Testimonials

Basil Huxham

We highly recommend Yacht sales West who we engaged to sell our classic 1987 Mason 33 sailboat. Richard Hargreaves managed and coordinated the entire process in an efficient and professional manner, including the export and delivery to the USA. We are highly satisfied...

Dan Clarkson

I bought a used C&C 44 from Richard late last Spring. Problem: I am in Seattle, the boat was in Vancouver, and the border was closed! This was not a million-dollar sale, but Richard gave it all the time and attention as if it was. If he couldn’t pick up my call,...

Shaun Murphy

Upon the recommendation of a friend I recently purchased a Dufour 360 from Yacht Sales West and I am delighted with the purchasing experience and the sailboat. Richard Hargreaves the yacht broker was a great help in ensuring that I got the right boat and that it was...

Jennifer Hatfield

The care and attention we have received from the Yacht Sales West team has been truly wonderful. We were given excellent information and support as we decided on which sail boat to order. Once the boat arrived the team worked tirelessly to get it ready and they took...

Kevin Walker

Max Shaw assisted us in finally purchasing a BlueWater cruiser that was located in St Croix USVI.Our search involved boats in a lot of places (BC, USA, Mexico) and was made to be productive and enjoyable largely due to his involvement in the process.Max is very...

Mark Andreassen

We ended up purchasing our boat through Max at Yacht Sales West, we had a very smooth experience all the way through. We did not encounter any pressure, or undue guidance at all. In fact it was just pure honesty, and helpfulness that we encountered. We dealt with a...

Jaclyn Jeffrey

We bought a boat through Max. He was really helpful from the first meeting even when we said we probably weren't going to buy for a couple of years (haha). He gave us a lot of great advice and didn't ever pressure us to choose one boat over another, even when we were...

Alexey G.

Max helped us to purchase our boat from private seller. Max was very professional and super responsive through the whole process. we are happy we choose to work with Max he is great!

Charles Russell

We purchased a Bavaria sailboat with the help of Max Shaw. Max was an incredible help figuring out what we needed and then helping us find a boat. Max is very experienced and knows his way around boats which incredibly helpful when making a significant purchase. We...

Stefa Katamay

We sold our boat with Max Shaw of Yacht Sales West as our broker. Couldn't have asked for a more professional and smooth experience. Max knows boats and people. He navigated us through the emotional process of selling while also balancing our desires with reality....

Meraki Crew

We had the pleasure of working with Max Shaw to purchase our floating home. Max is a wealth of knowledge, extremely hard working, authentic and kind. The whole process was seamless and we’re so thankful for all that Max did to help kick start our adventure.Thank you...

Alex Morgan

I bought my boat there. Mike and Max in Sidney are the ones to see. 1st rate customer service.

Sam Owen

Had the pleasure of working with YSW to purchase our sailboat. The team was very professional, knowledgeable, accommodating and just nice to deal with. Glad we had the opportunity to work with such a great team. Max Shaw was especially great to work with. He is very...

Mike Janes

Max Shaw did a fantastic job selling my sailboat. He put a lot of time and effort into the process, and kept me updated throughout. I cannot recommend selling with Max enough. Do yourself a favor and give him a call.

Ethan Schlegel

We had the pleasure of working with Max Shaw as a buyers broker on two separate offers. The first with another brokerage’s listing that ended up falling through, and secondly with a listing at Yacht Sales West with Mike as the seller’s broker. Both of whom were great...

Campbell Stewart

My experience purchasing our boat through Max at Yacht Sales West could not have been better. Max listened to concerns and always helped by bringing people and resources and his own rich knowledge base to the table. I found him invaluable and highly professional. Max...

Tom and Jean

We listed our sailboat with Max Shaw of Yacht Sales West in Sidney in the fall of 2021. Max was very professional, exceptionally helpful with any concerns that we had, and a pleasure to deal with. Max was efficient in the sale of the boat and paid great attention to...

Charles Russell

We purchased a Bavaria sailboat with the help of Max Shaw. Max was an incredible help figuring out what we needed and then helping us find a boat. Max is very experienced and knows his way around boats which incredibly helpful when making a significant purchase. We...

La J

Max made acquiring my beautiful Pacific Seacraft 34 a relatively seamless process. He’s extremely knowledgeable, personable, and very accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and learned a lot during the process.I highly recommend Max on all levels if you’re...

Julie Martin

Max made the sales process so easy and smooth for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending Max Shaw and Yacht Sales West for selling and buying boats.

Deborra Adkins

In 2020, we decided it was time to upgrade our sailboat. In 2021, when we looked at our first used sailboat, we met Yacht Sales West broker, Richard Hargreaves. In spring 2022, we looked at several boats in Victoria with YSW broker, Max Shaw. Finally in fall 2022, we...

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