testimonials

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I appointed MS&P to sell my yacht after wasting time with various potential private buyers in 2022. MS&P brought an invaluable discipline to the sale process, with a clear procedure for the documentation, deposit and timetable to completion. They ensured the process went smoothly and quickly for the benefit of both parties. All their staff were very professional and knowledgeable. As a vendor I feel it was worth the fee compared with trying to do it myself, saved a lot of hassle.

Christopher D, August 2023

Many thanks for all your help in the sale. I have been impressed with your expertise and professionalism. Well done.

Peter J, June 2023

Dealing with MS&P has been an absolute delight.  You have all been so professional, awesome and so helpful. You are everything I hoped a broker could be.

Paul W, May 2023

It’s been a pleasure to work with Andy and the team. I’m certainly very pleased that I picked MS&P in preference to other brokers.

Steve McC, May 2023

We have had a great experience with MSP. Purchasing your first yacht can feel overwhelming. Our first touch point was Phil, who was incredibly knowledgeable and enabled our first viewing with Adam M. Adam’s focus on us as customers was incredible. The amount of information he provided, taking into account this was our first time was incredible. No question was too small and the day to day engagement to attention to detail through the sale process was faultless. The after sales care was first class and we would fully recommend them to anyone who’s considering buying.

Ryan R, April 2023

We have just completed the purchase of a Hanse 458 through Michael Schmidt & Partner and can report an exceptional service from first viewing through to completion. It was a refreshing experience to work with MSP/Inspiration who were an extremely professional outfit. We dealt with Phil Dollin & Adam Sutton and can echo and endorse prior reviews here, confirming very professional attentions with honesty; efficiency; nothing too much trouble; being ahead of & prompt attentions to all issues; going the extra mile. Unreservedly 5 star rating to all processes and persons dealt with through our purchase. Thank You so much!

Mr & Mrs S, March 2023

We completed the purchase on the Hanse 455 yesterday. The boat is like new! I just wanted to get in touch firstly thanking you for all your help and secondly could you thank all the guys at Kip. The girls, Chris and especially James who has been beyond helpful. He has been so accommodating in helping with the quick time scale.

Yasmine and Tony, February 2023

Thank you very much for your amazing effort in selling Idle Hour. Your spec was exceptional and sold it before people saw it… Your time and effort taking such excellent photographs really showed her to her best advantage.

Peter T, October 2022

I have recently sold my sailing yacht via Michael Schmidt and could not have wished for a better experience. The staff are all industry experts and know the market really well. The video and photos of the listing were outstanding and demonstrated the best possible impression of the boat. High quality service from start to finish and trust is important in dealing with second hand boats.

Pieter H, June 2022

I can not speak highly enough of Michael Schmidt, from start to finish they have been brilliant. Always friendly, professional and polite they are responsive answering questions. They understand that buying a boat is an exciting experience and respond accordingly. Having experienced another large local broker when purchasing my last boat I am so pleased I used Michael Schmidt.

Mr A, June 2022

My thanks and appreciation to Michael Schmidt & Partner and very much in particular to Andy Cunningham. He smoothed the whole process with his excellent diplomatic manner and before I could even ask a question or raise a concern, he was always in front of it with the answers and even pictures to verify what he was either saying or doing. This put me at complete ease and enabled me to relax throughout the whole process, knowing I could trust what was being said and done. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with this guy and to meet him finally at the end. I would definitely recommend your company.

Mark S, May 2022

Purchased my Hanse through Michael Schmidt in 2018 and they have just completed its subsequent sale (Apr 2022). Throughout both transactions, Phil, Andy and all the team were super helpful, very knowledgeable and professional. I know of friends that have dealt with other UK dealers/brokers and had very different experiences – I wholeheartedly recommend Inspiration Marine/Michael Schmidt & Partner.

Paul U, April 2022

Just a short note to express our appreciation of your patience, professionalism and perseverance regarding our recent purchase. Over the four month gestation period of our purchase you kept us informed of the progress and kept both us and the previous owner informed and engaged.

M&L T, April 2022

Thank you for your very professional support throughout the whole sales process, it has been a pleasure to do business with you and I will continue to recommend your services to anyone I know who is planning to sell their boat. James, your photography deserves a special mention, it’s terrific and adds a great deal to the sales offer.

R.H.Y., September 2021

The in-depth knowledge of the staff at MSP Hamble, in particular Andy, smoothed the sale process and achieved a price significantly above offers I had received privately. For anyone considering selling their boat, or indeed buying one, I strongly recommend talking to MSP. They conducted the whole process of preparing, marketing and selling the boat with a gentle touch and confidence which left me comfortable that, despite the speed with which a sale was secured, I had got a good price with really no hassle at all.

Chris S, June 2021

The sale of our boat was successfully delivered through a combination of knowledge, experience and patience. MS&P dealt with all parts of the process from preparation through to successful conclusion. They applied the same attention and thoroughness to the broad issues as to the minutiae and let nothing slip through the net. It has not been easy navigating through the restrictions and frustrations of the pandemic, but we feel that we have been well managed and well served. Our warmest thanks to true professionals.

Mike B, May 2021

We asked MSP to broker our boat because they are the Hanse Specialist. From that moment on they delivered a professional, caring and highly personal service. They sold our boat in the middle of a Global Shutdown and still delivered above our red line sale price. If you want to sell your boat these are the people to do it no question!

Richard J, March 2021

Over the past 8 years I have dealt with de Valk, Ancasta and MSP/Hanse. The attention to detail from MSP in my recent transaction has been exceptional - Phil acted with considerable aplomb in bringing a deal together and attended to the many moving parts with consideration to all Parties. MSP demonstrated flexibility and a real "customer first" focus - in a very responsive manner. This is in sharp contrast to the uncaring handling I received from Ancasta (France) a few years ago.

Casino 2000, January 2021

Phil and Andy at Inspiration Marine / Michael Schmidt were brokers and offered after sales support for our recent purchase of a used Hanse Yacht. They were exceptionally professional when bringing the deal together and very helpful in providing after sales support. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Jane P, November 2020

Phil Dollin, Andy Cunningham and the whole team could not have been more helpful and professional. Lots of experience – combined with an aura of competent calm makes a purchase easy!

Mark O, October 2020

Dear Andy, I wanted to say how much I appreciated your assistance in selling my yacht Dragon of Wessex. Your advice on describing her and then suggesting and facilitating the remedial works to prepare her for sale all contributed to a successful outcome. Also the way Michael Schmidt and yourself continued to function as a business during the worst of lockdown was impressive. I hope Dion enjoys his new purchase as much as I did... but time for ventures new!

Alan K, September 2020

Selling your boat is nearly always stressful! I was hugely impressed with the team from Michael Schmidt. They were helpful in setting expectations, managed the marketing across multiple platforms and sites as well as always – 7 days a week – being on hand to show around prospective customers or answer my questions. The yacht was sold quickly and to the right new owner. Not only professional but extremely helpful, unbiased and friendly. I would use them again without hesitation – but hopefully not for a while yet!

Michael L, November 2019