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34′ Mariner

Hi Doug,
Thanks again for all the work on our behalf to market and present our boat to prospective buyers. Your help through the sea trial and survey was invaluable. We would certainly not hesitate to recommend you and the Edwards Team to prospective buyers and sellers. Thanks again for everything you did for us.

Rob & Barb

50′ Flying Dutchman

Dear Clark,
This letter serves as our highest recommendation to you and your firm for your service as the broker for our purchase of our sailboat. We typically do not provide a recommendation yet alone our highest recommendation unless a firm performs in an exemplary manner, in which you have.
Our purchase of a sailboat lasted a year and a half, culminating with the boat where all of our “need to have” were met. You handled the negotiations while representing the owner is a truly professional fashion, a very hard proposition with the owner in Europe.
We placed our percentage down in Edwards escrow account, and then Hurricane Mathew hit the East Coast of Florida the next day. Your seamanship provided the berthing so that the boat was not damaged.
The completion of the sale of the boat was complicated and through all of the drama you maintained your professionalism, which ultimately lead to the purchase of our dream boat.
In short we highly recommend you and Edwards Yacht Sales to future clients.
Frank and Angel
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

44′ Fountaine Pajot Orana

Mr. Kevin Barber of Edwards Yacht Sales and the sale of my Fountaine Pajot Orana 44.

This is a truthful experienced piece of advice from one boat owner to all the others of us that have ever considered the purchase or sale of a vessel. The following is only a small fraction of the professional, rational, pleasant, and the extreme efforts displayed which were far beyond the duty of a boat broker displayed by Mr. Kevin Barber of Edwards Yacht Sales.

I would not and will not ever consider the purchase or sale of a ship with out the enlistment Mr. Kevin Barber of Edwards Yacht Sales. Mr. Barber‘s ethics, boating knowledge, willingness to guide and assist in the sale of my Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 were unprecedented in my life on the water. Kevin, as you will get to know him by, listens, pays close attention, stays in contact, and is as honest of a person as I have ever met in any of my lives be that in business, personal, or boating. If you would allow Mr. Kevin Barber to represent and assist you in the purchase or sale of your boat, you just made the best decision you will ever make as a boat owner. And you sailors and boaters know what I am talking about when I say we can count those good decisions we made regarding our “ladies”, our “babies”, our boats on our fingers.

In closing, yeah, the man is that good and thorough. As you’re reading this and you may not believe everything I am saying, and I sure can’t believe I am saying “Mr. Kevin Barber not only earned his commission, he deserved more”. Hard to believe in these days full of unfulfilled promises in the boating industry I am aware, but my thanks and gratitude to Mr. Kevin Barber will not be forgotten.

Timothy

37′ Gulfstar

Hi Clark
Mike and I would just like to say how grateful we are for all the hard work you did during the time you had Ohana listed for sale. You took the time to drive down and show her on numerous occasions and you took time to prepare offers and eventually a firm deal.
We appreciate all the time you took with the buyer, Lee, and with us to close this deal. During the survey you went down there and assisted, spending a day just before Christmas that you didn’t have to. The deal would not have closed if you weren’t there, I’m certain of that. You made us feel better about the transaction with your communication since we were not able to get to Marathon.
Thank you so much for all your assistance and understanding during the listing and sale of Ohana. We wish you all the best for 2017.
Wendy

31′ Grady White

Dear Herb- It was such a pleasure conducting business with you. The deal was done in a very timely manner, with such personalized attention on your part. My boat was sold sooner than I expected because of your expertise and attention to detail.
I would recommend you to all the people I know with not a doubt.
I thank you again for all your help.
With regards,
Manuel

28′ Albin

Hi Doug.
Now that the closing is complete we want to thank you and Edwards Yacht Sales for the fine professional job you did in representing us in the sale of our Albin 28 “Salty”. You obviously know the market for these boats and were able to find a number of interested buyers. The offering brochure you put on the internet was very well done showing the great condition of our boat via both photos and text. We would recommend you to anyone buying or selling a power or sailboat!
Ray & Wendy

41′ Hunter 410

Just wanted to let you know we work with Kevin Welsh to buy our Hunter 410. He wad great. We could not have asked for a better person to work with. He is very knowledgeable about sailboats and answered any question we had. I would definitely give Kevin’s name and Edwards Yacht Sales to anyone that is looking for a sailboat. Our purchase went through very smoothly.

Thank you,
Bernard and Sharon

46′ Moody CC

We want to thank you so much for your service and thorough attention in making the sale possible. It was great to know that all of the details were covered with you at “the helm”
Much success is wished for you in the future.
With sincere appreciation,
Dave ‘n Marni, Ontario, Canada former owners of “Luffin’ Life, Moody 46CC Sloop

