More than 200 people sail (or motor) away with used boats from The Moorings Yacht Brokerage and Sunsail Yacht Brokerage each year and take them on new adventures. We manage to snap photos of some of these new owners with their boats before they take off on their journeys!
Leopard 39 | New owner, March 2018
Congratulations to the new owner of "Sangria"! This Leopard 39 was sold out of our charter fleet in the Seychelles where it began it's journey. After completing its comprehensive phase out the owner had it delivered to South Africa. From SA it crossed the southern ocean to Australia where the owner met up with the boat and brought her across the Great Australian Bight to Melbourne. Here he had some custom vinyl and stackpack covers installed to give “Sangria” the distinctive look you see here. She should be easy to spot in anchorages along Australia’s east coast and throughout the South Pacific!
Leopard 39 | New owner, November 2017
These happy owners just purchased a Leopard 39. They described the experience they had with The Moorings Yacht Brokerage as excellent in both price and broker support. They named this Leopard "Shake Your Bouy" and we wish them many years of happy sailing and shaking.
Beneteau Oceanis 37 | New owner in Belize, June 2017
This owner just bought a Beneteau 37 from the Belize charter base. He and his crew just brought it to St. Petersburg, FL but its voyage is not done yet! You may notice there is no mast on the boat, that’s because it's about to be loaded onto a truck and shipped to Vancouver, Canada! He's very happy with his experience with the Moorings Brokerage, the professionalism and quick response time of his broker, and the technical team at the Belize charter base that got the boat ready for his voyage.
Beneteau Oceanis 40 | New owner in St. Martin, April 2017
Congratulations to the new owners of "Katie Roo"! These new owners sent us a message about their boat purchase: "You and your group are the best in the industry. I recently purchased a 2010, Beneteau Oceanis 40 footer from the Moorings fleet in St. Martin. When the boat was under my ownership in April, it was in excellent condition inside and out." Thank you for buying with us we wish you fair winds!
Leopard 48 | New owner in Tortola, May 2017
We wish Nikitasha and her new crew many years of excellent sailing! The new owners of this yacht said that their broker "made the entire buying process so easy. She went out of her way to help us make the decision to buy the 48." Congratulations on your new Leopard!
Leopard 39 | New owner in Saint Martin, May 2017
Congratulations to the new owner of this Leopard 39! They described their experience to us after purchasing the boat "I can not say enough about how great the team here has been... Very impressed with the staff." The couple is now sailing to Florida we wish you excellent sailing on "Limitless"!
Leopard 39 | New owner in Tortola, January 2017
Congratulations to this new owner of this Leopard 39 named So Right! The proud owner had an excellent experience buying with us! He described his broker as “Terrific in negotiations and in identifying pricing. He was also able to save us a lot of money through the Moorings Charter Program.” Fair winds and good sailing So Right!
Leopard 44 | New owner in the British Virgin Islands, November 2016
Check out this photo of a Sunsail 444 named “SALTY CANDY” with her new owner! He describes his broker as “BBB or Best of the Best of the Best”. We are proud to say he had a great boat buying experience, we wish “SALTY CANDY” fair winds and good sailing!
Jeanneau 409 | New owner in St. Croix, November 2016
Congratulations to the new owner of this Jeanneau 409 “Anywhere”! The new owner sailed the boat from the British Virgin Islands to St. Croix and now plans to cruise around the Caribbean until June in this amazing vessel.
Beneteau 43 | New owner in St. Martin, September 2016
The new owner of this Oceanis 43 left Saint-Martin to go to Saint Lucia to meet his wife and children. They will discover the whole Caribbean onboard their monohull. We wish them fair winds!
Beneteau 40 | in St. Martin, September 2016
Check out this photo with the new owners of Clos D’Eau setting sail on their yacht for the first time! They said that the Moorings Brokerage Team was great to work with and gave them excellent reviews. They look forward to sailing the globe in their new vessel.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 | in St. Martin, August 2016
Congratulations to the new owners of "Summerwind". They gave their thanks to the entire Moorings team for making the purchase of their yacht an enjoyable experience. They were impressed with how immaculately clean and prepared the yacht was for delivery. The seas were choppy, but they had a great first sail!
Jeanneau 44i | New Owners in St. Martin, August 2016
The new owner of "Vela Via" is departing from Oyster Pond, St. Martin. His first stop is the USVI then off to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Florida. The plan for this retiree is to discover new destinations and countries by boat.
