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In 2018 I was preparing for retirement. My wife and I decided to purchase a sailboat. I met David Cox at the Annapolis Boat show where he was representing Hanse and immediately decided to use him as my broker. My initial judgement proved accurate. David was honest, patient, and very knowledgeable. He accompanied us to many marinas to look at boats and after 6 months of searching we finally settled on a Tartan 43 in 12/2018. David remained supportive and guided us thru our marine survey. Once we agreed to move forward, the purchase was handled seamlessly by North Point Yachts. David helped us find a nice marina and perhaps most importantly has maintained our contact and friendship. I would recommend him and North Point Yacht Sails without reservation.

Dennis Berman
Melanie and I just closed on Southern Cross, a Beneteau 423 in Rock Hall this week. I wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the level of service provided by Grady.

Grady may not realize it but he made an impression on me three years ago when we were attending the boat show in Annapolis and he was showing the Dufour line.  He took the time to ask what our wants and needs were. When we explained that we were just starting to look and were on a 3-5 year timeline to figure out what we wanted, he didn't lose any enthusiasm. He continued to guide us then and I looked forward to talking with him at each boat show. (I think we made the last five)

When we were ready to start looking this summer, I called and asked him if he would be willing to represent us in the process. I hope we didn't place too big a burden on him, I know I probably would have rolled my eyes at the thought of what I asked him to do. We had two distinct paths we were considering, a larger, older boat for cruising to start prepping; an intermediate boat that we could sail for the next three to five years and then move up.  He found a large group of potential boats and had the patience to show them on multiple occasions. It seemed like every time we looked at a sailboat it started to rain but we continued to press. We made multiple trips to Annapolis and Rock Hall and Grady always made himself available.

Grady's guidance was superb throughout the process. He possesses keen insights into the industry and the local market and we would have struggled without his assistance. When we decided to go with the short term option, he helped us to quickly focus on a handful of boats and the rest has been smooth sailing. The additional support provided by Jane Tayman at Trident Funding, Tarn Kelsey for the survey and Cheryl Keyworth was fabulous.

In summary, Grady is a true professional and a great representative of your company. I have friends coming from St Louis for the fall show that are starting to look for sailboats and as a testament to how highly I regard him, I plan to introduce them to Grady and highly recommend North Point Yacht Sales.

 

Sincerely,
Bill

 

Bill & Melanie; Beneteau 423 Owner - North Point Yacht Sales

I met David Cox when I flew to the U.S. to view a yacht. I found him to be informed, friendly and professional. It was obvious he loved boats and sailing, a sailors sailor. He even gave me a ride back to my hotel door ! Highly recommended.

Kevin

My wife Jane and I had the pleasure of working with Peter Bass over the last 3 or 4 years.  Peter is a hardworking professional, calm and easygoing, and I would recommend him without hesitation.  In 2012 we decided to pursue our dream and buy a boat large enough to live aboard and cruise coastal waters.  Peter spent many days with us, often driving us to various boatyards to board a wide range of boats.

 

After viewing each boat, we would discuss their pluses and minuses and how that boat would or would not fit our needs.  Peter often brought up features that we had not considered, some beneficial, some that did not appeal to us.  Through that process we were able to narrow down the vast range of boats to a few that made sense for our budget, plans, experience and other factors.  Staying with this process we quickly reduced “every boat in the world” to a handful. 

 

Ready to make an offer and negotiate terms, Peter became a valuable consultant, giving advice when asked and helping to select independent advisors (loan, survey, repairs, etc.)  Unfortunately, a few years later we decided to sell the boat.  Once again Peter was the true professional and guided us through that process, selling the boat for a fair price in a reasonable time.  I recommend Peter to any boater looking for an honest, friendly and hardworking broker to help sell or buy a boat.

Doug

I consider Broker Tommy Harken as much consultant as salesman.  He’s a great listener for how you want to use and enjoy your boat; and, with his extensive knowledge of boat types, brands and options, he can cut through the clutter to select the best-fit options for you to check out.  His goal is to find the best boat for the best price and I speak from personal experience as the owner of a “lightly used” MJM34.  He casted a wide net to find the perfect boat for me in New England.  He even went with me to check out things on the boat I would never have known or thought about.  My new boat was longer than my old, with a variety of features with which I wasn’t familiar.  Tommy patiently taught me all I needed to know about my boat and then some.   I now consider him a friend and cannot recommend him more highly.

Linda MJM 34z Owner

My wife and I were in the market for a boat for the entire family, but didn't have a particular model in mind.  Grady Byus took the time to go over our needs, helped us narrow down our list of boats, endured a number of showings and ultimately helped us find the perfect boat, our Albin 31.  When it came time to closing and relocating the boat back to Maryland, Grady helped with the logistics.  We couldn't be happier with his service and our boat!

Tim Albin 31 Owner

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