Testimonials

Here is what past and present clients have to say:

If you are buying or selling a yacht in the San Diego area, you can’t go wrong with Bob Sherman at YachtSource! I can’t imagine anyone in the West coast, who is in a better position to help you buy or sell your yacht. Bob will give you his full attention, and devote his considerable skill and knowledge to help you accomplish your goals. Bob will help you with every aspect, from viewing, comparing, advertising, dealing with lenders, marinas, insurance companies, documenting and even maintaining, remodeling and repair. We bought our current 62’ yacht through Bob. We were so impressed with his skills and knowledge, we selected him to sell our 48 footer, which he promptly did in only 2 months. If we sell or buy in the future, I will use Bob Sherman of YachtSource and would highly recommend him to anyone! Glenn & Mic Wilson Tucson, AZ

Take it from us; Bob Sherman just “gets it”! We’ve been boating for nearly 20 years. Two years ago we became boat-less by choice. It just didn’t work. We began scouring on-line for our 6th boat. We made a few calls to various Yacht Brokers, and were able to board a few yachts that did nothing for us. Finally one day we hooked-up with Bob Sherman, Owner of YachtSource in San Diego, CA. After he showed us 5 boats that fit our criteria, within 48 hours, we made an offer on a great boat! Bob’s fanatical dedication to go above and beyond, plus his passion for yachting, matched ours. We felt that his 26 years of experience and expertise in the field, teamed with the technological opportunities that exist today, has truly made him an amazing Yacht Broker. Plus, Bob was in for the long run with us. We enjoyed our boat for 8 months, and suddenly realized that we wanted more! Bob was on top of things. He guided us through getting her in tip-top shape, before listing her For Sale both on-line and in print, and suggested we display her at a San Diego Boat Show. He wowed us! Before we knew it, we had an offer, plus a back-up offer…and voila, she was SOLD.

Moving full speed ahead, again we teamed with Bob, and widened our search to both nationally and internationally for our future dream yacht. He flew with us out of state, and was by our side through it all. From day one, Bob Sherman has always provided us with exceptional service! He has a Rolodex of top-notch professionals, including lenders, insurance carriers, mechanics, fiberglass experts, canvas specialists, boat detailers, etc.…AND Bob has a hands-on approach coordinating the venders for you when you’re personally short on time. Once again, he has brought our dream to life; so it’s only natural for us to recommend everyone to contact Bob at “YachtSource…of course”!!!

Rick & Deb, Offshore 58 Motoryacht

I am writing this to express my extreme satisfaction with my yacht broker “Bob Sherman of YachtSource.” After years and years trying to sell my boat with the big name yacht brokerages, and having zero success, I contacted Bob. He took the job seriously, accessing the items that needed repair, cleaning, and polishing. In addition he had contacts that took care of all of those issues in a timely fashion and at a reasonable price. He also was able to get me into a slip at a discount price and in a visible location for the best signage and marketing. In contrast to all the other brokers that had the boat for sale, he stayed in constant communication, treated me like I was his only client and was there at every step of the process, from getting it prepped for sale, pricing it correctly, to the final end of the sale. Can you tell how happy I am with him and his performance?

Lee Caudill
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
619-224-SALE (7253)

“I am writing a recommendation for an extraordinary man, Bob Sherman. Bob’s quality and integrity as a boat broker / agent is a rare one. One or twice in our lives, we meet great people like Bob. We had such a smooth experience with Bob buying our first boat beyond expectation. Not knowing what to expect, we needed to rely on some one whom we can trust with all the skills to find the right boat, make the professional offer, negotiate a fair deal, handle closing the escrow and assist with take ownership post closing. We were lucky to find Bob. Bob handled everything with great professionalism and enthusiasm. Bob’s advices were always for our best interests. Bob made a tough transaction seamless, created a win-win situation and kept all parties satisfied. Being an avid boater and sailor, Bob’s knowledge about boat is paramount and it was definitely needed during boat search, inspection and delivery. I think being a Realtor in his former profession gave Bob an added edge in understanding the clients’ emotions and negotiation. Bob impressed us the most when he followed up after closing. Bob drove 100 miles to see us few times to teach us how to operate the boat, cared about our boat safety and took care of all loose-ends. In my business experience, It is rare that I found some one like Bob who is trust worthy, detailed oriented, works hard, and always looks out for our best interests. We were in great hands with Bob and highly recommend him”