Silverton 392

My husband and I recently had the wonderful experience of working with Todd Mullikin on the purchase of our 2002 Silverton 392 Sidewalk Motor Yacht. Todd was the broker for the seller, but he was sure to make both parties comfortable and kept us all informed on the processes that were happening with the boat. We are out of town buyers and before heading up to Charleston to see the boat, we asked Todd to go over and take some important measurements for us. We had to make sure it was going to fit in our slip! He was more than happy to do it! Not, only did he go over and take the measurements, but he helped us to hire a surveyor, he made accommodations for the haul out, and he even helped us with a local hotel recommendation. Once, we decided on the purchase, we needed lots of extra help to get the boat in running order to bring her the 700 miles back to her new home port in Tierra Verde, FL. Todd was extremely helpful with the controlled chaos of having several people scheduled to do work in a short amount of time. He arrived at the boat early in the morning to wait for two different mechanics and the air conditioner repair company. He was there for the entirety of the day! He made sure the work was done and that the boat was buttoned up at the end of the day. All of this above the call of duty. He advised us on companies to choose for our repairs and we were extremely pleased with each of them. The work was superb and our new baby was ready for her first voyage out of the marina in more than 3 years. Not only did Todd recommend superior companies to preform work well done, but he supervised the entire process and was available by phone anytime. And believe me, we made several phones calls back & forth. Betty Jane did extremely well on the journey home and we are super excited about our future travels and experiences she will offer. It was a great feeling to know that Todd was looking out for us and our investment. His customer service is EXCEPTIONAL! We are happy to tell you the not only do you love our new floating condo, but we love the new friends that we made with Todd and his funtastic fiancé. If you are thinking of using Todd as a broker to sell your vessel or if you are considering purchasing from him, do not hesitate. He is honest, he knows his business, and is not afraid to jump in and help do what it takes to get the job done. We’re thankful for all your hard work Todd!! Betty & Mike Mata
Silverton 392 Sidewalk
Betty Jane
Tierra Verde, FL

38 Cabo Rico “Melrose”

Kirk,
Although we spoke on the phone, I wanted to send you an extra note.
I spent many years in Sales & Marketing and appreciate the fine job that you did, your professional and friendly manner and help with all the little, extra details from dockage, repairs, cleaning and everything esle during MELROSE time on the market.
I will certainly recommend you and your firm whenever the need arises.
Thank you once again!
Steve

37′ CSY Plan B 1980

Having just returned from cruising the Caribbean in my sailboat for 4 years, I was looking for a broker to sell my boat and start a new chapter in my life. I asked around at various marinas, boat yards and sailboat riggers. Kevin Welsh of EYS name kept coming up as the best broker to use. I went with Kevin and was very happy I did. He kept me informed throughout the showing process and gave me feedback from potential buyers. And he was always available to take my calls. He gave good advice and is a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of boats. He brought lots of traffic to my boat and we just closed on it after only having the boat on the market less than 2 months. I wasn’t expecting to have the boat sold so quickly. I would recommend Kevin for selling or buying any type of boat. A really great guy!
-Shawn

45′ Morgan

To whom it may concern,
With the closing of our boat Salt and Light last Thursday the 11th, we just wanted to let you know that we were pleased with Andre representing us. He was professional, polite, friendly, and had expertise in his role as an agent. We were relieved he had the job of dealing with our buyer, which also proved Andre is very patient and has the capability to adapt to all personalities with professionalism. Thank you for your services and to Debbie Rich at Creative Yacht Solutions.
Sincerely, David and Melinda

30′ Catalina MKIII

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 until milk comes out of my nose.
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!
RW

36′ Grand Banks

I highly recommend Herb Sternberg for your next sale or purchase, he is very informative and knowledgeable. The entire transaction of selling was smooth and he got me more then expected .The closing was fast and stress free. I have had other brokers but none has had the results the Herb has given. I gave him a deadline and he beat it half way into it. Well in conclusion if I had to sell or buy I will pick Herb, he gets it done.
Chris

26′ Back Cove

The search for the perfect pre-owned Back Cove was a long one for us and when we found this beautiful 26, Doug greeted us over the phone with friendliness and knowledge. We felt comfortable entering into a long distance transaction because he was forthcoming quickly with all of the information we requested. He had an excellent list of resources and he jumped to help us when we needed to get the wheels in motion to coordinate the sea-trial, the sale & finally the shipping from Florida to Maine. It was quick, seamless and stress free. Doug is a true-professional! Buy or Sell with Confidence!
“I have bought and sold four boats with Doug Jenkins in good markets and bad. He has never failed to deliver the desired results and has always demonstrated a superior knowledge of both product and market and done so in a patient and professional manner. His attention to detail and the willingness and the ability to go well beyond the basics sets him apart from his peers and I would not hesitate to recommend him and Edwards Yacht Sales without reservation to any person seeking out the best advice available in the world of first class yacht sales and marketing today.”
Michael

37′ Tayana & 32 Island Gypsy

Dear Harry,
Steve and I are so impressed with how quickly you sold our sail boat! We hadn’t even traveled all the way back to ST Petersburg from the Caribbean and you had a buyer flying in. The listing you had compiled was comprehensive, accurate and contained all the relevant pictures. This all contributed to completing the sale much quicker than we anticipated.
It seams we were not even ready to let our baby go, as you found out when we asked you to help us locate a trawler for our next adventure. While we miss sailing, we are loving the space and convenience of this new boat that you helped us acquire. Thank you so much for making this process of both selling and buying smooth and pain free.
We would be more than happy to recommend you to others looking for assistance in the sale or purchase of a vessel.
Happily back on the water again,
Janice and Steve

40′ Passport

Dear Harry,
Having fulfilled our life long dream of sailing and living aboard a boat we needed to see what other adventures could present. But keeping the boat was not an option for us.
I have to say that it was very fortuitous that you showed up when you did. We were frustrated with our previous broker in getting serious buyers to look at our boat over the previous year and a half and were not sure where to look for help. Our boat a well respected cruiser being 27 years old and heavily used may have not been the most desirable boat. You and Edward Yachts where amazing. In about five months you found the perfect buyer and our boat was sold. It takes the right person and a good organization to be able to move that fast in this market.
So thank you again for your effort on our behalf.
Sincerely,
Gary and Bunny

