Considering selling your boat?
This is not a large brokerage with multiple offices and brokers. This is a small quality operation that specializes in thorough, prompt customer service. We offer honest representation, deep enthusiasm, a life-long knowledge of boats and boating and a willingness to strive diligently to achieve the best possible price for our sellers.
As part of our commitment to sellers, and to provide the best possible service, we only represent boats in the northeast. It is very important to us that should an interested party wish to view and go aboard your boat - we will be there and you will have advance notice as well as prompt follow up on how the viewing went.
Please read through the recomendations below for some of our sellers recent input. Feel free to contact us at any time if you would like to learn more about what your boat should be worth in today's market. Thank you!
"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 postĖoffer 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."
"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!!"
"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 recomment David Etnier as you boat brokerage!"
"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!"
"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.
David Etnier Boat Brokerage