Phu Hoang, CEO
Virtium Technology, Inc.
www.virtium.com

I have worked with Bob Sherman over the past few years on several different yacht deals. From either buyer or selling, I have found Bob above all to be the most dedicated and hard working broker that I have come in contact with. His attention to detail is second to none, a trait I find to be the most important today in purchasing or selling. His personal knowledge of all type boats, equipment, marinas, and people throughout the industry was helpful to me personally. I look forward to our next dealings, and would highly recommend Bob to anyone thinking of a yacht transaction.

Dan McAlister
McAlister Corporation-Real Estate Development
Murrieta, CA
2000 Silverton 42 Convertible

My experience with Bob Sherman and my yacht purchase was the best purchase of my life so far. Bob did everything and more than we expected, he scheduled everything from inspections to maintenance needed. He checked in with me several times a day with progress. Once we picked the boat we wanted, which took one day of looking at boats Bob showed us, we closed in one week and spend every weekend on it. Bob still checks in with us even now to see if all is good, my wife and I said very early on that we could never have done this without Bob. My wife said it best being a fairly new real estate agent, she said she wanted to take care of her clients, be as honest and work as hard as Bob did for us. Bob even took us whale watching, gave me lessons on piloting my boat, and even told us the best restaurants in San Diego. Your’e the best Bob…thanks!

Scott Gordon
“Scott Free”
2002 Navigator 44

Bob Sherman is, without a doubt, the consumate yacht broker. We used Bob to sell our previous boat and to purchase our current boat. In particular, he maintained open lines of communication (meaning we didn’t have to track him down); he was proactive in providing information we didn’t even know we needed; he researched information about a number of boats with an analysis of what would make the best buy; and, he was a keen negotiator on getting a fair price in both the sale and purchase of our boats.
Thanks to Bob we were able to purchase a 50’ Carver located in Chicago. The boat was flawless and we got it at a great price. To get the vessel to San Diego Bob arranged all details and coordinated every aspect of the move. Bob arranged for a host of professional to disassemble, transport and decommission the boat here. Throughout the process he expertly handled every detail. The end result was a beautiful boat in our slip on at a price vastly less than acquiring the same vessel in California. It was truly concierge service from start to finish.

We’ve dealt with a number of brokers over the years and have found Bob to be the one individual that sets the standard that other brokers would do well to emulate.
Mike & Carol Coleman
50’ Carver “Pretty Woman

We have worked with Bob Sherman as my yacht broker for a number of years and have always been very pleased with his work.
He has assisted us in buying and selling boats and has always demonstrated a very knowledgeable and valuable understanding of boats and the marine industry. As a result he has enabled us to save money by not adding unnecessary options but advising us to consider options that were very important that we might not have considered on our own.
Our most recent purchase was a $1,150M new Offshore which we purchased through the Offshore Dealer. We ask that Bob be a part of the transaction and our consultant to provide us with the best possible advice in selecting the many options we had to choose. This turned out to be a very valuable decision as we went with Bob’s suggestions and all of them have been great!
Bob also, helped us sell an older boat in a “down market” in which he made a number of suggestions to us that allowed us to obtain a very fair price for our boat.
In addition to Bob’s professionalism and knowledge is the fact that he owns his own business and is not working for someone else. We think this brings a much sharper focus to anyone’s commitment in doing a good job and as a result a win-win for both the customer and the broker.
My wife and I would recommend Bob as a broker to anyone selling or buying a boat of any size or price.

Kemp and Margo Ruffner

Bob is a very experienced Broker. When we bought our first “Yacht” Bob
made the transaction painless. He was on top of every detail, he made
great recommendations regarding the negotiations process and once we
had made the purchase he was great at getting all the right people involved
to insure that our boat was in perfect condition.

I also appreciate the fact that Bob has gone the extra mile after the
sale. He has stopped by my boat on many occasions and offered
suggestions on how to maintain the value of my boat.

Bob is very qualified to assist the new boat owner like myself or the
owner that has owned numerous boats and doesn’t have the time for the
details of buying or selling a yacht. If I ever sell my yacht Bob will
be my Broker.