52′ Beneteau

Dear Clark,
I’m sorry we were in a meeting when you call the day that Willy B finally closed. But we wanted to take a minute to tell you how grateful we were for the many, many, hours, phone calls, visits, & potential buyers you coordinated for us over the years. I’m guessing it was one of your more “labor intensive” sales (under statement), and we were fortunate to have someone like you to see it through to completion. Especially living in Colorado where we couldn’t help. So again, we thank you & just wanted to pass along a little extra commission since the sales price ended up being a lot lower than we all hoped. Painful lesson learned but a closed chapter!
Thanks for everything!
Ben and Andrea

33′ Morgan

Hi Roy,
I have dealt with numerous yacht brokers during my lifetime. Joe is the most outstanding yacht broker that I have ever had the privilege of working with. Joe makes things happen now instead of later. He stays by your side during the whole process and thoroughly educates you on the entire journey which makes it a magnificent ride! My loyalty to Mr. Joe Weber is for life. When it’s time for me to make another yacht purchase he will be the man that I deal with. Honesty and integrity is all that you can ask for in any human being. Joe Weber is that man!
Very respectfully,
Tony

35′ Wildcat

Hello Mr. Edwards,

I have seen you attached on a few of the emails with our broker Kevin Welsh for the closing of our boat here in Panama. I jokingly wrote that he is the “broker of the century” but in all seriousness, Kevin is an incredible broker. I met Kevin when I wasn’t even looking for a broker. Five months ago I was asking him online about a model boat he previously owned that we were considering. This was going to be our first boat purchase and he was so helpful and knowledgeable. Then after a few conversations he asked if we had or wanted a broker and offered his services. We weren’t really looking for a broker but after seeing his helpfulness and responsiveness we said yes. And five months later we could not be more happy with that decision.

We spent three weeks driving Florida looking at nearly 20 boats and Kevin was there to show almost every one of them to us. He was fun, engaging, interested, caring, attentive, and knowledgeable. He seemed so much more occupied with finding us a boat we loved than closing the deal and getting paid. When we finally decided to put an offer on a boat in Panama and travel here to see it he walked us through every step. He was always checking in on us and prompting our registration company and seller forward. Then during closing our seller became unbelievably obstinate but Kevin was there the entire time taking insult and injury from the seller while encouraging the closing onwards and reassuring us that we would not lose the boat.

Sorry for the length of this message but I cannot express how grateful we are for Kevin. It was clear he cared more for our happiness and situation than for his commission or loss of time. Multiple times we found ourselves after a long day with the seller’s venomous emails sitting down, sighing, and saying, “We are SOOOO glad we have Kevin.”

Mr. Edwards, thank you for you for making a company that encourages it’s workers to serve people like Kevin does. Kevin has helped make our dreams come true!


Thank you
Luke

31′ Island Packet

When I reached out to Melanie for guidance in finding the right cruising sailboat for my wife and I, she attacked the mission with energy and enthusiasm. She listened carefully to our list of requirements, with the perspective of an experienced and knowledgeable liveaboard cruiser who understood exactly what we were looking for. She found us the right boat almost immediately, and before we knew it we were signing the papers on our dream. Melanie made it easy, guiding us through every step of the process and coordinating every detail. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a competent and professional broker with a passion for the water and a dedication to making people’s wishes come true. If you’re looking for a boat, go to the Boat Girl.
Trish & Austin

34′ Mainship

Leo was great to work with. He was prompt when he was to keep appointments and followed up on all my questions. In short he made our purchase a very pleasurable experience.
John

31′ Pearson

Dear EYS,

Kirk Muter in Fort Lauderdale is a top notch broker. He is kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and a problem solver. He sold our boat for us in one month. He knows how to keep in touch without being bothersome, how to solve problems (he has a answer or an expert for everything) and he knows how to close a deal. He is straightforward, and one of the nicest, most competent people I have ever dealt with. I give him an A++.
Hope this is helpful, thank you, Barbara

39′ Sea Ray

Dear Dean,
We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the expert handling of the sale of our 39’ Sea Ray. We were quite impressed with the amount of people you brought to see our boat from the very beginning of time. You offered assistance when we needed to recover the boat canvas or other things to make the time easier on us.
You were giving us frequent updates even with the busy schedule we know you must have as a boat broker. We never felt out of the loop in regard to the status of our boat sale.
Your continued dedication and determination to make the final sale go through was above and beyond your call to duty. Handling all the details to get the contract changes made and sent to both parties and the final distribution of the funds was a timely process. We thank you for your outstanding job.
We feel as if we made a true friend in the process of selling our boat. Thanks again for all that you did on our behalf.
Ross and Wynn

34′ Mainship

Hello Tom: Both Pam and myself think highly of you and John. Our experience was a joy. As for the boat we are very pleased with the boat’s performance, and care it has been under by John. We do not plan on changing the name on the boat. We both like Island Time. Besides there is only one Pamela Anderson in the world and I am blessed to have her. I will be looking over the final contract today hopefully to close on Friday if possible. Thank You Tom for all your help we will be happy with the boat.

