Dear John - I wanted to extend my gratitude to you for the exceptional level of service, support and assistance during the purchase of our 42' Hunter Passage, "Uncorked" (under the new name). It was a pleasure working with you during a very busy time of the year, which presented some additional challenges that were easily overcome due to your diligence and consistent communication. You provided a level of professionalism and expertise that allowed us to keep on track with the details of the transaction and purchase of the yacht. You have a great sense of the customer’s needs and you were always ready to provide alternative ideas and solutions to the many different decisions we confronted throughout the process.
Cathy and I really appreciate the time and energy you dedicated during the entire process to ensure our needs were met. You truly exceeded our expectations and we would recommend your services to anyone looking to purchase or sell a boat. Most of all, I feel a real re-connection with the boating industry and look forward to sharing our much-anticipated boating journey's with you. Great seeing you on the SF Bay, keep in touch. Thank you for making our yacht search and purchase of Uncorked a wonderful experience.
I have shopped for or purchased more boats than I care to admit and thus dealt with a number of brokers. There is an inherent conflict of interest when a professional represents both parties involved in a transaction. This is why purchasing a boat through John was such a unique experience. A broker exists to close sales and John’s professionalism facilitates that end but there was also no question John was equally interested in ensuring the boat was right for us as the buyer and providing frank advice on condition, value and transactional details.
John is refreshingly responsive. This particular boat was at the lower end of the dollar scale but John actually answered his phone or if not, every time I sent an email, text or left a message I got a timely response.
When we relocated from California to the east coast I was delighted to find John was moving to Maine and I asked to him assist us in finding our “retirement boat.” The process took months as I rejected boat after boat - even one which went through survey. Nonetheless John kept patiently providing candidates and advice until we finally found the right boat and we are delighted with the choice.
Most brokers are boaters but few have the John’s depth of experience and knowledge of boats and systems. I have experienced his seamanship first hand in a three day gale and that experience has tremendous value whether you are a buyer or seller.
Whether buying or selling I highly recommend John Kuony.