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TESTIMONIALS

And Dock Talk From Our Previous Customers

John Hoogakker
John Hoogakker
1704548263
We were pleased when YaZu agreed to list our modestly-priced boat. What we got was the same conscientious service as owners with a far more expensive listing. Great folks working hard!
La Clod 65
La Clod 65
1698433903
Anne and John sono due persone eccezionali, serie e disponibili, coadiuvate dalla loro assistente in ufficio, Sig.ra Rachel, sempre efficiente e gentilissima. Affidarsi a loro e stare tranquilli per il buon lavoro che svolgono.
Robert Carter
Robert Carter
1697721890
Anne and Jonathan recently brokered my purchase of a 2001 Beneteau 381 sailboat in North Carolina. Throughout the five months I was actively looking for a boat, which included two unsuccessful offers for other boats and a couple of five hour car trips by Jonathan for surveys, both he and Anne provided invaluable help, patience, understanding, empathy and consummate professionalism. They never hesitated to provide me with honest insight, invariably bringing me back to earth when necessary to focus on the best boat for me. I could not have gone through the buying process without their guidance. YaZu Yachting has brokered a number of sales and purchases for me over the years and I have always felt that part of my family was looking after me. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Rob Carter
Art Fritzson
Art Fritzson
1697719423
Bought and SoldI bought my Lagoon 450 from Anne and Jonathan back in 2015. It had been sitting unused for a number of years and they represented the boat fairly and negotiated with me (on behalf of the owner) in good faith. At every step they demonstrated honesty, integrity, and real expertise.After the sale, they repeatedly helped me with my planned refit by connecting me to honest and reliable trades people for everything from engines to sails and electrical to canvas.My wife and I spent five winters living on the boat in the Bahamas with annual trips between Annapolis and Exuma. We loved the adventure and lifestyle but got caught in the pandemic while in Exuma. We had to leave “Celestial” there for what we thought would be a few weeks but the lockdown extended for nearly two years.When we finally were able to recover her, she was in poor shape and the dreaded “Lagoon 450 bulkhead problem” had surfaced. We made the decision to sell her and, on advice from Jonathan and Anne, we brought her to Zimmerman Marine in Deltaville VA. They were able to restore Celestial and provide the factory authorized service for the “bulkhead problem”. Anne then worked her magic to get Celestial cleaned up and ready for sale. In a few short months she found a perfect buyer and in another few weeks we were finishing the details of the sale and handing Celestial off to her new owners.At every step of the way Anne and Jonathan provided all needed assistance as well as honest and unbiased advice and counsel. They say that the two happiest days of a sailors life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it; there’s truth to that but it’s professionals like Anne and Jonathan that ease the stress associated with buying and selling and allow them both to be enjoyable events.
Tom Reres
Tom Reres
1697632134
Jonathan and Anne true professionals and a pleasure to work with.They came highly recommended and I was not disappointed.Kudos and well done!!
Jeanine Montgomery
Jeanine Montgomery
1697630200
The team at YaZu Yachting were helpful and responsive throughout the transaction. We were able to close early and bring the Jeanneau 42 DS to Norfolk where she will receive a lot of love and begin her new adventures on the Chesapeake Bay!
Alison Darbie
Alison Darbie
1697575870
It was a great experience from start to finish just can't say enough about it if you are looking for a boat I would give them a call !!!!Thanks YaZu Cheers
Scotty Schafer
Scotty Schafer
1697237867
I went to their grand opening, and was impressed by both their hospitality and their professionalism. 3 years later I listed my Whaler with them. Every step of the process, from listing thru marketing thru sale, was effortless. My interactions with Bob Hoefer and Rachel Dickerson were time-efficient and yet quite friendly. They handled their responsibilities promptly and effectively. This is a great organization!
Hitech
Hitech
1687548007
Yazu, my main man.
James Argenio
James Argenio
1685479406