38′ Shannon

Thanks Joe W,
Even though I knew you were the sellers broker and working for them, your honesty and professionalism was exemplary and helpful for me during the process. I appreciate the effort that you went too to ensure that both me ( as the buyer) and Lisa ( as the seller) were served with what we needed. As I stated before it’s sometimes tough to be in the middle, but you handled it well !
Ken

30′ Tiara

Hello Tom (Hayes),

I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to you for the assistance you provided us in our search for a boat. I met you and many other boat brokers at the St. Petersburg boat show. You quickly rose to the top by following up with me and continuing to send me boats and providing any information I requested. You were always available to show us any boat we wanted to see, even if it was on the opposite side of the state. Your professionalism and continued support throughout this process is why you were our broker of choice this time and why you will be the person we call in the future.
If was a pleasure working with you, we appreciate all you have done for us.
Thank you,
Matt

44′ Beneteau Oceanis

To Edwards Yacht Sales
We would like to express our appreciation to Dean Rudder for organizing the successful completion of the sale of our sail boat, La Danza.
Dean has been a courteous and helpful person throughout the time our boat was listed with him. Thank you Dean.
Reto & Sally

Sold 45 Hunter CC & bought a Lagoon 420 Catamaran

We used Kevin Welsh for our transition from mono hull to multihull,we were impressed with all aspects of Kevins handling of this difficult and expensive transaction and do not hesitate to recommend him for your boat buying needs,we were entirely satisfied with both kevin and edwards yachts services,also Kevin is an excellent guitarist and singer,what more could you ask!
Kat and Jim s/v Bearkat.

2003 Jeanneau 43 Deck Saloon

Finding, buying, documenting and equipping the right boat to take you safely offshore can be a challenging and time consuming experience. Having Bob help with all of this made the process not only easy but truly enjoyable. We probably looked at a dozen boats before finally finding and buying the right one for me. He was always available to advise and expedite on any and every detail. Now, I know I not only bought the right boat but also saved money over what I thought I’d have to spend and have exactly the offshore boat I wanted. I’ve known Bob many years and we have gone on many offshore sailing adventures around the Caribbean and Central America and have become very good friends. With Bob’s depth of experience in blue water boats, offshore sailing, communications, weather and passage planning he has always been immeasurably helpful. If you are planning to buy or sell an offshore boat you’ll be very pleased to meet and work with Bob.
Bob Naylon
SV Blue Yonder

40′ Foutaine Pajot

We were very very happy with the service we received from Cal Landau and the office staff we have dealt with . We would definitely make Cal our first choice as a broker when it comes time to upgrade and recommend him to our cruising friends. Many thanks to all
Robin & Robert Clay

350/390 Mainship 1997

Clark and the Edwards support staff did an outstanding job facilitating the sale of my boat. It was truly a trouble free experience.
Thanks, Steve

27′ Island Packet

Roy,
We wanted to reach out to you regarding our truly awesome experience with Edward Yacht Sales. First of all Tom Olive is absolutely tops!! Very punctual and forthright! In this day and age where customer service takes a back seat, Tom was there every time! We lost a huge amount of funds on our own, lesson learned, we’ll Always go through a broker from now on!! We will send everyone to Tom!! Great experience!!
Truly Awesome Regards, Alex & Amy

51′ Bristol 1988

A buyer broker saves you time and money and is a great source of knowledge
We’ve been looking for the right boat to eventually retire on for some time. We contacted Bob because he had a boat for sale that interested us. That one wasn’t for us but he offered to be our buyer broker. We never thought about having our own broker. Bob went above and beyond to find us just the right boat! He endured our endless questions and answered them with profound knowledge. He flew twice from Naples to Annapolis to check out potential vessels. His expertise and firsthand experience helped us to understand the differences between the boats we looked at. He pointed out the good and the bad. The boat we purchased is everything we had been looking for. It’s an older boat and naturally needs repair, maintenance and TLC. With Bob’s help we’ve put together a comprehensive to-do-list including estimated costs. This helped us to negotiate a fair price for the vessel. Without Bob we would have most likely paid more and were not aware of the many little things that need to be addressed in the near future. He gave us the confidence we needed to start turning our dream into a reality. Thanks Bob!
Regards
Sonja

42′ Carver Super Sport

Tom,
I want to take this opportunity to Thank You for all of your time, knowledge and courtesy you shared with us in this boat buying adventure. You were always there to answer questions, research with the owner and find the right resources to complete the sale.
The boat buying and selling process can be both challenging and rewarding and your efforts certainly shift the balance to a rewarding experience for buyers and sellers alike. Your professionalism reflects well on the Brokerage industry and Edwards Yacht Sales.
Sincerely,
Bob and Fern

31′ Camano

Doug Jenkins has handled two boat sales and one boat purchase for us over the past two years. We found him to be professional and responsive to our needs. This boat was probably our last boat if we ever go boat shopping again Doug will be our first call.
Jim

37′ Privilege

Yeahooooo! Couldn’t be more excited. Thanks Tom Morton for making the purchase straight forward, not painful, and being so helpful.
We’d love to give you updates with all the fun adventures we plan to get into and recommend your services in the future to all our friends we hope to convince to boat buddy with us.
Thank you!
Jessica

31′ Mainship

I’d be happy to tell you about my experience. Leo Thibault was really great to work with! He really went the extra mile to tie up all loose ends and make the buying experience a good one. I appreciated his experience and advice. I would definitely work with Edwards Yacht Sales again.
Regards,
Steve

43′ Taswell

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!
Dan and Alison

36’ Catalina 2003

To whom it may concern,
I am writing to recommend the use of Edwards Yacht Sales and in particular Clark Jelley as boat brokers. I had the pleasure of working directly with Clark Jelley. He made my boat buying experience not only pleasurable but educational.
Clark truly listened to what I had to say about the type of boat I wanted, the amenities that I wanted and most importantly my budget amount.
After finding that perfect boat, Clark explained the buying process from start to finish. There were no surprises.
I have, as most people have, dealt with many salespeople. Normally once the sale has been completed, you don’t hear from the salesman again. I have spoken to Clark many times since the purchase of my boat. Sometimes we discuss my new sailboat, other times just to see how things are going.
I am delighted to call Clark Jelley “friend”.
Sincerely yours,
David

