There is a lot to take in when you are considering the acquisition of a trawler.
- What type of cruising are you going to do?
- How much time out of each year do you intend to spend aboard?
- What is the right trawler to buy?
- How much should you budget for the purchase and for annual costs?
The information available online enables you to scrutinize the details of a particular design – all of the statistics -length, beam draft; and the equipment – thrusters, stabilizers, dinghy, etc.
The listing “narrative” is typically a glowing summary of why this boat is the perfect boat for you. That can’t be possible, could all of those very different boats really be equally acceptable? Of course not. This is why you are researching; to learn what you need. The deeper you get into the details, the better you will understand the differences.
Lost in most comparisons is a vital component – the seller.
- Who is this person or people?
- Why are they selling?
- What type of cruising have they done?
- How well have they looked after the boat?
- Are they like me, what type of people are they?
At JMYS we think this is information you might want to know; the why’s, where’s and how’s from the owner/seller point of view.
As a buyer who turns into an owner, you too will one day be a seller.
Most of our selling clients enjoy talking about special times aboard and are happy to share their thoughts. We have a loose collection of questions we like to ask, but just like every boat is different, so is every one of these interviews.
When the owners recollect their decision making process and their travels, we learn a lot more about their trawlers. Their stories help bring their trawler to life and help us learn facts we wouldn’t have learned otherwise.
To help you gain more insight, we created this series we call “Brokerage Backstory”, an informal, but hopefully enlightening Q and A with sellers whose trawlers we have listed for sale. We believe that their perspectives will help you understand what they were thinking and what they have encountered in the hope this will help build up your well of knowledge.
Purchasing a trawler is a big financial decision and a lifestyle choice. It is essential to take the time to determine which trawler is the right one for you.
Every trawler becomes a book filled with chapters of experiences. The best people to share those stories are the owners who authored the adventure.
Brokerage Backstory – Episode 9 – Kadey Krogen 58 Miller Time
JMYS interviewed Scott and Teri Miller, the owners of Miller Time, to find out more about them, their boat, and what kind of cruising they have done. This insightful interview will give you a good idea of why they chose a Kadey Krogen 58 and give you a look into their life aboard.
Brokerage Backstory – Episode 8 – Nordhavn 40 KEMO SABE
Jeff interviewed the owners of KEMO SABE to find out more about them, their boat, and what kind of cruising they have done. This insightful interview will give you a good idea of why they chose a Nordhavn 40 and give you a glimpse into their wonderful experiences aboard.
Brokerage Backstory- Episode 7- Snowbird 73 True Love
Jeff asked Keith and Jacqui Ruse, owners of True Love, a few questions to learn more about their custom aluminum-alloy trawler. They lived aboard True Love with their family and enjoyed years of trouble-free cruising.
Brokerage Backstory – Episode 6 – Nordhavn 55 Enterprise III
Jeff asked the owners of Enterprise III to share some of their thoughts on owning a Nordhavn 55. This is an active couple with a great zest for life who have fully embraced the Trawler Lifestyle.
Brokerage Backstory- Episode 5- Seahorse 52 Keokuk
Please enjoy our latest interview with the owners of Keokuk. They discuss their journey as trawler owners and also comment on some of the reasons they chose a Seahorse 52.
Brokerage Backstory- Episode 4- Nordhavn 40 Sea Trek
Please read our latest owner interview about Nordhavn 40, Sea Trek. This brief Q and A with the current owners explains some of their choices, shares some of their experiences and is a wonderful insight.
Brokerage Backstory- Episode 3- Kadey-Krogen 44 Sweet Ride
This is our Kadey-Krogen 44 Brokerage Backstory- an interview with owners to learn more about their boat and their boating journey. Please read below to find out more about Sweet Ride.
Brokerage Backstory- Episode 2- Selene 43 Misty Pearl
Our second brokerage backstory is here! Listing broker, Larry Friedman, asked the owners of Misty Pearl several questions so that interested buyers can learn more about her features, qualities, and more.
Brokerage Backstory – Episode 1 – Selene 56 Spyhop II
We are pleased to present this interview with the owners of Spyhop II conducted by listing broker, Christopher Bruce. JMYS is providing this information so that interested buyers can better understand ...