Edwards Yacht Sales

Kevin Barber - Broker

Kevin Barber - Broker

Pensacola, FL, US

Kevin resides in Pensacola and serves the NW Coast of Florida and Alabama. He is an active boater and has spent the past 20 years working exclusively in the marine industry. His experience comes from years of living aboard and working in the yacht repair, marine supply, and charter industries. He has lived and boated on all three coasts of the United States as well as the US Virgin Islands. His extensive knowledge of both power and sailboat designs and systems helps him guide his clients into finding a boat that suites their needs perfectly. Kevin has owned his 36’ boat for 15 years, and can be found cruising the Emerald Coast almost every weekend with his family.  

Testimonials

Russell and Pam Brown | 35' Catalina 350

Russell and I are happy to rate and review Kevin Barber, Edwards Yacht Sales, with five stars ... and wish there were ten stars to give him.

As the broker for the seller of our Catalina, Kevin represented her extremely well by knowing her boat's every detail, thus being able to answer every question we had. No question was a dumb question, as Russell and I were learning all about Tiki. Kevin took all the time we needed, accommodated our schedules by meeting with us on a weekend and after hours, and exercised great patience with both of us, but especially with me, as I typed, from dictation, everything I thought Russell and I would not remember when we no longer had Kevin by our sides to help us! I asked Kevin how he knew so much, specifically, about our boat, and asked him if he was as comfortable talking about power boats, and he said he has had a lot of experience selling many different types of sailboats and power boats, and was equally as comfortable with both. I also asked him if he came with Tiki! He assured Russell and me that everything he had been telling us and teaching us about the boat would begin to come naturally, which it has... mostly because he took such methodical time and care to make sure we were comfortable with her before he ever turned over the keys.

During the closing process, which was akin to buying a house, he explained every step of the process, offered positive reassurance that all would be well, and acted as a seasoned, knowledgeable, and professional liaison between the seller, who was out of the country, and us. We were always "in the loop" and well advised from our initial inquiry about sweet Tiki, to the moment we backed her from her berth in Pensacola to bring her to her new home in Niceville.

Kevin has been in touch with us this entire first week of ownership, continuing to answer little questions that have popped up, as well as support us with his enthusiasm for our wonderful retirement lifetime ahead on Tiki. Kevin is an asset to Edwards Yacht Sales, and to those who come entrusted to him for honesty and expertise when buying or selling a boat. Russell and I very much enjoyed our business relationship with him, and through that feel we have made a friend in Kevin. He helped make this huge life decision easy and enjoyable thanks to his knowledge, flexibility, friendly and honest demeanor, and overall excellence in his profession.

Russell and Pam Brown | 35' Catalina 350
Marc and Betty Johnston | Gemini 105MC 2007

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
Karen Allen | 37' Duffy
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
Chris Kreitlein | 42' Westsail

I had a traditional cruising sailboat that I knew would be hard to sell.  As my broker, Kevin Barber of Edward’s Yachts did a fantastic job of marketing and showing the boat that resulted in finding a buyer.  I will not say the process was easy, but Kevin made it as painless as he could.  

He knows boats very well, offered me excellent advice on how to prepare the boat for showing and then hand-held the buyer through the whole process, including an exhaustive survey and sea trial.  His patience, good humor and encouragement were critical to the successful outcome for me, the seller, and the buyer.  If you need to sell a boat, I highly recommend turning it over to Kevin.  He will get the job done.

Chris Kreitlein | 42' Westsail
Holly | 50' Nordhavn

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

Current Inventory

Listings by Kevin Barber
11 result(s)
  • Hatteras 63 Cockpit Motoryacht

    1987 Hatteras 63 Cockpit Motoryacht
    Pensacola, FL, US
    63 ft - 19.2 m
    $385,000
  • Hi-Star 48 Sundeck

    1989 Hi-Star 48 Sundeck
    Pensacola, FL, US
    48 ft - 14.63 m
    $109,900
  • Hunter 45 Deck Salon

    2008 Hunter 45 Deck Salon
    Mobile, AL, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $159,900
  • Hunter 45 Deck Salon

    2008 Hunter 45 Deck Salon
    Pensacola, FL, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $159,900
  • Delphia Yachts 40

    2006 Delphia 40
    Pensacola, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $129,900
  • Island Packet 40

    1994 Island Packet 40
    Niceville, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $157,000
  • Silverton 39 Motor Yacht

    Sale Pending
    2004 Silverton 39 Motor Yacht
    Pensacola, FL, US
    39 ft - 11.89 m
    $164,900
  • Lagoon 39

    2014 Lagoon 39
    Pensacola, FL, US
    39 ft - 11.89 m
    $399,000
  • Beneteau Oceanis 36 CC

    2001 Beneteau Oceanis 36 CC
    Pensacola, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $67,900
  • Performance Gemini 105Mc.

