Scholtes is a 100 Ton Master and is works for us in a number of ways, including boat sales in Bayfield and elsewhere.    


  David Marsh
David has retired and will be missed. He was an incredibly loyal and honest employee who's work was top notch. We wish David and his wife Martha happy trails as they continue on their journey aboard their sailboat Antigone and their mobile camper.
Brian Jepsen has retired and we wish him an enjoyable retirement.  He was an officer with Hooper's for somewhere around 25 years.