In early 2018 my wife and I worked with John as our buyers broker to purchase a Hylas 54. John had been recommended to us by amutual friend and previous client of John's, and it turned out to be a verygood recommendation.
My wife and I are lifelong sailors, but we had limited cruising experience, and we were purchasing a sailboat with the intent of cruising Canada, the US West Coast and Mexico. John was extremely helpful guiding us through the purchase process, and helping us evaluate the pros and cons of the various boats we were considering. John has a wealth of cruising experience, and we found his insights into boat design features quite useful. Once we settled on the boat, he was excellent helping us negotiate a good deal. John is a good communicator, and his calm demeanor helped us to comfortably move through what can be a stressful andemotional process. We always felt John was working in our best interests,and we never felt pressured.
We enjoyed working with John on the purchase of our boat, and have continued to stay in contact with him to solicit his advice on various issues. We are enjoying our boat, and after spending two summers cruising in the San Juan's and Gulf Islands we've moved her to San Francisco and are preparing to head to Mexico in 2020.
Our experience using John as our broker was very positive, and we would recommend him to others who are in the market for a good boat.