Enthusiastic and energetic. Detlef is also a stickler for detail. Our vessel sold in a very short timeframe. A great go-between for seller and buyer.
We can not speak highly enough of Australiawide Boat Sales. Detlef made the purchase of our yacht an enjoyable and stress free experience.
Amazing customer service. Thank you Detlef.
Jill and Jim Ford
Detlef, Thank you for all you have done regarding the sail of our Mottle 33 . Your input was competent and much appreciated.
for managing the sale of our Bayliner 2858. I was pleased with the professionalism, helpfulness and responsive manner with all dealings with us and the new owners, with nothing being a problem throughout the transaction. You took care of all the necessary details on our behalf while keeping us informed along the way. The sale was fast and efficient which puts you at the top as a broker.
Detlef at australiawide boat sales Manly QLD looked after the recent sale of our yacht.
He took care of every detail of the sale including organising all trades & services due to us being interstate.
The boat was put on the australiawide boat sales website soon after Detlef received the keys with immediate interest resulting in a 24hr sale – amazing!
Detlef was the consummate professional throughout with remarkable forward planning skills and attention to detail on a “next level”.
Nothing was a problem and we were always kept in the loop with regular updates by phone, txt and email.
Over an 11 year association we have bought one boat and sold 2 boats with Detlef. No one works harder to get results.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Detlef and the australiawide team to buy or sell your next boat.
Thanks to Detlef for providing assistance above and beyond in the sale of our boat – highly recommend him and Australia Wide.
Thanks guys. You did a great job. Very pleased with the outcome. After having listed with two other agents, thank you Detlef for selling my boat within 4 weeks.
Many thanks for the speedy and smooth sale of our yacht.
Glad you were there to handle this for us.
Perry Pty Rolton
Detlef handled everything, which was brilliant as we both work and couldn’t take time off to attend to all the usual inspections/trials. We originally bought the boat through Detlef so when it was time to put the boat back on the market the choice was easy. We merely had to list it and handed the keys and the rest was just taken care off.
I recently bought a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey through the Manly, QLD branch. I found Warwick and Detlef to be friendly and professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with
Thank you Detlef for all your assistance in helping us find the right boat. You asked all the right questions, listened and then answered with exactly what we were wanting. You professionally dealt with the owners and us the purchasers in a pleasant respective manner. The sea trial was a joy to participate in and all parties were able to find a way to feel happy with the deal. Detlef offered his continuation of services to us even after the deal was finalised as absentee boaties. Thank you again.
If you find yourself needing some help in trying to find the right boat. Ring Detlef, he is your man.
We purchased our Mustang through Detlef at Australiawide Boat Sales. He was so organised and made us feel at total ease, knowing he had the transporting and sea trial of the boat under control. He was always available to take our calls both pre and post sale. We would recommend this business and sales team to anyone out there looking at buying a boat. Thanks so much.
Jeff and Julie Mulhall
Thank you to Warwick and Detlef who managed the sale of our Mustang 2800. They were responsive and helpful through the entire process and once our boat was sold, took care of all of the transaction and transport details with the new owner on our behalf making this both a delight as well as fast and efficient.
Thanks to Warwick for his strong customer focus and helping us to realise our long term dream to get on the water.
Warwick was proactive during the whole sales process, in fact he contacted us when ‘Four Choices’ come onto the market. He still remains available to us to assist us as we get to know our boat and has been a wonderful support.
Four Choices was a boat that we were familiar with and it has not disapointed.
Madeleine and Geoff FISHER
Thank you Australiawide Boat Sales & Detlef!
In late November 2015 we contacted Australiawide Boat Sales regarding a new listing they had for a 47ft cutter rigged ketch named Wind-F-Change. The first person we spoke with was Detlef Bauer.
Now just so you know, up to this point we had had nothing but sour experiences with Boat Brokers up and down the coast over an 18month period. We felt that no-one wanted to sell us a boat & we had cash! Most of the brokers did not go out of their way and some were not even prepared to show us a boat on the weekends. So considering we worked Mon – Fri we were out of luck. We also looked at some boats being sold privately but after encountering a less than honest seller we decided it was just too risky to pursue private sales.
Now back to our encounter with Australiawide Boat Sales and in particular Detlef. He was a breath of fresh air! He was quick to act and had no hesitation in showing us the boat early the next morning (Saturday). The wonderful thing about dealing with Detlef is that he is extremely knowledgeable but also professional and yet forthcoming and helpful. I know the story goes that the Broker works for the Seller but in this case you would forgive us for thinking he also had our best interests at heart.
We jumped on this boat and put in our offer. Detlef could have waited till Monday to call the seller however he called him that same day and within a few minutes and some negotiation we had a deal dependent on surveys. Detlef organised the haul out and the sea trials to happen on the same day two weeks later. It is also Australiawide Boat Sales custom to organize the gas survey as well.
Well, we bought our beautiful Wind-F-Change and the process could not have been easier – Thank You Detlef for your helpfulness, honesty and professionalism.
When we were a just about to give up on our quest to find the perfect boat (for us) Detlef was our ray of sunshine!
Follow-up: We moved aboard at the end of January 2016 and continue to live at East Coast Marina. During our time here there have been several times where we just needed some advice or a referral for a tradesperson and Detlef has always been happy to help.
Thank you Australiawide Boat Sales and Detlef – we would recommend (without hesitation) your business to anyone considering buying a boat & will definitely use your services again if and when we want to upgrade.
Tom & Kim Sullivan
Thank you for your reply. You might be interested to know that a number of brokers have told me their clients would visit the boat but no contact or report from them. Obviously, owners want to know, even if it is a missed attempt. As a person in marketing myself, congratulations, you obviously understand the psychology of selling. Well done & thanks. Hope you sell the boat.
Just wanted to say a special thank you for the extremely professional way you handled the recent sale of Skyte.
Detlef conducted this sale with a high level of integrity and achieved a realistic price in a very short period of time. He was knowledgeable and able to assess the value of the boat realistically which brought about the quick sale.
I would recommend your company and it’s professional attitude to any other boatie wishing to sell their boat in an orderly and professional manner.
Also I would like to compliment Australiawide Boat Sales on their excellent website and communications.
After having my boat on the market for over 10 months, privately and with two other brokers, I became aware of Australiawide Boat Sales and their web site. Being keen for a sale so I could move on to my next vessel I placed my beloved boat with this mob. Firstly let me say that I was impressed with the speed that the web site had my add placed, next, which I believe is the most important point, Euan kept me completely informed on the market and situation at all times.
Euan had an offer on paper before he came to me which ment less fuss and no bullshiting around. As a seller we often hear about these offers from others that don’t go anywhere, so to have an offer on paper makes us think and decide quickly with no messing around, then a quick settlement ( 1 Week). In a nutshell lets not mess around, we as sellers want the job done well and we want the job done quickly.
I can recommend Australiawide Boat Sales and I think you will be happy with their style!!
Anthony Walsh, Murwillumbah
(Owner of Beale 740)
My experience purchasing a boat through Australiawide Boat Sales was for me an absolute pleasure in a large part due to the professional and courteous dealings with the broker, Euan MacDonald.
From my initial call Euan’s approach was professional, at a personal level he is a top bloke.
Following the sale there was a minor issue, but the back up service was exceptional and the problem sorted in a minimum of time with no fuss.
My partner and I now own a lovely yacht which will meet our needs for many years. If however we decide to sell and or purchase another vessel Australiawide Boat Sales will be the first call.
Wayne O’Connell – Gladstone