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Testimonies and advice of Antipode : second hand boat selling

Client testimonials

They used the services of Antipode to buy or sell their boat… our clients share their experience

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Yves bought the Mojito 888 'Fille du Trého' / La Trinité sur Mer 9/6/2017

What a number that Antipode ! It is also an exceptional broker in Vannes that assists you with cordiality in the purchase and sale of boats. Since 50 years I’ve sold and bought my boats by myself. Coming of age I tried to sell Coloane an  11m Etap that I sailed with for 10 years over 10 000 n miles. I asked around the good professionals in La Trinté sur Mer that sent me to Antipode. Two exceptional men with a heavy background of sailing and transactions. Two great professionals. Very organized, efficient, available, precise, polite, solid, realistic and honest!

Very satisfied with the sale of Coloan, I bought my Fille du Trého a one year old Mojito 888  with them. Antipode resolved all the issues after the survey with much elegance. In their line of work they are the best that I have met. Real boat lovers.

Gilles bought the Oceanis 31 DL 'Viminick' / La Trinité sur Mer 6/6/2017

I contacted Antipode for the purchase of an Oceanis 31 DL based in La Trinité. Jean-Baptiste Lemaire was the person that I was in touch with throughout the whole time of the transaction. Professional, reactive and nice, our exchanges were always honest, direct and friendly. Mr Lemaire played his role as intermediary between me and the seller perfectly and managed in my absence the mission of the surveyor that I had ordered, spent a whole day with me in La Trinité for the handover of the boat, ordered, paying them directly, different services on the boat to replace pieces with defaults and looked after the administrative procedures for the transfer of ownership. I appreciated that he was always listening, reactive and considerate and I thank the whole Antipode team for their professionalism and efficiency. 

Claude sold the Dufour 455 Grand Large 'C Chouette' / Greece 2/6/2017

In two years on my own I did not manage to sell my Dufour 455 Grand Large. Thanks to Antipode's services the sale was carried out in a few months. With the buyer we are both very happy that we called on this very professional company.

Hence many thanks to Jérôme Le Joubioux and his team.

Igor bought the Seascape 27 'Seven Seas' / La Trinité sur Mer 23/3/2017

How great to have someone listen to your concerns, give you advice when wish to buy yourself a sailing boat. The Antipode team accompanied me in my project, taking into consideration my navigation program and my imperatives.

I’m delighted with my purchase, the quality of the boat and the finesse at the tiller. Furthermore, the contacts supplied by Antipode for the insurance and  the inboard electronics proved to be very competent and competitive.

Hervé bought the IMX 38 'Crazy Six' / Marseille 8/2/2017

When I was buying my new boat I was in touch with Jean-Baptiste Lemaire. I have to say that I was very well advised and the follow up for the transaction was particularly efficient. I thank him once again. His tenacity will no doubt be useful for his future navigations.

Patrick bought the A 40 'STERGANN' / Folleux 2/2/2017

After having spent 8 years racing in the Arcachon Bay I wanted to return to a program on the sea combining racing and fast cruising on the Atlantic. The A 40 by Archambault had already caught my eye when she came out in 2003. An ad by Antipode made me get in touch with Jérôme Le Joubioux, a good professional, he knows how to position himself in a negotiation and if one day I should resell Stergann, I would definitely return to the Antipode team as the previous owner Jean-Philippe did as the team is very efficient and welcoming. The boat has kept her name, she is based in the harbor of Verdon but as of this summer she will come back to Folleux and the area, because even in December the region seemed magnificent. 

François bought the Feeling 39 DI 'Umanak' / Trinité sur Mer 1/2/2017

Thanks to the Antipode team and in particular to Jérôme Le Joubioux, who allowed me to find the boat that corresponds to my program, a Feeling 39 DI.

I particularly appreciated their warm contact, their reactivity and their efficiency as much on the sales, administrative and logistics side… 

Loïc sold the Dufour 375 'Super Nana'/ Le Crouesty 1/2/2017

I’m writing to testify my satisfaction. I particularly appreciated the quality of the presentation of my sailing boat at the Milles Sabords trade fair and your professionalism concerning the negotiation on the international stage.

Daniel and Véronique sold the Antares Serie 9 'Kan Ar Mor' / La Roche Bernard 1/2/2017

Jean Baptiste LEMAIRE remains courteous and patient at all times ... as we had already appreciated during a previous collaboration when we bought our new power boat, a Nimbus 380 owned by an Englishman mid 2015.

This time, in a slow market, he found a Croatian customer ... to buy in December 2016 our former powerboat, an Antares Series 9 which we had stored on dry land. Of course the negotiation was tough and there was a price reduction but Jean Baptiste LEMAIRE found a compromise respecting, it seems to us, the interests of both parties, all this was done in English (not in Croatian anyway).

Catharina HOLMBERG, the highly effective Sales Assistant, and Jérôme LE JOUBIOUX, the Company Director, actively supported Jea-Baptiste in this "adventure". We are therefore always ready to recommend the services of this great team! ... We’ll see you for next change of boats.

Jean-Philippe sold the A 40 'Stergann' / Golfe du Morbihan 1/2/2017

I entrusted the sale of my A 40 to Jérôme Le Joubioux from Antipode as it was through his intermediary that I had bought her. He had been very efficient in the difficult phase of negotiation and been able to find the best compromise.  This time again he was very efficient and the boat was sold within less than a month. The organization of the sale, the follow up and the balance between the demands of the seller and the buyer allowed to finalize a sale in which each felt satisfied. Congratulations again to the whole team for your efficiency and happy sailings to the new owner!

