Ahmanson '08
I bought my 1st boat from Jeff in 1999 – a J/160. Since then, he has helped me find and sell many boats, including a J/125, a J/145, a J/65 and a classic Ranger 33 that Jeff found in Wisconsin and oversaw the restoration of in San Diego, bringing the boat back to better than new. Jeff has helped me prepare multiple boats for offshore sailing and racing and I have enjoyed sailing thousands of miles with Jeff in beautiful places around the world. I trust Jeff’s integrity and professional counsel in all boating needs. I recommend him to anyone needing sound and professional advice in buying or selling boats. ~Jim Madden
We met Jeff at the Newport, Rhode Island Boat Show and really liked his no pressure, low stress, professional demeanor. He showed us some beautiful new Grand Banks and Palm Beach Yachts. Several months later, we contacted Jeff and met up with him at the Palm Beach Boat Show where Jeff found us a slightly used, almost new, Grand Banks East Bay 42. This was our first boat and Jeff guided us through the buying process, going well beyond what we ever anticipated in service, both during, and most importantly, after the sale. Jeff’s professional and proficient handling of the transaction, and then spending a great deal of time familiarizing and training our family has been invaluable. Jeff literally delivered the boat to us in Cape Cod and spent a great deal of time making us feel comfortable on the boat, here in the local cruising area. In the process, he and Karen have become good friends and we recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell. ~Mark & Claire McCarthy
The relationship that Jeff and I have built goes far beyond that of a typical yacht broker/client relationship. Jeff’s family has become part of my family and my family part of his. From my first sailboat, that I never intended to race, sailing has become a big part of my life. I now have several bucket list items fulfilled; racing some of the great offshore races with family and friends has added so much enjoyment to my life and a feeling of great achievement. Jeff has introduced me to some incredible sailors along the way, that have become lifelong friends. This summer, we are off to compete in the Transpac Race in my newest boat, a Swan 60, so the adventure continues… ~Tom Barker