“Dear Mr. Peterson,

It has been said that the happiest days of a man’s life are the days he buys a boat and then sells the boat. I have been in boating for over 50 years and have enjoyed the many pleasure of buying and selling several boats. I am writing to say our recent purchase of an Ocean Alexander 43 through you was a testimony to this nautical tradition. Thank you!

Our purchase was challenging as the boat was involved in a difficult probate involving heirs, attorneys, documentation requirements, a short turn around and a very nervous wife. Your manner both in working with us to navigate these challenges, as well as the patience you demonstrated, was refreshing. From our first contact to our most recent, my wife and I have always felt you were truly concerned about maintaining a very high level of professionalism while addressing all of our boating concerns. The process of purchasing the Nan Sea Jean was filled with many fond memories that will accompany us as we explore the San Francisco and Delta areas.

I think one of the tests of any business relationship is how it is formed in its conclusion and long after the sale has been completed. What makes us most happy is that we have continued to maintain a friendship built from a challenging task that resulted in a very favorable outcome. If we are ever in the market for another boat, you can be assured we will seek you out to represent our boating needs. Again, thank you for displaying a high degree of professionalism and sensitivity with our new purchase.”

Robert and Nancy Hubbell

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“I have worked with Rick Peterson on more than one occasion and most recently in the successful sale of one of our boats. Rick is knowledgeable in his field and professional in his conduct and most importantly, meticulous in his communications with his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Rick to anyone thinking of listing his or her boat with a broker.”

Harley J. Earl, USCG 100t Master, US Sailing CONAV and Cruising Instructor

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“Rick Peterson was my representative for the sale of my Fu Hwa 38…….This was my fourth sale of a vessel over the last 13 years and by far the best handled in all respects.

Rick was an excellent advisor on pricing, marketing and presentation of the vessel. His knowledge as a yachtsman was invaluable in preparing the vessel for sale. He always looked after minor items requiring adjustment or repair with no fanfare or recognition. He was my trusted advisor throughout the process.

The vessel was located at the opposite end of San Francisco Bay with respect to Rick brokerage offices. When this has been the case with previous sales, there has always been reluctance to show the vessel in person because of the travel time involved. That was not the case with Rick. He was perfectly responsive to potential buyer demands for showings on several occasions, always with his characteristic gracious attitude.

Finally, Rick was able to market and sell my vessel during a down cycle in the boating business and in record time for me – just over four months! Previous sales of my vessels in similar condition have taken as long as two years in the recent past. I believe that this is attributable to the fair-minded approach and trustworthiness of Rick’s sales techniques and to the substantial standing that he enjoys with his peers in the business across the land.

I enthusiastically endorse Rick Peterson as a thoroughly professional and capable yacht broker for any type of vessel and would be happy to further discuss with any interested party.”

Cal James, Piedmont, CA

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“Dear Rick,

I just wanted to thank you so much for all the time and trouble you took to both sell our motor-sailer sailboat and to buy our new motor yacht. It really cannot have been easy dealing with the two but you somehow managed to get us a good deal on both counts! We are extremely happy with our new boat and how lucky were we that it all took place in one marina!

I know you are someone I can count on to help if there are any emergencies but most of all I would like to thank you for your patience and good nature when things became quite heated! We will certainly be using you again should we decide to buy an even bigger boat!”

Jennifer Honess, Sausalito, CA