Leopard 44 | New Owners in Tortola, July 2016
We would like to introduce to you the proud new owners of Cricket VI, a Leopard 44. We are excited to say that they had an excellent experience purchasing their yacht. Enjoy your time on the water!
Beneteau Oceanis 43 | New Owners in Tortola, July 2016
The proud new owner of "Lalie" posed for a photo with his yacht before setting sail to Puerto Rico. This client was pleased with the purchase process and all who were involved. He commented that the sales brokers did a first class job and that the experience was perfect in every respect. We wish him many years of happy sailing!
Jeanneau 44i | New Owners in St. Martin, June 2016
Congratulations to the new owners of L’Equateur! They are looking forward to enjoying their boat on a Caribbean cruise until the end of July. These happy customers provided some great feedback: "Both brokers provided excellent service throughout the whole experience. They did all that they said they would do and more. It was the best service experience that we have had in any field we can remember. The entire team helped us in every way. They trained us, gave us an excellent boat, and made our start to cruising superb!"
Jeanneau 44i | New Owner on Sea Trial in St. Martin, May 2016
The new owner of the Jeanneau 44i, "Soplao", left St. Martin yesterday with his crew to deliver the boat to her new home in the Dominican Republic. This is the client's second purchase with The Moorings, but he has assured us it will not be his last!
Jeanneau 44i | New Owners in Tortola, April 2016
Randy and Isabelle, the new owners of the Jeanneau 44i, "Isabella" (name just a coincidence!), are sailing the Caribbean on their new boat for now. Later, they'll sail her home to San Francisco and maybe do some racing.
Leopard 39 | New Owners in Tortola, April 2016
Congratulations to this couple who just took ownership of the 2011 Leopard 39 "We Are Nuts" in Tortola. Contrary to the boat's name, their plan to buy a used Leopard 39 and take it home to North Carolina is quite sound. Their comments: "There were no surprises, Moorings completed everything they said they would; And they had the 3 things we had found malfunctioning on our first sail repaired within hours of our return. They also helped with prep for moving it to the US."
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42i | New Owners in St. Martin, April 2016
The new owners of "Pelican Pat" are casting off their lines in St. Martin today and sailing their new Jeanneau 42i away. We wish them the best, and thank them for their comments: "Staff have been very attentive all along the process. Any issues were handled without problems. We felt everyone wanted to ensure we were happy with the boat and it was in proper working order."
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i | New Owner in Tortola, April 2016
Congratulations to the new owner of Absolute, who plans to live aboard his Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i recently out of the Tortola charter fleet. We're also happy to hear his comments about our local broker: "Richard's a real professional, competent and really devoted to his clients!"
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i | New Owners in Tortola, March 2016
Next stop, Puerto Rico, then on to cruising the Caribbean. Congrats to these new owners of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i "Whiskey Chaser."
Jeanneau 409 | New Owners in Tortola, February 2016
Congratulations to the new owners of this 2011 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409, BEEBA. They took ownership in Tortola and plan to live aboard and cruise the Caribbean.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i | New Owners in St. Martin, January 2016
This family left Quebec, Canada to spend the winter in the Caribbean on their new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i, just phased out of the charter fleet in Saint Martin. We're happy to hear: "I knew from the beginning that I wanted to buy a Moorings boat because of their good reputation."
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i | New Owners in St. Martin, October 2015
Congratulations to the new owners of this 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i. We're happy to know that they were very pleased with the value of their purchase and we wish them the best in their international cruising.
Leopard 47 PC | New Owners in the BVI, August 2015
These new owners of this 2009 Leopard 47 Powercat out of the Moorings Tortola fleet are looking forward to logging some fuel-efficient miles all around the Caribbean and the East Coast of the Americas in their new boat. We wish them the best in their travels and adventures.
Beneteau Oceanis 50 Family | New Owner in St. Martin, August 2015
Captain Lola and her best friend took ownership of their second Moorings yacht in St. Martin this week. This one, a Beneteau Oceanis 50 Family, is an upgrade from their Cyclades 43. Captain Lola's owner plans to sail around Florida and the Bahamas with her family, and later maybe take a larger trip to South America and through the Panama Canal. We wish them the best. And yes, Captain Lola is the dog!
Leopard 44 | New Owner in Tortola, August 2015
The new owner of this Leopard 44, "Inconceivable," plans to use the boat for charters. She does happen to be well-suited for such use! He looks quite content in the helm seat, and we wish him the best in his adventures.
