‘Samantha Cassell responded really quickly to my yacht sale enquiry just before a boat show, and had full details with lots of great photos on her website within 24 hrs. Throughout a 3-month sale process, she proved herself to be very attentive, knowledgeable, trustworthy, reliable and unflustered. I certainly recommend her brokerage.’

MB, Farnham | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam Cassell at Boatshed acted for us selling our Bavaria. We were immediately struck by her knowledge of the market and her in-depth technical understanding. She always offered sound advice and demonstrated shrewd judgement. We particularly appreciated her ability to explain the buyers perspective. She was unfailingly courteous and very prompt in dealing with all matters. Her handling of all the administrative details of the sale was faultless. We would unreservedly recommend Boatshed Portsmouth and Sam.

The grateful partners | Boatshed Portsmouth

"Samantha Cassell at Boatshed Portsmouth sold our Westerly Oceanranger in 6 months during last summer, in a difficult market. She was very professional and knowledgeable and was pro-active in working to obtain a sale."

Bruce | Boatshed Portsmouth

“We would like to thank Sam Cassell and her team for their excellent service selling our Sun Odyssey 32. We always found her efficient and timely in our dealings. Her description of the boat and comprehensive suite of photos ensured the boat was presented in the best possible manner. Her guidance on final improvements to the presentation was much appreciated as was her advice on price for achieving the rapid sale which we required. We valued notice of viewings and the subsequent feedback. We felt Sam has an excellent appreciation of the local market and the speed and dynamics of selling a boat. Well done indeed Boatshed Portsmouth for an excellent job."

Thérèse and Tony Rice | Boatshed Portsmouth

I would like to thank Sam for all her assistance, knowledge and communication with the purchase my new boat. Sam has been at all times patient, as my purchase took a couple of months, and I have never felt pressured or under informed. Only this week on completion she met me on a cold winters night at around 9pm to hand over the keys you could not wish for more in a broker and she will be my first port of call should I think of selling to upsize.

Stephen M, Woking | Boatshed Portsmouth

We would like to say how pleased we have been with the efficient service and positive approach that Samantha Cassell of Boatshed has given us. We were provided with good advice when the boat was first put on the market, very good photographs and details were taken and we have always been kept closely informed of prospective purchasers and their views. The sale went through very smoothly and the account settled quickly on completion. Samantha has always been very quick to reply both verbally and by text, which has helped us to keep good momentum in the sale process. I would certainly recommend Boatshed Portsmouth and will use them to purchase my next boat if something suitable becomes available.

Bryan & Kate | Boatshed Portsmouth

Portsmouth Boatshed agreed to undertake to sale of our Bavaria 34 in May 17 and Sam Cassell came aboard to take the photos and gather details. She ensured that the photos showed our boat at its best and then discussed the process of the sale. She also instructed us on all the documents she would need to see. The boat went on the website and Sam showed our boat to potential buyers as we lived a long way from Portsmouth. She kept us up-to-date at all times and when she had a positive buyer as we were going on holiday, she prepared all the paperwork she would need to proceed with the sale. Whilst we were on holiday in July 17 she sold the yacht and checked we could deliver the boat when needed. We are very satisfied with how the sale progressed and are happy with Portsmouth Boatshed overall.

very happy, thank you | Boatshed Portsmouth

....very happy with the service, communication, and staff at boatshed. Will definitely use them if I need to sell again......

Regards Mark | Boatshed Portsmouth

I would like to say the service that you provided was "fantastic" this was my first time buying a yacht so i did not understand the procedure and what was involved in the purchase of a yacht. Any questions i had you answered your knowledge of the boat market is "excellent". You helped me every step of the way and i ended up getting a excellent yacht for a very good price. Thank You so much Sam for all your help and i would recommend you to anyone who was thinking of buying a boat.

Peter | Boatshed Portsmouth

It was quite a change for us, going from sailing yacht to motor cruiser after many years of sailing. Samantha representing Boatshed.com was helpful all the way, from introducing us to the vendors, arranging and keeping appointments on time, keeping in the background for viewing (when necessary), through to dealing with the necessary documents for completion of purchase.

We are delighted with our new (to us) Hardy motor boat. | Boatshed Portsmouth

Thank you again for the very efficient way you have handled the sale. It has been a long haul but also a pleasure to deal with you and the money has already reached our bank.

