Customer Testimonials

My wife and I recently sold our 2007 Gemini 105MC, “Kat Man 2” Catamaran through Edwards Yacht Sales.  Kevin Barber was both our listing and selling agent, and his efforts resulted in a quick sale at a good price during a difficult market period.  His ever present  smile combined with his excellent communication skills proved to be a winning combination in connecting with buyer and seller.  Kevin left no detail unattended, and quickly earned our confidence.  

Kevin’s extensive knowledge of boat systems and electronics proved invaluable during this transaction.  He is definitely a “hand on” guy, and helped us immensely through this process.  We recommend him highly as a true professional, leaving both buyer and seller satisfied.

Sincerely,


 

Marc and Betty Johnston | Gemini 105MC 2007
Dear Edwards Yacht Sales,
Can’t tell you how many times as I got ready to sell my boat that the old bromide “Best day of owning a boat is the day you buy it and the day it sells”, was repeated to me”. I certainly identified with the first but though after my husbands death I needed to sell our vessel I felt great trepidation and was very worried about accomplishing the task. 
 
I talked to various people about brokers, went on line to many sites with lots of advice, and talked to my lawyer and financial advisor as well. Then I narrowed my search down to four brokers, then down to two, one being Kevin Barber of Edwards Yacht Sales. The other had no feel for the individual qualities of my boat and sounded like a realtor that just bases a house on “square footage” whereas, Kevin, after checking out the galley, came up the passage way from the forward stateroom with a grin on his face and excitement in his voice exclaiming how well the interior and electronics were designed and thought out. He hit the very things that my husband and I had worked hard on to make our live-aboard experience enjoyable and not camping out. I had said nothing to Kevin that he could have fed off—he knows boats and that knowledge spoke for itself. 
 
I went from dreading picking a broker and brokerage firm to relaxing and even at times enjoying the process. The boat had been sitting on the hard with the ravages of sun and weather taking a toll, so Kevin’s first help was finding good people to help me get her ready to sell. His references of Perdido Sailor were perfect. Brandon and his crew, were so responsive and went above and beyond by helping me keep to my time frame when they were already very busy. Sue and Eric Lundquist were also part of the team and brought the Duffy back to her former beauty. 
 
While all this restoration was going on Kevin was doing his homework and taking beautiful pictures to show the boat at her best and writing up the information a buyer would need to know. I was very pleased with the website and the presentation of my boat. The Edwards Yacht Sales website was one of the pluses when I was looking for a broker. 
 
I could go on and on about how pleased I was with my choice of Kevin as my broker. He not only listens, he pays attention, thinks about the correct response and advice, before giving his reply thus allowing the seller (or buyer) the information needed to make good decisions. That is the hardest thing to do in this whole process. And above that he has a great personality, he is upbeat, respectful, and has a fun sense of humor, which lightened the load of a difficult task. Probably one of the best compliments for Kevin was when one of the people working on the boat said, “I have never know a broker who actually jumped in and helped clean up the boat so she would show her best.” 
 
That was not the end of Kevin’s help. There were unforeseen problems during the sale, health issues for the buyer and banking problems for me. Kevin was there to ease the way for everyone even after he and Edwards had received payment he continued his caring service and made sure we were satisfied and the transaction complete. 
 
Thank you again both Edwards Yacht Sales and Kevin Barber as I am most appreciative of your professionalism and your very personal service. 
 
Best regards,
Karen Allen
Infinity & Beyond
Karen Allen | 37' Duffy

I've just finished closing on a sailboat Edwards Yacht Sales had listed. Being a buyer from over 3000 miles away, Harry at Edward Yacht sales was fantastic help with taking additional photo's providing additional details and guiding me through the entire process to make this happen. Thanks Harry!

Landon Wilson | 37' Gulfstar

We used Kevin Welsh for our transition from mono hull to multihull.  We were impressed with all aspects of Kevin’s handling of this difficult and expensive transaction and would not hesitate to recommend him for your boat buying needs.  We were entirely satisfied with both Kevin and Edwards Yachts services!

