After carefull consideration we decided to buy a yacht in Queensland to take advantage of the wonderful weather and sailing opportunities.
We are actually New Zealanders – hoping for early retirement – who want to spent some time in the beautiful waters of Australia, away from the cold and wet of New Zealand. So we hopped on a plane, got to Manly and met quiet a few brokers. How disappointing – nothing they showed us came even close to our dream. Until we saw "Meander" at East Coast Marina. We could not help but to come back for a second look.
DETLEF BAUER from Australiawide Boat Sales gave us all the information we needed. He assessed us as people who would match this type of boat immediately and started negotiations between the seller and us in a most professional way. We had the feeling that he has the gift to work for both parties equally well and his sensible advice and understanding of "human nature" made it possible to come to an agreement, that suited us all. Happy faces on both sides – and a smiling Detlef in the middle!
Detlef worked on our contract with knowledge and expertise. He made arrangements with the surveyor, the insurance and organised a suitable berth.
At the moment we are not able to use the boat as much as we want, as we still have obligations in NZ. During our absence Detlef offered to keep an eye on our "baby" and we are in contact via e-mail to keep each other up to date.
With a cheeky smile in our faces we regard Detlef as our "god-father" of "Meander", who looks after her, when "mum" and "dad" can’t be there. What a great feeling!!!!!!!
Detlef, we thank you sooooo much for "going the extra mile"!!!
Jutta & Erich , owners of Meander, from NZ