My wife and I were very pleased with the service and attention to detail that we received from Ipswich Bay Yacht Sales. We live in Virginia, yet Rick (in New Hampshire) helped us purchase a beautiful 26' Bertram in Minnesota. While we have never met Rick personally, we felt from the beginning that we had a trusted partner to facilitate this deal. The anticipated geographical hurdles were never an issue for the buyer or the seller. Rick always made himself available to answer our questions and to help solve our problems either by phone or email. We love our new boat and would not hesitate to recommend Ipswich Bay Yacht Sales for either buying or selling a boat.
Dear Rick and Debra,
I want to let you know how happy I am with the service and outcome of your work on my behalf. After much research I decided to sell my Eastern 22 Lobsterboat through you, even though your yard is in a different state and hundreds of miles away. All of our work was done over the phone and by email, which caused some trepidation on my part, which was quickly allayed. The boat sold quickly and at a great price. You were all wonderful to work with, totally upfront, honest and performed above my expectations. Sad as it was to see the boat go, I have only good things to say about the experience. Best of luck in your business, and please know that I am glad to serve as a reference.
Thanks, John B.
I recently purchased a boat through Rick and Deb of Ipswich Bay Yachts and felt like I should tell my story to any perspective buyers who are out there looking for a reputable place to do business. For me, regardless of what I am buying I want to know that the person selling it to me will stand by it 100%. When my name came up for a mooring this spring I did a lot of research and ended up on Rick and Deb's lot- later purchasing a beautiful boat from them. Shortly thereafter the boat was having idling problems (to no fault of Rick or Deb), and I called Rick on his day off. The very next day Rick took the time to drive up after work in 95 degree heat, rowed out to the mooring, and within the hour had the engine purring again. The problem- a pinhole in the fuel line that couldn't have been detected. To me this showed Rick's dedication to his product and to his customer, and is a prime reason that I would recommend Rick and Deb to anyone looking for a boat. Anyone can sell a boat, but not everyone stands behind them like that. Thank you for your dedication Rick!
Sincerely, Dan S.
I am writing to thank you for your assistance in helping me with the purchase of my first power boat. As you know, I am a lifelong sailor and did not have a lot of knowledge regarding power boats. I believe the information you provided and your knowledge of power boats helped me select the right boat for me. I was very satisfied with the entire process.
Thanks again, Ron B.
"After doing a lot of research online, I decided to purchase the incredibly sea worthy but economical 22' Eastern Lobster Boat and, after further research (it's what I do for a living) decided to buy it from Rick at Ipswich Yacht Sales, even though his company is located in a different state. I couldn't be happier with both decisions because I got exactly the boat I wanted, and the personalized service that is so rare these days. I'm a big fan. Rick, feel free to use this unsolicited testimonial in any way you want... and congratulations on building a great business.
I purchased a new Mckee Craft CC from Ipswich Bay. No hassle up-front pricing and very fair with trade-in value (Rick took 2 used boats off my hands!). I also discovered that after-sales support was equally top-notch when I had a problem with gauges and replacement was taken care of promptly and without question. I sold the boat privately, gave Rick a call and he kindly transferred the Yamaha extended warranty for the new owner. Overall a pleasure to do business with who I highly recommend to friends and acquaintances.
I purchased a Stage Point 17 from Ipswich Bay Yacht. It was in top shelf condition. I paid a fair price, came back with questions which were answered to my 100% satisfaction. I have referred others to Ipswich Bay based on my my dealing with Rick. After purchasing her, "Scram," I came back and asked Rick's help in making some changes to her based on what I wanted SCRAM for. A new forward deck lower than the "fishing" deck and another time to replace the in hull fuel tank with a portable one. Rick's help in finding a boat shop to do the work resulted in not only it costing less than I anticipated but also excellent workmanship. I will personally recommend Rick to anyone looking for a boat and wanting a person you can trust