To sail once again across the Coral Sea from Vanuatu to Australia in order to sell our Hunter Legend 43 "Rivendell II" there was not an easy decision to make for Nelleke and me in spite of the usually fair winds and following seas along that route. Besides the prospect of having to bid farewell to our beloved cruising companion of 17 years we were quite intimidated by the prospect of having to import her into a country known for its complex and strictly enforced quarantine and customs regulations.
Fortunately, one of our Australian friends and fellow cruisers strongly recommended that we contact you and your company. While we were still in Vanuatu, you immediately started giving us highly valuable and detailed advice regarding the whole process. Once we arrived in Newport marina, not only were you there to catch our dock lines but you soon made us feel like we were family by putting us at ease with constant help, to-the-point professional advice and invariably good cheer! Although you rarely seem to use the famous Australians expression "no worries, mate", that is exactly how you managed to make us feel!
Now, a few months later, you just sent us the final settlement papers for Rivendell II’s sale to a very friendly Australian cruising couple and both Nelleke and I are delighted to see them start taking care of our trusty seahorse. As usual, all the paperwork and financial details were exactly as promised and agreed, or even a bit better than exepcted. Please don’t hesitate to have potential future clients contact us for reference or recommendation purposes, particularly any US cruisers who might be intimidated by having to import their vessels. Meanwhile, we can recommend you and your company to all fellow cruisers without the slightest hesitation or reservation.
Thanks again for helping us find new owners for Rivendell II (and for accepting us into your extended cruising family in the process)!
Henk and Nelleke Meuzelaar
1st owners of "Rivendel II" &
founders of Project MARC in Vanuatu