    2009 Performance Cruising Gemini 105Mc - Port Side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $104,900
  • TomCat 9.7

    2004 TomCat 97
    Pensacola, FL, US
    32 ft - 9.75 m
    $88,880

Sold Inventory

Listings by Kevin Barber
68 result(s)
  • American Tug 34

    Sold
    2007 American Tug 34
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $274,900
  • Chris-Craft 500 Constellation

    Sold
    1985 Chris-Craft 500 Constellation
    Pensacola, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $139,900
  • Tiara 3100 Open

    Sold
    2003 Tiara 3100 Open
    Pensacola, FL, US
    31 ft - 9.45 m
    $74,900
  • Morgan 383

    Sold
    1982 Morgan 383
    Pensacola, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $39,900
  • Mainship Pilot 34

    Sold
    2003 Mainship Pilot 34
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $99,900
  • Bavaria 44

    Sold
    1994 Bavaria 44 - Profile
    Pensacola, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $65,000
  • Gulfstar 45 Hirsch

    Sold
    1985 Gulfstar 45 Hirsch
    Pensacola, FL, US
    45 ft - 13.72 m
    $88,500
  • Catalina 320 MkII

    Sold
    2008 Catalina 320 MkII
    Pensacola, FL, US
    32 ft - 9.75 m
    $91,900
  • Hudson Force 50 Venice

    Sold
    1985 Hudson Force 50 Venice
    Pensacola, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $179,900
  • Catalina 36

    Sold
    1988 Catalina 36
    Pensacola, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $58,500
  • Hunter 466

    Sold
    2003 Hunter 466
    Pensacola, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $79,900
  • Sabre 42 CB

    Sold
    1987 Sabre 42 CB
    Pensacola, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $119,000
  • Freedom Yachts 40 Cat Ketch

    Sold
    1979 Freedom 40 Cat Ketch
    Pensacola, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $79,900
  • Tiara 3800 Open

    Sold
    2002 Tiara 3800 Open
    Pensacola, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $229,000
  • Catalina 350

    Sold
    2005 Catalina 350
    Pensacola, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $99,900
  • Hunter Legend 37.5

    Sold
    1996 Hunter Legend 375 - Full Sail
    Pensacola, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $59,000
  • Sea Ray 280 Sundancer

    Sold
    2008 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer - Starboard side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $57,900
  • DeFever 47 POC

    Sold
    1988 DeFever 47 POC
    Pensacola, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $149,000
  • Islander Freeport Plan B

    Sold
    1980 Islander Freeport Plan B
    Pensacola, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $49,900
  • Catalina 350

    Sold
    2004 Catalina 350
    Pensacola, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $129,000
  • Contest 42 Center Cockpit Ketch

    Sold
    1983 Contest 42 Center Cockpit Ketch - Prior to teak deck removal and new paint
    Panama City, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $84,995
  • Westerly Sealord 39

    Sold
    1984 Westerly Sealord 39 - Starboard Side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    39 ft - 11.89 m
    $75,000
  • PDQ Yachts Capella Classic

    Sold
    2005 PDQ Capella Classic
    Panama City, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $193,000
  • Performance Gemini 105Mc.

    Sold
    2009 Performance Cruising Gemini 105Mc - Main
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $108,900
  • Westsail 42 Center Cockpit Yawl

    Sold
    1981 Westsail 42 Center Cockpit Yawl - Starboard side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $59,000
  • Pacific Seacraft 34

    Sold
    1989 Pacific Seacraft 34 - Anchored
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $55,000
  • Ocean Alexander 48 Classico Sedan

    Sold
    2006 Ocean Alexander 48 Classico Sedan
    Pensacola, FL, US
    48 ft - 14.63 m
    $425,000
  • Performance Gemini 105Mc

    Sold
    2007 Performance Cruising Gemini 105Mc
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $114,000
  • Duffy 37 Flybridge Cruiser

    Sold
    2004 Duffy 37 Flybridge Cruiser - Port Side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $269,000
  • Sea Ray 280 Sundancer

    Sold
    2008 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer - Starboard side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $57,900
  • Island Packet 29

    Sold
    1996 Island Packet 29 - Island Packet 29 Port Quarter
    Apalachicola, FL, US
    29 ft - 8.84 m
    $52,500
  • Fountaine Pajot Orana 44

    Sold
    2008 Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 - Stern Quarter
    Pensacola, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $360,000
  • Chaparral Signature 350

    Sold
    2006 Chaparral Signature 350
    Destin, FL, US
    35 ft - 10.67 m
    $102,900
  • Bavaria 44

    Sold
    1994 Bavaria 44 - At Anchor
    Pensacola, FL, US
    44 ft - 13.41 m
    $79,900
  • Sabre 34

    Sold
    1984 Sabre 34 - Under Sail
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $45,900
  • Gulfstar SAILMASTER

    Sold
    1979 Gulfstar SAILMASTER - Start of the Mexico Race
    Pensacola, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $109,000
  • Bayliner 3870 Motoryacht

    Sold
    1986 Bayliner 3870 Motoryacht - Side View
    Pensacola, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $45,000
  • Seaward 32RK

    Sold
    2008 Seaward 32RK - At Anchor
    Pensacola, FL, US
    32 ft - 9.75 m
    $99,900
  • Robalo R247 Dual Console

    Sold
    2015 Robalo R247 Dual Console - Starboard Side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    24 ft - 7.32 m
    $91,900
  • Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 30 Ultra