Christian bought the Etap 37 S 'Coloane 2’' Le Crouesty 31/1/2017

To find the boat of your dreams is better than spending time to look for her…

In these times were the offers are multiplied, it is not easy to choose and more than anything to make the right choice.

I decided to go to the Mille Sabords, the trade show in Le Couesty, and I discovered Antipode’s website. This very professional website allowed me to choose the sailing boats that corresponded to my choice in a few minutes and a first tour with a 360° view.

The technical information can be downloaded and the rendez-vous with Jean-Baptiste allowed me to get to know the boat.

It is a real advantage to meet with specialists that are not only sellers but also navigators that could check with us that the boat answered our desires and needs. The advice to find a surveyor , the price negotiation and the small repairs done before the sale convinced me of the effectiveness of this team that knows perfectly well how to find the good compromise to satisfy the buyer and the seller.

I highly recommend to all of those who wants to find a second hand boat that suits them to contact Antipode.

They will accompany you through to the handover of the boat and all this with a smile.

Jean Alexis sold his Super Maramu 2000 'Bigouz' / Brest 24/11/2016

Message to all sailors !

At the age of 78 years old I decided to sell out ketch Super Maramu 2000 (BIGOUZ) with which my wife and I have sailed around the Atlantic and then as our boat was in Martinique we spent the 6 winter months sailing around the Caribbean. Upon the advice of one our 3 sons, a sailor himself, and we bought his previous boat with Antipode, we contacted Jérôme Le Joubioux.

Thus it is with Jérôme Le Joubioux that the sale was done last July.

I appreciated his efficiency, his advice as much on the preparation as on the conditions of the sale, his availability, all in all a real professional.

Thanks Antipode !

Frédéric bought the Caparros 36 'Rev' d'Iles' / Finistère 15/9/2016

The purchase of a second hand boat is not without risks, this is why it is good to lean on the skills of a broker renowned in the business.

We had been looking for “the one”, that would come at the right price and the nautical qualities validated by marine surveyors and it is by chance that we found her thanks to our internet searches that brought us to the Antipode website.

Our Caparros 36 had just been put on sale by the owner that two years previously used Antipode’s services for his purchase.

After a first visit in May with the boat out of the water with Jean-Baptiste who knew the boat perfectly well, a sea trial a month later, we were convinced that this was the multihull for us. After this there was a small negotiation during which Jean-Baptiste played his role perfectly well in the mutual interest of both parties and here we are at the end of July at the helm of  "Rev' d’Iles" thanks to the efficiency of the Antipode team.

During our first days at sea, a small technical problem on the engine came up, there was an immediate response on behalf of Antipode, on a technical and financial level, anxious to bring us real support until the complete hand over of the boat.

From the first day we contacted Antipode until today and tomorrow as well, we have found by our side such a professional team, efficient and friendly that we could do nothing but recommend their services to any seller or buyer of a second hand boat.

Jean-Philippe and Brigitte sold the Lipari 41 'Carpe Diem II' / Greece 24/8/2016

We found a foreign buyer for our Lipari 41 that was moored in Athens but the sale seemed very complicated to us perhaps even insurmountable for us humble neophytes.

That was without counting on Antipode!

We knew Jean-Baptiste et Lemaire since a few years ago and had kept great friendly relations. Thus having had several opportunities to appreciate his professionalism and seriousness it was without a doubt in serenely that we missioned him to take care of all the procedures for the sale of our boat. And we did the right thing !

With Jerome and Catharina, the three of them handled this sale with a masters’ hand, on all levels, administrative, financial, legal as well as with the exchanges with the buyer, all of this in either French or English.

This hole nice team proved to be available, quick to respond with kindness, skill, rigor and efficiency.. . and also with patience and flexibility because God knows that we had a few Greek/French administrative imbroglios throughout this sale.

They also knew how to gain the trust of the purchaser, which was not won in advance but proved essential as the procedures were long with many difficulties between Greece, France, Switzerland and Jersey !

Well done to the whole team and many thanks !

To all of those who would like to sell or buy a boat, only one advice, call upon Antipode and you’ll be confident and fully satisfied.

Benoit and Brigitte sold the Bavaria 33 'La Moïra' / Denmark 19/4/2016

Overall efficiency of the Antipode team, commercial as well as administratively.

Full availability of the team. My Bavaria is now sailing in Denmark.

Bertrand bought the Azuli 'La chèvre deux' / Carantec 11/11/2015

I bought an AZULI catamaran in September 2015 using the services of Antipode. Everything went smoothly; Jérôme Le Joubioux quickly organized a visit and was very reactive to our technical requests. He organized the marine survey perfectly well, with a surveyor of my choice, lifting out of the water...

On the financial and administrative level everything was very clear and professional.

To sum it up, to buy a second hand boat is sometimes complicated. Antipode allowed us to do so with clarity thanks to a rigorous and reactive approach.

Thanks to the whole team !

Vincent bought the Flyer Gran Turismo 34 'Black Pearl' / Marseille 6/11/2015

Availability, seriousness and transparence were the forces of my relation with Jean-Baptiste and Jérôme in the purchase of my boat.

Living far away from Brittany, it was with trust and regular communication that I let Antipode carry out the transaction on my behalf and further to sort out the questions of transport, engine maintenance or choices of different options.

It is not so common to meet professional with such competence and kindness.

Thank you for everything and fair winds.

and what more, it is all true !!

