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90’ Palmer Johnson Yacht ‘NIRVANA’ Sold

90’ Palmer Johnson Yacht ‘NIRVANA’ Sold

Captain Andrea Gaines, CPYB Goes Above and Beyond as ‘Buyer’s Broker’

Captain Andrea Gaines, CPYB recently facilitated the introduction of a gorgeous Palmer Johnson 90’ Motoryacht for sale by 26 North Yachts to one of her longtime clients. Read more about the story and how this fantastic collaboration came to be, as shared by Captain Andrea Gaines:

“I always feel honored and appreciative to be able to work with clients as their ‘Buyer’s Broker’.  It allows me to share my experience and expertise while helping clients find just the right platform for enjoying quality time on the water.  From the very beginning the family made it clear they were looking for something that would allow them to safely enjoy extended cruising time on a comfortable boat that could accommodate friends and family (and crew).  They were also interested in a platform that would provide accessibility for an owner with limited mobility in the future.

I shared the Palmer Johnson 90 listing with them because she had already enjoyed a refit that included two elevator platforms for moving from the aft deck to the flybridge and from the main deck to the living quarters.  In addition, she was equipped with a second crane that allowed for easy access to and from the dock and to and from the swim step.  Beyond the functional amenities she came with a solid pedigree and beautiful interior accommodations.

After several virtual showings, a COVID-19 test, a weeklong survey in beautiful Fajardo, PR and upwards of 1000 photographs and several videos my clients made the decision to accept the vessel. They were able to take delivery of m/y Nirvana in St Thomas, USVI.  They are excited about the prospects of making her their own and cruising on the west coast and Alaska.  Fair winds & following seas Nirvana!”

We maintain our commitment to go above and beyond to assist our clients to purchase and sell yachts of all sizes. At the end of the day, its all about making our clients happy, and who couldn’t be happier than the new owners of 'NIRVANA'.  Read their testimonial here:

From our first “virtual” meeting, I knew Andrea was the real deal. Not just a broker, but a Captain and truly a boat person. She was always very professional and freely gave her opinion and advice. We were looking for a boat that had the ability to become handicap accessible and she was able to find one that was already modified for that purpose. The boat was in Puerto Rico and while we are in the midst of Covid, she willingly made the trip to supervise a survey and haul-out. She worked with the Crew to give us a guided “Virtual Tour” and was careful to point out both the good and bad in a non-judgemental way. This allowed us to make an informed decision about the boat. She worked with us through the negotiations into signing. I’m a new captain and her help and suggestions have been invaluable. She has made herself available to me and continues to help while we prep the boat for transit to the West Coast. With her help and guidance, she has taken an overwhelming endeavor and made it seem easy and routine. We can’t thank her enough.”  Bryan F. 

Read more about this fantastic collaborative sale on Boat International.