    Sold
    1989 Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 30 Ultra - Starboard profile
    Pensacola, FL, US
    30 ft - 9.14 m
    $49,900
  • Beneteau 423

    Sold
    2006 Beneteau 423 - Cover Photo
    Pensacola, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $169,900
  • Crowther Osborn 42 Super Shockwave

    Sold
    2001 Crowther Osborn 42 Super Shockwave - Osborn 42 Under Sail
    Molokai, HI, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $149,000
  • Kanter Atlantic Pilothouse Cutter

    Sold
    1984 Kanter Atlantic Pilothouse Cutter - Kanter 50 Under sail
    Panama City, FL, US
    50 ft - 15.24 m
    $130,000
  • Hatteras 58 Motor Yacht (2013 Custom)

    Sold
    1977 Hatteras 58 Motor Yacht (2013 Custom) - Hatteras 58 in Cuba
    Pensacola, FL, US
    58 ft - 17.68 m
    $275,000
  • Carver 410 Sport Sedan

    Sold
    2003 Carver 410 Sport Sedan - Carver 410 Sport Sedan Side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $164,900
  • Marine Trader Double Cabin -Restored!

    Sold
    1984 Marine Trader Double Cabin -Restored! - Marine Trader 36 Beam
    Pensacola, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $79,900
  • Schucker 440 Trawler

    Sold
    1978 Schucker 440 Trawler - Schucker 440 Starboard Bow
    Pensacola, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $69,900
  • Hunter 460

    Sold
    2001 Hunter 460 - Hunter 460 Profile
    Pensacola, FL, US
    46 ft - 14.02 m
    $169,000
  • Hunter Legend 37.5

    Sold
    1996 Hunter Legend 375 - Full Sail
    Pensacola, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $60,900
  • Blue Wave 2400 PureBay

    Sold
    2013 Blue Wave 2400 PureBay - Pure Bay 2400
    Orange Beach, AL, US
    24 ft - 7.32 m
    $53,900
  • Catalina 34 MkII

    Sold
    2003 Catalina 34 MkII - Catalina 34 Overview
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $99,000
  • Monk 36

    Sold
    1997 Monk 36 - Monk 36 At Anchor
    Pensacola, FL, US
    36 ft - 10.97 m
    $159,000
  • Beneteau 423

    Sold
    2004 Beneteau 423 - Beneteau 423 Stern Quarter
    Pensacola, FL, US
    42 ft - 12.8 m
    $159,900
  • Hatteras Convertible

    Sold
    1988 Hatteras Convertible - Hatteras 38 At Anchor
    Pensacola, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $83,000
  • Island Packet 32

    Sold
    1990 Island Packet 32 - Profile
    Pensacola, FL, US
    32 ft - 9.75 m
    $85,000
  • Island Packet 27 Cutter

    Sold
    1988 Island Packet 27 Cutter - Port Bow
    Pensacola, FL, US
    27 ft - 8.23 m
    $41,900
  • Island Packet 29 Cutter

    Sold
    1996 Island Packet 29 Cutter - Port Quarter
    Pensacola, FL, US
    29 ft - 8.84 m
    $79,900
  • Mainship 40 Trawler

    Sold
    2005 Mainship 40 Trawler - Aft View
    Niceville, FL, US
    40 ft - 12.19 m
    $209,900
  • Sabre 34 Mk I

    Sold
    1984 Sabre 34 Mk I - Starboard Quarter
    Pensacola, FL, US
    34 ft - 10.36 m
    $49,500
  • Islander Freeport

    Sold
    1983 Islander Freeport - Starboard Bow
    Pensacola, FL, US
    41 ft - 12.5 m
    $75,000
  • Hunter 26

    Sold
    1997 Hunter 26 - At Dock
    Redding, CA, US
    26 ft - 7.92 m
    $14,000
  • Hunter 25

    Sold
    2007 Hunter 25 - Port Side
    Pensacola, FL, US
    25 ft - 7.62 m
    $23,900
  • Island Packet 29

    Sold
    1991 Island Packet 29 - At Anchor
    Pensacola, FL, US
    29 ft - 8.84 m
    $55,000
  • Albin 28 TE Flush Deck w/ Generator

    Sold
    2004 Albin 28 TE Flush Deck w/ Generator - Profile
    Orange Beach, AL, US
    28 ft - 8.53 m
    $89,500
  • Chaparral 290 Signature

    Sold
    2005 Chaparral 290 Signature - Port Bow
    Destin, FL, US
    29 ft - 8.84 m
    $66,900
  • Cal 33

    Sold
    1986 CAL 33 - Starboard Bow
    Panama City, FL, US
    33 ft - 10.06 m
    $32,000
  • Pro Sports 2660 CC ProKat

    Sold
    2005 Pro Sports 2660 CC ProKat - Starboard Stern Quarter
    Orange Beach, AL, US
    27 ft - 8.23 m
    $49,900
  • EdgeWater 265CC

    Sold
    2005 Edgewater 265CC - Port Quarter
    Orange Beach, AL, US
    27 ft - 8.23 m
    $69,900

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