43′ Leopard

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

24′ Pure Bay

It was an awesome experience and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy a boat.
John

42′ Colvin

Captain Cal Landau and Edwards Yacht Sales were an exceptional experience in the sale of an unusual character boat. Cal was an extraordinarily excellent representative with often difficult prospects because of the unusual character of the boat: aluminum, junk rigged, schooner, and old. From the very beginning when Cal took exceptionally excellent photographs for the listing to the very end at sea trial when he brought along an experienced extra hand, I could not have been more happy with the experience and the people involved. You all made it as easy as it can be. Thank you.
Kindest regards,
Leonard, former owner of S/V Joss

37.5′ Hunter

Thank you and I would like to say that Kevin Barber has been the best sale agent I have had the joy to work with. He was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and just all around pleasant to work with. In light of problems, he never got frustrated and worked out the kinks – I will highly recommend him to any and all prospective clients. Again, thank you for everything and its been great working with your team.
Ed

46′ Hunter

Bill,
This was such a great email to receive. We do believe in loyalty because when shown to the right person you can expect the same. We wanted and got someone who represented us and our interests, not just a sale. We would also like to thank you for sticking with us during our search. I should also mention suggesting a newer boat like the Hunter. It is so hard to believe that we bought a 15 year old boat, instead of 30, an aft cockpit instead of center, etc. but we couldn’t be happier.
We just spent the entire weekend on her, christened and sailed her with friends and family. Now we are spending money making her ours, what a surprise. Hope you get to sail with us one day. We will send you some pictures.
David

84′ Northcoast motor yacht

Tom S was the consummate professional. He handled a delicate situation and made the process easy and smooth.
Emilio-San Diego, CA

31′ Camano

I decided to sell my trawler after 10 years and looked on the internet to see who had one like mine in my area. Doug Jenkins at Edwards Yacht Sales popped up. I call Mr. Jenkins and he sold my boat in two weeks. I recommend him very highly.
Cary

33′ Hydra-Sport and 66′ Ocean Sport Fish

I have been going to Tom S. for about seven years now. He continues to be the best yacht broker I have worked with. It seemed like we went through a hundred boats until we found the boat I liked in Ocean Reef Florida. The easy part is Tom previews every one before allowing you to possibly waste your time and money. I have a boat listed with him now, I have bought two boats through him one site unseen and I still have both boats.
Mike-Treasure Island, FL

37′ Tartan

Hi Joe,
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! A boat sale before we go North for the Summer!
Thank you for all your help and advice. I enjoyed working with a real professional!
I will definitely spread the word around the club about yourself and Edwards.
Moreover, if anyone asks if they should market their boat themselves, my answer will be a resounding ‘NO’.
And if someone asks if the broker’s fees are worth it, I’ll give them a resounding ‘YES’.
Thanks again
Steve

32′ Nordic Tug

Kevin, Thanks for everything you did. You have done more than any broker or realtor that we have
ever known. Roy should be happy to have you.
Ernst called me yesterday from Cedar Key anchored out at the island in front. They were to go to
Tarpon Springs today. I have noticed some bad weather in-between. Hope they make it ok.
Keith and Annette

32′ Island Packet & 36′ Marine Trader

Mr. Edwards
I want you to know that Edwards Yacht Sales is extremely well represented by Kevin Barber of Pensacola. Kevin was our broker for selling our 32’ Island Packet and our most recent purchase of a 36’ Marine Trader Trawler.
With both transactions Kevin worked with us tirelessly from initially showing the boats to the final signed contracts. He answered our every call, email and text at all hours including weekends keeping us informed at all times. His cool and calm demeanor along with understanding our wants and needs greatly assisted us through both transactions of selling and buying. He is a professional at what he does and it shows. Kevin has extensive knowledge of all boats and provided references for survey, sea trail, repair and insurance that proved to be very helpful.
Kevin has earned my recommendation and I would highly endorse Kevin to any and all future clients.
Sincerely,
Todd

44′ Voyage

We are writing to let you know what a valuable part of your business we feel Tom Morton is. When we met Tom, we were just starting to solidify our two and a half year boat dream. Tom soon proved himself to be an excellent broker. He was a patient listener and he actually thought about what we wanted. He helped us see the difference between wants and needs, and instead of quickly pushing us from one boat to another, simply hoping we would bite on one of them, he guided us in productive directions. Finding the right boat at the right price became just a few weeks’ process. Tom could not have been more effective, helpful, kind, thoughtful.
Erin Scales and Clint Stoever proud owners of MarVyn (Voyage 440)

44′ Endeavour Trawler Cat

To Potential Yacht Buyers and Sellers,
The purpose of this letter is to recommend that you consider Mr. Clark Jelley as your yacht broker when you sell or buy your next yacht. My wife and I were fortunate to meet Clark and work with him on the sale of our sailboat, Blue Moon, and the subsequent purchase of our Endeavor Trawler Cat, Sojourner.
Clark provided sound advice and guided us throughout the listing and selling process. We were kept fully informed by Clark the entire time and encountered no surprises.
In preparation for the sale of Blue Moon, Clark provided information on recent sales of comparable boats that helped us to list the boat at a competitive price. He next prepared a sales listing that included numerous photographs of the exterior and interior of the boat. His listing thoroughly described the boat’s positive features yet full disclosed an issue with water stains in the cabin sole. Clark has high ethics and he insists being totally open regarding the condition of the boat so that all parties proceed throughout a transaction being fully informed. Once again there are no surprises.
We listed Blue Moon with Clark the second week of January and had two offers and a signed contract by the end of February. Clark then guided both the buyers and us through the survey and closing process.
Now it was time to get serious about buying our next boat. Clark asked for and we provided details about what features we desired in a new boat. He helped by giving us some tools that helped make sure we considered features that I know we would have probably overlooked. He then accompanied us on visits to see the few boats that we had narrowed down to our “short list” and advised us as we prepared and negotiated our offer for our new yacht. Clark provided us with a list of recommended surveyors and financing agents that helped us choose good competent professionals that made us feel comfortable in our purchase. His knowledge about Florida’s tax laws saved us thousands of dollars by helping us avoid some costly mistakes.
By the end of March we had a contract to buy our new boat and on April 9th we took possession of Sojourner in Fort Myers, Florida and started our cruise home to Norfolk, VA. We left Norfolk on our sailboat and returned in our power catamaran. Our friends were amazed that we had both sold our boat and bought a new one so quickly but we know that it happened due to the hard work and professionalism of Clark Jelley.
Because of our experiences with Clark I can enthusiastically recommend his services without reservation.
Sincerely,
Preston C.

