Derek Escher brings experience and passion to multihull specific brokerage. He is focused on matching clients with the right boat based on their requirements, and is equally comfortable as a buyer’s broker, or as a listing agent. Formerly with Gunboat Multihulls and Alden Yachts, Derek has over twe ...more
I needed advice, handholding, more advice, and yet still more handholding. I was clueless about marine financing, insurance, flagging, and import documentation rules. I thought it was like purchasing a house. Not so. I can honestly say that without your help, guidance, hand holding, daily calls, and e-mails, I would not be a boat owner today.
~ Carter J. Mills
Lagoon 410 S2
My advice to anyone buying a catamaran, new or used, is to find a real professional, a true buyer-broker with vast experience and integrity, who understands that counting happy customers is far more important than turning a fast dollar.
~ Andreas Julseth
You'll appreciate how different Phillip is and how different he operates. He's pleasant, candid, caring, reliable, credible, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. He aims to please. He would be my first choice when it comes time to buy another boat or sell the one I just bought.
~ Alan Francario
St Francis 44
You’re finally ready to view firsthand the boat of your dreams after months of shopping with your broker, and educating yourself on the market and the models.
But what should you be looking for? How can you properly gauge the condition of a used catamaran?
First things first: What is your first impression of the boat? First inspections can be tricky, so you will want to take note of the basics right away. How does she feel to you? Try to get a feeling for whether the boat would work for you based on layout, features, amenities, etc. Then, try to figure out what will have to be done to make her even more usable.
Once you have gotten your initial impressions on the boat, you will want to look at her more closely throughout. Are there major items that might be wrong with the boat? Are there cracks, water incursions, oil spills of note?
As this process is a long and tedious one, you will want to make sure that you take a lot of photos and notes to review later. Fifty photos should be the minimum amount you bring home after inspecting a boat. Never take for granted that you will remember something after a showing, as during the process you will look at a lot of boats and forget a lot of the details of the boats you may have visited.
Below is a useful guide to follow for potential buyers who are looking at a used catamaran.
Derek Escher brings experience and passion to multihull specific brokerage. He is focused on matching clients with the right boat based on their requirements, and is equally comfortable as a buyer’s broker, or as a listing agent.
These are stand up people, who make a stand up product. I would buy from them again in a heartbeat.
~ Jay Clark, Dolphin 460
I just wanted you to know that your level of service and the high degree of customer satisfaction have made owning my Dolphin a great experience.
~ Daniel Zlotnick, Dolphin