My husband and I are from Australia
and our dream was to sell our Brisbane
home and buy a boat in the Med and start our adventure. We found a catamaran
online which was how we luckily found our brokers. (Johnathon and Ozlem). We struck up email
conversation and then phone
conversation with Johnathon ( a French Canadian chap married to Ozlem (Turkish) and both living in Turgutries near Bodrum, Turkey)
The first catamaran
we found had a furling
sail which we didnt want but Johnathon knew of another boat 2 hours away but didnt have photos as yet... so he jumped in his car and drove straight to Didim and within a few hours we had the very detailed photos and enough information. We loved it so booked air tickets for Turkey* and Johnathon told us of a great place to book into for accomodation.
For every step of the way (which included driving us everywhere themselves) both Johnathon and Ozlem were very knowlegable, wonderful, caring and honest. They wanted our boating
adventure to be a happy and smooth one. They assisted us in everyway possible from finding suitable surveyors, reputable companies for supplying and installing water
maker and also installing genset (we purchased a kolher genset vat free ourselves but required installation)and any other items we required for comfortable sailing.* Having both of them as interpretors*and negotiators during the process was fantastic. (They both speak many languages and Johnathon is a very experienced ships Captain
so knew his stuff)
*If your looking to buy or upgrade your boat we can highly recommend this wonderful couple... Johnathon and his wife Ozlem from grupo lafortune
As this was our first ever boat they spent many days and hours with us every step of the way through the sale and after, even assisting with a sailing itinerary of excellent places to visit... Lindal and Ian Pitcher...