Beneteau Cyclades 43 | New Owner in St. Martin, May 2015
This new owner looks very content at the wheel of his 2006 Beneteau Cyclades 43. He'll sail her more than 1000 nautical miles this month to bring her home to Fort Lauderdale, FL. We wish him the best for his adventures, and thank him for the excellent review of his buying experience with us.
Leopard 37 PC | New Owners in Tortola, May 2015
The new owners of this 2009 Leopard 37 Powercat will take her on a very short passage to her new home in St. John, USVI. The power cat will be a perfect boat to keep locally and island hop around the Virgin Islands.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i | New Owner in St. Martin, April 2015
Congratulations to the new owner of this pre-owned 2010 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i out of the Sunsail charter fleet. We wish him the best as he departs for some serious international cruising, including a west to east ARC transatlantic rally this May (St. Martin - Tortola - Bermuda - Azores - and on to Germany). We're also glad to share that he reported the boat condition and overall purchasing experience "Very Good" on his buyer survey.
Beneteau Cyclades 50 | New Owners in St. Martin, Feb 2015
The new owners of this Beneteau Cyclades 50 will sail her from St. Martin to her new home in St. Kitts. They rated their experience, the boat's condition and the price all excellent!
Beneteau Cyclades 51.5 | New Owners in the BVI, Dec 2014
This couple chartered a Beneteau Cyclades 51.5 in 2005. This week, they bought that boat! They plan to keep her in the BVI and come down from time to time to live aboard and cruise.
Beneteau Cyclades 39 | New Owner in the BVI, Nov 2014
These new owners of "Ondular" are from Australia. They'll be cruising around the Caribbean this winter but ultimately plan to sail her back to Australia.
Beneteau Cyclades 39 | New Owner in the BVI, Nov 2014
This new owner of the Cyclades 39 Block Farms is a retired UK police officer who is currently sailing his yacht alone around the BVI. He treats this yacht like a laser dinghy, popping round the islands on his own for quick day sails and other adventures.
Beneteau Oceanis 393 | New Owner in the BVI, Nov 2014
The new owner of Sweet Wind says "Love the boat - Family is excited to come down and sail it." We wish him the best as he plans to use the boat for international and local cruising.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i | New Owner in St. Martin, Nov 2014
The new owner of this Sun Odyssey 36i leaves SXM this weekend and will single hand to Trinidad. A former charter captain, he knows the Caribbean quite well. Next year, Antinea will cross the Atlantic and sail for her first time in the Mediterranean Sea.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i | New Owners in St. Martin, Nov 2014
This couple owns a marina and several boats in Canada. This Jeanneau 39i will live in the Caribbean and be their winter getaway boat. They plan to live aboard during winters.
Beneteau Oceanis 43 | New Owner in St. Martin, Nov 2014
The new owners of the 2009 Beneteau Oceanis 43 in St. Martin. They'll sail from St. Martin to St. Barth, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Grenada and then Panama before reaching Peru!
Beneteau Oceanis 43 | New Owner in St. Martin, Nov 2014
The new owners of the 2008 Beneteau Oceanis 43 in St. Martin. This is their second purchase with us. They bought an Oceanis 393 on Tortola and sold her recently with us to make way for this upgrade.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i | New Owner in the BVI, Oct 2014
The new owner of this 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i, MONZA, is all smiles. Though he plans to keep this boat in charter service, he'll certainly enjoy some time aboard himself.
Beneteau Cyclades 43 | New Owners in St. Martin, Oct 2014
This American couple, pictured here with their daughter and granddaughter, will rent out their villa during the high season, live aboard their new boat, and enjoy some cruising adventures. What a great plan!
Beneteau Oceanis 43 | New Owners in the BVI, Oct 2014
The new owners of this Beneteau Oceanis 43 will be living aboard and cruising internationally. Their statement about the purchase: Simple, easy, fair. We wish them the best as they start this new adventure.
Beneteau Oceanis 40 | New Owners in the Belize, Sept 2014
The new owners of the 2008 Beneteau Oceanis 40 "Tonic IV" took her from Belize to Miami after completing the purchase. They gave their experience with us 5 stars and raved about the level of service.
Beneteau Oceanis 37 | New Owners in the Bahamas, Sept 2014
These new owners of the 2009 Beneteau Oceanis 37 "Lacco Ameno" are looking forward to using their new boat, now re-named "Sea Esta," for local cruising.
