My wife and I worked extensively with Craig to buy a new Dufour 412 for our kids will grow up on. He was wonderful to deal with on our older trade-in and brought a ton of knowledge and experience. The help and guidance he gave throughout the ordering process was great; he listened to our needs and made suggested many changes that we're ecstatic with after delivery. Working with Craig we ended up with a better setup than we had originally specified and got better than factory quality going with locally sourced canvas and solar packages. The delivery and after-sales support with Craig and JP has been everything we could have hoped for and we've even been introduced to other owners to share our experiences with. They are good people to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to suggest them to friends and family.
I've dealt with both JP Skov and Craig Nann for the sale and purchase of several boats. In all my dealings with them, they have always been knowledgable, straighforward, and honest. I've always felt comfortable knowing that they were working for me, whether buying or selling, and I've known I can rely on their expert advice.
I've known JP and his team for over 8 years. During this time, he has help us purchase (used) and sell 5 boats. His professionalism, customer service, marine and boat knowledge is top notch! JP has provided support and insight to the markets and have made all of our transactions simple and stress free. JP and Northstar is my one stop shop for all our boat purchases and selling needs.
It is a big deal to sell everything you own (as in real estate) and pour it all into a boat! Lucky for me I went to the Annapolis Boat Show and met Craig Nann of Northstar. He was great from the beginning. He listened to what we needed, what we were looking at and where we wanted to end up. He even talked us out of a bigger boat than the Dufour 500 GL which we bought from him. Craig stayed with us every step of the way -- never lost his patience and made it work. He even listened to my 10 years old son and made sure what he wanted was also considered. He never tried to sell us something we didn't need and in fact told us when we didn't need something. I really appreciate the effort and the ethical behavior Craig displayed and to this day two years later I count on him to answer questions and give sound advice. I would never buy a boat from anyone else so I hope he stays in the business. One last thing, when you buy a new boat there is a longish time between when you order and when you get delivery. Often over time, your memory or expectation of the boat your purchased doesn't live up to that expectation when it is delivered. In my case when the boat arrived and I saw it for the first time, it not only matched my expectations it exceeded them. I love my Dufour and our life at sea, wouldn't have been half as good an experience without Craig and Northstar.
We recently stepped up our racing to a larger, faster platform. Craig Nann asked the right questions of us at the beginning of our search for the ideal racer / cruiser and was able to find the right boat for us in short order. He expertly and patiently guided us through the entire process from start to finish. Our team enjoyed a very successful first season with the new boat and could not be any happier with the service we received from Craig and Northstar. We consider him to be our broker for life
Great experience with Craig selling my Dufour 40e. He was super knowledgable and helpful throughout the process and found the right buyer at the right time. Strongly recommended for anyone looking for help on the sell or buy side.
When you come across a broker who thinks in terms of out of the box, keeps the seller and buyer engaged to close a transaction and ends with a win-win for the parties, it’s Craig that rises above the pool of talent. A successful broker makes a complex transaction seamless for his clients Craig’s understanding of this principle is underscored. Scott & Jess Humphrey
Just a note of thanks to let you know how much I appreciated your efforts in the recent sale of my True North. Your business dealings with me were fair and much appreciated.
“Craig’s comprehensive knowledge of the local marine industry means that there is no question he can’t get answered about a potential boat purchase. He understands that purchasing and owning a boat can be a complicated business, and is always there for some helpful advice - even years after the sale. Quality guy.”
Now that the sale of our boat (Mason 44 1988) is complete, we would like to thank Northstar Yacht Sales and especially John Post. He exceeded our expectations. His honesty and integrity were apparent at every step of the sale. When we purchase our next boat, we will look no further than Northstar and John Post. It has been a pleasure!