See what our clients are saying about their time with SYS.
"Hi James – it was my pleasure to meet you. You are a natural instructor; somewhere in your progeny there lurks a special DNA. Thank you for your kind attention and instructions."
Joe - Islander 32 - August 2015
"James - many thanks for an excellent and enjoyable day. What an accomplishment today was for me, your expertise, temperament and sense of presence is greatly appreciated, and I believe has made all the difference in my acceleration and sense of comfort and confidence throughout this process, and onto what I hope and aspire to be a good sense of seamanship."
Alan - Dufour 31 - October 2016
"I have bought and sold several boats over the last 40 years, and this was by far the best experience I have ever had working with a broker - thank you!"
Larry K - September 2016
"When one has owned the same boat for 35 years and has been boating for more than 60 years, contacts in the boating community - some satisfactory and some less so - have been myriad. Our relationship with James King, with whom we contracted to sell our Mason-43 ketch "Serenade", has been one of the most gratifying we have ever had. James is knowledgeable, thorough, communicative, honest, warm and professional. From the time he first saw our boat, took innumerable pictures and sold it, he kept us regularly informed, offered helpful advice, showed it to prospective buyers and took it out on sea trials while we were absent in Hawaii. if you want to sell your boat you can do no better than giving the job to him."
(Dr.) Elliot Leiter - Mason 43 - March 2017
“We recently purchased a used Ranger Tug R23 that was being sold by James King. James was an excellent broker and a great assistance to us in this process. James was very helpful, patient and provided us excellent customer service. The vessel was located in a remote area of Puget Sound and was quite a distance from us, as well as from James. He went out of his way to help us view the vessel and again when we returned for our sea trial. James's knowledge and his extra work to provide us with specific questions about this vessel was a tremendous help and truly made the sale process easy and transparent. James was helpful without being pushy and always responded to all of our questions. We are now very happy boat owners and enjoying our vessel in the San Juan Islands. We strongly recommend James King as he exceeded our customer service expectations.”
Lindsey Holloway and Chuck Dalldorf - Friday Harbor, WA - May 2019