Sailboat Consulting Services

Thinking of buying a sailboat but are overwhelmed by the options?

Dreaming of taking the plunge and trying out the liveaboard cruising life?

Don’t know where to start?

We’re here to help!

Between the two of us, we have 30+ years of sailing experience. David is a former teacher who loves to share his knowledge with others. He also spends his spare time perusing boat porn listings, even though we already have two sailboats (which most would argue is two too many).

Let us put these skills to good use by helping you find your dream boat!

Buying a sailboat is a big decision. It’s also extremely personal. There is no such thing as the perfect boat, but there is a perfect boat for you.

To find it, our one-on-one consulting will help you identify what you need, what you want, and what you can live without. We can help you in your boat-buying process by going through listings with you and giving you helpful tips of what to look for, including red flags that may end up costing you thousands of dollars before you even get her in the water.

Before you drive for days or book expensive flights to see a boat, chat with us first! We’ll help you determine if it’s worth it.

Where to sail?

Whether you’re just starting out or have years of sailing under your belt, we would love to help you plan your cruise. We have personal experience in the following bodies of water:

  • Ottawa River/Lac Deschênes
  • Lake Ontario
  • North Channel (Lake Huron/Manitoulin Island)
  • Lake Champlain (QC/VT/NY)
  • Caribbean Sea

Ready to take the plunge?

We’ll also help you figure out how to make your cruising dream a reality by talking about budget, lifestyle, and experience, all the while pointing you to helpful resources on logistics, sailing technique, boat types, etc.


“David has been so helpful to us as we are getting started with our boat search.  There is so much to learn when preparing for cruising life and it can quickly become overwhelming.  David is a generous listener and although I am sure we ask silly questions, he never makes us feel that way.  He takes the time to listen and then offers timely and relevant tips in bite-sized pieces.  We always leave calls with David feeling empowered and optimistic.” 

– Catherine and Matt R.


Get in touch to set up a free half-hour consultation!