Thanks to Bob and Rachael for making it happen. We thought for awhile that the deal might not get done in time to meet the terms of the contract. There was a lot of scrambling and the documents got to where they needed to go in time (Rachael’s expediting). The guidelines from YaZu were very helpful in explaining the steps for purchasing a boat. On top of that, Bob’s recommendations were excellent
Oasis Books
Oasis Books
1684799061
After we sold our last "Trawler" we decided to wait until a speedier version of what we had already had appeared, and VOILA! Johnathan and Anne Hutchings showed us a Beneteau 34 Swift Trawler, however, alas, it was already under contract!Several months later we contacted Anne about another similar vessel for sale and asked her to investigate. Turns out it was a non-starter for us as it had the European Electrical system that we were not interested in.Fast forward to our finding a new listing by owner and we asked Ya-Zu to investigate. Johnathan proceeded to contact the owners, negotiate an offer, traveled to Florida for the Sea Trial, and wrapped up the Acceptance and Closing, including having Rachel from their staff prepare everything from the Closing, to the Virginia Registration of the dinghy and the U.S. Coast Guard Documentation process. The vessel was delivered by its previous owners to us here in the Lower Chesapeake Bay and a joyous fireside evening picnic was enjoyed by all of us.The entire process was totally Honest, Upfront, Respectful to all parties and went off without a hitch. This was our 3 major purchase of a 36-43' trawler and we could not have been more pleased and simply can't say enough positive comments about this First Class Outfit from Deltaville, VA.With Kind Regards,Kip & Odette Mortenson
Urey Patrick
Urey Patrick
1673209385
We listed our near 40-year old Grand Banks with YaZu (broker Bob Hoefer to be specific) and sold it at our asking price within a couple weeks. YaZu was great - efficient, effective (listing across multiple platforms) and responsive. Bob was great... questions answered promptly, on scene for all critical points of the sale process... he dealt with our buyers and their broker. You can't go wrong with YaZu!!!
Patrick Mack
Patrick Mack
1673045431
The YaZu team was highly recommended to us by a trusted advisor, and I am overjoyed to be able to pay that recommendation forward.The YaZu team helped us list, show, and sell our 45' catamaran. They handled the entire process with aplomb, professionalism, promptness, transparency, and sound advice.What makes this team special is the fact that they are passionate about the marine industry and are sailors at heart.They have earned our strongest possible recommendation and we look forward to working with them on the purchase of our next catamaran.There is no need to look any further, you have found the best team in the business!
Banyan Travels
Banyan Travels
1667647758
Jon and Anne are simply… amazing !!We first heard of them by cruising friends who sold their boat - not because Jon/Anne sold it, but because Jon/Anne were more helpful to them along the way than their own broker!!As we were sailing northwards from the Western Caribbean, undecided which course to steer (sell, not sell?), we decided to contact them and to just get a feel for the process, what was involved should we decide to sell… They so patiently answered all our questions, and more!!Then we called them a few more times along the way, and each time they were even more informative (if that’s possible), always taking the time to answer our questions, and if they didn’t know, get back to us, as promised. Each time they presented the options and facts clearly and gave us lots to think about as we slowly sailed our way northwards trying to make up our minds.When we finally reached Deltaville, and met them in person, it really was like coming home to family and we knew then we’d made the right choice in brokers, as we left our boat/home with them and flew home. Being boat owners themselves they knew what they knew where we were coming from.It is said that the happiest day of one’s life is when one buys / sells a boat, and this is so true. In our case, after ten years of amazing cruising adventures in a loyal and faithful sailing home, it was beyond difficult to imagine giving up our home to someone else. After our first potential buyer walked away because we had an unexpected issue crop up, their dedication to us and their professionalism came to the rescue. Their years of experience, recommendations, sage wisdom, advice, honesty and respect… was beyond invaluable during this time.We would highly recommend Anne and Jon of YaZu Yachting to anyone and everyone considering buying/selling - they are simply THE BEST!
