" I have been buying and selling boats for the last 40 years. My experiences have left me with a fairly good idea of the key metrics of a great yacht broker. Honesty, transparency, knowledge of the market, great communicator and someone that loves boats and cares for is clients.
John Hackstadt at Best Day Yacht Sales has all of these characteristics and exceeds my expectations as a partner when it comes to boat transactions. I have purchased two boats from John and he has sold two boats for me.
I have just finished a 32 year career as a sales manager for a national financial services firm and I know a quality salesperson when I see one. John qualifies hands down."
Thank you so much for your services. Your kindness and professionalism during this difficult sale for us was a God send and was greatly appreciated. I won't hesitate to recommend your services.
All the best to you,
Lindsey and I are writing to thank you for your good help and guidance in the recent purchase of our 2000 Nordic Tug. Before meeting you, I’d visited with several boat brokers and found them all to be like stereotypical used car salesmen; they showed very little interest in what we wanted and focused on what they wanted to sell. Not so with you.
We came to you with a specific boat in mind, but had lots of questions, many I’m sure were rather elementary. You focused on the boat we wanted and not only answered our questions, but raised some that we had not considered. You readily admitted that you didn’t know some answers, but you promptly found them out for us and kept us informed by phone and email.
Further, you never put pressure on us to make the purchase before we were both comfortable with the decision. You were transparent and consistent with the process from the outset and informed us of our options along the way.
If we ever shop for a boat again, you will be our first contact. Thanks for your excellent service and kind manner.
Doug and Lindsey Ford, Olympia
“Waterford”, Nordic Tug 32-159
"John Hackstadt represented me as my broker when I bought a 32' Grand Banks. I chose John to sell it when I wanted to move up to a bigger boat. He helped me recently when I bought and eventually sold my 36' Grand Banks. John knows boats, he knows the industry, and he knows people. I have enjoyed and profited from my association with Best Day Yacht Sales. John will definitely be my broker when I buy my next boat."
We just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for the wonderful service you gave
us through the entire process of purchasing our dream boat. Your
professionalism and knowledge of boats was exceptional, but it was the
personable relationship that you provided that really made us glad that we
were afforded the luxury of working with you.
When we set the ball rolling to purchase our Kingfisher we had a feeling we
were going to run into some logistic problems due to the fact that we were in
Alaska, but you went above and beyond the call of duty. From setting up the
marine survey, lining up the purchase of the trailer, getting what the bank
and the title company needed quickly, there were no hang ups and the process
was seamless. You answered every question we had and if you didn't have the
answer you found it.
We would gladly work with you in future and have already recommended Best Day
Yacht Sales to friends and family.
Thank you much,
Mike and Melissa Scovel
We met John at the seattle boat show a few years ago and have used him both buying and selling our boats. John has proven himself to be a man of integrity and honesty. He has always asked the right questions so he knows what we are looking for and never shows us boats we can't afford or have no interest in. We are happy to call John and his family friends now and do not hesitate in recommending him as your broker.
Jay & Tracy Shepler