We began looking for a yacht in February 2019 and found three that met our Spec. at two Brokers in Plymouth. We met Mike Harkness at Sutton Harbour Marina who took us to view Spellbound in the Marina next to the Brokerage.
It was a cold day but the yacht heating was on and the boat fully prepared for a thorough inspection with Mike answering our questions straightforwardly and accurately.
The other two inspections on the same day with another brokerage firm were onto cold, damp, unprepared boats which was a different experience entirely.
We decided to buy the Barbican boat and arranged a survey and sea trial through Mike. The survey involved Mike taking the yacht to another Marina for the lift out and also re-locating the yacht for the sea trial – Mike’s experience as a yachtman that day was particularly helpful to my son and I who hadn’t sailed for a number of years and were rusty so the trial was another success. On deciding to purchase, the deposit and payment arrangements were straightforward, unstressed with Mike being a pleasure to deal with. Mike even helped with getting the Life Raft serviced in time for our voyage back to the Solent as well as accommodating chandlery deliveries.
If and when we look for another yacht, I’ll certainly contact Mike and have no hesitation in recommending him and his Brokerage to friends.
Lawrence, Angela & Nick Anderson
Buyers of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i 'Spellbound'