Hannah Pierce
Hannah Pierce
1663617686
Where to even begin in describing the incredible experience of working with Anne and Jon of YaZu Yachting. My husband and I are first time sailboat owners so beginning the journey of finding a boat was a bit overwhelming at times. We were incredibly fortunate to discover YaZu after a lot of online boat searching the East Coast and finding a boat they had listed which fit a lot of the specifications we were looking for. Immediately upon contacting YaZu to arrange a time to see the boat, we were so impressed by the kindness and thoroughness of Anne on just the first phone call. They arranged for us to see the boat in only a few short days and upon meeting and touring the boat, Anne was the perfect mix of informative while also allowing us space to deliberate with each other and ask a lot of questions. The boat they were selling they had long been familiar with, having a strong relationship with the original owners and having sold it to another buyer only a year or so before. This was incredibly helpful throughout as there was a deep knowledge of the boat's abilities and quirks, as well as a willingness to ask the past owner questions for us. We fell in love with the boat and every step forward, Anne and Jon were cheering us on, holding our hands and directing/teaching us when needed. YaZu recommended insurance brokers to reach out to, provided a long list of trusted surveyors and Jon even spent the day with us on the boat during the sea trial and survey which was a huge comfort to us and allowed for a great learning experience as well. Every single person we worked with from their recommendation was terrific. Kind, thorough and made all the steps to purchase the boat, smooth. From first tour to closing, everything went very quickly and smoothly, thanks to YaZu and we are now thrilled to have a sailboat of our own! The above and beyond attention didn't stop with closing though. They gave us a lovely congratulations gift, have checked in and answered additional questions these last couple months and Jon even spent a few hours with us when we first put the boat in the water, to run through the systems again and give us some tips before setting off for our first official sail. We are so grateful for all the time and attention dedicated to us through this process and are incredibly excited for all our sailing adventures to come. None of this would have been possible without Yazu! You won't find a more dedicated team to be by your side whether this is your first or 5th boat. Thanks for everything!!
M/V OLD MAUI
M/V OLD MAUI
1661796442
Selling our boat was a big decision for us, and as such, I spent considerable time researching brokerages across Maryland and Virginia. Part of that process was to analyze the number of boats sold and the quality of listings. For several months, YaZu sold more boats than much larger firms. YaZu's listings are thorough, original, and attractive. We interviewed several brokers, and YaZu exceeded our expectations regarding boating experience, market knowledge, and attention to detail. YaZu assisted us in several aspects when preparing our boat for the market. Their communication was consistent, open, and honest. We have purchased and sold several boats over the last twenty years, and our experience with YaZu was exceptional. We highly recommend YaZu and will be repeat customers.
George Braun
George Braun
1659563587
Worked with Jonathan, Anne and Rachel this year (2022) to purchase a 2008 Hunter 36. Was a terrific experience. Yazu was the seller's broker, but was completely transparent, beyond helpful, knowledgeable, and a true pleasure to work with. 100% different than our average experience with yacht brokers over the last 2 years. It's been a long and sometimes painful process in the times of Covid with all the effects on the used boat market. Highly recommend Yazu.
Robert Minnick
Robert Minnick
1659531746
In the early fall of 2021, the stars had finally aligned in such a way that Malena and I were able to begin our search for a new floating home. The only thing we knew at the time was that we wanted a sailboat, and that it had to be roomy enough to live comfortably on, and a seaworthy vessel in which we could ply the waters of the Caribbean.

