Thinking of buying?
We would welcome an opportunity to meet with you to help determine what the right boat or boats might be that meet your specific needs. Once we have narrowed down the possiblities we can research not only what is presently available but, more importantly, precisely what the present market value is for the boat or boats you are considering.
Equally important is the role a buyer's broker can play in helping arrange and oversee the survey, the sea trial and the full proper evaluation of all aspects of the boat in question. You can utilize your broker to help ensure all aspects of the Purchase and Sale Agreement used will protect your interests and you may have your broker negotiate the fairest price possible with the seller's broker.
Finally: should you desire assistance in learning the operation and handling of your new purchase we would be glad to spend time aboard with you as needed until you feel comfortable on your own. As you head off on your initial cruise we we would be glad to sit down with you and offer suggestions for the best spots to visit along the northeast coast from our own recent experience.
"Last year , right after retirement my wife and I were visiting our son in Maine and while everyone was engaged in social activities we were sneaking looks in various web sites and dreaming about how beautiful the Herreshoff 12.5's were and how much fun they looked to be under sail. We have a 33 ft sailboat on Lake Erie but we are getting a bit old and rickety to sail it by ourselves, therefore our desire was to buy one and sail it in Great Sacandaga Lake in the New York Adirondack Mountains. 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 followsthrough 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."
"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"
"Let me take this opportunity for helping us in our search. It was a pleasure to meet you in Rockland, and I was impressed with your professionalism. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a good yacht broker.
David Etnier Boat Brokerage