Kat and Jim | 42' Lagoon Catamaran

Once again it was a pleasure working with Kevin Welsh of EYS. Kevin is always such hoot to deal with and his sense of humor keeps me laughing. I have to tell you how impressed I am with the marketing that EYS does when they list a boat for sale. Beside Kevin, this is one of the main reasons we continue to work with EYS. This marketing strength got our boat sold within 30 days of listing – brilliant!

Thanks to all of the staff at EYS – the whole process is seamless – we couldn’t be happier!

Rick Welch | 30' Catalina - 31' Island Packet - 34' Catalina

As someone that has sold 5 yachts in the last five years, I'd like to give testimonial to how great a broker Melanie Neale is. She has sold my last two boats and after dealing with other brokers I wouldn't trust anyone else to do the job right. She's creative, works harder, and goes above and beyond to find the right buyers. Melanie made the process quick and easy! Her efficiency will get the job done in record time.

Thanks Melanie and the entire crew at Edwards Yacht Sales for all your hard work!

Sincerely,

Kevin Wuertz - St. Augustine FL. Seller of two Island Packet Yachts “Time Goes By” (IP 27) and “Tir Na Nog” (IP 31)

Kevin Wuertz | Island Packet 27' and 31'

Harry. All I can say is that you are amazing! You are the only reason we got through this process. We would love to write you a letter and send pics. I included you in my blog posts about our boat buying experience. If you care to read it, the posts are entitled Unfurling Dreams. Read that first then Unfurling Dreams part II. You can always check how we are doing on that site. It is www.sailmates.org. I personally think you are the best boat broker on the planet and you are the only reason this deal went through. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping us make our dreams come true!

Thank you to everyone at EYS and especially Harry Schell for helping make our dream come true!!

We are very happy customers! Greetings from Swedesboro, NJ. 

Dan and Alison | 43' Taswell 1988

Thanks to Mr. Herb Sternberg’s help, we were able to purchase 37 Egg Harbor safely. We owe thanks to him and we are very grateful to him. I would like to contact Mr. Herb Sternberg again and I would like to talk with him. We look forward to your business as long as possible in the future.

Thank you and best regards.

 

Masahito Satake | 37' Egg Harbor

Hi Kevin B.,

When we decided to sell our 50' Nordhavn, the big deal yacht brokers in Ft. Lauderdale told us it would be next to impossible to sell our vessel if we kept it here at its home port in Pensacola, Florida. They wanted us to move it to Ft. Lauderdale because they said all the big buyers go there. Skip & I are so lucky that we didn’t listen to them.

It hasn’t yet been 4 months that we chose Kevin Barber to help us sell “Sea Czar”, and we closed the sale today! The main reason this happened is Kevin’s professional marketing of our vessel. My husband & I are still blown away by the quality of the photography and the videos he posted for potential buyers to view. The buyer of our vessel confirmed to us today that the videos made a huge difference to him. There were 5 other similar Nordhavns on the market along with ours, but Kevin made ours stand out from the rest, and it sold first!

The time between contract and closing was the least stressful period of all. Kevin handled everything with a level of knowledge and honesty that put all of the parties at ease. We appreciate everything Kevin did for us, and want you to know how lucky we think you are to have him represent your brokerage.

Kind regards,

Holly - Former Mate, “Sea Czar”

Holly | 50' Nordhavn

Kevin Welsh is the only reason that my boat purchase came together. Both the seller and I walked away from the deal several times but Kevin continued to explore alternatives to make this deal happen. He was always helpful and friendly. I appreciate the extra effort that he went to helping me get the boat that I wanted. He listened to my concerns and acted on them. He was always available when I needed his help. He was a real pleasure to work with. I will highly recommend Kevin to my friends.

Ted and Barbara | 43' Leopard Catamaran

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