During our initial search, we met Jon with YaZu Yachting, who showed us two boats. We had already seen several other boats that day, and we were not impressed with either the boats or the brokers, and we came to this meeting with some skepticism. By the end of the meeting, we knew two things: that we would be looking for a Beneteau 473, and that we really liked Jon.

We engaged YaZu Yachting to help us in our search for that perfect 473, and when I found the listing for Siderno up in Annapolis, Anne – co-owner of YaZu – dug into it and assisted us in too many ways to count. Here are the highlights:

1) She set us up with an expert in Beneteau yachts for our initial viewing.
2) She put us in touch with a reliable boat loan broker.
3) When we decided to make an offer, she provided a list of surveyors who would look at the boat with a proper critical eye, and our interests in mind.
4) She met us in Annapolis for the survey and helped track down some of the issues with the boat.
5) She provided us with her recommendation for an insurance broker and advised that I get in touch with them early on so as not to cause delays if/when we went to closing.
6) She guided us through the closing process, helping make this as stress free as a transaction of this scope could be.

There was quite a bit more involved than what I’ve listed above, but I am convinced that the single smartest thing we did in our quest for a new home was to enlist the assistance of the good people of YaZu yachting.
Robert Minnick
Robert Minnick
1659531188
In the early fall of 2021, the stars had finally aligned in such a way that Malena and I were able to begin our search for a new floating home. The only thing we knew at the time was that we wanted a sailboat, and that it had to be roomy enough to live comfortably on, and a seaworthy vessel in which we could ply the waters of the Caribbean.During our initial search, we met Jon with YaZu Yachting, who showed us two boats. We had already seen several other boats that day, and we were not impressed with either the boats or the brokers, and we came to this meeting with some skepticism. By the end of the meeting, we knew two things: that we would be looking for a Beneteau 473, and that we really liked Jon.We engaged YaZu Yachting to help us in our search for that perfect 473, and when I found the listing for Siderno up in Annapolis, Anne – co-owner of YaZu – dug into it and assisted us in too many ways to count. Here are the highlights:1) She set us up with an expert in Beneteau yachts for our initial viewing.2) She put us in touch with a reliable boat loan broker.3) When we decided to make an offer, she provided a list of surveyors who would look at the boat with a proper critical eye, and our interests in mind.4) She met us in Annapolis for the survey and helped track down some of the issues with the boat.5) She provided us with her recommendation for an insurance broker and advised that I get in touch with them early on so as not to cause delays if/when we went to closing.6) She guided us through the closing process, helping make this as stress free as a transaction of this scope could be.There was quite a bit more involved than what I’ve listed above, but I am convinced that the single smartest thing we did in our quest for a new home was to enlist the assistance of the good people of YaZu yachting.
Brian Ball
Brian Ball
1658438635
I had a very good experience with Bob Hoefer at YaZu. Bob is knowledgeable, hard working and stayed on top of selling my boat throughout the process. Highly recommend him and his staff.
Jeff Wright
Jeff Wright
1658261581
Excellent yacht brokerage to work with whether selling your boat or buying one. Highly recommend.
Jason Pardue
Jason Pardue
1654475752
We can’t recommend YaZu enough! Jonathan, Ann, and Rachel helped our sailboat dream come true with the purchase of Raven. The team at YaZu were friendly and helpful every step of way during the boat buying process.
Larry Shanaberger
Larry Shanaberger
1651787586
Very friendly and helpful.
Hanna McClain
Hanna McClain
1651083889
YaZu was actually representing the seller of a sailboat I just purchased, but since I wasn't working with a broker myself they handled all aspects of the sale. They could not have been more helpful throughout the purchase. Anne, Jon, and Rachel are all wonderful to work with and did a great job of making the process go smoothly. I can't recommend YaZu enough!
Howard R Conant
Howard R Conant
1650550087
The best! We purchased a boat that was listed by Yazu and we did not engage a buyer's broker. Bob at Yazu answered my texted questions immediately, helped us in many ways and looked after our best interests, even though he was the sellers broker. And in the office, Rachel provided far more administrative help and advice than normal. This transaction went smoothly due to Yazu's knowledge and dedication to people. They deserve ten stars!
Michael Ruggiero
Michael Ruggiero
1645192754
Not long ago my wife and I purchased a Boston Whaler through Yazu Yachting and it was the best boating decision we ever made! Sales representative Bob Hoefer and Rachel Dickerson were absolutely terrific in navigating us through our out of state purchase. They couldn’t have been more patient and helpful in getting all documents signed and in order prior to closing. Kudos to both Bob and Rachel for their professionalism and prompt assistance. They were a pleasure to work with!
