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David Whidden provided exception service and expertise through the almost 2-year process of the purchase of my Alegria 67. His knowledge of the boat and selection of options for the 67 is superb. He kept me updated throughout the build and made any changes I decided to make during the build as painless as possible. He was present during the handover in La Rochelle and was on top of any corrections needed on the punch list. He has always been available, and a knowledgeable resource and I look forward to continuing to work with him during my ownership of my FP 67.

Dr. K Black

I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Mr. David Whidden when we purchased our new Dufour 390. As the nearest Dufour broker to us, we contacted David by phone and he set up a subsequent short-notice visit in his office in St. Petersburg, where we explained our sailing experience, and our desire to own a new Dufour. David told us all about the company and explained the process we would go through if we decided to purchase. My wife and I felt an immediate sense of assurance that we were in good hands with this gentleman. After a bit of discussion, we decided to purchase a new Dufour 390, configured to our specifications and cabin layout. David walked us through all the paperwork, explained company policies and benefits, and got us under contract expeditiously. Although the entire acquisition process took a little over two years from down payment to boat acceptance, David Whidden was there with us every step of the way, from recommending financing, wealth management, business considerations for the boat, etc. During our boat acceptance in Ft. Lauderdale and on the trip home, David monitored our progress and met up with us to help coordinate punch-list items in St. Pete. While we were there, he treated us to a visit to the Dali Museum and provided a wonderful picnic lunch for the next leg of our journey. David was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Oh, and after finish, because less than a week after arriving home with our new boat, a waterspout took down her mast! I let everyone at Atlantic Cruising know about the situation, and David quicky recommended a friend who owns a nearby rigging company to help us deal with it. Now we have another new sailing friend and outstanding rigger! If anyone ever asks me to recommend a yacht broker, there is only one name that will come out of my mouth – David Whidden.

C. Stegall

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