Client testimonials

An eyeopener on boat ownership and the important aspects to look out for when considering to buy a boat. Short and sweet and straight to the point. A must for anyone looking into boating lifestyle and will make a difference to your journey. I got a boat right after the Masterclass and looking for another now!

Mr DS, Boat Buyer, Malaysia

William and Dione are the best in the business! Knowledgeable, professional, friendly and best of all, not pushy . I made some casual inquiries and they gave a lot of great friendly advice (and heads-up) with no obligations. Will definitely go to them for professional boating help and support.

Mr TH Boat Buyer, Singapore

I purchased my very first boat with BASCO. Having arrived in Asia only recently, not having a driving licence and not being familiar with the local yacht market meant I was accumulating a number of difficulties to make my dream come true. I decided to hire BASCO as they were providing the full suite of comprehensive services I would need throughout my journey to ownership. From advising me where to go to get the licence, to several meetings to determine the best type of boat for my needs, to many visits across the island to find the perfect match, to managing the commercial negotiations and to ensuring post sale that I would be dealing with the best service providers to ensure all the desired upgrades, I had a very thorough experience with them and cannot recommend them enough. Highly knowledgeable, hard working, patient, friendly, I felt they knew about every boat on the marinas, never pushed me outside of my comfort zone with hard selling, and always had my best interests at heart. Look no further!

Mr SC, First-Time Boater, Asia

My landlubber friends suddenly started talking about wanting to buy a boat; I immediately sent them to Dione! She & I sat on the Board of a professional network over a decade ago. We’ve remained in contact, and I have followed her new career with interest, even though I am not a sailor myself. I knew I could absolutely trust her and William to give my friends sound and safe advice!

Ms TZ, Singapore

Incredibly helpful team working among several constraints, even given this current environment, they helped me through a trying set of issues. Dione and William know boats and their market. If even remotely interested in Boating seek them out.

Mr EP, Boat Owner, Singapore

A fantastic experience dealing with Will and Dione and the Basco team to sell my boat. They took care of all of the logistics meaning the whole process was hassle free for me. I highly recommend BASCO for anyone looking at buying or selling their boat.

Mr JB, Boat Owner, South East Asia

They sold my last two boats with zero issues, everything was like clockwork. More than just buying and selling Will has an in-depth knowledge of boats, engines and the Singapore marine market. You can rely on him for invaluable advice on buying, selling and service. Will and Dione are a great team with a lot of expertise behind them and I have no issues recommending them as a professional and effective yacht broker.

Mr FM, Boat Owner, Singapore

The Boat Ownership “Hacks” Masterclass is highly recommended. William and Dione really walked through from the foundation and how the industry works. Also helped us to understand what our needs at the moment regarding a boat and what the alternatives are. We got to know the ins and outs of how to buy and sell a boat and how best to acquire our dream boat.

Mr HO, Boat Searcher, Singapore

Very good advise and support when i bought a boat with Basco. Transparent with the condition of the boat. Provided me with the advise pro and cons for decision making.

Mr AA, Boat Buyer Malaysia

In the dealings I have had with William and Dione over the last few months of selling my boat I have found them to be professional and ethical – not something that can be said about many in the industry.
I was impressed with their knowledge of the market, the innovative ways in which they approached marketing a boat which requires something of a niche buyer and the patience they displayed in waiting for the right opportunity rather than just reducing the asking price. I would recommend Basco to anyone buying or selling and am happy to provide more detailed feedback to anyone thinking of using them.

Mr RS, Boat Owner, South East Asia

Hi William, many thanks for all your efforts! The great way you handled this throughout really says a lot about your character!!!
Looking forward to continue supporting and recommending your business where I can.

Mr MG, First Time Boat Buyer, Singapore

“William and Dione have a professional approach that gives a feeling of trust and attention to the customer that other brokers fail to give. After 2-years of listing the boat for sale, with very little broker initiative, they doggedly pursued our mutual goal of a sale.
We would highly recommend their services. This was the 3rd vessel we have sold. It is rare to work with brokers who are so sincere and give a 100% feeling of trust.”

Mr SW, Boat Seller, Singapore

“BASCO team were exceptional and the service rendered was fantastic. Had a whole lot better service experience compared to the ones I had in the past!”

