Mike & Michele, Sabre 38 Hardtop Express



New to cruising, we spent countless hours researching online, trying to determine what the best yacht would be for us. After months of arduous searching, we were growing frustrated until we reached out to Wellington Yacht Partners. Their response was immediate and they connected us with Bill Haynie which turned out to be better than we could have possibly imagined. In a very methodical way, Bill was able to get us organized with what was important to us and then narrowed down our search. Bill was great at listening and being patient as we stepped through the process without ever a hint of pressure. Bill made us aware of every listing that met our criteria, and he found us the perfect match.

After some research we found the best Surveyor in the Buffalo region. Shortly into the survey he conceded that Bill knew far more about the overall workings of the yacht than he did. Bill was very diligent at reaching out to multiple sources to resolve every open item from the survey. The selling broker admitted that the deal would have fallen apart if it were not for Bill’s astute negotiating skills with an emotionally attached seller. Bill guided us through every step of the process and connected us with his network to pull it all together with Wellington Yacht Partners.

With deal done, Bill switched from being our broker to being our instructor/Captain. Looking back, this was the single best decision of the entire process, as we feel it cut many months off of our learning curve. We would never consider selling or buying without going through Bill and Wellington.