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When I bought my 43 Sea Jolly, I had already appreciated the human qualities, the know-how and the necessary expertise of the whole team when it comes to the delicate cocktail between a potential buyer who wants to buy the yacht of his dreams at the lowest price and the seller who considers that any discount on the asking price for his beloved yacht is an inadmissible affront considering her innumerable qualities and the hours spent pampering the smallest corner of her 13m under the blazing sun of the fairing.
So when the time came to part with Sea Jolly, entrusting the sale to Dominique, Fred, Michel and Ludo was an obvious choice.
The end of the Covid period did not make things easy, but the new buyer under Michel's leadership appreciated the work and improvements I had made in the last few years, which immediately made him very sympathetic to me, even if discussions between an American who had traveled to France 40 years ago and a Frenchman who is practicing his English in the Grenadines can sometimes be a little rough.
At the same time, the same Michel, with the help of Jacques Scharwatt (without doubt the best maritime expert on the West Indies and the nicest!), used a lot of diplomacy to get me to accept a little discount here and another there that would bring the point of view of each party closer without damaging my self-esteem.
Finally, the sea trial with an ideal trade wind sealed the fate of the negotiation, it was enough to see the blissful smile of the future owner who didn't want to let go of the helm, to understand that he was already there.
Finally, the icing on the cake, during the signing of the contracts, Michel uncorked a bottle of excellent champagne which closed this memorable day.
Of course, my next acquisition will call upon the skills of A&C Yacht Broker, and I warmly recommend to use their services on all occasions.