We moved our boat (a Beneteau First 27.7) from her mooring on the Menai strait to Gosport only to find another First - the 31.7 AVIVA - for sale by Sea Ventures from Hamble point. I met Tim Harley in the boathouse cafe Gosport marina when he took a look at our boat, pronounced her fit for part exchange and then, seemingly in a trice, I’d fallen for AVIVA and the deal was on.
As such things go (and I’ve been involved in a few) this was a smooth and pleasant process... we agreed price, took the boat around to the Hamble, moved all our possessions from boat to boat and within a couple of weeks were sailing back to Gosport in our new pride and joy.
In all of this Sea Ventures (represented by Tim) were a model of courteous efficiency...being businesslike, in my opinion, is about being relaxed but firm, doing what’s promised, hitting deadlines and being friendly and pleasant to boot. Tim was all of these and more. Recommending Sea Ventures is therefore no problem for me (even though we bought a Beneteau from a Jeanneau agent...!)
- Dave K (Beneteau First 31.7)