(1) Interesting Job

7 Mar

In my First Blog I said that (1) I have a great job and one that is interesting and diversified. Let me tell you why I think so:

Firstly, keep in mind that I have a sales job. But I’m selling YACHTS! Thank goodness I’m not selling coffins! This is happy stuff! Buying a boat is serious business, but yacht shopping and dream fulfillment is FUN and I get to be a part of it. At some point I’ll give examples of walking through my yacht shopping with clients, those who are totally new and uneducated, and those that are on subsequent boats.

Why do I sometimes call them yachts & sometimes they are boats? Sometimes they are vessels. That’s a post for another day. Maybe under the category of “sales pitch stuff…”

So here’s what my schedule has been for the last approx 8 weeks. At the beginning of January, I went to Port Canaveral for 2 day sea trial and survey on M/V Masterplan, a Hatteras 58 LRC. At the end of January, I went to Dunedin, Fl. for a sea trial and survey on a 36 Sabre. End of February, flew to Vancouver to list a Cape Horn 58, take pictures, assess value, etc. I leave next Wed. for a 2 day sea trial and survey on a boat in New Orleans.

Of course I have just given the bottom line. I could write a book on each of the one-line summations. Each boat different, each seller and buyer different. Each story from every side oh so interesting. And that’s nothing to speak of what the boats could say.

4 Responses to “(1) Interesting Job”

  1. Judy Waldman March 12, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    You’re telling your own great story! And yes, you and Masterplan are part of what keeps my job interesting. I reworked some of my previous posts to shorten them a bit and to also give comfort that any necessary history will be disclosed, but some of it more privately.

    Will say Hi to Steve in New Orleans – of course he knows you’re the new owners of Masterplan.

    Am still going through my Karen and Stan withdrawal – miss the daily calls and emails but am getting the warm fuzzes through your YachtBlog!


  2. MasterPlan March 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Hey Judy, I know you have stories from our purchase with you of Masterplan. Just be kind in the telling of them. I do miss you so and hope all is on track for the sale of Mistress. Tell Steve we said hello.

    karen and stan

  3. Judy Waldman March 9, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Thanks, Captain! I went to Newfoundland at a client’s request to look at his trawler and tell him what I thought market value would be. He offered to take me out for a sea trial. I told him there were 50 knot winds and in Florida, that’s approaching hurricane category. He said in Newfoundland, they call it a good day! You must love what you and and where you do it too!


  4. Capt. Joe March 9, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Nice to see someone enjoying what they do Judy!
    I’m the smae way. Next week I’m on an 85′ commercial fisherman in Flower’s Cove Newfoundland, AKA Iceberg Alley. The far side of the world!

    I’m a big Buffett fan and he’s always going on abut “I Love My Job!”…..


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