49′ Pearson

Hi John –
On behalf of Bob and myself, we’d like to thank you for the work you did in getting to closure on the Pearson 39. It wasn’t easy with all the different parties involved… kudos to you and your team!
Let’s do it again in the future.
Best regards,
Mike
Eastport Yacht Sales

41′ Aquarius

Dear Mr. Edwards,
This letter is in reference to your broker, Clark Jelley in Palm Beach Gardens. My husband, Sal, and I inquired about purchasing a trawler through your web site this past June. We were fortunate enough to have Clark answer our call. Sal and Clark developed an instant rapport over the phone. Clark was patient and knowledgeable and after inquiring about our boating experience and wants/wishes for a boat in our lives today, he told us he would get back to us quickly.
Within 30 minutes he had located three boats that seemed a good fit for us. And as he directed us to the 41′ Aquarius Sundeck listing on your web site, we immediately knew we had to see it.
We left from Tampa the following day and met with Clark to view the three boats in Palm Beach Gardens. The minute we were aboard Into The Blue, we knew it was for us. Clark had informed us as to the immaculate condition of the boat and how the owner had taken great care in the maintenance of the boat with thorough records and notes. It was perfect. We wrote a contract and made an offer that day.
Clark worked with us and the seller and broker and after days of few discussions he negotiated a final contract for us. We closed on July 10. Clark has answered our every call, email, text at all hours of the day and night and has handled the sale with professionalism and a kind and understanding heart. His cool and calm demeanor helped me through the anxiety I was feeling !! Always confident and reassuring, Clark went overboard in assisting with references for survey, sea trial, repair, insurance, shopping at West Marine and the best restaurants close by.
We feel as though we have a new friend in Clark as well as a trusted yacht broker. We look forward to many dinners and visits in the future with Clark.
I am writing as I want you to know that Edwards Yacht Sales is extremely well represented by Clark Jelley. We endorse and highly recommend Clark to any and all future clients.
He loves what he does and it shows. He does not miss a detail and instills confidence with clients from the beginning of the journey to after the closing. His knowledge of the business runs deep.
Our thanks to you and Clark. This beautiful boat will change our lives together and we could not be happier.
Best regards,
Linda and Sal

62′ Azimut

Hi Clark,
I just wanted to convey my appreciation for your invaluable assistance in helping Randa and I purchase our vessel. I particularly want to thank you for your patience and guidance. I know when dealing with novices such as ourselves, the process can sometimes be frustrating. However, your knowledge of the boating community in South Florida was a big contributor in our decision to purchase the vessel.
Looking forward to seeing yourself and your wife the week of July 21.
Regards,
Joe

33′ Bertram

Ahoy Doug,
Thank you so much for helping me sell my Bertram in such a short period off time.
It is really nice to work with people that are truly knowledgeable in their field. You made the process enjoyable and easy even though I was sad to see her go. I appreciate how responsive and available you always were and I will refer anyone to work with you.
It is also nice to know that my boat found such an outstanding new home.
Warning: I’ll be back!!
Stay in touch!
Chris

42′ Grand Banks Classic 1988

Thanks, Roy.
I really appreciate the good jobs by Kevin and Leo in putting this deal together.
Only worked with Leo a little bit, but he was great.
I can’t say enough good things about Kevin. He was really great to work with, and I appreciate how he put this deal together. I was in the San Blas Islands in Panama on my daughter’s boat when this thing started to happen. Communications were challenging, but Kevin was able to coordinate everything to get it done.
Hi praise to Kevin and Edwards Yacht Sales.
Thank you,
Herk

2001 Albin 28

When it came time to sell my Albin 28TE, I first considered that I might sell it on my own. Then, I realized that buyers of used boats in this price range will be better served by a known dealer with an established reputation for quality. I came to you as you had helped me buy the boat three years ago. You sold it in good time at a fair price. The process went flawlessly.
John

