Just a quick note to express our appreciation for your efforts in marketing and selling our yacht 'Leonardo.And so quick too - just 10 days from listing to settlement - has to be some sort of record!
Kind regards Bill and Mona Townson
"Recently we purchased a yacht thru Colin Rees at Busfield Marine. We were impressed by not only how efficiently the process of selling a boat was managed but more particularly how well Colin kept a neutral position between the buyer and seller while still offering very good advice to each. We took his advice on board and as a result were able to see past a few short comings we had concerning the boat that could have prevented us from moving forward. We are now very happy owners of our new boat and can thoroughly recommend the yacht brokerage services offered by Colin at Busfield Marine."
Simon Whitehead BSc(Civil) MIPENZ CPEng IntPE, Auckland
"Colin I would like to thank you very much for your efforts in selling my sailing yacht. Not only did you achieve a fair price, but also made the whole process extremely efficient and enjoyable for me as the seller. This was particularly impressive due to the fact my boat was a foreign vessel involving a much more complicated process (like customs etc.), including the fact that I lived quite far away. Your suggestions and focus on the big picture as well as the details were always welcome and let to the desired results.
It was a pleasure working with you in all respects of this sale and I can strongly recommend you to fellow sailors either interested in buying or selling a yacht.
I hope we can meet and do some business together in the future.”
Klaus Schmidt GERMANY
"My family has owned a 60' motor sailer for 20 years in which we have cruised the pacific extensively. Now the family has expanded we decided to look for something a little larger with a longer range. Visiting Auckland, I was window shopping local yacht brokerages. A 72' steel Salthouse yacht caught my eye. My first contact was with Colin Rees of Busfield Marine and I started to ask the normal questions. Colin demonstrated his experience of 15 years by offering to inspect the yacht in Vanuatu with my wife and I. He obviously knew he had a buyer and not a time waster. We subsequently purchased the yacht. Colin acted very professionally in negotiations with the vendor and myself, closed the agreement with an accurate contract and managed the settlement and the transfer of the foreign registry documentation. Busfield Marine's USD account was convenient. I highly recommend Busfield Marine as a boat brokerage. Colin's long term experience in the industry clearly evident."
"Busfield Marine showed great skills at sourcing a genuine interest, but we were especially impressed by their follow up during the closing period. Colin managed to close this deal which was especially complex, since the yacht, the seller and the buyer were all located abroad in three different countries."