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PURCHASING A BOAT

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We take great pleasure in finding just the right boat for you and your family. By taking the time to discuss your needs and desires we can then fine-tune the search using both online resources and our many contacts within the yacht industry.

First-time boat owners may not know for sure what they are looking for, they just know that they want to be a part of the boating lifestyle. We can help by discussing the pros and cons of different boats and showing you the differences. Experienced boaters likely have a clearer idea of exactly what they want.

We understand that you can access most boat listings online and speak directly to the brokers representing those boats, however, by utilizing our services at no additional cost to you, you can save time and also benefit from more in-depth information than you could otherwise obtain.

Once we’ve narrowed down the type of boat you are interested in we can schedule showings and focus in on the boat (or boats) which you want to present written offers on. We will prepare the written offer for you and present it to the seller’s agent together with a good faith deposit. We will represent your best interests in negotiations on price and terms, and once an agreement is reached your deposit will be placed in our trust account and we will begin to coordinate surveys and assist in finding funding, insurance, and a slip. Even long after the purchase is completed we are available as a resource for clients.

Stephen….thanks for all your efforts to sell Malolo…I appreciated your dedication to your job and your professional attitude thru out the long process. I also appreciated your daily telephone contact to keep me aware of every detail of the selling process. You were able to deal with every situation that came up and all items on the schedule were accomplished in a professional and timely manner. I would recommend you to anyone that was either buying or selling a boat! Thanks again for a job well done. Have fun on your cruise. See you soon

Lenny Kanner
Stephen, I can’t thank you enough for all your help in transitioning me into the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Your assistance and guidance in finding me the perfect J120) “Screamer’ for racing, the perfect Meridian 41 (‘Smooth”) for weekend live aboard and cruising, not to mention two prime 50’ slips on the same Marina One finger was invaluable. Your referral to a real-estate broker (Wes Sinclair) who found my new house on the bluffs of Santa Barbara was also spot on. You are a true professional who goes the extra mile for your clients and you will have my recommendation to any of my associates thinking of moving here as well.
Mike Walker

Stephen,  I wanted to thank you again for your excellent guidance in the bidding and purchasing of my  Ericson 25 “Peregrine” and slip. Everyone I’ve shown her to, including a few of my older, experienced sailor friends, have all fallen in love with her. I really couldn’t be happier with her and thanks again for going above and beyond with the time you took to explain and show me all the little details.

David Courteny