Luc bought the Dehler 33 'Cythara' / Paris 5/11/2015

I would recommend Antipode and Jérôme Le Joubioux for three reasons:

Economic : the boat that I bought was at a very fair price.

Technical : the advice they gave me for the renovation of my boat turned out to be very suitable.

Human: the contact with Jérôme Le Joubioux was at the same time, warm, relaxed and professional.

Denis sold the Sun Odyssey 37 ‘ Su La Me’ / La Trinité sur Mer 18/6/2015

I can only congratulate myself to have called upon Antipode to sell my boat. I decided to sell her in December 2014. The estimation that was done was what I was hoping for and the sale was achieved in April 2015 with a 3 % difference, the boat was delivered to Sweden !  Congratulations on the seriousness, the efficiency and the professionalism. It is reassuring for the seller as much as for the buyer.

François-Xavier bought the ACM Excellence 38 'Marinice' / Paris 15/6/2015

In an industry that is often criticized, rightly, it was great to deal with real professionals.

As a buyer I met a team that was organized, competent and respectful of the interests of the buyer as well as of the seller. The whole procedure, administrative as much as technical were carried out with much seriousness and efficiency.

Leaving Saint-Malo, I visited the Channel Islands, Cherbourg and then Honfleur before finally navigating up the Seine to Paris where my new boat found her new berth.

Bravo and thanks to Antipode and its team … and safe travels.

Jean-Louis sold the Hallberg Rassy 40 ‘Oiona’/ La Trinité sur Mer 10/4/2015

It was a great pleasure to meet Jérôme Le Joubioux. He was recommended to me by a friend that we have in common and I quickly realized that he had earned his notoriety. He is a real professional; who knows off shore sailing and thus earns the trust of the potential clients. The sale of a Halbberg Rassy  40 is not easy, because it is a ship that it is on a niche market with a very demanding clientele. The welcome, responding to the requests, the visits, dealing with the papers/ certificates and other documents, all in all service was at the forefront. This is where Antipode stands out among other brokers that in most cases just puts their ad on the internet and wait for the client to buy. Selling is a trade that Jérôme Le Joubioux does well.

Michel sold the Lagoon 440 'Les Pleïades'/ Arzal 26/1/2015

Jérôme Le Joubioux was recommended to me by Multinautique, a boatyard in Foleux that has always followed and carried out the maintenance on my catamaran. I have always trusted them and this trust was naturally transferred onto Antipode which has suited me fine.

The search for buyers was done seriously and with diligence. I was kept informed of the different negotiations and the more or less serious motivations of different partners until the buyer was found. Setting the price was done through very direct and franc way with Jérôme Le Joubioux to achieve an outcome that I was fully satisfied with considering the “climat” of this year 2014.

It was very nice find a mutual trust in my exchanges with an accomplished professional that knows how to establish  a cordial and true relationship with his clients and who really took care of everything up to a final payment without any delays.

Julien and Kevin bought the Océanis 37 ‘Arlequin’ / Le Crouesty 11/12/2014

After having searched for a long time to find a boat to replace my old one we found what we were looking for in the Oceanis 37 sold y Antipode. This is where Jérôme stepped in and organized a visit and a sea trial. Charmed by the boat and Jérôme’s professionalism, we agreed straight away to buy this boat knowing that we had demands that needed to be fulfilled in a very short time lapse… indeed the dead line we gave to Jérôme was that we needed the boat to be ready to sail one week before the departure of the Route du Rhum, the time required to skip the boat from Vannes to Saint Malo (via England J) and thus being able  to dispose of the boat for the departure of the race. The timing was respected with the survey, the finalization of the leasing contract (thanks to Catharina), negotiation of the quotes and for certain improvements to be carried out by the boat yard (installation of a bow thruster, a bimini, a TV…) … Great, I recommend Antipode … and I will think of Antipode for my next boat.

Jean-Yves bought the Beneteau 50 ‘Nérée’ / Arzal 1/12/2014

I was looking for a sailing boat that the condition and the performances would retain my attention; it was in this context that I contacted Antipode.

Jean-Baptiste looked after us. He showed us a Beneteau 50 in great condition, and he was very professional in the explanations and objective commentaries on the product. His skills as a skipper allows him to go directly to the essential on the major points of the transaction.

His work went beyond the signature of the sale agreement and payment, he went all the way dealing with the organization of the survey, the relations with the customs, handing over of the boat as well as keeping in touch after the sale in order to assure our complete satisfaction.

Bravo and thanks  Jean-Baptiste !

Hervé and Isabelle bought the Swift Trawler 42 ‘Post’X’ / Ouistreham 22/9/2014

For our first purchase of a Trawler the Antipode team met our expectations, always there when we had questions or were in need of information. Special thanks to Jean-Baptiste Lemaire who accompanied us all the way. 

Julien bought the Caparros 36 ‘Rêve d’île’ / Golfe de Morbihan 17/9/2014

It is with pleasure that I share my satisfaction of using Antipode’s services. Jean-Baptiste Lemaire was completely engaged in the negotiation of the price until the delivery of the catamaran. I thank him yet again. If I should sell my boat I would call on Antipode, as I would if I were to buy another one.

Serge sold the Swift Trawler 42 ‘Post X’ / La Trinité sur Mer 2/9/2014

Jérôme Le Joubioux was not unknown to me when I entrusted him with the sale of my Trawler 42. Indeed Antipode had already sold the boats of three of my friends in Brittany and they were all satisfied.

