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Customer Testimonials

Dear Steve,

Many thanks for your characteristically efficient and satisfactory sale of Crossjack – the latest of several boats bought and sold through Clark & Carter over the last three decades.

I’m not a user of social media but would like to say how much I have appreciated the expertise, helpfulness and effectiveness of my dealings with you and Duncan, and more recently Charles over the years. At my age I think I have swallowed the anchor but if not I’ll be back.

Kindest regards

Philippe (Freedom 27)

Dear Steve,

Your professional knowledge in identifying a good buyer from the outset has been fundamental to the completion. For me it has been a case of just sit back and see how this sale and the unforeseen incident with the yard panned out. Duncan and Charles have also been excellent throughout keeping me advised and informed, thank you all.

Best of luck for the coming season,
Kind regards

Peter (Jeanneau SO50DS)

Dear Steve,

I am writing to commend the service I have received from the Burnham branch of Clarke and Carter, specifically from Aaron French.

Five years ago he guided my wife and I as we purchased our first yacht. We recently sold her and bought a larger boat. Aaron has been extraordinarily professional and is a credit to your company. His knowledge of boats and of the market never ceases to impress. Combine this with his positive and friendly attitude and he has made the process of selling and buying go very smoothly. The whole team at Burnham have been superb. Jonathan Lodge came over to our house one evening to bring documents that needed our signature, saving us a trip to Burnham.

You have a great team there.

Giles (Moody 30 and Moody 376)

Hi Charles

Thank you and the team there for being such a pleasure to work with associated with my recent purchase of Indigo Sea. You were always available and helpful in all respects to enable the deal to go through smoothly; so many thanks.

Anon (Hunter Legend 33E)

Dear Steve, I would like to thank you and your staff for the efficient way you dealt with selling our boat. We bought it new through you and had 19 years happy sailing until my wife and my ill health forced the sale. We wish you a happy Christmas and a good new year.

Anthony Davenport

I have now purchased 2 yachts from Clarke & Carter and recommended 4 other friends, 2 of which purchased vessels. I have always found your teams at Levington & Burnham friendly, accommodating, not overzealous in sales patter, and very knowledgeable Brokers. I look forward to further business in the not too distant future!

Shaun Taylor

Good afternoon to you. I write to thank you for taking the time to drop by the yard at Pin Mill yesterday morning and for discussing the documentation with me. All is clear. The provenance of the yacht is rather fine, it’s like taking ownership of an old master or a bottle of vintage cognac! Thanks for all your helpful and professional assistance in the purchase.

With kind regard, Douglas MacDiarmid (Northney 34)

Good evening Stephen…

I just wanted to thank you for a most effective service. Rather impressive!

Very best, Tony (Coad)

I would like to thank you and your colleagues for assisting with the sale of ‘Thetis’. The procedure was clear, smooth and efficient. It served to make the end of my sailing days a little easier to bear!
Thank you again, Kind regards, Terry Burdett (Prout Scirocco 26)

Dear Aaron, it is sad to have finally ended our relationship with Burnham after so many years, but we would like to express our thanks to you for the excellent service we have had from Clarke and Carter in finding buyers and handling the sale of Two Voices and of the berth lease. This has relieved us of much unnecessary worry at what is already a stressful time and we are most grateful to you for all your help.
Best wishes, John and Sheila (Oyster 26)

Dear Sirs, I would like to take this opportunity, to thank you all on behalf of Mr. Wright and myself, for your services in procuring the sale of NARINA. It has been a pleasure for me to have done business with you all, and I wish you well for the future.
Kind regards, Alan (Fisher Freeward 25)

Dear Duncan, thank you once again for the professional way that you have looked after us. We are very grateful, it has been a pleasure to have you as our agent.
Best wishes, Roy and Alyson (Beneteau Oceanis 54)

We are loving the boat, six of us (family) slept on the boat Friday night and motored to Stangate on Saturday (no wind). She is a delight with the bow thruster, heating, hot and cold running water etc etc, things have certainly moved on since the days of trudging through the mud and climbing on board a cold and damp boat for the weekend.

Thanks once again for your support in this transaction, it’s rare to find someone who simply delivers on their promises.

Hi, Peter, Barry & Katie. Jem has arrived in Sweden, safe, sound and on schedule. Our experience with all of you has been first class…nothing less than an absolute pleasure to do business with. Thank you for making this possible. If in the future you are in need of a reference of a satisfied Scandinavian customer, feel to give us as your reference.
Yours sincerely, Tom & Betty (Imexus 28)

Hi Peter, I would like to thank you and your team for a very smooth and efficient transaction in my purchase of the yacht Rashoon, nothing was too much trouble and all my queries were answered swiftly and satisfactorily even after completion you have continued to assist me. I believe this a very unusual occurrence and one for which I am most grateful. I would not hesitate to recommend you, your team and company to anyone contemplating buying a boat they will certainly not find a better or more friendly Yacht broker in my opinion. Once again many thanks for all of your assistance.
Mr. Mike P. (Sabre 27 MK II)

Thanks again for your efforts they are much appreciated. If ever you need a reference from a satisfied customer, I am your man!
Robin D (Arvor 215AS)

I’d like to thank you for your frequent and friendly communication throughout; selling Takapoona has been a great source of stress to me for many reasons and you could not have been more helpful.
Kind Regards, Ms. Kate F (Nicholson 32)

Hi Tony. Many thanks for your professional services and I am still astonished that Legarde has been sold within five weeks of placing it on the market.
Best wishes – Robert O (Hunter Ranger 245)

Yesterday I picked up the Tornado in Esbjerg, and what a fine boat it is. I am very happy with the buy. It is hard to believe that this boat is 13 years old. It looks and feels almost like new. I also want to say that dealing with you has been a pleasure all the way. Words like positive, pleasant, quick and professional would describe the feeling.
Christian Petersen

After taking delivery of the new SO 379 GOLDFINCH mid last season, just a quick note to say thank you for your sales team patience and 1st class professionalism in dealing with the whole transaction from start to finish. The support received and honest advice given certainly convinced me to stay with the Jeanneau brand, looking forward to many more happy seasons of sailing and developing our customer / dealer relationship…cheers.
James E Finch

I can honestly say you are the most efficient professionals I think I have dealt with in any field, not just the boat world. You have made this process a pleasure and I will recommend your service from the rooftops! When the time comes for an upgrade ( and I hope it will be a long way off ) I promise there is only company I will deal with.

Thanks again for the excellent help and advice you have given us with buying our first boat.

I have now found and purchased a vessel but thank you for your professional and excellent service in all of my dealings with your team.

Just to say a very big “thank you” for selling Antares for us. Not an easy boat to sell so we were most grateful for all your efforts.
Best Wishes, Bob

A note of thanks for your outstanding efficiency and expertise which has brought about such a quick sale of Headstart.
Our thanks Mick & Liz

We very much want to thank you for handling the sale of Scaramouche on our behalf in such a pleasant and professional manner and with success. Much appreciated.
Stephen & Jane

I am most grateful for your company’s efforts which achieved such a prompt sale so close to the asking price.
Yours, Michael

Many thanks to your team for organising such a prompt sale.
Regards, Bill

A quick note to say thank you very much for all your help and hard work in achieving a sale on Razamatazz.
With best wishes, Elizabeth & John

I would like to record my thanks and appreciation of the advice and assistance which lead to a quick and painless sale.
Your sincerely, Bob

Many thanks for your efforts on my behalf to sell Nilandhoo. I think that there might be an opportunity here to make an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest sale ever of a yacht. Well done!
Yours sincerely, John