Neil has over 40 years of boating experience that he brings to his clients. His love of sailing and racing has been an avocation for all of those years. Having owned many boats, both sail and power, Neil has a good understanding of what it takes to help a client find their boat: a boat that fits their needs and one that brings pride of ownership. After all, it is an affair of the heart when you find just the right one.
His professionalism is apparent and his background as an executive consultant in the technology and information field uniquely equips him to dig deep to help clients find the right boat. If you are selling your boat, Neil’s understanding of the internet and how to effectively reach the largest audience will ensure that best efforts are being made to get your boat sold as quickly as possible…and at the best price!
Email or call me. I believe in customer satisfaction that comes from the right expectations. Let me treat you, your vessel and your boating experience in the way you expect.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Neil
In October 2019, we met with Neil Andersen, broker with S&J Yachts, to look at a 2003 Hunter 356. Although we decided not to make an offer on that particular boat, we found Neil to be very knowledgeable and helpful to us. Being first-time buyers, Neil carefully explained the process and the key points to consider when making an offer. Neil took care in listening to our “must have” items we were looking for in a boat. With that information, Neil provided us with a list of Beneteau and Hunter boats along with a 2000 Catalina 36 Mark II. As we reviewed descriptions of each vessel, Neil responded quickly answer all of our questions. On a cool Sunday in November, Neil spent the day taking us around Rock Hall, MD., to look at the five boats we had selected from the list. By the end of the day, we had decided on the Catalina, and once we notified Neil, as the buyer’s broker, he drew up our offer and sent it to the selling broker. Neil helped us through the whole process which included providing us a list of professional marine surveyors for an independent inspection of the boat. Once the seller accepted our offer, we selected a surveyor and scheduled the inspection date. The survey took roughly six hours and Neil was there with us for the entire day. Within a week, we had our survey and with Neil’s experience and professional advice, we were able to close the purchase of the vessel within two weeks. We would certainly recommend Neil Andersen and S&J Yachts for anyone in the market for a sailboat.
— Matthew Hubbell
As the end of winter approaches and my attention returns to the Chesapeake and the upcoming sailing season, I’d like to give a belated shout out to Neil Andersen and the rest of the crew at S&J. Almost a year ago Sally Strohm and I started our search for a first sailboat and were fortunate enough to connect with S&J and Neil. We had, at best, a vague ideas of what we were looking for, but that didn’t dampen Neil’s enthusiasm for the search. After an introductory meeting in Rock Hall, Neil pushed back from his desk and declared it was time to “go kick some tires.”
The first day was a whirlwind; I think we climbed on over a dozen boats scattered about the area. There were a couple prospects but, more importantly, Neil was beginning to learn what we liked and what we wanted to stay away from. He listened carefully, never pushed, and patiently led us around from one marina to another.
It was a long summer — I had no idea how hot and funky an old boat sitting on the hard can get. But we climbed in and out of boat after boat, all our shirts soaked with the heat, and all the while Neil never lost his determination to find us the “right” boat (or his sense of humor!).
At long last we found our boat (a Southern Cross 39 in Mears Point) and Neil and the pros at S&J were invaluable in guiding us through the process of closing the deal. Not something I’d want to do on my own — certainly not as a first-time buyer.
Many thanks to Neil and S&J!
— Tom and Sally
Neil Andersen helped us through the lengthy process of buying our Delphia 40.3 this spring. He was patient with our numerous twists and turns, informative and knowledgeable, but also willing to say so when he didn’t know something and go get the answers.
Neil made the process not just painless but downright enjoyable. We highly recommend him.
— Steve Carton
Have it a year now and simply love our 1988 Sea Ray 415. Neil at S&J Yachts was both fair and a great mediator to work with during the purchase of this older motor yacht.
— Bob Corbo
Had wonderful experience working with Neil Andersen through S&J Yachts. Neil was helpful, informative, quick to respond and overall a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend moving forward; I would definitely do business again with Neil in the future.
— Brian Wexler
We used S&J to sell our powerboat. Neil Andersen developed a terrific listing and the boat sold quickly. All of the paperwork and completion of the sale was prompt and efficient.
— Dave Sharp
We have been sailing our IP370 for just over a month and we are overdue in recognizing the exceptional support that we received from Neil Andersen during the buying process. As first-time boat buyers, Neil’s decades of boating experience and his professional background were invaluable in our search for the perfect boat. He was our advocate throughout the buying process, helping us identify the right boat and then ensuring that we had access to the information we needed for every step from the contract, to the survey and through the delivery. We especially appreciate that we can still count on Neil’s continued support for our steep learning curve as new boat owners. We highly recommend Neil if you are looking to list or buy a boat!
— Josie Colliflower Webster