True to his reputation and the to the image that I had, the Antipode team carried out their mission very well and in a short time lapse considering the economic situation of the first semester of 2014.

Thanks to Jérôme and his team. There is no secret; serious, kindness and professionalism, it is not surprising to see the spectacular development of the company Antipode.

Samuel sold the Sun Odyssey 40 DS 'Toucan' / Port Bourgenay 29/8/2014

In order to sell a boat today the product has to be impeccable and the price has to correspond to the market. With the Antipode team we worked for a whole year before finding the Swedish buyer, a real connoisseur set on this model. My Sun Odyssey 40 DS ‘Toucan’ is a great boat and after a thorough expertise the deal was done in a matter of hours, with of course some discussion on the price! In the end, one should never forget that a good deal is a deal that makes everyone happy.

Today I no longer have a boat and am actively looking for the next ‘Toucan’. Not easy!

To sum up, Antipode is a team of real professionals acting with rigor and method. As for the administrative support, nothing but joy, the seller does not have to bother with dealing with the paperwork nor the authorities. The commission charged by Antipode is completely justified.

Pierre sold the Elan 31 ‘Elan Bleu’ / Crouesty 27/8/2014

The sale of my boat began with a sales mandate in February and was finalized with a delivery in June. The whole process was carried out with great efficiency by the Antipode team ; a realistic price estimation, complete proficiency in the relations with the buyer, full follow up on the different technical interventions  required on the boat before the delivery.

I was very satisfied, I was myself cruising in Scotland on another boat at the moment of the transaction, I could not have done this by myself. Thank you !

Roland sold his Dufour 45 ‘Alliance’ / La Trinité sur Mer 14/6/2014

When I contacted Jean-Baptiste my boat had been up for sale for a few months without any results.

With Antipode, well implanted in Brittany, the situation changed rapidly and my boat was sold.

I really appreciated Antipode’s professionalism. They demand that things are straight and clear on behalf of the seller which reassures the buyer who is sure of what he is buying.

In fact it is reassuring for both parties.

I have now entrusted Antipode with the mission of finding my next boat, which I know will be great.

Florent sold the Ovni 36 ‘Maupiti’ / La Trinité sur Mer 5/6/2014

Coming back from sailing around the world, I entrusted Antipode with the sale of my Ovni 36. The sale was not easy with this type of boat being less popular than they have been previously and the type of buyers being quite particular. I was very satisfied by the professionalism of the Antipode team: quality of the first appointment and creation of the ad, great website in several languages, many visits during 18 months with a precise debrief after the visit each time, a follow up on the price strategy to adapt in a clear and straight forward manner. And the boat was well sold in the end, an agency that I would be happy to recommend.

Jean-Claude sold the Hanse 370 'Fleur d'Océan' / Hendaye 19/4/2014

For the sale of my boat, I was in contact with two persons at Antipode, two professionals through and through …
For the administrative and financial side everything was very clear and precise. Furthermore the part of my money that transited via the Antipode bank account, was wired to me very quickly… that is important enough to be noted.
The sales and relations side, an iron fist in a velvet glove… reactive, precise and terribly efficient, and a perfect knowledge of the boat market and its world. With them everything seemed very simple and I appreciated very much that they looked out for interests of the seller as well as those of the buyer, thus the relations were always great. From there the sale of my boat was carried out very quickly, I always kept informed of the sales progress, the different questions that could be asked, the different initiatives that could be taken to make progress… bravo et thank you for this very professional and reassuring process for the seller that I was.
To recommend Antipode ? … Less than six months to sell my boat … it is clear that today to either sell or buy, my first initiative would be to get in touch with them .

Pascal and Brigitte bought the X 34 'Klaxon' / St Malo 15/4/2014

It is the first time that I buy a boat using the services of a broker.

When I bought my X34, I appreciated the availability, competence and reactivity of your team when it came to settle all the little difficulties that one may come across when buying a boat.

Extremely satisfied, I am sure that that I will renew my trust in you if a new project comes up.

Antoine bought the Sun Odyssey 43 “Bali” / Le Crouesty 8/2/2014

The purchase of a 43 feet represents a project of an active retirement and blue water cruising. Jérôme Le Joubioux was able to listen to my project and accompany the buyer and the seller in a perfect balance.  The sea trial with the previous owner was a great opportunity for a meeting among sailors. Antipode, with its team, offer a real ethic with their support of the SNSM. Hence encourage you to use their services.

Bernard sold the Oceanis 50 'L'Astragale III' / Pornic 30/1/2014

I entrusted you with the sale of my Oceanis 50. In the current economic climate selling such a yacht is not easy and you did it ! You found a buyer in Holland.

The professionalism and honesty that the Antipode team showed at each stage of evolution of the negotiations was particularly remarkable. Antipode knew how to find the solutions to overcome the unavoidable blockages.

Catharina has perfectly well contributed on the administrative level so that everything was carried out just the way I wanted.

Finally, if I had to recommend a broker to anyone I would not hesitate to recommend you.

Jean-Claude and Marie-Christiane sold the Antares serie 9 'Reder Mor II' / Le Crouesty 29/1/2014

Once again the Mille Sabords trade fair took place in a rainy and stormy weather. Yet nothing that would stop the Antipode team that animated this fair with their pep… and they sold our last boat Antares serie 9 “Reder Mor”.

Well done and thanks! We wish you fair weather and good wind!

Friendly regards to the whole team and particularly to their Captain !

