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No. We provide consulting services. Meaning, we help find boats and yachts that meet the needs of our clients, and we point them in the direction of those vessels.
Brokers help in the selling and purchasing of vessels, and collect commission, whereas we only help find the vessels for our clients, and assist them by giving unbiased advice on what vessels to purchase. We do not facilitate the purchase of the vessel, and we do not collect commission, we work for a flat fee.
No! We will provide a free telephone consultation to answer any questions a potential client has about the boat buying process, our services, or boating in general.
We only charge a fee when the client requests our services to research and generate a list of potential vessels.
We will set up a phone call to discuss, your needs, your wants, your budget, and any location details pertaining to the purchase of your vessel.
With that information, we will conduct research to find vessels meeting your needs, wants, and budget. We will then make a list of potential vessels, and we will schedule another phone call to discuss the vessels we found, and to answer any questions you have.
At that point, we will send you everything we found, including the list of vessels, the specs of those vessels, the seller information, etc. We can then provide unbiased opinions to help you decide which vessel to buy, or you can take that information and decide on your own!
The additional fee varies based on where we are traveling, however, the fee will never exceed $200.00.
The services include all of the services included in the flat fee PLUS:
We go with you in person to look at the list of potential boats we generated. We can provide opinions, as well as go through each of the vessels with you (i.e. features, specs, operation), and we can go on a sea trial or "test drive" with you.
*NOTE*: If you already know a specific dealer OR vessel you want, we can go with you to consult on that vessel. The fee for this service varies, but would be a smaller flat fee.
Typically, deliveries happen when an owner has just bought a new boat and needs it delivered to the location where they want to store it. In that case, we will travel to wherever your boat is currently and deliver it by water to wherever it is you would like to keep your boat.
Transport and relocation is when you would like your boat moved to a new location, selling it to new owners, staging for a boat show etc. This can be for a number of reasons, moving residences, winterization, vacation, etc. For more transport details see " What is the process for transporting or relocating".
In certain circumstances, yes.
An Inspected vessel is one in which a person hires a Coast Guard officer to come on their vessel and perform an in-depth safety check of the vessel. Most private/personal vessels are uninspected, and most commercial vessels are inspected.
Both! For inspected vessels we can operate a vessel of up to 25 tons. For uninspected vessels, we can operate a vessel of up to 99 tons! (Keep in mind, most private vessels are uninspected)
The first step in the process is exchanging information with the vessel owner such as specifications, registration number, HIN number, desired location etc.
For the second step, we will send the owner the contract to review, and if they have any questions or concerns, we can address them before both parties sign.
The third step is, a day, or 2 before departure, Captain Trey and the vessel owner will meet at the vessel, and the captain will do an in-depth check of the vessel from top to bottom to ensure the vessel is seaworthy and safe, and address any issues found prior to departure. After the check is complete, both parties will sign the contract and the owner will hand the keys as well as all relevant documents over to the captain.
The next step is the actual transport. The time that the transport will take depends on the distance and route taken. Sometimes it can take a day, 3 days, or even a week. If it takes longer than a day, the captain will sleep aboard the vessel ( if the vessel permits), if not, the owner will pay the sleeping expense incurred by the captain.
The final step is, once the vessel arrives at its destination, Captain Trey will clean the vessel and do another thorough maintenance check. Then once the owner arrives, both parties will sign the arrival sheet, and all paperwork and keys will be returned. If the owner is unable to be at the arrival, the contract will be scanned to the owner for signing, and the owner and captain can make arrangements for where the keys to the vessel will be left.
Note: Prior to signing the contract, a security deposit of 1/2 the full payment will be required. Once the vessel is delivered, the other 1/2 will be payed.
No! If your training goes over the time limit you payed for, you will not be charged extra. UNLESS, it is more than 1 hour over.
If it is only rain, then yes. If it is not overly rough and windy and it is just very rainy, you may still complete your training, that is at the decision of the owner.
Note: if the captain cancels training due to weather, you will receive a full refund.
Yes! If the weather is unpleasant, but does not pose a safety concern, we will proceed with the transport.
Typically, no, but it depends. If the weather prolongs your transport for more than 2 days, you will have to pay. If the weather prolongs the transport for 1 day, you will not have to pay. You will not be charged for the first 2 days of weather delay.
* we will try our best to continue with your transport during bad weather, unless it poses a safety risk.
For transports, It depends on the size of the vessel, as well as the distance that the vessel is being transported. If only 1 additional crew member is needed, the crew member's pay will come out of the captains daily rate.
For charters, it also depends on the size of the vessel and the needs of the guests.
We can provide our own crew to assist Captain Trey, or the owner may provide their own crew
Absolutely! If the owner would like their own crew to work with Captain Trey, that is absolutely fine.
Yes! IF your transport arrives a day or more early, your total will be reduced. BUT, in the same way, if your transport runs late, you may be charged more, depending on the circumstances.
Yes! We will transport any power-driven vessels of up to 52 feet.
Note: distance limitations may be in place for open powerboats that have an LOA of less than 30 ft.
We would consider providing service above 52 feet IF, there are at least 2 crew members assisting the captain, and the vessel is less than 5 years old.
Captain Trey grew up boating in the rough waters of the Nantucket Sound, in Cape Cod, MA. He has also worked on many boats in the Potomac river and upper Chesapeake Bay. He is very knowledgable on the Potomac and the Bay as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
No. During transport, the owner is not permitted to travel on the vessel with the captain.