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Good Boat Broker in Buzzards Bay

A friend of mine is looking to buy a boat this winter. Can anyone hear recommend a good boat broker in the Buzzards Bay area.

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Well...Northrup and Johnson has a good reputation. Why does he need a broker to BUY one? Why get another broker involved when you can get on YW and find boats to look at. When brokers don't have to split comission you can sometimes get a better deal with the selling brokers' "cooperation"!
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I agree with cam - had more freedom and negotiating leverage when buying our boat that way. I prefer to have eye to eye contact with the seller's broker, rather than using a middle agent.

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He's not looking for a buyer's broker...just rather deal with someone who is on the up and up. BTW, he also does have a CapeDory to sell..since he's actually looking to upgrade. If you had to recommend a seller's broker, who would you pick, and why?

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I'd recommend someone like Warren Trafton http://www.yachtworld.com/syri/ even though he works out of RI - he is extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to deal with. I plan to have him list my boat...
To me the value of "working" with a broker as a buyer is he can bring to the process years of vessel and yachting experience that simplifies the tire-kicking process for you the buyer. He can save you a lot of time and travel, both based on his knowledge of whats worth looking at, and his ability to extract information from the listing broker that you might not get. By working with a broker I mean turning the whole search process over to him - tell him your needs, expectations and budget and then let him lead.

Looking at boats can be fun - if one wants the full tire-kicking experience, such as taking a weekend to fly from Boston to Annapolis to see an ideal boat, but finding it not worth stepping aboard, then go it alone. I personnally think you end up paying the same for a broker boat whether there's a second broker involved or not, if that's true, your use of "your" broker is free...
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Try Lawrence Warner in Marion. I went thru him to buy my present boat, Pearson 31, last winter. Has been in the Buzzard Bay area all his life and has a very good handle on the unique sailing characteristics of Buzzards Bay. Good luck!
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Warren Trafton,

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I can also recommend Warren. I just bought a bought that he brokered. Warren was honest, knowledable, and a pleasure to deal with. He did everything he said he would do.

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Ged Delaney at Kingman Yacht Brokerage in Cataumet 508-563-7136 x43 is one of the "old school" brokers....low key, honest, very knowledgable. He has sold two and helped me buy two. IMO, a great broker is most helpful when selling, but can offer solid advice on different makes if your friend needs help sorting out what he wants. Otherwise, I agree that you have to do the legwork yourself.

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