During the first week of April 2004, whilst searching for a boat to purchase, I inspected a Hans Christian 43T sailing yacht moored at Moreton Bay Boat Club, Newport, Queensland. The boat was shown to me by Jeff Rowe of Australiawide Boat Sales.
I live in Switzerland and had originally found the boat through internet search engines, followed by email contact with Jeff. We then had several telephone conversations, discussing the HC as well as a couple of other similar boats in the area.
Consequently I decided to fly from Switzerland to Australia, where I met Jeff, he arranged suitable accommodation nearby and showed up exactly at the arranged time to accompany me to the boat.
Jeff was friendly, honest and professional. I found that during all our contacts he had accurately represented the boat to me and whilst I viewed the boat, he served as a useful and unbiased sounding board for my thoughts, meanwhile letting me get on with it. He was available when I needed help or had questions, yet I never had the feeling he was waiting for me to finish. The inspection took nearly four hours.
Although I decided against buying the Hans Christian, I can highly recommend Jeff, Euan and the rest of the team at Australiawide for their attitude, professionalism, honesty and patience during all stages of buying.
Peter Pauling Verbier