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Ted and I want to thank you for your professionalism and efficiency during our recent boat buying adventure.  When we started out, we really (really) didn’t know what we wanted.  Being experienced sailors, when it came to evaluating a big motor yacht, well, we were just lost.  Scott, you said right away after our first viewing, that we needed to see a lot of boats.  How right you were.  It really helped to see a variety of boats in a variety of conditions, which helped us realize when we saw Brigadoon, she was THE ONE.

Eric, you showed us the boat before it was ready for viewing and that made a big difference.  Your understanding of our needs (and my “attention to detail”) took us to just the right boat at the right time.  We were ready to take a break on looking when, BAM, it all happened. Our lovely boat is now getting a nice coat of paint on her bottom and we cant wait to move in.

Thanks again to you both and to Bayport Yachts for a seamless efficient experience.  You guys rock!!!!!

Catherine and Ted Grant, Hatteras 53′ Brigadoon

Scott and Eric were tremendously swift and professional with the sale of our boat! Both are straight shooters and were very proactive in communicating any status changes and advice. My boat sold within a few months, and outside the boating season! Incredible! I also believe that they found the right buyer for our 52’ Jefferson. There are truly talented in matching the right boat to the buyer. If we were in the market to buy again we would certainly seek out Scott and Eric again. Bravo!

Iain and Elisha, Washington, DC

We recently took delivery a very clean, well maintained DeFever 41 in Baltimore MD that Scott Schramm of Bayport Yachts brokered.  The vessel was exactly as Scott had described when we made the trip from Wilmington NC to view, much appreciated!! For our first trawler purchase we could not have been happier with the entire process from first viewing, to survey and finally closing. Scott navigated a couple of newbies through uncharted waters and we want to thank him for being patient and professional. Thanks again Scott!

Del and Robin Carroll, DeFever 41 “Avalon”

We wanted to thank you for your superb services selling our boat.  You exceeded our expectations by 364 days.  We planned a year to sell the boat and you got it done in a day!  Unbelievable!  There were a few nervous moments through the process but you saw us through them with your experience and professionalism.  Thanks so much and we highly recommend you to anyone looking to sell (or buy) a boat!

Jeff & Linda, 48′ Hi-Star Sale

If you’re looking for honest, professional guidance in your yacht search, Eric is YOUR man!

Patrick Dunlap

We can’t say enough good things about Scott and Eric with regard to the successful marketing and sale of our boat. Where other brokers had failed, they came through with the understanding and knowledge not only of our boat, but of the type of buyer that would ultimately be interested it. With professional and friendly guidance from the listing agreement to the purchase and sale agreement – they were top notch all the way.

Gary W, 1987 Bertram 46 Sale, Mechanicsville, MD

If you are looking for a classic Hatteras, you cannot do better than Eric and Scott.  They know the market inside and out.  From the initial showing to closing and beyond they have been responsive, informed and reassuring.  We are now the delighted owners of a classic 1970 53 Motor Yacht and couldn’t be happier.  Great experience all around. A real class act.

Karen and Mikhael, Washington, DC

I can’t say enough good things about Scott and Eric at Bayport Yachts. They have many years experience between the two of them. So working with one of these professionals gives you the wisdom of both.

Primarily I worked with Scott Schramm. He is wonderful on all four phases of the purchase: boat acquisition, sale price negotiation, closing and delivery / set up.

Scott listened to my wants, needs, limitations and price range during the acquisition phase. I had a fairly clear idea of what I wanted and helped me find boats that were close to what I wanted. He started showing me a number of different models, listened to what I liked and disliked about each, which allowed him to quickly hone down the boats which were good candidates.

What is especially nice is that Scott helped me find a wonderful boat that was in the lower end of my price range. This was great because sales people (boat, house or car) find a way of “up selling” you into a more expensive unit. Scott didn’t!

Scott found an excellent boat that wasn’t more than I could afford.

After deciding upon a particular boat, Scott was great in negotiation. He was a great help in keeping me from overpaying. In fact, the final negotiated contract price was less than I had planned on paying.

Again, his professionalism and experience was incredibly helpful during the closing phase. Being there during the survey allowed him to understand the boats strengths and weaknesses. As an experienced licensed Captain, he knows what’s important for the integrity and safety of the boat, what’s cosmetic and what can be a potential deal breaking problem. Experienced boaters can appreciate the extra set of eyes, and novices can understand because he translates from “nautical talk” into English.

Needless to say, I certainly benefited from his fiscal aggressiveness when negotiating the survey allowance. (Between what he saved me on the contract and survey allowance, he saved me more than the total commission on the boat, which the seller pays.)

Because of a number of reasons, we had a very short time between the survey and final closing. There is a lot of financial and technical information that passes between the brokers, client, seller, marine banker and insurance persons. Scott kept this complicated process moving, even when two of the parties were independently tied up in in-office team building days. (What’s the chances of that?!) Scott kept his head and got the deal closed even working with that truncated schedule. There was a lot of pressure getting the deal done because of these extenuating “team building” circumstances, but even while he was busy with other clients, Scott’s expertise got all the myriad of details sorted out on time.

Because I bought a pre-owned boat, there were mechanical issues that came up on the survey which he helped rectify with his vast breadth of marine technicians.

Finally, when it came to the delivery, he and his associates were extremely knowledgeable and patient helping me understand the complex marine, mechanical, maintenance, hydraulic, electrical and navigational components of a vessel as complicated as today’s modern boats.

I couldn’t be happier with my new (to me) boat. Nor could I be happier with Scott and the staff at Bayport Yachts. Next time I buy a boat, I will have them represent me.

Michael D. P. Silveus, DDS, MS

Dear Scott,

Thank you for all of your help in the purchase of our new boat/home. We love our new home and so do our dogs. It is not only beautiful & well maintained, it is also functional for our daily living.

Your knowledge and level of professionalism has been amazing. It was great meeting someone who really appreciates boats and knows what a live aboard boater is truly looking for in a home. We would like to express our deep appreciation for all of your help.

 

Melissa and Tony Wetzler, Maxwell and Jacob, Washington, DC

Dear Bayport Yachts,

My wife and I have been wrestling about buying a boat for some time. We are very new to boating, and when we decided to go ahead, Scott at Bayport Yachts made the process extraordinarily easy. He not only helped identify the right boat for us, but made the process significantly less daunting. He guided on the right pricing, and what to look for during the sea trials.

He even graciously helped motor our new boat from Annapolis to its new slip in Washington, DC. I would wholeheartedly endorse Scott and Bayport Yachts as your boat broker, and would use them again in a heartbeat.

Shawn Smeallie, Alexandria, VA
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