43′ Beneteau Idylle 1984

Greetings,
Let me take this opportunity to give highest praise and recommendations to Mr. Kevin Kelley and Edwards Yacht Sales.
With Mr. Kelley’s assistance I and my wife have just finished the purchase of our lifelong dream….a solid world capable cruising sail boat.
At the time of our first meeting Mr. Kelley knew that I was basically on a research mission and probably not ready to buy. Even so he gave me his full time and attention to visit boats in the St. Petersburg area, even giving up most of a Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. He graciously accompanied me as we saw boats that were either too old or too expensive for my budget and needs. Finally after we were finished, he insisted on spending the extra effort to show me a boat that was listed by another broker but was in my price range. Kevin said, “It may not be a good one but let’s not pass up it up since you are only in town this weekend.”
I am so glad that he encouraged me to look at one more. It has turned out to be a very well maintained and solid cruiser that suited me and my wife very well. It only took me a moment to decide it was the one!
Kevin has remained by my side throughout the whole process. I remain mostly excited and terrified by the prospect of owning a cruising sail boat but Kevin made sure I took one step at a time and helped manage so many things since I live out of state. He coordinated the communication with the other broker and helped see to it that my survey was completed. He was even there for the sea trial so he could give me a verbal report. Soon I will take possession of my “Escape Plan” and follow a lifelong dream.
I will always be grateful to Kevin and the folks at Edwards Yacht Sales for the way they looked out for my interests and nurse-maided me through the process. If you are searching for your dream, I can recommend wholeheartedly that you enlist the help of Kevin Kelley and Edwards Yacht Sales.
Thank you Kevin
Robert and Sallie
Clinton TN and Points Beyond

41′ Islander Freeport

Kevin Barber-
Thanks again, Kevin, for your incredible job of handling the sale with such dignity, fairness, good advice and willingness to go that extra step. You have worked very hard. Thank you to Dan, who is a great friend to have participated in the sea trial and bringing the boat to Charlie and Richard’s dock.
It is always a good deal, when everyone leaves the table happy. Good Job!
Lori

37′ Four Winns

Doug,
I’ll recommend you to anyone who is looking for a Yacht – – all and all we got a solid vessel, its running great and providing us with valuable family time.
Thanks Again,
Dave and Gina

40′ Admiral

Roy,
you probably know this, but Cal has been a lifesaver and has gone far above and beyond what I would ever expect from a broker. Without Cal’s extra efforts and services (lining up numerous people to help get the boat in near-perfect working order, running interference with the buyers and sourcing and even installing numerous parts), I don’t think this deal gets done. Thanks to you both!
David

2002 Albin 36

Doug Jenkins is the complete broker package -knowledgeable, honest and, above all, a gentleman. He is the first guy I’d call to buy or sell my boat
Paul

30′ Mainship

Hi Doug-
Just wanted to thank you for your expert handling of the sale of Meander. You were so
very on top of things, detailed, knowledgable, effective, AND considerate.
I really appreciated your concern about me and keeping me in the loop throughout the
process.
Thanks for everything. Best of luck to you. You are a real professional and a great person.
Barb

35′ Albin

Doug Jenkins with Edwards Yacht Sales sold our boat instantly. He made the experience from listing to closing seamless and, actually, enjoyable! Specifically, Doug’s knowledge and use of the internet to reach and target the profile customer allowed the potential customers to be reached instantly. Our boat sold for top dollar in less than five days and closest in 30. Needless to say, we were extremely happy with the entire very professional process.
Martha
Naples
Bought / Sold 2006 Albin 35 CB

32′ Gemini

Steve,
Now that the deal is done, I wanted to say thanks for all you did on my behalf. It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope that in the future (when I want a bigger boat!) we can work together again.
Sincerely,
Carl

43′ Ocean Alexander

We recently purchased a Motor Vessel through one of your brokers and would like to compliment Kevin Welsh on a Great Job!! As first time buyers of a Trawler and being Canadian we had many questions and concerns. With Kevin’s knowledge, all our questions and concerns were answered confidently. His outgoing personality made the purchase Fun and very enjoyable. We wish Kevin, his family and you folks at Edwards all the best in the coming years!!
Thanks for everything,
Captain Morgan
First Mate Phoebe

28′ Albin 2001

When it came time to sell my Albin 28TE, I first considered that I might sell it on my own. Then, I realized that buyers of used boats in this price range will be better served by a known dealer with an established reputation for quality. I came to you as you had helped me buy the boat three years ago. You sold it in good time at a fair price. The process went flawlessly.
John

35′ Island Packet

To Roy Edwards:
I am writing to let you know that I was very satisfied with the work that Kevin Barber did as broker in the purchase of my sailboat. He was very attentive, spent time to learn what I needed and why, and was always available to solve problems and answer questions. I would recommend him to anyone in the purchase or sale of a boat.
Sincerely,
Ken

35′ Albin 2006

Doug Jenkins with Edwards Yacht Sales sold our boat instantly. He made the experience from listing to closing seamless and, actually, enjoyable! Specifically, Doug’s knowledge and use of the internet to reach and target the profile customer allowed the potential customers to be reached instantly. Our boat sold for top dollar in less than five days and closed in 30. Needless to say, we were extremely happy with the entire very professional process.
Martha

34′ Sea Ray 340 Amberjack

Thank you so much Amy, I will certainly stay in touch, you were all absolutely wonderful.
Needless to say, I will never ever buy another boat without Tom!
Duany

26’ Alerion

Thank you for the efficient sale of my above-mentioned boat. The sale was handled with efficiency and consideration by your broker, Kevin Welsh. I won’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know who is attempting to sell their boat.
Eric

32’ Bayfield

Thanks for your speedy handling of the closing. It’s been a pleasure to
work with such a professional organization. Kevin Welsh is someone I would
certainly do business with again. He was very helpful at every phase of the
transaction. Thanks to all of you.
Tom

28′ Albin

Hi Doug:

Sorry for my slow response, I have been away on my other boat!
Thanks for your very professional, prompt and courteous service during the process of acquiring the Albin.
I am sure it will not be my last boat in Florida and will call you when the time comes to buy/sell.
All the best,
John

50′ Nordhavn

Hi Kevin B —

When we decided to sell our 50 foot 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”

