Jim Delk



My experience with Wellington Yacht Partners is that they are not just trying to sell yachts, but are working to match their clients with the right boat for them. They want customers not just for a deal, but for a lifetime.

Chris Fairfax spent an incredible amount of time with my wife and me trying to understand our goals, capabilities and budget before exhaustively searching for our perfect boat. He met us countless times all over the country looking for the right fit and actually talked us down in size, for which we are now very grateful.

Chris arranged three surveys for us with extremely thorough surveyors, who in two cases found enough problems with the yacht that Chris advised us against closing. Conventional wisdom decries allowing a yacht broker to hire the surveyor, but this tenet does not apply to the folks at Wellington.

Once we finally found the perfect boat that surveyed acceptably, and the deal was closed, Chris’ involvement did not end. He helped arrange numerous contractors and found a reliable manager to undertake a significant refit in a location far from our home base. He even took us out sailing and showed us the ropes. The people at Wellington are sailors first and brokers second.

A year later, Chris is not just my yacht broker, but my friend. We trade sailing articles and cool boat listings just for fun. He remains interested in the tremendous enjoyment we are getting from our boat. When it comes time for a different vessel, I will not even consider another approach than calling Chris to help me sell and buy. That’s the Wellington Way