Steve Zimmerman
Steve Zimmerman
1644276289
Good people. Honest and effective.
Phil Lowden
Phil Lowden
1640014041
As a novice sailor looking to buy my first large sailboat, an older but unique custom Colvin listed with YaZu Yachting, I had a lot of questions and sometimes concerns, and to my great satisfaction and relief, Anne, Jonathan, and Rachel were always available to help me. I live almost four hours away from the boat and office, so the YaZu crew were my eyes and ears on the ground. Many times I forgot that technically they were working for the seller rather than me, because I always felt that they had my best interests at heart as well as the seller's. They went above and beyond the paperwork and were very involved in the survey, helping me find an insurance provider and a delivery captain, and working with the boat yard and seller to address some unexpected maintenance issues. It's not too farfetched to say that this sale might not have gone through if it were not for the professionals at YaZu guiding the process every step of the way. I highly recommend YaZu Yachting whether you're a seller or a buyer.
Nick Tchoudov
Nick Tchoudov
1637971538
I had a chance to meet Jon and Anne on Black Friday of 2021,since they were so kind to accommodate my busy work schedule... Competence, punctuality and professionalism are the main reasons I would recommend anyone to get things done in Deltaville...
Stephen Dullea
Stephen Dullea
1634148875
YAZU has this statement on their website:"...our primary concern is cultivating relationships with clients, in the conducting the business of brokering boats. (paraphrasing)I found that their mission priority statement was more than just words and experienced it myself, saw it in how they dealt with the seller, and again saw it in their dealings with the marina we visited.Jon, Anne, and Rachel made the entire process of buying my boat stressless and comfortable.Steve D
lu warnat
lu warnat
1633013990
We asked Yazu Yachting to sell our Hans Christian and they did professionally and with personal care.The great video and photos really showed the boats quality and important aspects for a stout live aboard. The boat sold after about 10 months of listing, which is a short time considering the boat needed that special captain who is going across oceans.Thank you Yazu owners and staff. You made the process smooth and stress free.
W. Greg Spring
W. Greg Spring
1629548235
Very helpful, thanks.
Thomas Higgins
Thomas Higgins
1629507536
My family was looking for our first sailboat. We knew how to sail but nothing about buying a boat. Yazu was the brokerage for the boat we ended up purchasing. Anne and Jon were very helpful, accommodating, and low pressure and Rachel was very effective with paperwork. I’m sure there were more boats that would have been adequate out there but I doubt there is a better brokerage to buy from. We will definitely work with Yazu again when we are ready to trade up!
john klee
john klee
1628868994
We met Jonathan through Zimmerman Marine in Mobjack Bay and were favorably impressed with his marine knowledge, sincerity and obvious integrity. Jonathan worked closely with us to sell our beloved Grand Banks 46 Europa at a price point that was fair for Seller, Buyer and Broker, -and all in less than 2 months. The whole YAZU staff were efficient, responsive and trustworthy.
Joe DeWitt
Joe DeWitt
1626742985
I met Jon by chance as I was just starting thinking about purchasing a sailboat and wanted to look at a couple different boats and their sizes before narrowing down looking for that final boat. Jon took my call and showed me a few boats he had listed of various sizes even though I told him I wasn't even in the market yet. After he asked me if I had a broker or anyone to work with, he explained all he does for his clients and what he could offer. I was sold. I kept in touch with him, and went home still doing my homework while occasionally sending questions Jon's way. A couple of months later, I was wanting to buy a boat, and Jon helped me settle on a Beneteau 473. Throughout the process he helped me assess yachts and inform me of the process and steps we needed to go through until the boat was mine. He made everything easy and smooth, and he was a font of knowledge and available whenever I needed him.I highly recommend YaZu for anyone looking to purchase a boat. They have a wealth of information, a seriously credible background and an easy going way of doing business. Great people who make the process easy and fun.
Darrel Heaton
Darrel Heaton
1618842320
We are very pleased with our Beneteau 46. Her name is Asante meaning “Thankful “ .
We highly recommend Jon and Anne and YAZU sailing.
Both Jon and Anne were wonderful to do business with. Knowledgeable and caring.
Thank you Jon and Anne !
Nate Kolbeck
Nate Kolbeck
1618400098