Glen E. Brush, Broker
Navigator 48 Motoryacht
Brush Real Estate & Financial Services
cell 760-807-9984
office 760-745-6700
email glen@debbiebrush.com

Bob,
It’s a pleasure to recommend you. I have my boat listed with four brokers, some very large and prestigious firms. Bob has provided me with the best service and attention of all of them. As a retired CEO of a billion dollar company, I know the importance of customer service. Bob has earned my trust and respect of knowing how to treat people fairly.
Thanks

Martin Buser
Ocean Alexander 46
SDYC

We highly recommend Bob Sherman to both buyers
and sellers. His attention to detail is unsurpassed and he truly goes the extra mile for his clients. When we used Bob to locate and purchase our yacht, he made life easy for us by handling all the details like
coordinating surveys and even found us a slip for our new baby to call
home. As a sellers broker, Bob has mastered the use of the Internet and
email to effectively present the vessel via email blasts to his
extensive email database of brokers and prospective buyers he’s run
across in the past. We listed our boat with Bob and had people looking
at her the next day…was quite impressive. Many say you should go with
a large well known dealer to represent your boat, but I’m here to say that with Bob you will get far more attention, more action, and will probably sell faster and for more money. He’s a great
person who really cares about his clients.

Mike Lee
Ocean 38 “Livin’ Life”
“Mike Lee”<mike@mikerlee.com>

I have used Mr. Bob Sherman as a broker for 3 boat purchases and sales.My first such boat was a Catalina 34 sailboat. I then moved up to a 58 foot Hatteras Yachtfisher, which was in Seattle. Bob was very efficient and thorough during the entire search, survey, and purchase. Two years ago, I was in the market for a smaller, single-screw fishing boat. Bob was again able to match my needs to the best boat for me and my family. Bob continues to demonstrate to me that he is the best broker I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
There is no doubt in my mind that I will continue to make use of his skills, casual and friendly demeanor, and desired work ethic for any future boat purchases or sales.

Anyone wishing to discuss my dealings with Bob Sherman is welcome to contact me on my cell phone at 480-748-0211.

Sincerly,

Roger Hindman

Dear Bob, We want to extend our appreciation for the extraordinary job you did in coordinating our purchase of the Maxum 46. You are extremely efficient and detail oriented, and were responsive to each and every question and/or concern we had. We haven’t had the pleasure of working with any salesman who has such excellent communication skills. You kept us advised at all times as to when, where and what was going to happen, and you took care of everything in a very professional and courteous manner. You know your business and make customer service a priority. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Your knowledge, professionalism, and customer service should provide you with many more successful years in the Yacht Brokerage industry. We were pleased that you were able to join us for the celebration of Ed’s birthday on the boat, especially after just returning from your vacation on Friday night! Again, thank you very much. We wish you continued success!

Sincerely,

Ed & Kathie Rutledge
Maxum 46 M/Y
Coronado Yacht Club

Bob was very professional and terrific to work while assisting me in purchasing my 2001 Maxum 46. Bob was very knowledgeable regarding yachts systems and the general condition of the boats. I would definitely contact Bob again when I need to buy or sell a boat in the future.

San Francisco, CA

Bob,

We just got back from a Week in Catalina Island aboard our new boat. The weather was great and the entire family including the grandchildren had a wonderful time. I wanted to take the time to thank you for the professional manner in which you handled the brokerage services associated with our boat purchase. You were always available and went out of your way to make the paperwork, negotiations, and overall yacht buying experience a pleasant one. I found you both knowledgeable and forthright during the process. Even your service after sale was impeccable.

Our family loves the new boat and we have you to thank for making the business deal come together. I would recommend you as a Yacht broker to my family and friends.

Regards,

Bob Luman
Viking 40 Convertible

Bob Sherman of YachtSource has brokered the sale of both a power boat (approx. 5 years ago, I believe I was one of YachtSource’s first clients) and a sailboat (this month) on my behalf. Both were handled promptly, attentively, and professionally, and I am completely satisfied and pleased with his service. I would recommend him unconditionally. The fact that I am a repeat client is probably the best recommendation I can give.

My sailboat had been listed for six months with a larger brokerage, with hardly a showing. Bob orchestrated numerous improvements to the boat, put it back on the market with a better presentation… and had the boat under contract within a week!

