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, he would promptly return it. He went out of his way to help me find some of the most reputable and well-credentialed surveyors in Vancouver.

We had to take a virtual sea trial. Richard and the seller took the boat out to English Bay, with video cam in-hand, unfurled the sails (spotless), cranked the engine, operated the autopilot and electronics, showed me around the boat, all the while joking with one another and enjoying a beautiful sail – Richard clearly had a great report with the seller, as well.

At every juncture, Richard was a consummate professional, handling every detail. He arranged the customs brokers, escrow agents, and even a guy to deliver the boat to Friday Harbor Customs during COVID. By the end of our process, I really felt that I knew exactly what I was getting and felt really lucky to have been paired up with Richard.

I could not have imagined getting hooked up with a more honest, professional, and careful broker.

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