My wife and I recently purchased our first trawler with the help of Jeff Merrill and Mark Pittman of JMYS Yacht Brokerage.
I say “help” but honestly, if it were not for being on their email list, we would not be owners today. We have been Nordhavn dreamers for a few years and had resigned ourselves to searching for a lesser boat due to our budget and position as first time, full time cruisers. Good advice and insurance requirements led us to seek out a 35–40-foot vessel and we were about to pull the trigger on a boat we were settling for when we received an email from JMYS. The email displayed a 35-foot Nordhavn for sale but not listed on the market yet. I called the contact number immediately.
I was surprised when Jeff Merrill picked up the phone himself and said I was the second caller to see the boat. We have watched Jeff on several Nordhavn walk-through YouTube videos and assumed he would be very busy and a hard to get ahold of person, but we have since discovered the opposite. Jeff has been hands on and a phone call away for every question and aspect of our boat purchase.
What makes dealing with JMYS even better is Jeff’s colleague Mark Pittman. Mark teamed up with Jeff and added a two-man project management which was like using a sledgehammer to hammer in a nail. It was a pleasure to work with both men and Mark knew the area where we purchased our boat. He helped us settle into the area for the time it would take for the purchase. Both men worked in harmony with calls and text to all the people involved to make our purchase run as smooth as goose snot. From sea trials to the final document signing process, I would not use any other brokerage than JMYS.
Purchasing a yacht is a complicated process and throughout our experience we kept commenting on how smoothly it was all going. The bank lender, title company, surveyors, insurance company, buyer and seller, all had to be managed and kept in the information loop. Jeff and Mark did just that and we finished in the time window we had set. Like any good project, on time, and in budget with no one dropping the ball. Thanks Mark and Jeff. When we are ready for an upgrade, we will definitely be in touch.
Carol and John – Nordhavn N35#20 – MV Moondance
Carol and John Salazar – Nordhavn 35 – Moondance