We recently purchased our first sailboat (which was listed by Yazu down in Deltaville, Virginia). We are completely new to sailing and the boat buying process, so really lucked out finding Anne and Jon. They could not have been more patient and helpful. They answered all of our questions (even the ones we asked 10 times!) and really went above and beyond during the entire process. Anne even delivered a care package to us our first morning on the boat, complete with a bottle of champagne! I mean, come on!! SO sweet. I highly recommend working with Yazu to buy or sell your boat. Anne and Jon are just an absolute pleasure to work with in every way. Do not hesitate.
Santina Ratz
Santina Ratz
1608823657
If you want professional, knowledgable, reliable, responsive and hard-working brokers who, as a bonus, are friendly folks, then Jonathan & Anne should be your choice when you're ready to sell or buy a quality boat. We couldn't be happier. Our boat was sold quickly and, for us, effortlessly.
Anga Miller
Anga Miller
1602271879
We sold our Catalina 36 within a month of listing it with YaZu Yachting, and then a month later they helped us with the purchase of our Island Packet 380. Anne guided us through the whole process for both selling and buying. The entire team is nice, honest and smart, and helped us with everything from the presentation for selling our boat, to the survey, price negotiations, loan process, and finally the closing on our new boat. We can't say enough about Anne and Jonathan. They were very knowledgeable, patient, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our experience was a great one. If we are ever in the market for another boat, YAZU YACHTING, would definitely be the broker that we call.A Miller & E Erwin Sept 2020
Anga Miller
Anga Miller
1602268997
We sold our Catalina 36 within a month of listing it with YaZu Yachting, and then a month later they helped us with the purchase of our Island Packet 380. Anne guided us through the whole process for both selling and buying. The entire team is nice, honest and smart, and helped us with everything from the presentation for our selling boat, to the survey, price negotiations, loan process, and finally the closing on our new boat. We can't say enough about Anne and Jonathan. They were very knowledgeable, patient, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our experience was a great one. If we are ever in the market for another boat, YAZU YACHTING, would definitely be the broker that we call. A Miller & E Erwin Sept 2020
Alan Jacobson
Alan Jacobson
1598448542
John and Anne helped me buy my boat back in 2015, but they have remained available ever since and have responded promptly to my every question and concern.Let me tell you about them:From the first moment I met him, Jon impressed me with his knowledge, expertise and willingness to help me find a boat to meet my needs.In particular, he gently nudged me to consider a cockpit configuration (starboard mount vs. traditional center pedestal) that I was foolishly too quick to dismiss initially. Jon showed me how the starboard mount makes the cockpit seem more roomly, just as the more modern twin-helm boats do.When I finally found the boat I wanted - with the cockpit config Jon encouraged me to consider - he conducted the negotiations to my satisfaction.Then he recommended a remarkably thorough surveyor and he offered to participate in the sea trial at no cost to me - despite the fact that the boat was hundreds of miles away. Jon got me good rate for both the surveyor and the short haul.During the sea trial, he even taught me a better way to coil the running rigging – that's a lesson I won't soon forget!When the surveyor's discrepancy list proved longer than either of us expected, Jon worked with the seller's broker to resolve these issues - and again exceeded my expectations.Then Jon found a ferry captain to reposition the boat, and recommended a yard that would provide winter storage at low cost.Jon provided world-class customer service every step of the way, from initial consultation, to negotiation, to sea trial and repositioning.I felt completely confident that Jon was always working in my best interest, even though the cost was being borne by someone else.In addition, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the effort that Anne put into this transaction. Not only was the boat hundreds of miles away, but it was registered in a foreign country: Canada.So Anne jumped in and found out what was necessary to clear up the paperwork with Canada. She performed this work quite efficiently and at remarkably low cost to me.I remain grateful to both of them for helping me complete this transaction, and I'll be sure to call upon Jon the next time I need to buy or sell a boat. I'll be happy to recommend him to anyone buying or selling. Please don't hesitate to contact me if any prospective client needs reassurance from this happy customer.I am truly grateful to them for keeping me and my Beneteau afloat.
Jackie Haldiman
Jackie Haldiman
1594242862
Jonathan and his team made purchasing a boat from another state really easy! We would recommend them to anyone!
Martha Moss
Martha Moss
1593430379
Great people who will make your boating dreams come true!
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Great people who make the process easy and fun