Jean-Philippe bought the A40 'Loch Ness' / Folleux 21/1/2014

I was looking for a fast cruising boat and was particularly looking at racing boats. An ad by Antipode Yachts for an Archambault A 40 caught my attention.

I very much appreciated Jérôme Le Joubioux and his team’s help from the organization of the different visits and discussions up to the moment of the delivery of the boat.

Antipode really fulfilled their role as catalyzer and referee. Jérôme Le Joubioux enabled to finalize a sale that was satisfying to both parties by making courageous and necessary arbitration to the satisfaction of the buyer and the seller.

The team is professional and particularly friendly in their relations with the clients.

Now the boat is called Stergann, sky full of stars in Breton !  

Yves bought the Aquavit 'Lady Louise' / La Rochelle 12/12/2013

Yves, regarding the purchase of "Lady Louise" : welcome, professionalism, efficiency, advice, reactivity. Thanks to FAntipode for their qualities! Nothing to say other than Sail Away!

 

Philippe and Florence sold the Swift Trawler 42 / La Trinité 6/12/2013

Selling one's boat it's a bit like selling a bit of oneself. Thus you need to be accompanied. Jérôme Le Joubioux took on this role from the beginning till the end with great professionalism. He can be proud of having sold the boat in the best conditions in an economic context without rules ! Congratulations to him and his assistants.

Sylvette and Gérard bought the Oceanis 323 "Tafolpa" / Pornic 24/11/2013

TAFOLPA sailed out at 5 am this morning and arrived at 9 pm in Pornic.
Everything went well.
We very much appreciated the professionalism of Manu Nisin whose service you recommended. It's really a charming man with a contagious good mood. A true sailor!
We thank you so much for having accompanied us.
We wish a great success in all your projects, professional and private.

Michel sold the Swift Trawler 34 'Lily’s Boat' / La Trinité sur Mer 26/10/2013

A few words to express my satisfaction and state the know how and relational qualities Jérôme Le Joubioux showed in this transaction.

Things were carried out simply from the initial price estimation to the finalization of this sale in an otherwise morose economic climate

Congratulations to the Antipode team.

Jacques sold the Phantom 42 « L’Unique » / Crouesty 11/10/2013

I would like to congratulate the Antipode team and especially Jean Baptiste Lemaire for the sale of my Fairline 42 thanks to their efficiency for the visits, sea trials, etc… as well as for the perfect way in which all the administrative and financial formalities were handled. 

Jean-Pierre bought the Feeling 39 DI “Luna” / La Rochelle 10/10/2013

I bought my Feeling 39 DI through the Antipode’s brokerage service. The progress of this transaction went perfectly well from the beginning til the end. Professionalism, honesty and availability. I have nothing to add to this list of their qualities. I thank the Antipode team for this success. 

Michèle sold the Diam 38 CC ‘Âme Caline’ / Crouesty 23/9/2013

After having tried to sell my sailing boat by myself, I choose to use Antipode's brokerage service. Jean-Baptiste only needed a few months to sell my boat. He was always available when I needed him, knowing how to create an atmosphere of trust for both seller and purchaser, always finding a solution to the little problems that could arise. A great thanks to him for his efficiency, professionalism and kindness.

Jacques bought the Ovni 395 'Pauléane' / Camaret 2/9/2013

A few words to tell you my satisfaction of having met Antipode to realize the acquisition of Pauléane.
I found in your services, professionalism, quality of advice, actions followed and carried through, and an effort to respect the balance of the positions of the seller as well as of the buyer.
The choice of Jérôme to surround himself with co-workers that are available, competent and paying attention to following the rules is a mark of a vision that puts the long term first.
That is «sustainable development».
Furthermore, as in all trades, demanding a job well done, in accordance with «good business practices» is a guarantee of success.
You are living proof of this. Keep going !

Patrick and Brigitte sold the Sun Odyssey 36 i «O’mer» / La Trinité sur Mer 31/8/2013

Buying «O’mer» at the end of 2011, we thought we’d keep her at least 5 years. This did not keep us from looking at boats that were likely to become our travel companion. The capacity of listening,
the patience and the qualities of the advice Jean-Baptiste showed during a visit of an OVNI (qualities that we also found in Frédérique during a visit of another boat in La Rochelle) made us feel confident.
Thus, one an opportunity came up in the spring to buy our next sailing boat, we naturally turned
to Antipode to sell our old one.
Once again, an attentive ear, advice and great exchange enabled us to put all the chances on our side. Whilst we were expecting to have to wait at least 6 months before finding a buyer, Jean-Baptiste called us after a month and a half and the negotiation started with the potential buyer.
Our boat is sold and we bought the new one without being forced to do any financial acrobatics.
Many thanks to this efficient and nice team.

Jean sold the J 109 «John Long Silver» / La Trinité sur Mer 9/6/2013

The whole process; searching for buyers, preparing the ads, visits on the boat, were all carried out with great professionalism by the whole Antipode team. I left them, even though they did not ask for it, the exclusive rights for the sale of my boat. I did not have to regret this decision.
My boat was sold within 4 months, in a difficult economic climate, at more or less our asking price. All the administrative obligations were carried out by Antipode, I did not have to do anything.
I can only recommend this company to anyone that wishes to sell his boat.

Hubert and Hélène bought the Sun Odyssey 45 DS «Vent d’Ouest» / La Baule 18/2/2013

We bought the Sun Odyssey 45 DS during the Mille Sabords fair by the intermediary of your company. This transaction went very smoothly thanks to your professionalism. We particularly appreciated, this being pretty much our first buy, the quality of your advice, as much on a technical
level as on a administrative and financial level that enable to remove some of our initial anxieties …. We were also sensitive to your business sense and the warmth and kindness of your team. In this, Antipode certainly stands out from its competitors.
We would not hesitate to use your services again if we were to do another transaction.

