I was looking for a sailing cruiser for two years and I flew from France to Cape Town To purchase Astra, a beautiful Southerly 49. The yacht was in the hand of Chris de Kock. I have an absolute confidence in Chris, he is a very experienced trader and without his precious help it would not have been possible to achieve this complicated transaction.
From: Riaan Adendorff
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:06 PM
I trust this mail finds you well. I would like to thank you for all the effort you put in in making sure the purchase of Isabella was as smooth as it was. As you are aware I recently departed Cape Town on route to the Netherlands via Ludiritz in Namibia. Due to a few minor complications with the autopilot I was delayed along the way resulting in a day without wind and ended up in the middle of what was to become 3 days of absolute hell in one storm after the next. I won't try to explain the shear size of the waves, or the force of the winds but take my word for it that it was the perfect mix to destroy. I feel like a piece of biltong right now. Isabella could have handled much more. She is a phenomenal vessel.
The words honest and salesman/broker are never used in the same sentence and that's common knowledge. BUT I would like to set any potential future clients minds at ease. When dealing with Chris at Yacht and Power sales you can be assured that as a buyer you will receive the best post purchase assistance in the market. A huge amount of paperwork is generated and Chris was amazing at keeping it under control and taking care of the bureaucracy while you can focus on your new vessel. Chris also has a very extensive network of great contacts from technicians to new electronic instruments. He knows who how when and how much. It's important to know that with Chris that it is not a case of once you have paid that's the last you see of him. He will be there until everything is properly completed. If you are a foreigner but not sure if it's worth the risk then rest assured dealing with Chris is your safest bet. What he says he will deliver he delivers.
To sellers who are thinking selling out of hand... Rather sell through Chris. He works very hard for every cent of that commission he earns. He is incredibly experienced. I can also honestly say that if I ever have to sell Isabella she would go onto Chris books exclusively because he understands the buyer and he spends a huge amount of time making sure everything is done to the letter of the law and that the sale is done without hassles and complications.