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Spring is one of the best times of year to sell the boat you no longer need and is the latest one should wait to buy the boat of your dreams in order to enjoy Summer cruising.
These are some of the fine new listings we have put on our site recently: Pearson 530 ketch, Sakonnet 23 sloop, Wayne Beal 40' lobster boat, Albin 31 Tournament Express, Ray Hunt designed/Rockland Marine built 25' cold-molded power boat, Northern Bay 25' lobster boat and a Wayne Beal 36' lobster boat.
We pride ourselves on our prompt and thorough attention to all of our clients - whether they have entrusted us with their boat to sell or are seeking solid input from us regarding their next purchase of a boat. The recommendations we have included are all ones we are very happy to have earned. We are grateful to those customers who have provided them.
From the seller of a Parkins H-28 we recently sold:
"It is a pleasure to recommend David Etnier as one of the finest boat brokers I have dealt with over the past 30 years. He handled the selling of our Herreshoff 28 with speed and efficiency. What makes David different and better is his skill in communicating accurate information quickly, his obvious focused mission to get your boat sold and his ability to coordinate the post–offer phase to bring that offer to a successful conclusion. In the past many boat brokers have given us a sense that there's nothing going on. With David you always know what he's doing and what the status is. I hired David because of his sales record and now I understand the reason for his success."
John G. Harpswell, Maine
And from the buyer of the same H-28:
"David, I want to thank you for your exceptional service with my first sailboat purchase. As you know, I was extremely intimidated by the entire process, but your patience and honest advice helped me through. I especially appreciate your generosity of time and expertise as you answered answered my many calls and questions even after the sale was complete. It has truly been a pleasure working with you.
Thanks again so much!!!"
Amy C. Connecticut
From the former owner of a Padebco we sold last summer:
"I am happy to highly recommend David Etnier as a yacht broker. He recently completed a rather complicated set of arrangements for the sale of my 21 foot Padebco. I was out of state and then out of the country during the time that the boat was sold. David handled all the details of the negotiations and arranged the survey and seatrials as well. He was very good humored in helping to round up my boat's various pieces of equipement + the necessary paperwork. In short, he facilitated everything in a prompt and efficent way and helped me sell the boat within weeks of putting her on the market. A good man to work with!"
Louise H. Greenwich, CN and Small Point ME
From the buyer of same Padebco:
"Just wanted to thank you again for helping us evaluate Blueberry-----you taught us a lot about how to assess a boat like she and made us feel that honesty and integrity were central to the way you conducted your role----it’s unusual when a boat purchase ends with both buyer and seller feeling the outcome was more than acceptable, indeed just about perfect----takes a special broker---hope when we decide to “move up” that we can meet again------warmest regards---joe and sara"
Joe and Sara V. Maine and Massachussets
From the buyer of a Cape Cod Shipbuilding H-12 1/2:
"David Etnier was selling a remarkably well cared for Herreshoff out of his shop in South Freeport and he spent a great deal of of time with us viewing the boat, gathering paperwork, and checking on the various items that rookie Herreshoff owners need to know about. David is a kind, responsible person who always follows through on his promises in a very timely manner. Our sales experience with him was excellent and we would hope to be counted among his friends as the years go forward. We highly recommend him to anyone considering the purchase of a boat."
Keith and Marilyn B.
From the seller of a Holland 38 lobster boat that we recently found a new home for on the west coast:
"I recently listed and sold my boat through David Etnier Boat Brokerage. Working with Dave was enjoyable as he went above and beyond to compliment my needs. My boat was sold in a very timely manner and the experience was smooth and efficient. I highly recommend David Etnier as your boat brokerage!"
Robert Graves Jr.
South Harpswell, Maine
"David Etnier was the perfect person to sell our boat. He is a classy fellow with a well run business. His attention to detail is unsurpassable; and, we would certainly ask him to sell another boat. We recommend him wholeheartedly!!"
Ted and Priscilla R. North Haven Island - recent sellers of a Wasque 26
"Penny and I would like to especially thank you for all of your valuable assistance. Buying a vessel that is about 11 hours round trip away, and the boats home port being an island, has it's challenges. The fact that you were able to make the process (with the exception of the weather) as smooth as possible was greatly appreciated. Your ready updates when the almost inevitable fall weather delays arose and communicating with us and others involved in the process were invaluable. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for, or selling, a quality vessel."