Beneteau Cyclades 50 | New Owners in St. Martin, Sept 2014
The new owners of "NIFTY", a 2006 Cyclades 50, are thrilled to start a new phase in their life, splitting their time between being grandparents and cruising the Caribbean. We wish them the best.
Lagoon 410 S2 | New Owners in St. Martin, July 2014
The new owner "HABIB" has upgraded from a Lagoon 380 to this 2006 Lagoon 410 S2. He and a couple of friends will deliver the boat from St. Martin to her new home base in Annapolis, where he and his wife will enjoy sailing on the Cheseapeake Bay.
Beneteau 50 | Sea Trial in St. Martin, July 2014
The buyers of "Watermelon" enjoy a Sea Trial on a beautiful day. This 2003 Beneteau 50 will have a new home port of Martinique. The buyers plan to sail her there in early August. We wish them the best.
Gib Sea 51 | New Owners in St. Martin, May 2014
This Australian family will set sail from St. Martin today on their 2003 Gib Sea 51, recently re-named "Knot Crazy". They'll sail her from St. Martin to Panama, where a professional skipper will pick her up and deliver her to Tahiti. The family will then jump aboard again and sail home to Australia.
Lagoon 380 | New Owner in St. Martin, March 2014
This gentleman was sent to St. Martin to look for a "better deal" and that he did find with The Moorings Yacht Brokerage. He is thrilled to take ownership of a Lagoon 380 and our team in St. Martin reports that he is ready to appreciate every second he spends aboard.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i | Delivery Crew in St. Martin, March 2014
This Sun Odyssey 39i will be sailed to Fort Lauderdale, then delivered to Washington on a truck. This is the 9th former charter boat this new owner has purchased from us in the past 12 years, all to populate a small charter fleet in Anacortes, Washington.
Lagoon 410 | Buyer in St. Martin, March 2014
The new owner of Okoume takes his position at the helm of his Lagoon 410. He'll spend a lot of time in this seat as he logs miles and enjoys adventures on his new cruising catamaran.
Lagoon 380 | Buyers in St. Martin, February 2014
This family just took ownership of "Longhi" in St. Martin and plans to live aboard. Their first family voyage: St. Martin to Tortola. We wish them fair winds and wonderful experiences on this trip and their entire journey.
Lagoon 410 | Buyer in St. Martin, February 2014
This former charter cat is headed to Cuba, the home cruising grounds of one of the two co-owners. Pictured here is one of the owners and his broker.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i | Buyers in Tortola, December 2013
There's nothing like closing on your new liveaboard cruising boat in the BVI on Christmas Eve. This couple now owns Alice, a 2009 Sun Odyssey 32i that left the Sunsail charter fleet this summer.
Beneteau Oceanis 40 | Buyer in Tortola, December 2013
This buyer has been a charter customer with the Moorings since 1999. Now he's the owner of a former charter boat: 2009 Beneteau Oceanis 40, Namiko. We wish him the best as he now has his very own charter boat take cruising.
Lagoon 410 S2 | Sea Trial in St. Martin, October 2013
This buyer has been a marine surveyor for 33 years. In fact, he is a member of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, the most recognized professional surveyor association.
Lagoon 410 | Buyer and son in St. Martin, October 2013
This buyer's plan: to sail with his wife in the US and throughout the Caribbean. And his son, who works in the yachting industry, will come enjoy the boat with them during his vacations.
Leopard 46 | Buyer in St. Martin, September 2013
The new owner of the Leopard 46 NOVA in St. Martin. He and his three sons leave this weekend for Peru via the Panama Canal! We wish them a great sail and fair winds!
Gib Sea 51 | Sea Trial in St. Martin, July 2013
Sea Trial in the Caribbean Sea...it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it! As expected, this buyer had a great time.
Beneteau Cyclades 43 | Buyers in St. Martin, May 2013
This family is living the dream! We wish them the best and hope they share some stories and photos along their journey from the Caribbean to Australia on their 'new' Beneteau Cyclades 43. Gwen Robic and Giles Wood helped make the purchase process smooth.
Beneteau Oceanis 52 | Buyer in St. Martin, April 2013
The happy buyer of a 2005 Beneteau Oceanis 52. This is the second boat this gent has bought through Moorings Brokerage, this one an upgrade from his Beneteau 50! We wish him the best as he sets off cruising the Caribbean.