I saw Kjels mentioned in another thread as being honest and thorough. I definitely plan to use him to do the survey
once I find a boat.
I see a lot of value in having an experience buyers broker:
- suggest brands and models of boats that meet my criteria.
- steer me away from boats that have deficiencies I may not be aware of.
- help negotiate a fair price
with the seller
Since this is my first boat, there's a lot I don't know. Simple things like a good galley
layout or the best type of anchor
. A good broker should be able to identify potential issues in a boat before I make an offer and pay for a costly survey
Best of all, the seller pays my brokers commission. So, I see no downside to having a broker assist me.