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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.