Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Down River Race or "Jesters on the Chester"

Friday saw us chasing the annual CRYC to RHYC "Down River Race". Our youngest daughter Charlotte and friend Julie wanted to sail a 420 so we had the perfect excuse to turn the office over to Ben and go sailing! The Down River Race starts at Chester River Yacht Club and ends 10 miles downstream at the Rock Hall Yacht Club. The entry list included everything.... Log Canoes, A Cats, Beetle Cats, Comets, International 14's, Day Sailers, Windmills, Hobies....

Two log canoes started, one made it all the way to the Log Canoe bar at RHYC the other fell over before the second sand bar. The A Cats looked silly on the first leg which was straight downwind going 10 knots at very high angles allowing the 4 knot boats sailing straight downwind to keep up...that is until the river turned 90 degrees right and the A Cats disappeared at 15 knots! We finished lunch about 3 miles into the race shut down the stinky on SALT, put on some sail and had a delightful ride down and out into the Chester.

The 2009 Raymond James, Rock Hall Real Estate, Rosica Builders, Salt Yacht Brokerage, Service Equipment, team building exercise was a huge success!

Good time was had by all, next year we will be racing!

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....Thank you Sue for the Photos

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sign of the times...

You want it sold?.....

boats that is.... not the company

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Coming in from a seatrial and survey on a very nice Caliber 35 we sold yesterday we noticed this...

Never underestimate how much a good dodger and gas grill can add to the appeal of your boat.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Growing in leaps and bounds...

WOW! SALT YACHT BROKERAGE COMPANY doubles its sales staff after only one month in business....

...We hired Ben!

“Salt Yacht Brokerage Company is pleased to announce Ben Armiger as their new Yacht Broker. Ben comes from a lifetime of sailing in New England and the Chesapeake Bay, racing and coaching one design sailing both at Gunston Day School and throughout Long Island Sound. For five years he was the waterfront director at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where he taught everything from advanced navigation to learn to sail camps. Ben has worked as a delivery captain up and down the New England Coast. Ben currently owns and sails a classic Tartan 34. He is obsessed with boats and would love the opportunity to find the right one for you or find the right buyer for your boat.”

editors note:
Not to mention that Ben is also a founding member and lead for The Greatest blue grass band ever to rise from the banks of the Upper East Side of the Chester River..."Chester River Runoff"

If you have never been to a Runoff show your missing something! (If you have stop booking him so he can work Saturdays)

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Monday, June 1, 2009


Its been a busy first month for Salt Yacht Brokerage Company, having taken FIVE boats under contract, half dozen good new listings and two closings we couldn't be happier! For us and most other yacht brokers I have spoken to the smaller boats seem to be the hot ticket. With the stock market seeming to find its feet, and a general feeling that the housing market is calming down I think we will eventually see a rebound in the 100K-300K priced boats also.

The secret to selling your boat is really no secret...clean, empty and priced average condition boat priced in the "average selling price range" simply is not going to sell! The only boats that are moving are extremely clean and priced right... or fire sales!

But boats are selling! If you want to sell don't be afraid just be reasonable. If you want to buy you may not see a better time....

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