I first developed a strong interest in Beneteau sailboats when I began looking for a 35-45 foot cruiser that was family friendly but well-designed for sailing efficiently and safely in the challenging seas off the Hawaiian Islands. I had the good fortune of finding South Coast Yacht Brokerage while searching for a used Beneteau on the West Coast that could be shipped to the Islands.

South Coast broker, Scott Young, worked closely with me from start to finish in a very low pressure and patient manner. We talked about several options including used versus new, length, model, etc. Although I grew up sailing and had lived aboard, I owned my last sailboat 30 years ago and much had changed since then. After considering several options with Scott, I decided on a 2015 Beneteau Oceanis 37.

South Coast’s price was very competitive, but, more importantly, the Brokerage’s service, managed throughout by Scott was top notch. As a marketing professor, I continuously emphasize genuine relationship building and long-term customer management to my students. South Coast and Scott are great examples of both! In addition, their support staff from boat yard manager to rigger provided very high quality service, answered all of my questions very quickly and thoroughly, and in general, made the buying and new boat ownership process very enjoyable.

I’m certain that I will continue to work with South Coast Yacht Brokerage in the future and I highly recommend them to anyone in Hawaii or elsewhere who is interested in buying a new or used boat.”

Dana (Dane) L. Alden, PhD