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Old 12-25-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
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PNW Buyer's Broker recommendation

In February 2019 we plan to begin a search for a boat in the PNW. As we will be researching remotely, we are looking for recommendations on a competent professional to represent us as buyers. In a nutshell we will be looking for a 45-55 foot power boat less than 20 years old for live aboard cruising in the PNW and north in 'summers" (storing boat other 6 months of year). Our current Grand Banks will be "home" in winters (Florida and Bahamas).
Private message responses with candid feedback about individual brokers would be greatly appreciated too.

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Old 12-25-2018, 05:15 PM   #2
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I can recommend Scott Blake at NW Explorations
2623 S. Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Old 12-25-2018, 08:09 PM   #3
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I can recommend Dan Byrd at Fairhaven Yachts in LaConner. Experienced, knowledgeable and very personable.

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Old 12-25-2018, 09:07 PM   #4
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Korey Scott...Seattle Yachts in Anacortes. They have offices in Seattle, Anacortes and San Juan island. Korey really pounded the pavement looking for the right boat.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:19 PM   #5
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All three above are top notch.
NW Explorations specializes in GB’s.
Don’t rule out our friends North of the border. Robb Butler at Grand Yachts Vancouver & Sidney is a solid choice also.
What kind of boat is that?
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:38 PM   #6
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One of the best West Coast web sites. They have US & Canadian listings.

Harry Mose is my broker. The best I've found in 60 years on the water. For me has gone way beyond what most brokers will do in terms of client service.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:54 PM   #7
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I do not know Harry Mose, so I can only assume that he is just as stand up as the others, I do know both Scott Blake and Dan Byrd both top notch. Either IMHO are as good as they get!!!
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:20 PM   #8
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We had an excellent experience with Gretchen Miles of Waterline Boats. She helped with both the selling of our last boat and the search for our new boat. Competent, honest and responsive. Best broker I've ever worked with.
Her phone number is 425-231-0344 and email,

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:59 AM   #9
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We have used the services of Chuck Seaman @ Seattle Yachts, Anacortes on multiple occasions/transactions. He is top notch.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:13 AM   #10
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I have used Jason Whitaker of WS Yacht Brokers, owner. He hustles to get the job done. I have and am working with him right now on another boat purchase.

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Old 12-31-2018, 12:19 AM   #11
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I second (or third?) the recommendation for Korey Scott at Seattle Yachts. Korey went way above and beyond for us and became a friend in the process. Such a pleasure to work with!!

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