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Brokers in the Houston area?

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good broker in the Seabrook/Kemah/Clear Lake area?

I would rather get first on-hand recommendations over 'a friend of a friend of a friend' type.

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Talk to Ed Snyder at Higgins, Smythe and Hood. He did well by me.

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Isnt he in Watergate marina?

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The folks at Sea Lake Yacht Sales are good. Many of them are very accomplished sailors. It is still a brokerage (er, hmm, if you know what I mean), but at least many of them have done offshore work and know their sailboats. They sell low end to high end. Brad is knowledgeable. There is another guy that I really liked but I cannot remember his name. He and his son have done a lot of offshore work and a lot of long gulf hauls (Yucatan, etc). He is in his 60's and I think just does the brokerage bit for fun. Those are the best brokers. I will see if I can get his name for you.

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Here it is. Pat O'Neal. Very nice guy and knowledgeable. Seems to know his stuff.

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PS I am not in any way affiliated with them. Just have spoken with them over the years on various issues and have been impressed. I have never purchased a boat from them, but have heard good things. Still, always remember, they are brokers.
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HS&H is on the Seabrook side of the bridge.

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I agree with Cruisingdad. Pat O'Neal is helpful and honest. I talked with him at the Houston Boat Show and we agreed on the drawbacks on the Beneteau interiors. Give him a call.
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I bought my boat through Jerry Moulder at JM yacht Sales in Watergate and Jerry has thatunusual charicteristic in yacht salesman of being honest. * years after the purchase I still am friends with Jerry. (281) 538-0761. Tell him pigslo sent you.
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I never actually bought, but I was impressed with the effort of Dave Jackson at Higgins, Smythe and Hood.
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We used Houston Yachts in Kemah. Roger Schumaker was a great help in finding the boat we were looking for and working with us from out of town.
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