Marie-Christiane and Jean-Claude sold the Sun Odyssey 45 DS «Vent d’Ouest» / Deauville 13/2/2013

What a great memory of the fair Mille Sabords !
Many thanks to you and your whole team that were on the deck all the day, everyday in spite of the wind and rain.
Well done for your professionalism that enabled us to sell our Sun Odyssey 45 DS.
We will stay in touch for the pleasure of seeing you again.

Patrick bought the JPK 960 «Stergann» / La Trinité sur Mer 10/2/2013

I was looking to replace my “Day Dream” for over a year without any success. I met Antipode who had the boat I was looking for on sale and also enabled me to sell my “Day Dream” simultaneously.
All of this was carried out in a very short delay. I can only congratulate you for your advice, your professionalism and your efficiency. A special thanks to Jean Baptiste Lemaire who,special treat, accompanied me on a November week-end to sail the boat from Loctudy to La Trinité and assured the hand over. Thanks again to Jean-Baptiste for his availability and his kindness.

Guillaume sold the Bongo 960 «Plume» / Toulon – Mediterranean 6/1/2013

Thanks to the Antipode team that accompanied me along the sale of my Bongo 9.60.
I had the pleasure of receiving the useful advice for selling this great but unusual boat. The bonus
with Antipode, is to be able to speak about sailing with connoisseurs, who know what they are talking about when it comes to boats. The service is very professional and excellent contact. A big thank you!

Alain bought the Damien 40 «Equinandra» / Le Crouesty 27/12/2012

When you buy your first sailing boat you ask yourself a lot of questions and the Antipode team has always been available to answer my questions.. Living far away from where the transaction
took place, the whole Antipode team took care of all the administrative requirements and contacted all the professionals to carry out the additional jobs on the boat.
Now I have nothing to do but to enjoy my boat and sail without any limits.
Many thanks to the team for her professionalism.

Laurent sold the Feeling 39 DI 'Viking III' / Saint Malo 20/12/2012

To the whole Antipode team, I wanted to thank you and to congratulate you for the sale of my boat that went perfectly well even though the buyer was Canadian and the boat had to be exported. You have really been professional from the beginning til the end of this sale and have dealt superbly with the expectations of the buyer and the seller so that both parties were happy with the transaction. A full ‘win-win’ situation.

I would not need hesitate to use your services either for a sale or a purchase.

Frédéric sold the Feeling 36 DI 'Bendy II' / La Trinité sur Mer 12/9/2012

The Antipode team answered my expectations as a seller perfectly well. My boat was quickly sold as Mr Jérôme Le Joubioux had made the correct estimation of her market value, a market that he visibly knows well. He knew how to go and look for the potential clients in France as well as abroad, he knew how to bring the added value that you would expect from a broker : acting as a frank and fast middle man between the buyer / seller, with a will to see the transaction go through taking into consideration the mutual satisfaction of both clients, bringing both parties back to a reality.

Note also the quality of the administrative support ensured by Catharina Holmberg.

Outcome : I am a happy seller, satisfied of having sold my boat rapidly and at her right price, and happy to have met a real professional with whom I could work with in trust.

Paul joint owner sold the First 27.7 'Holea' / Arzal 7/9/2012

I was indeed very satisfied with your services. From taking the pictures and putting the ad online to the contact with the buyers and the final negociation. All was done with great intelligence, professionalism and speed.

A great thanks to JB Le maire.

Pierre joint owner sold the First 27.7 ‘Holea’ / Arzal 7/9/2012

Professionalism, speed, intelligence, efficiency, availability, the transaction was carried out masterfully, well done, your commission was well earned, and I am very satisfied with your services with a JB Lemaire to congratulate.

Hubert sold the Sun Odyssey 45.2 « Grand Daoulam » / Crouesty 27/5/2012

Dear Jérôme and team « Grand Daoulam » has arrived without any trouble to Cherbourg this Thursday. End of the story for me; I take this opportunity to praise your professionalism, even if I wasn’t so sure that I wanted to sell my boat, you were so fast that I did not even have time to think. Thanks for your kindness and efficiency. Friendly regards, Hubert.

Denis sold the Sun Fast 40.3 16/3/2012

You have managed the sale of my boat with much talent and I am very happy that I met you as I could never have done this myself,being based in Thailand. Thanks again!

Patricia and Pierre bought the Rodman 38 « Le Beabilis » / Rouen 10/2/2012

The purchase of a first boat is always a bit stressful but from the moment of the first contact with the Antipode team we felt in confidence. Throughout all of the phases of the transaction, Antipode
always answered our questions with a great availability and good advice. We are totally satisfied with the service of Antipode.

Niels bought the Dufour 364 « Ithak » / Port La Fôret 9/2/2012

We were very happy with the services of Antipode, particularly with Mr Le Joubioux that accompanied
us all along our acquisition. We thank him for his availability and the quality of this advice.