Mr HH Boat Seller, Singapore

“It’s official – we have sold the yacht. Thank you so much for your help in getting it listed. We were lucky to find a nice couple to take her over and to get a reasonable price. Good luck with your business I think BASCO is a brilliant idea and a well-deserved disruption to the hopeless brokerage business in Singapore.
I will certainly recommend you to our yachtie friends. Bob called me before he signed on to sell Merrily and I strongly suggested he go with you.”

Mr GC Boat Owner, Australia

“BASCO were just fabulous, personal, attentive, and patient and got the end result. While it did take longer than I expected to sell my yacht, I don’t think that was down to BASCO – they did everything they could do to make a sale – and we got there in the end.”

Mr BL, Boat Seller, Singapore

“BASCO represented the best source of technical expertise combined with wide ranging and extensive boating experience. They guided us through the myriad of choices which often confused us more than anything else.Their unselfish attitude and professionalism also stand out. BASCO will always look after your interest before their own.It is also worth noting that their web platform is very sophisticated while being user friendly. All in all, an impressive organisation to deal with led by true boating professionals.”

Mr RL. Boat Owner, Singapore

“It was a really great experience working with William and Dione. They guided us through the difficult process and helped us in formulating our offers as well as decisions.
It was the very personal service tailored to our needs andthey were able to listen to our needs and focus on the topics important to us.Really can recommend them to anyone. ”

Mr S &Ms J, Boat Deciders, Singapore

“Will’s knowledge of the Asian Boat market was a great help in getting the boat listed and the transaction sealed. I was very impressed by the efficient client service and ongoing communication during the entire process. I will use BASCO and the auction process again to buy or sell a boat.”

Mr HB Boat Owner, Singapore

“Just wanted to say thank you again for your time with me yesterday. I really appreciate the advice and info on craft registration, and I really also appreciated hearing about the innovations you are bringing in in terms of boat marketing, online auctions, and the service portal. I visited the BASCO webpage (also the FB page) and am impressed by the all the possibilities. Wishing you success.”

Mr DF, Boat Owner, Singapore

“BASCO provided clear and concise advice, which was well grounded and perfectly fit my request.BASCO’s genuine interest in boating and the satisfaction of their clients is completely obvious in every interaction. All communication was clear and prompt. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending BASCO to any customers considering boating transactions, technical services or advice, and hope to have more dealings with BASCO in the future.”

Mr Andy C, Boat Buyer Australia

“It was a pleasure dealing with BASCO “Bob and Bella”, a pleasant, informed experience. BASCO managed to get interest in my boat where boat brokers had failed. As boat auctions become the norm bidders will become more comfortable with buying a boat online. BASCO is well placed to grow with this market and has the people, focus and agility to succeed. I recommend boat sellers and buyers to engage with the BASCO team. Happy Boating.”

Mrs X Boat Owner, Singapore

“Will’s knowledge of the Asian Boat market was a great help in getting the boat listed and the transaction sealed. I was very impressed by the efficient client service and ongoing communication during the entire process. I will use BASCO and the auction process again to buy or sell a boat.”

Mr HB Boat Owner, Singapore

“First off I want to say I was pretty pleased with the presentation and marketing efforts from you and the team! I thought it was thorough and professionally done, I especially liked the “expedition yacht” angle.”

Mr D Boat Owner, South East Asia

“William from BASCOunraveled the imagined difficulties I saw in buying a boat in a foreign country and made the transaction seamless. William went on to support me in providing suitable suppliers for the services required to maintain and prepare the craft for departure. Another very satisfied customer.”

Mr GS, Australia Boat Buyer

“William and Dione did a fantastic job with presenting my boat in the best possible light to a huge pool of potential buyers.The photographs werebrilliant, and they kept me up to speed constantly.The online boat auction process exposed my boat to a huge list of potential buyers from many countries.They kept me constantly informed during the sales process and did a brilliant job in securing offers. The best testimony is that I got the price I wanted! ”

Mr RL, Boat Seller, Singapore

“William and Dione were very knowledgeable. William was able to provide us with a unique inside view to the world of boat brokerage and Dione assisted with providing a framework to guide our decision-making process. We had been looking for a boat for a long time (circa 5 years). William and Dione were able to help us move from looking and thinking about purchasing to taking the steps that led to our purchase.”

Mr JC & Ms G C Boat Buyers, Sinagpore

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