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Ahoy mate! I‘m excited that you have started your own yacht brokerage.

Congratulations Lawrence!

I have every confidence you will achieve success. I can also imagine it’s a challenging move in a recovering market, because I know how strong and valuable your customer base and reputation was in the San Diego yacht marketplace. What I know is you are great at your work, your love boating and you treat both buyers and seller with respect, integrity and knowledge in a manner that is constructive to getting a deal done, whether it‘s a new boater or an experienced yachtsman.
You were also known here for going above and beyond the call of duty with advice, access to service, repair and maintenance support experts … and this is important too. I know all of this to be true because I purchased my first yacht from you, you helped me advance from novice to a very thrilled and frequent user of my 48’ JUSTAVACATION, you helped me with repairs … and then when I was ready to move up, you sold her in almost record time by constructing the deal terms that work for me and the buyer in a tough market. He was happy too, long after the sale. To this day I’m very pleased and grateful for all of your valued and valuable help. You helped Nancy and I enjoy many great years on the ocean and I was a rookie.
I do miss JUSTAVACTION, but I hope to be returning to the boating life again and I hope it is sooner rather than later. If I do, I will call you for help again Larry … count on it.
I would be happy to talk with any of your new clients. Feel free to share this email with them and they can send me a note to arrange a phone call even if I am traveling. I would be delighted to share my experiences. I do sincerely thank you and wish you and your new clients success and safety on the waters. There is nothing like it!

All the best,

Roger Hawley
Owner 60' Hatteras

To whom it may concern.

I have known and dealt with Lawrence Barrett for over five years. When I purchased my new 415 Cruisers through LawrenceI received the most professional and personalized service. Lawrence was very helpful and knowledgeable in all facets of what was a substantial transaction for me. He got involved in assisting me in getting aligned with proper training, suppliers, equipment and even went so far as to arrange for a much sought after slip at the Marriott in San Diego. I hold Larry in the highest regard both as a person and for his knowledge in the boating industry.

Allan Dixon
Owner 42' Cruisers Yachts

To whom it may concern,
I, as well as my family and business partners have all had many dealings with Larry Barrett. We first bought a 45’ Cabo Sportfisher in 2009 using Larry as our broker. He located the yacht in Orange Beach, AL for us and made all arrangements to meet Francisco, my business partner there to inspect the boat, sea trial it, and survey it. We purchased the yacht and Larry arranged for shipping to our home in Puerto Vallarta. All went without fail and now “PICUDO” is part of our rather large boat family here in MX.

Since that time we have travelled to Florida to twice to look at and inspect several other yachts and went as far as seatrialing, surveying, and hauling a 103’ Azimut in Palm Beach, FL in 2010. Although we did not Purchase the Azimut, Larry continued to search for the perfect yachts for my family.

In 2011 we purchased, on the same weekend… two yachts using Larry as our broker. One was “SANTE” an 82’ Sunseeker, and the other “DON JOEL” a beautiful 46’ Azimut.

We chose to make many upgrades to both “SANTE” and to “DON JOEL” and Larry supervised the entire project. He located the products that we wanted, and made certain that all work was done properly. Now “SANTE” 82' Sunseeker, "DON JOEL” 46' Azimut, and “MARIA HILDA" 74' Sunseeker join "PICUDO" 45' Cabo in Puerto Vallarta as we search for our next yacht.
We will continue to use Larry for all of our yachting needs, and highly recommend that anyone looking for a broker use him as well.


Arq. Danae Gonzalez Baron Gonbar Constructora S.A. de C.V. Blvd. Puerta de Hierro 5200- 5b 45116 Zapopan, Jalisco , Mexico
Owners of 82' Sunseeker / 46' Azimut / 45' Cabo / 74' Sunseeker- all purchased through Lawrence

To whom it may concern,

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Larry Barrett on several occasions.
He has always been willing to take the extra steps necessary in any given situation to accommodate myself, my family, or client looking to possibly purchase one of my yachts.
It is hard to find people these days with such qualities, and integrity. He comes highly recommended by me whether you are a buyer or a seller.

Mr. David Finklestein
San Diego, CA
Owner 40' Searay

To whom it may concern,

Larry Barrett was very helpful in finding our boat, White Heron II, and subsequently negotiated our purchasing cost, which was very reasonable at that time.

He also arranged related services that are part of a yacht purchase. Most important, Larry sold our prior boat, White Heron, four days after moving it to his slip.

I trust Larry Barrett will succeed in establishing his Brokerage that will serve his clientele for many years to follow.

Rudy Vilkutaitis and Marsha Morgan
Owners 66' Sunseeker


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San Diego, CA 92106, United States

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