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Friends We've Met On Our Journey

We have some of the best clients on the planet. Here are some of the great things they've said about us.

Testimonials

“His advice during the buying process was priceless…”

I met Charles Blickle in 1998 when he helped me find a 52’ Hatteras convertible. Charles was very patient with me as he explained the differences between the several brands available, engine options, construction, electronics, etc. This was my first venture into serious off shore fishing and Charles took the time to make sure I evaluated all pertinent matters and made a well informed decision. His advice during the buying process was priceless because I had never been through it before.  Things like where to haul the boat for inspection, surveyors to consider and where to take the boat for  updating were matters Charles helped with.

After I bought the Hatteras, Charles listed my 40’ Silverton for sale. He helped me find a dock in Ft Lauderdale where I could leave the boat. He checked on it regularly for the three or four months it was for sale and made sure it stayed clean, and safe from hurricane threat. When he found the right buyer, Charles once again went out of his way to make sure we had a smooth closing. Living in North Carolina and working full time, it was difficult for me to be around for the sea trial and evaluation of the survey results.  Charles handled everything.

In 2003 Charles helped me with the purchase of a 36’ Tiara. This was a relatively simple transaction, partly because Charles saw that I knew all the comparable boats for sale.

Three years later I asked Charles to help me find a motor yacht in the 70’ range that I could afford. We walked the docks at the Miami Brokerage Show and took in the various alternatives; different brands, styles, layouts, and vintages. We finally settled on a 70’ Hatteras Cockpit Motor Yacht in the 1989 to 1990 range. I can still remember some of the advice Charles gave me about buying a boat that could be easily resold in the future. Now Charles went about sending me info on the many qualified boats for sale.  He arranged numerous visits and sure enough we found the right boat at the right price.

By now I knew what was ahead of me, but Charles was still there to help with surveyors, boat yards, financing, documentation and so on. Closing went smoothly and I listed my Tiara for sale with Charles.

Once again Charles helped me find dockage while the boat was for sale in Ft Lauderdale. He looked after her and had several suggestions to make sure she sold in a short time. I never had to return to Florida to complete the sale of the Tiara. Charles handled everything.

Sadly I now find it necessary to sell the 70’ Hatteras motor yacht. Of course I will list it with Charles.

Charles is a hardworking and knowledgeable boat broker. But more importantly he is honest and has his clients best interests in mind. Sure he wants to see you buy or sell your boat, but only if it is the right deal for the client.

I strongly recommend Charles Blickle for any activity in the boat brokerage business.

Mike Sabbagh on Charles Blickle