Bill – Mary Anne and I would like to say thanks for a job well done in helping to sell our sailboat. We especially appreciated your professionalism and your willingness to communicate and keep us informed throughout the process. It is indeed a pleasure to work with someone who honors their word and their commitments and who is upfront about all facets of the process. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is either looking to sell a boat or buy a boat. Again, thanks and best wishes for your continued success in the future.
Gabe & Mary Anne Washo
Hi Bill – Thanks again so much for all your help in buying our Catalina 36. We have never owned a boat before and were initially a bit dubious about the prospect of buying something we didn’t really know much about. From our first conversations with you I felt very comfortable buying a boat from you, your honesty and helpfulness made me feel so at ease it resulted in us buying a boat without ever having actually seen it. Everyone we spoke to thought we were mad, but because we were working with you I didn’t think so, and I was right. Thank you also for helping set up and organize the meetings with our boat surveyor, also for the coordination with the transport company. I realize there were many times that I had questions which meant you had to go to the boat yard - I only realized at the end of the process that this had involved you driving 50kms on my behalf with never a complaint. You really went above and beyond in every way and happily answered every question I had, however novice those questions were.
The days before the boat was to be transported I was certain there would be some sort of problem, either with the loading of the boat, at customs or packaging of the boat but everything was so smooth and you are mostly to thank for that. The boat was packaged and tied down perfectly. I know this sale probably took a lot more time than if it had been purchased within Michigan and I thank you for your efforts, honesty and hard work. Should you ever be in Toronto feel free to contact us and we would be happy to take you for a sail on our wonderful new boat (hopefully someone here will have shown us how to sail it by then!). You have helped us create a new lifestyle for ourselves and we are so excited.
Thank you and all the best. We will contact you when we want to upgrade to a 42 ft!
I would like to convey my appreciation for your excellent service in brokering the sale of my sailboat. From the inception of our relationship, to the culmination of the sale, you performed above and beyond my expectations. My sailboat was a C&C and he quickly assured that this sailboat reached both the national and regional internet markets and then made yourself available on-call for the buyers when they arrived. The breadth and depth of his marine experience seems to gain the immediate attention of buyers; and it clearly helped cement an expeditious deal for me. Being a retired professional person, I was particularly appreciative of the naturally confident and friendly way in which you work with people. To those persons searching for a competent Marine Broker, I highly recommend HarborView Yacht Sales, and Bill Allgaier.
Jim Brown Traverse City, MI
Thanks for your professional and expert assistance in the sale of my NT 37. It’s a tough market here in Michigan but we hung in there and eventually got it done. I know you worked long and hard on my particular sale and I really appreciate your perseverance. Keep in touch because the next time I’m in the market, I’ll want to talk to you about it. Good luck on your new and exciting business venture. I know you’re going to do very well.
Don George Lake St. Clair, Michigan
Dear Bill - I just need to thank YOU again for your assistance in the purchase of our boat now known as the LADY M. There is no doubt in my mind without the diligent work you did on our part to help us not only with the purchase of the boat but the follow up work that needed to be done, Marilyn and I would most probably be still looking. I can never thank you enough as I know you personally fixed the mast head light to enable us to make the trip home to Chicago from Traverse City. Your knowledge of trawlers is not only exceptional but exciting as well. I know I have sent you one referral already but please be advised it wont be the last. If anyone wants a personal recommendation please have them contact me as I have never felt more comfortable making a major purchase than when you helped us obtain the LADY M. Again thanks from Marilyn and I.
Dr. Fred J Ferber LADY M - North Point Marina Illinois.
My personal experience working with you in the sale of our Tug was that of complete professionalism, dealing with someone having an outstanding knowledge of the industry. Your understanding of the business and the marketplace made a challenging sales situation thoroughly enjoyable.
Many thanks for all of your assistance with my purchase of our new trawler. After an unhappy shopping experience elsewhere, it was a great relief to have such a good experience with our purchase. We really enjoyed our hours of instruction with you on the boat and the help customizing it with window coverings, the kayak rack and the electronics. Thanks again for the help and happy purchase.
Stephen P. Wilensky, MD.
Dear Bill - I could not be happier with the success that you achieved with the sales of our trawler ”Nomad”. The speed in which you accomplished the sale was remarkable. I think it was about 30 days. Your attention to giving good service and great cooperation was much appreciated.
Alan W. Chicago, IL
Bill - Thank you very much for all of your hard work and additional services related to the purchase and delivery of the S2 10.3. Even though I live in Canada, you were constantly in contact with me, and made me feel very secure with this yacht purchase. In my opinion you went over and above your normal responsibilities, which really did make the difference in my decision to buy this yacht. I was very fortunate to come in contact with a truly honest and professional yacht broker.
Len Strahl Lionheart II - Windsor, Ontario. Canada
Bill, as a follow up to the recent sale of my Chris Craft Commander that you brokered, I wish to say..." thanks for a job well done".This is a difficult market for selling boats.I really appreciate the extra mile you walked to make the sale happen. Especially valuable were your inputs on market prices, your contacts with a local harbormaster and being on site with the survey by the buyer.
Bill Blanton, Atlanta, Ga.
And by the way Bill, throughout my boat search I've been dealing with many brokers. You have presented me with the answers to my questions in a timely and polite fashion which I appreciate. Whether I move forward with your listing or not, know that you are a cut above.
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