With kind regards and best wishes for the future, Michael and Mary | Boatshed Portsmouth

Good afternoon Sam, Thank you very much for your help in selling my boat with Boatshed, I found the whole process easy and very professional in particular your very helpful manner and advice which was brilliant, once again thanks and I will certainly recommend Boatshed to my fellow boat owners.

best rgds Paul. | Boatshed Portsmouth

This is the first yacht we have purchase but the staff at Boatshed Portsmouth made the process straight forward and painless. From the initial viewing through to final exchange they support us with time, patience and advice. An example of their support; the surveyor we had decided to use was out of the country when the boat was available to be lifted, Boatshed took charge of the logistics and managed to find another solution. Even after the final exchange they have been very supportive and willing to share local knowledge. An excellent service, would use again!

Robin | Boatshed Portsmouth

Having spent months looking at various vessels and having lifted and rejecting 2, listed with other brokers, we came across a boat listed with Boatshed Portsmouth. Sam Cassell was excellent, despite the fact that we drove the buying process fairly quickly. She answered our questions very promptly, even replying to calls, texts and emails in the evenings and at weekends. She negotiated a fair price which was both acceptable to us and the seller. The whole deal was brokered within a week The details and photographs listed on the Boatshed website were both detailed and accurate. After purchase Sam was instrumental in helping us find various trades to upgrade the boat. We would have no hesitation in recommending Boatshed Portsmouth to both buyers and sellers alike.

John and Claire | Boatshed Portsmouth

A friendly and efficient service - many thanks

all the best, Tim | Boatshed Portsmouth

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have met Samantha Cassell in our search for a Princess 415 as we live in New Zealand and had to rely on her help and advice from the other side of the world. Samantha has been just great to work with. We found her to be very professional and knowledgeable, and she went out of her way to help us in every way she could in locating a motor yacht that met our requirements. She could not have been more helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any intending purchaser and/or owner looking for a very competent broker and would be delighted to provide a verbal reference to anyone requiring a testimonial on her proficiency.

Clyde, NZ | Boatshed Portsmouth

The Portsmouth branch of Boatshed was chosen by me to sell my Moody 346. I received personal attention from the beginning from Samantha Cassell who remained my contact throughout. Appointments for photographs, listing and viewings were kept to the minute. The on-line listing was comprehensive and accurate and I was allowed pre-publication viewing to provide any minor corrections. Negotiation with potential purchasers was carried out by Samantha, keeping me informed during the process Detailed negotiation with the actual buyer and all arrangements for the handover of paperwork and equipment was most effectively and timely completed. I am completely satisfied by the way in which Boatshed carried out the listing and sale of my boat and have no hesitation in recommending this brokerage and thank, in particular, the efficient and effective personal service provided by Samantha.

David, Commander RN (rtd) | Boatshed Portsmouth

“I am very happy with the service provided by Boatshed Portsmouth during the sale of my yacht. Right from the start I found their broker, Samantha Cassell, to be professional,realistic and active on my behalf. A large number of photos and even a video tour of the boat at deck level, and inside the cabin, were quickly produced and posted on their website and I found encouragement from logging on to their website and seeing how many viewings their had been of my boat details. Once a potential buyer appeared Samantha kept me fully informed of progress and acted with vigour on my behalf. “

Regards Robin | Boatshed Portsmouth

I have a busy schedule and wanted somebody to deal with the sale of my boat and have as little hassle as possible with paperwork or time consuming negotiations. Boatshed Portsmouth did the job.

Cheers, Barry | Boatshed Portsmouth

We can highly recommend Boatshed Gosport to anyone who wishes to sell or buy a boat. The srevice is excellent, informative and everything is explained clearly at all stages. Being kept up to date and aware of proceedings and paperwork is very important and the monthly report of viewings and interest was always a welcome sight. The number of photographs taken and placed on their site gave potential interested people an excellent idea of our vessel before any viewing took place and we are sure this helped enormously to ensure only really serious people arrived to view our vessel. The assistance during the preparation, presentation, notification of possible clients and subsequent sale was efficient and professionally handled. Thank you Boatshed for a well planned and executed service.

Yours sincerely, Tony and Audrey | Boatshed Portsmouth