Wayne Buck
949-394-4928

I highly recommend Bob Sherman and his services! He’s an extremely talented person, always professional and courteous; continuously looking out for his clients best interests and concerns. Bob is extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding the San Diego boating/yachting community and services; he won’t steer you wrong! He displays honesty and integrity in all his business transactions.

Sincerely,

Jason M. Muchmore
54’ Motoryacht
Team EITC, L3/Titan Group
Comm (619) 437-0826

Bob—
I became acquainted with you through Cory Frampton, who, along with Pete Schust, had done five transactions with you over the last 10 years. They were always very satisfied. When I, a boat novice, decided recently to acquire one, I called you for advice and through you, as my broker, bought one. As a professional and having dealt with many brokers (real estate type), I have been very impressed with your professional handling, suggestions, and attentive follow-up…not to mention personal friendship!
Raoul T. Jacques
46’ Maxum M/Y
Scottsdale, AZ

As my agent/broker Bob has been very professional and makes it a
routine to
keep me updated on a monthly basis in regards to the status of both the
current market and response to my vessel.
I would definitely recommend Bob.

Sincerely

Frank Stolz
Wellcraft 45 Excaliber

Dear Bob,

Just a short note of thanks for you comments about listing my current Viking 46 for sale. I guess the good news is that I have decided to keep it after all! As I’m sure you are aware, I called you because of my previous business dealings with you and your company. Purchasing two boats on the east coast and selling one here in the west could easily have been disastrous but your expertise and professionalism made the completion of all three of those transactions as smooth and painless as possible. No question that you and your company will handle my next yacht transaction! Thanks for all your help.

Rex Hamilton

Reference Bob Sherman, Yacht Broker.

I have worked with Bob Sherman on the purchase of the last two
sailboats that I had. Bob was very helpful in that he spent time with
me in determining what I really wanted. We discussed the various
needs I had and this allowed him to look for suitable boats. He
arranged viewing of appropriate candidates and allowed us to home in
on what we really wanted. We did not find a suitable boat at that
time, but he kept looking and in contact with us. When the right boat
showed up, we immediately made arrangements to see it. We made an
offer and Bob worked with the seller and obtained a very good deal
for us on the boat.

Bob then arranged and participated in the boat sea trial, survey, the
haul out, found a slip for us and helped us learn the ins and outs of
handling the new boat.

Bob Sherman is an intelligent and friendly full service yacht broker
who understands and is available for his customers. His service does
not end when the boat is sold.

He knows boats of all classes and categories and has a thorough
knowledge of boat mechanics and service organizations in the area.
His negotiating skills are highly ethical and is always available to
respond to questions.

He is an experienced licensed Captain who has sailed the Caribbean,
the West coast and other areas of the world.

Bob, I certainly would, and have
recommended you to others as an outstanding and experienced yacht broker.

Best Wishes,

Larry Pyle
lpyle@pacbell.net

Bob

You helped me purchase my first boat and I still remember it as one of my most pleasant experiences. Your knowledge and personality made the transaction extremely smooth. I am glad to be able to recommend you to anyone.

Regards,

Rudy Nodar
Cabo 35 Sportfisher

Bob:
Over the past 30 years I have owned and sold 7 boats. During
this
time I have worked with about a dozen brokers and new boat sales
personnel.
You and I have worked on a boat purchase, and three more recent boat
sales and I have been singularly impressed with your knowledge of the
market, your use of all advertising avenues including the internet, and
the
effort you invest for each of your clients. I still have fond memories
of
the effort you put into our unsuccessful pursuit of the ‘Swedish
Mistress’
a 38′ Storebro. I am pleased to recommend you to other boat owners
(which
I have recently done) and wish you well in the future. I would be happy
to
talk with prospective clients please feel free to have them contact me
at
jcovell@ucsd.edu.

Sincerely

Jim Covell

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
BOB SHERMAN DID A WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, JOB SELLING MY 54’ YACHT LAST SPRING. HIS MARKETING SKILLS STAND OUT, AND HELPED SELL MY YACHT IN SHORT ORDER. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR THIS SERVICE.

REGARDS, DENNIS HITZEMAN,
Scottsdale, AZ
Seller, 54’ Motoryacht</mike@mikerlee.com>