Back in late October / Early November 2015 my husband called Australiawide Boat Sales regarding a new listing they had for a 47ft Cutter Rigged Ketch called Wind-F-Change. From that first phone call till the hand over of our new home we were treated exceptionally well by Australiawide boat sales and in particular Detleif.
We had been searching for over 12months and were quite frankly appalled at the treatment we had received by other boat brokers / salesmen in South East Qld. They either never returned a call or were just not interested enough to want to sell us a boat.Infact we were about to give up and look in other regions for our boat.
But Detleif was our ray of sunshine. People told us to remember that the broker works for the seller, however, Detleif made us feel as though he was working for us as well. Punctual, efficient and “on the ball” he negotiated our offer directly to the owner on that first day we saw the boat. He also organised survey, haul out and sea trials to happen all on the one day. Detleif advised the seller of a realistic price he could expect to get for the boat, unlike others in the area had done which in doing so meant a quick sale for the seller and a fair price for us.
Since purchasing our lovely Wind-F-Change, Detleif has continued to be helpful with referrals etc or just when we had a question or two about something we did not understand on the boat. If he doesn’t know he’s always ready with a referral to someone who does. Plus his knowledge and experience with yachts is amazing.
Thank you Detleif and Australiawide Boat Sales for helping us to find our new home and more importantly for being transparent, open and professional all through the process.
When it’s down to upgrading we will definitely be going straight to Detleif at Australiawide Boat Sales.
(Please forgive me Detleif if I have misspelt your name here – for the life of me I cannot find any paperwork with your name on it, only Ewans)