Thinking of Selling ? Testimonials from 2021

Sold Moody 44:

” Williams and Smithell’s sold our Moody 44 in Greece in very difficult circumstances (pandemic). Stephen in Greece provided helpful efficient timely advice and excellent feedback. Mark in the UK managed the sale efficiently and professionally making the whole process much easier than I had expected. I recommend them to both buyers and sellers.”

Tony and Jane April 2021

Good evening Mark and Stephen,

Main purpose of this email is to thank you for your work on the sale which is now completed.

It was your good advice and help along the way that has got the result. I feel that you have made a real effort to help the sale. From Stephens advice on what to get the yard to do, to his willing ness to change todays plans to visit the boat to find the documents.

I want to the new owners to love her as we have for eight years.

If I can help your business with a review/ testimonial, please let me know.

Bought – Amel Mango 52

Just before Christmas 2020 my husband and I found the yacht of our dreams – one that was affordable to us, in superb condition and the exact make and model that we wanted.  We were so impressed with the way that Williams and Smithells handled the entire process on behalf of the seller.  Emails were responded to promptly and Mark was enormously helpful with every aspect of our purchase.

This is our first yacht and we are absolute newbies, so we really appreciated the hand-holding.  I wanted to see the actual boat before purchasing and, although it was a challenge to get from the UK to the marina in Greece, I was delighted that Williams and Smithells had a branch right there and could send somebody to introduce me to the owner and process all the paperwork.

In little over a month we went from making an offer to taking ownership of our dream yacht – all done at the height of Coronavirus; a remarkable achievement, in no small measure due to the experience and efficiency of the Williams and Smithells team.  I highly recommend them.

K&D. M


Sold – Bavaria 37:

Seamlessly sold in difficult times

We are happy that we decided to partner with W&S and we warmly recommend them to anyone who has to go through the same process!

After decades of sunny sailing in Greece we decided that it was time to sell our boat, a 37 ft 2006 Bavaria 37 Cruiser. Unfortunately, this was in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we didn’t put our hopes too high.

However, only half a year later, thanks to Stephen and Mark of W&S, the complicated sale was completed fully to our satisfaction, despite the difficulties. A true international sale as well: boat in Greece, us in The Netherlands, buyer in Ireland and broker in Greece and UK.


Sold – Sunbeam 34

Hello Mark, hello Stephen,

Thank you for the successful sale of our boat.

You handled it very competent.

We were very satisfied and can only recommend you.

We wish you the best and continued success,

Heinrich and Helga

Bought Moody 44:

We should like to commend Williams & Smithells for the excellent service provided

on our recent purchase of a Moody 44: in particular, Mark Ellyatt has been a boon,

keeping us informed every step of the way and always available on e-mail and by



We should explain that the purchase was complicated by the fact that we are in Crete,

the boat was on the Greek mainland and the seller was in the UK. And, of course, the

current lockdown further complicated matters. However, the whole process was

extremely easy and, in fact, our sale was completed in little over a week.


Mark, and his colleague, Stephen McIntosh based in Greece, were (and are) both very

happy to assist us with updating existing paperwork and applying for new documents,

where required. They have also helped with the necessary arrangements for berthing,

and ensured we had the correct contacts. Their knowledge has been invaluable.


Altogether, this has been a very pleasant experience, where no detail has been

overlooked and we felt we were in safe hands all the time.


Accordingly, we have no hesitation in recommending Williams & Smithells should

you require a Yacht Broker to buy and/or sell a boat.

Paul and Amanda



Listed a Yacht with us: 

Mark and Stephen were exceptionally professional in supporting the listing and marketing of my boat during the disruption of COVID19. Their communication was excellent and they provided sound advice throughout the process. I would be happy to buy my next boat through Williams and Smithells.  S.E


Looking for a yacht through us: 

That’s really helpful thank you!

Many best wishes, I’ll keep an eye on your facebook too. I have to say, your website is by far and away the best I’ve seen – very helpful 😊



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