“Jeff Erdmann was something a bit different.”

From day one, working with Jeff Erdmann was something a bit different.  If you are a boater, you most likely have run into brokers who are pretty high on the ‘never care to talk to that person again.’  Jeff was different, and it wasn’t just that he was attentive and demonstrably conscientious, we were having conversations at a distance, which by most situations, would have made working with a broker a very painful activity.  

Jeff is someplace in Florida in the US and I live on the island of Mallorca, off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean.  After countless emails back and forth, and shedloads of questions from me, Jeff had pretty much impressed me as someone I might want to deal with.  We flew over to the Caribbean (the boat was located in St. Martin) and after seeing the boat for the first time, I contacted Jeff and explained the speed with which I wanted to make all this happen.

Jeff, who to be fair, undoubtedly does have a life, and recognizably does have other clients, explained that my timeline was going to be problematic for him to breakaway and fly down to work all this through.  After another phone call, Jeff worked out how we could buy the boat, whilst at the same time, working with the broker (Jeff), but never actually meeting him face to face.  Within a few days, everything had been worked through and after what seemed at the time to be piles of papers to be signed, I ordered a wire transfer and sailed away on my new boat.  

The big question is whenever one works with a broker is, ‘would you recommend this broker to anyone else?  Or even more importantly, would you recommend this broker to a good friend?”  My answer is that I most certainly would.  

James Rieley // Jeanneau Owner

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