32+2 Albin 2000

I found Doug Jenkins great to deal with because he took the time to find out how you were going to use your boat and then searched for the boat that would best fill the bill rather than sell you what happened to be available.
Eric

Niagara 35

Trust is probably the most important aspect of any relationship, particularly when you are looking for a broker to help guide you through something as significant as buying or selling a boat. You want to be confident that you have someone knowledgeable and dedicated to your best interest. Kevin Barber is that person. He worked tirelessly to help me find not only the boat I needed but exactly the boat I wanted. Kevin’s knowledge and insight are invaluable. His dedication and passion to understanding and fulfilling your needs is evident at all times. It is rare these days to discover someone so exceptional. If you have Kevin, you can trust you are in the best hands. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

-Phillip

American Maiden / DeFever 50

Tom,

Thanks for that information. Hey, have I mentioned recently how much I appreciate the work you’ve done for us. Looking back I think working with you was the best decision we’ve made in this whole process.

Thanks

Mike

35′ Trident

Here is an email from Mark and Tia, the sellers of the Trident that Kirk just sold recommending his services and complimenting his professionalism and knowledge.

37′ Tiara

Here is an email from Howard and Marilyn, the sellers of the Tiara expressing their appreciation and recommending Doug’s services as a broker.

42′ Tayana

Here is a letter from the sellers of the Tayana that highly recommend Dean’s services as a broker. The Tayana was sold within 2 months of being listed!

To All,Your sales person, Kirk Muter. I was looking at purchasing a Trawler to take back to Australia. From the time I have been going through web sites in Australia Kirk has helped me all the way. From organizing boats to look at even before I left Australia. Had inspections lined up the day I arrived in Ft Lauderdale (None successful).As my time here was limited Kirk could not have been any more helpful. Through his personal networking ability Kirk found a 44’ Nova, arranged and organized viewing. As I was without transport Kirk picked me up each day, nothing was any trouble. To cut this short you have a great ambassador for your company. Thank you Kirk Muter as my wife said who is the little podgey bloke under our boat.Regards Happy new boat Owner, Ron
January 8, 2013Kirk,We could not have been more fortunate than to end up with you as our broker for the purchase of our boat. You have been a “straight shooter” from day one, and worked with us through some difficult issues involving our boat purchase. We really doubt that we would have a boat today if it were not for you and your efforts on our behalf.You took the time to know who we were in terms of what we were looking forward to from our purchase and steered to the boats that met our criteria (and away from those that did not!) I don’t know how we could recommend anyone more highly than we do you for your professionalism, knowledge, caring and humor too.You are tops in our estimation and you are welcome aboard anytime!Dan and Laura
November 9, 2012Wendy and Calvin!Thank you again for all the help you gave me, you certainly are the premier of yacht brokers. I received your card and it is also in my reference folder. The best to you, and maybe we will see you again.Sincerely, Gary
September 3, 2012Mr. Roy Edwards, Edwards Yacht Sales
18514 US 19 North
Clearwater, Florida 33764Dear Roy,When we were contemplating selling our sailboat by ourselves, we made a cold call to an internet add from a “for sale by owner site.” Much to our surprise, Dean Rudder answered the call and informed us he was with Edwards Yacht Sales and would like the opportunity to show us the benefits of listing our boat with him. He made the trip to Daytona Beach the next day and spent a few hours with us aboard our boat. Right from the start, Dean demonstrated an incredible willingness to help us through the selling process. We were extremely impressed with his boating and industry knowledge. At no time did he make us feel pressured, but at the same time we felt he was working hard to ensure our interests were being protected. He was most particular about presenting our boat’s specifications and excellent condition to prospective buyers whom he personally screened before showing the boat.We cannot be happier with our decision to ask Dean Rudder of Edwards Yacht Sales to sell our boat and appreciated his advice and guidance throughout the process. Dean listed and sold our 42 foot Tayana sailboat all within a two month period in a market where the average sale is taking 120 days; how that is for salesmanship!It therefore goes without saying that we can highly recommend Dean as a fantastic yacht broker, a gentleman of honesty and integrity, and a great ambassador for Edwards Yacht Sales. Dean made the selling of our boat a pleasant experience.Sincerely,Ann and Tim
October 17, 2012Hi Doug,Thanks for your email. You were great, and we really enjoyed having you at the helm throughout the whole process. We had experience of local brokers first time we advertised our boat, and that was not a good experience. Meeting you was like a breath of fresh air, as your whole approach was very professional, thorough, and knowledgeable and also you are friendly to deal with. You have always replied to our emails promptly and with good advice. We would certainly recommend you to any of our friends that are looking to sell a boat. Without you we could not have sold our boat. So we really appreciate this, as now we can move on with our lives.Many thanks,Howard and Marilyn
On contacting Edward Yacht sales with initial queries we found them to be exceptionally knowledgeable in all areas and quick to respond with insightful and helpful information.After choosing to go with this company we liaised with Kirk Muter as our contact for the Fort Lauderdale area. Kirk is a pure professional and worked around our needs and situation without a second thought to the extra effort that he put in.He went out of his way to provide us with support as well as local information on marinas, moorings and other marine related services to help us going far above and beyond his remit. His friendly attitude and consistently quick response to all emails and calls made him a pleasure to work with and it made it reassuring to know our yacht was in capable hands when we had to leave to return to the UK.We could not be happier with choosing to go with Edward Yacht Sales to sell our boat and appreciate Kirk’s continuous hard work to ensure it was well presented and promoted.We therefore would highly recommend Kirk and Edward Yacht Sales to anyone whom is considering selling their boat. Please do not hesitate to call them, they are outstanding.Kind Regards,Tia and Mark