Fall Brokerage Report

With Boat Show Season Officially Underway S&S Brokers Have Been Busy Helping Clients Slip Into Their Dream Yachts



Jack Zacks was the buyer’s broker for this 2009 Outer Reef Raised Pilothouse 65. Jack and his clients started looking at boats back in June. The clients had previous experience cruising long distance aboard their sailboat and were looking to move into a powerboat they could continue cruising. Although they looked at 12 boats over three days, Autumn was the first boat they saw and ended up coming back to her three times in the first two days. Her satin finished cherry interior really caught their eye and they loved the layout, overall condition, features and equipment—especially the John Deere engines, which have a strong following in this market segment. This Outer Reef 65 is headed off on her next adventure!

AUTUMN during survey.


SWANEE, ex. Bingo

Sparkman & Stephens broker, Captain Andrea Gaines, is our in-house trawler expert. In October, her clients, Judi and Steve, closed on a 2009 Alaskan 56 at the end of a two-year search for just the right boat to cruise the Great Loop. This October, they found just the right boat. Judi and Steve were looking for a Trawler that included a flybridge, open cockpit, day head, Portuguese bridge, protected running gear, stabilization, and accessibility on and off the boat at multiple levels.

Judi and Steve are pleased with the buying process and they are thrilled to be headed south onboard their new boat. “From stem to stern, Sparkman & Stephens provided us the one stop shopping we were looking for.  Our broker, Andrea Gaines, presented us with various options for cruising the Great Loop.  She introduced us to many brands which enabled us to refine and prioritize our list of wants and needs over the course of the process. Once we decided on the Alaskan 56, S&S was there to guide us through each step from sea trial to vessel orientation, seamanship and delivery from Rockland, ME to Charleston, SC.”

SWANEE heading down the Jersey Coast.



The new owners of Lucky Dog spent nearly a year and a half with Sparkman & Stephens broker, Jack Zacks, in search of their next boat. Going into the process they began looking at 34’ Sabres and Tiara 40s and as they continued to look they realized they really wanted a flybridge. Working with a buyer’s broker like Jack helps you flush out your options and discover the amenities you would like for your style of yachting.  Jack and his clients found Lucky Dog, a 2001 Fairline Phantom 43 Flybridge, this fall in Annapolis, MD. She caught their eye because of her 27-knot cruising speed and the layout fit their life style just right. With her new owners onboard, Lucky Dog plans to cruise to Florida and the Bahamas this winter and up to Maine during the summer.

LUCKY DOG during survey.

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