|Buying a yacht can be a very scary thing, especially if it is your first one. Selling can be even scarier. I hired Glenn and he was the most diligent, professional, and hard working professional I have ever come across. He fielded offers, took appointments, did what it took to get the job done. I have used other brokers before. Selling and buying. I have used brokers in the area of Stillwater with great disappointment. Yacht brokers of Afton does not disappoint. Attention to detail with a roll up the sleeves mentality to get the job done. Ours was a 45 footer and sold in the first season. Thank you Glenn for all of your hard work.
Bruce Michael R.
I can’t thank you enough!
I was looking to purchasing a boat from a private seller out of town and didn’t know the first thing about how to make that and protecting myself at the same time happen. I was lucky enough to find you.
I was immediately put as ease after talking to you about the process. You took care of all the paperwork for the good faith offer and holding the deposit money.
The seller wasn’t available and you stepped in to make things happen.
You made arrangements, contacting the owner, getting me all the maintenance records (which I didn’t even think about) made arrangements with the marina to have it summarized, put in the water, washed, prepped and scheduled for the sea trail. You even offered to pick me up at the airport.
After the sea trail, you made all the arrangement to meet at the bank to pay off the existing loan (again I would not have thought of that) and balance to the previous owner. You had all the paperwork drawn up and walked us through the whole process, which the seller and I had no idea how to do.
You went above and beyond making sure the seller provided the cabin key and missing carpet and arranged for the canvas repairs at the seller’s expense.
Then you recommend and helped coordinate the transportation of the boat to Portland Oregon with a first-rate company that you referred. All the people you recommended have all exceeded my expectations. To put the icing on the cake, you were at the marina making sure the boat was pulled out of the water and loaded on the transport. These efforts were beyond the scope which you were hired.
You made the whole process carefree. This was the second largest purchase I have ever made, and you removed all the stress while protecting my interests the whole time.
I am eternally grateful for all your help throughout the process. Not only bought a boat but gained a friend.
You even followed up to make sure the boat arrived and all was good.
Glenn, please have anyone call me if they are thinking of using your services, It would be my pleasure to share my experience with them.
Your new friend, Royce
We would like to thank you for helping us buy our first yacht. Your experienced brokering of the sale between us and your client and made this transaction as smooth as they get. We never had any issues with the entire transaction with you or the boat owner and each step was fully explained and understood.
You took care of us like we were family and helped both myself and my wife with our navigation of all the boat ownership issues that we did not know. When it came to any questions or uncertainties that we came across you were there to help and guide us. You took us through how to drive a dual engine boat to docking one successfully. When we had any questions, you were there with answers and your experience was greatly appreciated.
We would recommend Yacht Brokers of Afton to anyone who that is looking to buy their first boat, or to those moving up. Glenn is nothing but professional, kind and knowledgeable.
Thanks again for making our first experience memorable!
Barry and Leslie R.
"My experience with Glenn of yacht Brokers of Afton has been amazing. I originally met Glenn to look at two weekenders/Cruisers and after listening to my needs he showed me another boat. He put me in a Chris-Craft that was exactly what I was looking for. The purchase was flawless and he took the time to teach me how to drive the boat. Going from a speed boat to a yacht was quite a leap. I am now confident in my abilities to drive a boat that seemed intimidating. I highly recommend Glenn and Yacht Brokers of Afton!"
Chris Craft 410 Commander
"Rarely would I share a customer testimonial though in my recent boat purchase, this is one example where I was completely impressed where someone went beyond my expectations both pre and post sales!
I had contacted Glenn on a Sunday regarding a listing he had and within 3 minutes I had received a return phone call and confirmation to view the boat the same day. Glenn provided everything I had requested to include service records, review of boat with the owner and addressed every question I had to complete the transaction. At that point most brokers would be done with the sale. IN this case Glenn followed up with me on 3 different occasions to help me resolve some minor issues that was outside of the purchase of the boat. This included helping me find a dock slip, and talking me through some technical issues on his holiday weekend. Impressed, yes who wouldn’t be!? Then to take it a step further, Glenn coordinated boat transportation from the St Croix to Lake Minnetonka for my boat and even spent half of his day with me to make this happen.
If you are looking for a true professional person and organization that will take care of you for your search, buying and selling process and post sales, these guys are on the top of the list. I can tell you I will work with Glenn and his team for every future boat purchase and sale moving forward. 5 stars out of 5 stars review!"
"Within the past three weeks, we have had the pleasure of both purchasing and selling a boat through Glenn at Yacht Brokers of Afton. We bought a 2003 Formula 280SS and sold our 1995 Trojan 390. Both transactions could not have gone any smoother, Glenn was very attentive and responsive. He was always available to show us the boat we purchased, and to show the boat we sold ( in less than a month I’d add). We would recommend him to any interested buyer or seller."
Joe and Jen G
"Buying a boat can be a difficult and intimidating process. Glenn's knowledge, attention to detail, and follow through made it easy from start to finish. Glenn was always available and kept me informed every step of the process. Working with Glenn made me feel like I was working with family. His son drove us one hour to the boats location and then Glenn helped me navigate my new Carver four hours to my home port of Afton. His service did not stop at the closing table. He continued to make himself available every time I called or texted him throughout the 2019 boating season. I would definitely use Glenn and Yacht Brokers of Afton in the Future,"
"Yacht brokers is purely an A-1... Business. But, you buy a boat for pure... Pleasure. So, who Says ya "can’t mix” the two? Hell, call ‘em. Let them figure it out! I sure did. I’m still smiling. :)"
"We are first time boaters and when we went to Glenn, he was understanding and accommodating to our needs. He recognized that we were first time buyers and welcomed us as if we were seasoned boaters. He took the time to explain everything we needed to know about the buying process. He guided us through the process and simplified it to make us feel comfortable. The term "he went the extra mile" is too simplistic when we describe what Glenn did to make us feel welcome into the boating community. He spent many hours to make sure we were comfortable behind the wheel and with our new boat. I would highly recommend Glenn and Yacht Brokers of Afton for your next purchase. Thank you Glenn"
"Good Afternoon Glenn,
Just wanted Thank You and Yacht Brokers for the great service listing, showing and selling our boat. Having never sold a boat through a broker before, we were especially impressed with the updates from the day we listed it all the way through the process of delivery. I cannot thank you enough for the professional service and smooth transaction. Additionally, we were thrilled knowing the boat went to a great new home."
|"Glenn Orehosky of Yacht Brokers of Afton helped our family buy a boat in an incredibly short period of time with absolutely no issues. But, more than that he sold us a lifestyle. He watched and heard what we liked and what we didn’t. He never oversold or pushed, but at the same time was responsive. Something else we liked (and was so different from other brokers we had met) is that he made himself available to talk with us about buying a boat, insurance, marinas, how things worked on the river and answered loads of questions from our whole family with both great respect and honesty.
To finish it off, he helped us learn to drive it and brought over a bottle of champagne for us to celebrate with…what more could we ask for from a yacht broker. Thank you, Glenn."
Doug & Angie (Zoe & Lucy)