Don G. and Penny A. Conn. - buyers of a fine Wasque 26
"It has been a real pleasure working through David to buy North Star. We had had our eyes on this particular boat for some time, and when the time was right we contacted David, and we’re very glad we did so. We’d never owned a large boat before, so our knowledge base was very limited. David’s expertise and prompt, personal attention was outstanding! His knowledge of the buying and selling process was invaluable in ensuring we got the right boat for us at a very fair price. Equally impressive was his willingness to take time with us on the boat after the sale, explaining the various systems aboard. This has greatly shortened the learning curve for us and boosted our confidence and enjoyment of boat ownership. To any prospective buyer we say – don’t go it alone, call David!"
Dan & Becky S. Gardiner and Harpswell, Maine. Recent buyers of a 39' Mainship
From the seller of a Beneteau this year:
"When I purchased my 35 foot sailboat in Michigan I felt as if I escaped from the broker with only a shred of humanity remaining in place. After trying, halfheartedly, ten years later, to sell my boat on my own, I selected David because, well, because he looked like someone I could trust. Maybe not the best reason to choose a broker, but from that first phone call, David instilled confidence in his ability to represent my boat and my ambivalence about parting with my summer home. It took him just a few days to become intimately familiar with my sailboat and to begin to work his magic.
I’ve never met David. I live in California, the boat was in Rockland and the new owners live in New York. David’s communication was clear, immediate, and emphatic. He enabled the entire process to be fluid and clear. I feel as if a longtime friend sold my boat for me. I can’t wait to meet my ex-broker."
Mark P. Isleboro, ME and Bonita, CA
We are located in Maine and specialize in serving our valued customers with enthusiasm and listing quality, well-maintained recreational and commercial boats.
Should you desire to sell your boat and want an individual who will work hard on your behalf - please get in touch.
Should you be looking for a quality vessel and want someone with a lifetime of boating experience, both recreationally and commercially, to assist you with making the right choice - we would love to help you. Please visit the "About Us" link to learn more about our background.
Feel free to call David anytime: 207-522-7572. Or you can always email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. He would be happy to discuss with you whatever your boating needs or desires may be, as well as how best to move forward to meet your goals.
Thank you for visiting our website.
53' Pearson 530
FOR THOSE SERIOUS SAILERS WHO WANT TO TRULY GO THE DISTANCE - THIS IS THE BOAT FOR YOU.
Freshly returned from the Bahamas and fully tuned up and ready to head out at any time.
We are very pleased to offer for sale an outstanding and unique example of the William Shaw designed Pearson 530 staysail ketch. Built from 1981 to 1985 these were the largest sailboats Pearson ever built. Their numbers are few and they are coveted by those who desire a high quality, seaworthy, ocean-going sailing craft.
SEA RETURN (Hull #27- formerly ECLIPSE) is widely known along the eastern seaboard as a truly exceptionally equipped and fastidiously maintained vessel. Her present owner (only her second) has had her since 1989 - four years after she was first commissioned in 1984. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and a long time owner and operator of multiple large off-shore commercial ground fishing vessels - this owner has been almost uniquely qualified to bring SEA RETURN to the high level of sophistication she currently possesses and to ensure she has always received the highest standard of care and maintenance. In essence: no expense has been spared over the past 25 years.
SEA RETURN has routinely traveled up and down the east coast from Maine to the Caribbean with speed, in great comfort, and in complete safety. This is a serious blue-water sailing and cruising vessel which is deserving of a new owner who appreciates her for the extensive capabilities she holds.
SEA RETURN is exhaustively equipped and has received numerous upgrades and improvements over the years. It is nearly impossible to list all of her aspects within this listing. Suffice it to say that we would be very surprised to learn that there is any Pearson 530 that is comparable to this one. This is a new listing and additional information will be added as it is developed. Please feel free to contact us at any time should you have any questions.
Thank you for your interest.
David Etnier Boat Brokerage
P.O. Box 512|
Harpswell, ME 04079, United States