Jean François bought the Antares 980 «M’enfin » / Dunkerque 14/10/2011

I bought my 980 Antares through you, and the boat has now arrived in Dunkerque after being transported by truck.
I hereby wanted thank you warmly for your help and especially your dedication.
I was very touched by your various interventions to solve the many problems (expertise, off the boat, paperwork, financing, price discussions, relations with the owner, preparing the boat for loading truck ...).
I appreciated this even more so as there are 800km between Vannes 800km and my home, which greatly complicated the task and without your services would have meant several trips.
Given my professional obligations, I was not been able to go back to Vannes to do the handover briefing that you gently proposed me, please accept my apologies.
Renewing my most sincere and deepest thanks for major assistance in the purchase of this boat, please accept my sincere regards.

Isabelle sold the First 45 'Ungava' / Pornic 5/10/2011

I entrusted Antipode with the sale of my First 45 Bénéteau last April and it was sold by July. I found at Antipode a competent, dynamic, reactive and available team. They took on all of the selling procedure and the relation with my buyer. In all trust I even participated in the sail of the boat to her new berth. I highly recommend the services of Antipode.

Monique sold the PRESTIGE 42 S « Virtô » / Croatia 4/5/2011

Thanks a lot for the care and efforts with which you carried out the sale of my boat that was based in Croatia.
The sale was fast and efficient. I appreciate the quality of your services, I did not have to do anything,
everything was achieved with seriousness, competence, kindness, advice.
To be recommended.

Dominique, bought the SUN ODYSSEY 36.2 « Camaro VII » / La Rochelle 13/2/2011

Looking for a cruising yacht, the presentation of the boats on the ANTIPODE website sparked my interest and in particular a SUN ODYSSEY 36.2 that seemed to correspond to my expectations.
After a first contact and meeting with M Le Joubioux, a climate of trust immediately set in.
Living far away from Vannes, I relied on his professionalism, his seriousness and his expertise for all of the administrative and technical matters (appraisal, small reparations, etc…) required before the handover. For my next change of boat I will in priority turn to Antipode Yachts.

Jean-François sold the Flyer 12 « Deep Blue » / Lorient 10/1/2011

Thanks to all of the Antipode team, the sale of my Flyer 12 was not easy. They knew how take on all the logistic and administrative requirements with great professionalism. With seriousness, patience, dynamism and a great knowledge of power boats. All that you would expect from a real boat salesperson.

Jean-Pierre sold the OCEANIS 44 CC « Emeraude » Port La Fôret 7/1/2011

Many thanks to Antipode Yachts for the sale of my OCEANIS 44 CC. Much professionalism, communication and kindness.

Alain sold the First 35.7 'Cookie Blues' / Trinité sur Mer 22/12/2010

In December 2009 at the Salon Nautique in Paris, I decided to change yachts and thus had to proceed to the sale of the boat I had then, a First 35.7 in the shortest time possible.

I contacted Jérôme Le JOUBIOUX that I knew from before he started ANTIPODE.

After a visit on the boat at the end of December, we rapidly agreed on a clear objective, conveyed in a selling mandate on 4th March, 2010, specifying the conditions of the sale, in particular the price and the commission .

Mr Le JOUBIOUX introduced me to a buyer on the 21st March in the context of a compromise.

The sale was completed at Easter.

What I retain from his services is the pertinent advice for the preparation of the yacht, also its presentation in a particularly well done document, a reactivity and transparency without flaws.

It is without any apprehensions that I would entrust him with the sale of my current boat if, the adventure of the nautical fairs continues to get to me or that I would recommend him to one of my friends that suffers from the same ill.

Eric bought the OCEANIS 343 « Fleur de Lys » / Port La Fôret 21/12/2010

Professionalism, reactivity, availability and in particular being able to listen are as many qualities
rare these days in the world of leisure boating that I have to point them out. Making the acquisition of my yacht was a real pleasure with Antipode and more particularly with Jérôme Le Joubioux – quite at the antipodes of what I feared! – the project was carried out with expertise and rigour, respecting the commitments and reliability as much for the seller as for me. Thanks again and ‘Bon Vent’!

Philippe sold the SUN ODYSSEY 40.3 'Ael Mat' / Loctudy 20/12/2010

We congratulate ourselves from having chosen you as adviser and broker: it enabled us to quickly come through with our project. A few concessions were necessary, but that is part of the transaction and numbering of the right price is most certainly part of the success of the sale!
Your advice was always pertinent and your help during the sea trial was conclusive. Without your services we are not sure that our project would have gone through : after all autoumn 2008 it was the economical ‘crack’!
In addition we know that the buyers of our yacht, that you also knew how to put at ease, were fully satisfied with their purchase: satisfaction for all!

Hugues and Gwénolla bought the OCEANIS 44 CC « Emeraude » / Arzal 16/12/2010

It is with pleasure that I come back to you to confirm the great pleasure that we have, me and my wife have navigating on our Emeraude.
During two years, you contacted us on a regular basis and we visited quite a few boats that, often, could have suited us.
Your professionalism and availability had conquered us to the point that we could not consider buying our yacht through another intermediary.
Then we fell in love with this Océanis 44 CC with which we will navigate on the Atlantic coast before travelling onto other oceans.
Thanks again,

Marie Hélène bought the PRESTIGE 36 « Bigouden Express » / Royan 15/12/2010

Warm welcome, professionalism and efficiency are part of the numerous qualities of the company
Antipode, which is directed with great expertise by Mr Jérôme Le Joubioux, without forgetting
the friendliness.

Franck sold the Prestige 36 « Bigouden Express » / Loctudy 9/12/2010

A while ago searching for a power boat I came to your company to find THE boat.
Not so complicated as not even a month later Jérôme LE JOUBIOUX put forward the that power boat that I was actively looking for.
Hence I found myself being the owner of a PRESTIGE 36 by Jeanneau.
A few years later and after many engine hours I decided to sell my boat in order to purchase a bigger unit. Here we are 3 months later the boat is sold at its right price…
Obviously Antipode Yachts will find me my next boat..
All the administrative and financial proceedings were orchestrated with great expertise, well done !

