“We cannot imagine buying or selling a boat without the Rhumb Line team behind us. We have both sold and purchased boats under their brokerage, and were thrilled with how Rhumb Line handled all aspects with a high degree of professionalism and an obvious extensive knowledge of boats and the boating life. With a long history in this family business, they knew our boats inside and out, and provided invaluable technical, financial, and legal advice. They are highly skilled negotiators, and kept this often-difficult process on a positive and constructive track. We could relax and enjoy the process, knowing that they would find the right buyers for our listed boat, and subsequently the boat that perfectly suited our needs as purchasers.
Rhumb Line has an infrastructure for preparing and showing boats that simplifies upkeep for sellers, and provides easy access for purchasers. With access to protected docks in the heart of marine repair shops and marinas in central Florida, we were able to work on our boat with Rhumb Line at our side. They kept our boat in pristine condition while we were away, arranged for and supervised repairs, and provided invaluable advice to present our boat in its best light. They kept us up to date on market conditions, were right on with the price point for listing our boat, and brought serious buyers to the table. As Canadians, we are foreign boat owners and Rhumb Line provided accurate and comprehensive information, as well as a network of legal professionals who ensured compliance.
The survey processes were highly educational and collaborative. We knew we had Rhumb Line’s strength in mediation at hand, however, their proactive approach resulted in very few issues with our boats. The process was open, thorough, and positive. The survey helped us move onto our new boat with confidence in her integrity and value.
As buyers, we could see several boats at once along the Rhumb Line docks. We returned several times with a barrage of questions, and the team worked closely with us according to our schedule. This service continues with post-purchase support. We have ongoing access to a vast network of boat owners and professionals in the marine business who are connected to Rhumb Line. Route planning, upgrades, and ongoing operations and maintenance support help us enjoy our boat to the fullest in a safe and informed manner.
Rhumb Line Yachts is the complete brokerage package with a personal touch. They are sailors and cruisers themselves, and know the challenges we face. We feel part of their family, and know that we are in the hands of experts. With the substantial financial and emotional investments we place in our boats, having the Rhumb Line team with us is invaluable.”
Laurie Bowers and Craig Acott SV4431 & MV34103