About Us

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown - Islands RaceUpon retiring after a 20 year career as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Marine Corps, Jeff chose to follow his passion which is boats.

Founder and Past President of JK3 Nautical Enterprises, Jeff also previously owned J/World Performance Sailing School and was the President of J/Boats Asia and J/World Asia.

Jeff has developed and led the building of several one design classes throughout Southern California and Hawaii; in addition to participating in offshore and local racing, he has been the chairman of multiple offshore and local regattas at San Diego Yacht Club.

He has been active in past America’s Cup regattas and the America’s Cup World Series and served on the Board of Directors of San Diego Yacht Club and SEA San Diego.

Sailing in many of the great ocean races in Southern California, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and the Caribbean, Jeff enjoys sharing his passion with his family and friends, and has been blessed to sail all over the world with his wife Karen and their children, Konner & Kassidy.

“The most gratifying part of this business is finding the best possible boat for each client.”

Jeff has had wonderful experiences with clients on boats all over the world that he either helped build or helped them to acquire. Maintaining the personal relationships, beyond the purchase of the boat, is the icing on the cake.

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Karen Brown

Dreams do come true and the childhood wish to be Julie, the Cruise Director on The Love Boat is not too far from reality.

Life has brought all things nautical into Karen’s world and she has enjoyed every aspect of being involved with boats, from managing an office at a yacht club (where she met Jeff and sailed against him in the Wednesday Night Races), to working on the America’s Cup Team of BMW Oracle Racing, to being an owner of JK3.

Adventures with her family sailing on “love boats” around the world have been incredible and it is a joy to see others having those kind of experiences and playing a little part in it.

The most satisfying element of our business has been getting to know clients as we have designed interiors, and then continuing those relationships and sharing great memories on and off the water.