Sam Cassell sold my boat for the full asking price in less than 24 hours. Throughout the sale she was extremely professional and helpful, and even managed to get the purchaser to pay for 50% of the one main issue thrown up by the survey. Thanks to Sam, the whole process was hassle free from my point of view, I would definitely recommend her services and think they represented excellent value.

- Richard. May 2021 | Boatshed Portsmouth

We bought our boat through Boatshed and have to say that everything went very smoothly and quickly. The best thing is the speed of communication between Sam and the owner to my questions, and the electronic versions of paperwork makes life so much easier.

- Steve. June 2021 | Boatshed Portsmouth

Samantha was easy to work with. Clear with every step of the purchase of our boat, always getting back to us with information when we asked for it. Strong recommendation from me.

- Seumas. June 2021 | Boatshed Portsmouth

It costs more but the support and service is worth it. Sam kept me up to date throughout, sorted viewings and happily gives frank, straightforward advice and selling and buying. When negotiations got tricky due to unforeseen issues on survey, having a broker helps, and I think gives the buyer more confidence to find a way forward, which we did. Sad to see the boat go, but looking forward to the next one!

- Stephen. April 2021 | Boatshed Portsmouth

Really good accurate advice, incredibly fast sale just as predicted but importantly I felt supported by a professional all the way. Sam knows how to be direct and keep information real for both seller and buyer...a real skill! - Thank you again Sam.

- Mr. Broome. June 2021 | Boatshed Portsmouth

Many thanks to Sam at Boatshed for driving the sale of my boat during a very difficult lockdown year. I was kept well informed throughout and provided good advice. Many Thanks.

- Brian.May 2021 | Boatshed Portsmouth

I bought a yacht from Boatshed in April and the whole process was managed really professionally by Samantha. I then asked Samantha to deal with selling my old yacht which she also dealt with professionally. I can't recommend both her and Boatshed highly enough. She was always available and kept me unto date. Superb!

- Barry. 12/06/21 | Boatshed Portsmouth

We found Samantha and Steve extremely helpful, efficient and provided excellent service with selling our small open boat. Nothing was too much trouble and I would encourage everyone selling a boat to use

- Mabel.12/07/21 | Boatshed Portsmouth

I was recommended to Boatshed by a friend. In these strange times of Covid 19 I needed to place my boat on sale knowing I would be unable to be present due to travel restrictions (My home is in France). Therefore it was important to have full confidence in the agent. I arranged a meeting with Samantha at the boat when she explained terms and conditions and gave a global estimate as to market value and advertising. From there, Samantha created video and PowerPoint presentation and we met once more in the open at the boat yard to sign contracts. Boatshed has made monthly reports of viewing through social media and informed me of people who have made several viewings. The initial six months of contract was ending as was winter. I exchanged emails with Samantha and considered entering Boatshed Auction which in fact did not happen as Samantha informed me of an offer. This was followed through with a survey for the purchaser and an agreed price confirmed between the purchaser and me. Samantha has handled all at distance for me including the bill of sale, and eventual electronic payments direct to my bank account. I can now recommend Samantha and the Boatshed service. My only reservation was the fixed minimum commission which was explained from the outset. This would mean that owners of older and lower valued boats would not find Boatshed’s terms necessarily very attractive.

- A.C. Gosport Boat Yard | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam has just facilitated the sale of my boat and from start to finish was superb service. I liked her honest approach and that she did the best for both parties to strike a fair deal. I would definitely use her again and would happily recommend her.

- Rob, Portsmouth Harbour | Boatshed Portsmouth

This was a private sale with Boatshed being introduced to help formalise the completion late into the cycle. The owner and the buyer were both new to selling and buying boats - and I do not believe we would have reached an agreement without Boatshed’s involvement. On a second hand boat there is none of the certainty related to a new boat purchase. The survey can and did throw a spanner in the works. There are so many aspects to the sale ranging from financial to technical and emotional it is a real skill to bring both parties together and complete. Whilst the broker represented the seller I also felt that my point of view was properly represented and we ended-up with a fair result all round.

- James, Portsmouth Harbour | Boatshed Portsmouth

Having decided to sell my boat I instructed Boatshed to sell the boat for me and was contacted by Sam. Initially I thought it quite expensive but did not have the time to sell the boat myself. The selling of the boat was far from straightforward and a few problems were encountered along the way. Sam dealt with these problems for me and if she could not then she would point me in the right direction. Sam kept me up to date and was brilliant during the whole process. Having looked back, the fee charged by boasted was well worth the money as had I had to sort out the problems myself I would probably still own the boat and would be pulling what little hair I have left out. Cannot recommend Sam enough.

- Mark Burgess | Boatshed Portsmouth

“A helpful, friendly and knowledgeable team at Boatshed Portsmouth. Despite all the challenges of COVID, lockdown and Christmas! Sam and her team were able to help arrange a smooth, safe and extremely speedy process. From first viewing to handover in under 4 weeks! Quite remarkable when having to contend with Christmas, New Year and Lockdown too ! “

- Graeme. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

Samantha from Boatshed Portsmouth led me through all the processes to sell my boat quickly, was extremely helpful and worked really hard during a difficult time to achieve a good price

- Paul, W. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

We bought our boat through Boatshed Portsmouth and were very happy with the service we received so when we decided to sell the boat, we had no hesitation in using them again. Samantha talked us through both processes every step of the way and always responded quickly to any questions we had. She was always contactable, open, honest and a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Boatshed and would certainly use them again. Thanks for all your help and we wish you a happy New Year.

- Pip and Kev Wichman. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

I have just bought my yacht through Boatshed Portsmouth. Despite the ongoing restrictions of COVID, Sam made it an absolute pleasure to do business keeping me updated and informed throughout the process by phone and email. No question was too difficult and she dealt with all aspects from the owner, marina and surveyor through to arranging lift out for inspection. Given difficulty travelling and distance this made sure the whole experience went seamlessly. Definitely 5 stars! I would strongly recommend the excellent service.

- Chris, RNSA | Boatshed Portsmouth

Cheerful, positive, helpful, knowledgeable and pragmatic - what more could someone want from a yacht broker. Thanks for your help!

- Ben, RNSA | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam works hard to drive forward your boat sale, has great availability and overall does a great job.

- Peter. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam provided great help during the sale of our vessel. Initially guiding us through the Boatshed system and making sure we had a sensible listing and then coordinating various enquiries leading to a successful sale. Sam was patient with us during the whole process and provided us with support (some of which was appropriately robust to ensure correct procedures were followed) during the final sale to reach a satisfactory handover.

- J. Gunwharf Quays | Boatshed Portsmouth

Dear Samantha, Thank you for the good news about completion, and a big thank you for making the whole process of selling my beloved boat so painless. Above all you have been swiftly efficient; I know we got lucky but even so the marketing to find a buyer in Cornwall that quickly was impressive. A big thank you

- Mike, Hornet Sailing Club | Boatshed Portsmouth