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Mitch Bernardo has been a boater for over 28 years. Having owned multiple power boats ranging from 19' to 42'. Mitch has enjoyed both trailer boating and cruising. Attended La Mirada High School, Graduated 1975. Went on to Cal State Fullerton to earn his Bachelor Degree in Psychology in 1980. In 2004 he completed his MBA at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business. In 2013 he became a licensed California Yacht Broker and has been an approved DMV vessel agent since 2006. Mitch has two children 13 and 15. He is a member of the Offshore Cruising Club which has a facility in Lil' Geiger Cove on Catalina Island and recenty acquired a mooring in Two Harbors. Stop by his new mooring for 2015 at J3 and say Hi...Mitch is also a member of the Huntington Harbor Yacht club.

Mitch spent 25 years working in the office products industry, first with a 3M dealer and then with the Xerox Corporation. One of his passions has always been boating so in 2003 he started Sunset Inflatables.

Sunset Inflatables has grown a lot in the last 13 years. Sunset Inflatables is currently a Platinum dealer for Johnson/ Evinrude outboards, full line Platinum dealer for Mercury inflatable boats and outboards and a full service Honda outboard package dealer.

It is also the largest Walker Bay Genesis dealer in California and the newest Mercury Inflatable boat dealer.

In 2007 Sunset Inflatables became Sunset Inflatables and Marine with an added focus on doing re-powers and outboard service.

In 2009 Sunset Inflatables purchased Dinghyland and now is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Delphinus boats at www.dinghyland.com.

Then in 2010 we took over the Aqualine sport boat line from Boats in Bags founder Egon Nordleth.

In 2013 Sunset Inflatables became a California licensed yacht brokerage to offer it's customers a full service yacht sales or yacht finding service. We provide a unique ability to sell and find yachts with our many customers visiting our store and with our full service repair center.

Above all, Mitch wants his customers to know that he appreciates their business and will endeavor to provide a personal and satisfying experience when doing business with Sunset Inflatables and Marine.