What past onwers and buyers say
October 2015 – Sold a yacht
“I had a very positive experience working with Ivan to sell our Jeanneau 36i, “Allora”. In fact she was sold to the first buyer that expressed genuine interest.
This did not alleviate the hard work Ivan put in to secure the sale, and the extra mile he went to ensure she was presented well and fully operational. We were kept informed of progress at all times, and I would recommend Yacht Sales to any intending sellers.
Regards, DavidDavid Tregoning, SASC
September 2015 – Sold a yacht
We chose to use Yacht Sales Australia to sell our Bavaria 34 for a number of reasons. Firstly, their association with MHYC and ease of access to their offices. They came highly recommended by seasoned yachties and their professional approach was outstanding.
Key for us was their experience, boating knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile. When our yacht wasn’t on the market, the Yacht Sales team helped us find key Bavaria suppliers. Prior to settlement they managed various trade and needless to say, their efforts in resolving minor pre-settlement repairs got us over the line.
By any measure our yacht was not the most expensive on the market and yet, we received the same treatment as a yacht worth three times the price.
Our sale was seamless. The Yacht Sales Australia team kept us informed of potential buyers and negotiated well on our behalf. They also treated our yacht during the process as we would, which was a great relief.
We would have no hesitation recommending Yacht Sales Australia and given the honesty we received throughout the entire process, would most definitely purchase our next yacht from them.
Thanks again, DeanDean Logan, MHYC
July 2015 – Sold a yacht
Hi Jeff and Ivan
I would like to formally thank you both for the time you spent and the professionalism you showed in the recent sale of my Davidson 52, “Tauranga”.
I had been most impressed with your patience with me when I purchased her through you some 8 years ago.
In this regard I have enclosed 2 letters from that time which you will find interesting. The first is from you to me congratulating me on the purchase. The second was from me thanking you for your assistance, patience and perseverance.
This was the main reason I entrusted you to sell “Tauranga” when we decided to place her on the market last year.
I felt that you would give me honest advice. I also believed that you knew and related to how special a boat she is and would be able to communicate this to prospective purchasers.
As testament to your skills we ended up with 3 qualified buyers which you had worked with for over 6 months.
Thank you both again.
Best Regards, NeilNeil Shedden
June 2015 – Sold a yacht
Thank you for your successful efforts in selling our Jeanneau 37, “Boraloo”… and to a nice family at that. They have got a good sound boat and I hope they enjoy her as much as we have.
We greatly appreciate what you did and I am only sorry we did not hand the job to you much earlier!
All the best, NickNick Tait, MHYC
February 2015 – Sold a boat
We got there!!
Thank you Jeff and Ivan for steering me through successfully selling the family boat…not and easy task… made possible with your persistence and humour!
Jane BarnesJane Barnes, SASC
February 2015 – Bought a boat
CYNTHIA returns home
16 years ago my late wife told me she had found us a new boat…..”but Sweetie, we already have one…” I said…..”but I found us a larger one that we and the boys will have fun on, and be able to invite friends onto” she replied…I would have been a fool to say no. So Cynthia came into our lives in 1998. We sadly parted with her in 2004.
After a fortuitous, coincidental meeting and discussion with Jeff from Yacht Sales Australia whilst looking at a Cavalier 28 for my son in Pittwater, I learned that Cynthia was up for sale again. …serendipity…It just had to be. I would never have found out except for Jeff’s love of boats and his ability to engage in discussions regarding his life’s passion….boats (something well entrenched in Ivan as well from a very young age).
She is now back with us once more, and more loved than ever….The friendly and professional service from Jeff, Ivan and the team made the re-acquisition of our PERRY 35 a shear delight.
She is in need of some TLC and whilst motor sailing her back to Pittwater where we will keep her, Ivan was more than attentive to all our needs and stuck with us when needed. He went above and beyond and we cannot say thanks enough.
So off we go….for another who-knows-how-long with Cynthia…. Thanks from all our family to everyone at Yacht Sales Australia. A very professional and friendly team.
Ian McleanIan Mclean, RMYC
January 2015 – Bought a boat
Wonderful co-operative service
Thanks Jeff and team for your relaxed yet diligent assistance that made it an enjoyable experience to buy Aussie Rules. You were able to accomodate our needs and those of the owner and made it possible for everyone to be satisfied and pleased with the outcome. .. and all during the Christmas New Year holidays!!!