met Jon by chance as I was just starting thinking about purchasing a sailboat and wanted to look at a couple different boats and their sizes before narrowing down looking for that final boat. Jon took my call and showed me a few boats he had listed of various sizes even though I told him I wasn’t even in the market yet. After he asked me if I had a broker or anyone to work with, he explained all he does for his clients and what he could offer. I was sold. I kept in touch with him, and went home still doing my homework while occasionally sending questions Jon’s way. A couple of months later, I was wanting to buy a boat, and Jon helped me settle on a Beneteau 473. Throughout the process he helped me assess yachts and inform me of the process and steps we needed to go through until the boat was mine. He made everything easy and smooth, and he was a font of knowledge and available whenever I needed him.

I highly recommend YaZu for anyone looking to purchase a boat. They have a wealth of information, a seriously credible background and an easy going way of doing business. Great people who make the process easy and fun.

 

Joe DeWitt

Helped Us Navigate The Process

Anne and Jonathan help us sell our Beneteau 331. They were knowledgeable and helped us navigate the process of getting the boat ready and were very professional. Brought many potential buyers and closed the deal. They also sold the boat to us back in 2007. I recommend them to anyone seeking to buy or sell a boat.

We will definitely work with Yazu again...

My family was looking for our first sailboat. We knew how to sail but nothing about buying a boat. Yazu was the brokerage for the boat we ended up purchasing. Anne and Jon were very helpful, accommodating, and low pressure and Rachel was very effective with paperwork. I’m sure there were more boats that would have been adequate out there but I doubt there is a better brokerage to buy from. We will definitely work with Yazu again when we are ready to trade up! Thomas Higgins

guiding the process every step of the way

As a novice sailor looking to buy my first large sailboat, an older but unique custom Colvin listed with YaZu Yachting, I had a lot of questions and sometimes concerns, and to my great satisfaction and relief, Anne, Jonathan, and Rachel were always available to help me. I live almost four hours away from the boat and office, so the YaZu crew were my eyes and ears on the ground. Many times I forgot that technically they were working for the seller rather than me, because I always felt that they had my best interests at heart as well as the seller’s. They went above and beyond the paperwork and were very involved in the survey, helping me find an insurance provider and a delivery captain, and working with the boat yard and seller to address some unexpected maintenance issues. It’s not too farfetched to say that this sale might not have gone through if it were not for the professionals at YaZu guiding the process every step of the way. I highly recommend YaZu Yachting whether you’re a seller or a buyer.

 

Phil Lowden

Extremely Knowledgeable & Experienced

The best part of buying our new Lagoon was meeting Anne and Jonathan. They are extremely knowledgeable and experienced brokers, but beyond that, they are just fantastic people. We had owned a smaller boat, but were buying a larger boat to cruise full time. As experienced cruisers themselves, they were able to help us choose the boat and features that would work best for us and all of their advice was spot on. There was never any pressure and they always had our best interests in mind. We have had our new boat for over 3 years. During that time they have been helpful with any questions we have had and when there were warranty issues they have had our back. We also asked them to sell our old boat for us. The sale went very smoothly, and while they absolutely advocated for us, they were also always honest and upfront, helping us keep our expectations realistic. Now, more than 3 years later, we still keep in touch and recommend their services to others every chance we get. People have asked us what is important when buying a boat and one of the first things we say is, “having a broker you can trust”. With Jonathan and Anne, you most certainly do.

