Jeff helped me acquire my first long range power boat, a Nordhavn 46 named Arcadia I. When I started thinking about selling that boat, I was home for a short time, having crossed the Pacific aboard and left the boat in Palau. I contacted Jeff and told him to list it as “cruising the South Pacific”. By the time I got back to Palau he had two qualified buyers and I accepted the best offer, agreeing to deliver the boat to the buyer at Singapore for survey…
I don’t know of another yacht sales person that would do the same, but Jeff met the buyer and me in Singapore, just as the survey was finished. The transaction was completed without a hitch and we enjoyed a brief tour of Singapore together before flying home.
Needless to say, a few months later, when it came time to buy a boat to fit our Pacific NW cruising plans, Jeff was the first and only person I called. Jeff flew up to Alameda to meet me and we surveyed the boat, a Nordhavn 47, and completed the sale. Arcadia II has been the perfect second Nordhavn for my wife Phyllis and I as we have enjoyed several seasons cruising Alaska. During all of this time Jeff has stayed in regular contact and remains a good friend.
Larry and Phyl Straight – Nordhavn 46 – Arcadia I, Nordhavn 47 – Arcadia II