Cecelia CmielewskiCecelia Cmielewski
October 2014 – Sold a boat
Hi Jeff, Now that the yacht Free Spirit has a proud new owner I thank you for all your comments and continued effort to find her a new home. Being positively attentive and tireless at all times made the difference where nothing seemed to much of a problem. Thank you and Clive whom I spoke with in the early part, if your buyers or sellers need some old sea man like service then get in contact with them NOW !!!
Patrick HorganPatrick Horgan
October 2014 – Bought a boat
Hassle free yacht purchase
Hi Jeff, thanks again for all your help in the recent purchase of our yacht. You certainly made the process easy & enjoyable. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your brokerage to anyone looking to purchase or sell a vessel.
Regards Fred & JudiFred & Judi
September 2014 – Bought a boat
Thank you for top quality service
Over the last seven or eight months Yacht Sales Australia’s Jeff Rowe assisted my spouse and I to find the right boat for us among the various listings on the firm’s books. He was patient, considerate, careful and unstinting in his outlay of energy on exposing us to the market and in arranging the practical issues of sale once we had made our choice of purchase. There were numerous complications for him as agent for the owner in dealing between us and and with the vendor who is not located locally, but he surmounted them all with the utmost cheerfulness and helpfulness. This is a firm which takes seriously it’s commitment to sound client-focused service and we would have no hesitation in seeking its services again as needs arise. Congratulations Jeff!
Christopher ConybeareChristopher Conybeare, SASC
30 May 2014 – Sold a boat
Many thanks Jeff
Enjoyed working with you. Much appreciated your enthusiasm and communication, having kept me constantly informed of all the dealings.
Michael WarkMichael Wark, SA
26 March 2014 – Bought a boat
Buying the boat was a delightful experience. Jeff was immensely knowledgeable, straightforward and a pleasure to deal with. If I were to sell (heaven forbid) I would go through Yacht Sales Australia without question, and I would recommend others to do likewise.
James DouglasJames Douglas
13 February 2014 – Sold a Boat
Yacht Sales Australia are great!!!
Jeff (and the staff at YSA) recently sold my boat. It was a hard sell but they did it! I was very pleased with the time they put into it, and the feedback I received back after each visit. I would definitely sell or buy another boat through them.
Heather OlsenHeather Olsen
16 December 2013 – Sold a Boat
Happy With Yacht Sales Australia
Thank you for the settlement statement on the sale of our boat Obsession. We must thank you for your efforts during the sale process considering that the market was somewhat depressed, but in spite of that you still persevered finding the right buyer. During the negotiations we were impressed with your attitude making our decisions easier culminating in a price that we found acceptable. Thank you once again for all that you have achieved.
Nuala HiscockNuala Hiscock
21 November 2013 – Bought a Boat
Impeccable and Friendly Service
Thanks Jeff and the team at Yacht Sales. Considering I was on one side of the country and the boat I was purchasing was on the other, Dealing with Yacht sales Australia made it seem easy.
Phil HallPhil Hall
18 August 2013 – Sold a Boat
We used Jeff at Yacht Sales Australia last year to sell our Savage 42. We had had the boat for 14 years and sailed her from Sydney to Crete and up and down the East Coast – so she was a solid well used but older design yacht. We thought she could take years to sell as not many people round the Harbour want the heavy sea going yachts. Amazingly Jeff sold her within less than two months at a price we were very pleased with. Our yachting friends were all stunned. We replaced her with a Jeanneau 33 but sadly had to make the decision to sell again this year. After such good service last time we contacted Jeff and he sold our boat within four days at the price we wanted!! Jeff just took the keys and from then on did everything making the sale no work for us at all. We are absolutely thrilled and thoroughly enjoyed all our dealings with Jeff – thank you!!
Jane DuckworthJane Duckworth
16 August 2013 – Bought a Boat
Trouble Free Experience
Hi Jeff, Thank you for your very professional, fair and helpful support during the purchase of our boat. It’s been a very pleasant and trouble free experience.
8 June 2013 – Sold a Boat
Delighted to have at last sold our boat. Jeff made the difference and took care of all the details professionally and with integrity. Seller and buyer both very happy.
Gavin BentleyGavin Bentley