 

Niels Petersen & Pam Mickel, Zac and Max
Lagoon 450S

Anne & Jonathan Went The Extra Mile

Anne and Jonathan went the extra mile to help us find the perfect boat and stayed in constant contact to help us with all the little details that we needed to organize. Our boat was delivered in perfect shape and we couldn’t be happier with the follow-up from Jonathan and Anne.


John & Jeannie Rogers
Beneteau Oceanis 48

Complete with a bottle of champagne!

We recently purchased our first sailboat (which was listed by YaZu down in Deltaville, Virginia). We are completely new to sailing and the boat buying process, so really lucked out finding Anne and Jon. They could not have been more patient and helpful. They answered all of our questions (even the ones we asked 10 times!) and really went above and beyond during the entire process. Anne even delivered a care package to us our first morning on the boat, complete with a bottle of champagne! I mean, come on!! SO sweet. I highly recommend working with YaZu to buy or sell your boat. Anne and Jon are just an absolute pleasure to work with in every way. Do not hesitate.

Nate Kolbeck and Nicole Restani
Hunter 41 DS

Guided Us Until We Found The "Right" One

Anne was our “buyers” broker when my wife and I purchased our Beneteau 361 in 2014. Both Jonathan and Anne were patient and knowledgeable in showing us multiple boats, guiding us until we found the “right” one that met our needs at that time. After five seasons with that boat, our sailing goals became a bit more ambitious, and we decided that we wanted something a little bigger. Naturally, we went back to them! They artfully handled the quick listing and sale of the B361, as well as our purchase of the Oceanis 41 replacement. They are skilled and honest boat brokers, and a pleasure to work with!


John & Mary Galloway
Beneteau 361/Beneteau Oceanis 41

Asante, meaning "thankful"

We are very pleased with our Beneteau 46. Her name is Asante meaning “Thankful “. We highly recommend Jon and Anne and YAZU sailing. Both Jon and Anne were wonderful to do business with. Knowledgeable and caring. Thank you Jon and Anne !

Darrel & Cyndi Heaton
Beneteau 46

YAZU YACHTING, would definitely be the brokerage that we call.

We sold our Catalina 36 within a month of listing it with YaZu Yachting, and then a month later they helped us with the purchase of our Island Packet 380. Anne guided us through the whole process for both selling and buying. The entire team is nice, honest and smart, and helped us with everything from the presentation for selling our boat, to the survey, price negotiations, loan process, and finally the closing on our new boat. We can't say enough about Anne and Jonathan. They were very knowledgeable, patient, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our experience was a great one. If we are ever in the market for another boat, YAZU YACHTING, would definitely be the brokerage that we call.

Ed & Anga Miller
Catalina 36 Mk II/ Island Packet 380

Guiding Us Through The Process

We first started working with Anne and Jonathan in 2007, looking to replace our Hunter with a larger, more up-to-date boat. They were very responsive and helpful, guiding us through the process and providing advice that proved to be very useful. Furthermore, when it came time to sell our Beneteau 43, they expertly managed the process and sold it quickly, at a very good price. And perhaps most importantly, Jonathan worked tirelessly to deal with survey details while we were out of the country and close the sale.
 
We will certainly call on Jonathan and Anne for our next boat transaction, whatever it might be.
 
Mark and Mary Lou Rickey
Beneteau 43

Anne & Jonathan Rise To The Top

After three sailboat hunting trips and having dealt with a dozen brokers, Anne and Jonathan Hutchings rise to the top. Their many years of brokerage experience combined with their professional and convivial approach, made the sailboat searching and purchasing experience very educational and stress free. In fact it almost felt as if they were working for us. When the time comes to shop for a boat, we strongly recommend that you should firstly seek the services of Anne and Jonathan Hutchings. You will be very happy you did.


Charles and Jacynthe.

Brewer 44