Jean Marc sold the Elan 340 « Papillon » / Crouesty 30/11/2010

Antipode Yachts enabled me to rapidly sell my boat whilst she had been on the market for one year. The agency is professional, efficient and realistic, which is a quality in this shaky market.
Jean Marc a satisfied client!

Didier and Hélène bought the FIRST 31.7 « Abeille III » / Marseille 20/11/2010

I was very satisfied with the services provided with Antipode a few months ago for the purchase of my yacht First 31.7 (a recent second-hand). Jérôme Le Joubioux was very nice, very accessible, and very professional from A to Z, taking into consideration as much the interest of the buyer (me) as that of the seller or the broker (him), taking care of organizing the survey of the yacht, making fairly complex technical modifications that I asked for to be carried out by competent professionals, making sure to level out or directly sorting out diverse questions with the financing
organization concerned in this sale. No worries, it’s appreciable.
Actually his ‘hidden vice’, is that he loves the sea. Just like me.
Well done. Keep it up.

Jean-Louis bought the OCEANIS 331 « Matelot » / Concale 15/11/2010

I bought a Oceanis 331 in February 2010. The client relation, buyer and your agency has been most satisfying and I would warmly recommend your name to a potential buyer that I could know.

Philippe bought the SUPER MARAMU « Topase » / Bandol 10/11/2010

I bought the Super Maramu 2000 TOPASE through Antipode Yachts.
This important purchase for our project of a happy retirement on a sailing boat was carried out with a rare professionalism by the Antipode team.
From the first visit to the handing over of all of the documents for the change of ownership, all was done with great availability, competence and swiftness.
Antipode soundly defended the interest of the seller and the buyer with a great professionalism and it when it was all over the buyer and seller were happy to meet over a drink, proof that it was a successful sale and purchase.

Jérôme sold the DUFOUR 34 « Kali Jones » / Quiberon 8/11/2010

I entrusted the sale of my boat to Antipode Yachts. From the day the boat was put on sale to the day of the signature of the sale, the follow up was always done with rigor, professionalism and friendliness.
I would not hesitate to entrust them with the sale of my next boat, nor to recommend their services
to those of my friends that have that project.

Bernard sold his Dragonfly 35 'Aberzen' / Lorient 30/11/-0001

We had put our Dragonfly 35 on sale for a few months with the importer of the brand without any success.

Through a friend, a client satisfied with Antipode’s services, we contacted Jérôme Le Joubioux. Confidence was immediately established.

The exclusivity with the agent ended at the end of August and at the same time Antipode found another buyer and quickly organized the sale of the boat.

In record time the down payment was paid and the sales agreement signed.

The rest of the transaction went perfectly well and to the satisfaction of both parties.

Honesty, competence and efficiency are some of the qualities of Jérome Le Joubioux and his team.

Company to strongly recommend in this particular industry.

David and Barbara bought the Sun Odyssey 439 'Glam' / Australia 15/6/2017

We purchased a 4 year old Jeanneau 439 through Antipode. As we live in Australia and the yacht was in France we decided against visiting and instead relied upon the comments, advice and opinions of Jean-Baptiste. While we did have some trepidation at first we quickly found that we had no need for concern. Jean-Baptiste is very knowledgeable and friendly and displayed the highest integrity throughout our dealings and was very honest in his appraisal and description of the vessel. He also displayed that integrity when commenting that he has to represent the interest of the seller and will not ignore this. Any enquiry was answered almost immediately and even after the sale the assistance and advice offered by Antipode were exceptional. We noted that Jean-Baptiste, Catharina and Jérôme work seamlessly together, which may be why any enquiry is answered so promptly and why they have such a vast knowledge of local sailing and marine resources. If buying another boat I would go back to Antipodes and would do the same if selling my vessel. Antipode displayed a high level of integrity, were professional, experienced and knowledgeable and we have no hesitation in highly recommend their services.  

Inigo and Veronica bought the First 33.7 'Locmalo' / Spain 15/6/2017

Our experience with Antipode has been excellent. Either from complete boat's information, arranging the visits on the water and ashore, to negotiating with the owner or facilitating every document for the export and Register. Always supportive and friendly attitude.

I would no doubt repeat. Thanks to all the Antipode's team.

Sven and Hilde bought the Prestige 39 'Carpe Diem' / Norway 7/6/2017

Me and my wife didn't entirely know what we were doing when we looked for a boat abroad. We fell for the Jeanneau Prestige 39 which was for sale in multiple countries. It was then we stumbled across your website, Antipode. The website was clean, professional and helpful. We contacted Catharina via mail and from there the process was problem free.

Catharina is Swedish and made a lot easier for me to communicate. My knowledge of the English language is lacking, and it was therefore easier to speak with a fellow Scandinavian in our respective languages.

I must excuse all the silly questions that I asked and praise the patience Catharina, Jean-Baptiste and Jerome has shown. I didn't know anything about importing a boat, but Team Antipode helped me through everything. I am very pleased with the service. Feedback, follow-up, payment, customer service, professionalism and everything else has been top notch. I can therefore without a doubt recommend their services to anyone.

It’s been a while since the boat has arrived in Norway, and it is used regularly. We are extremely happy with our purchase and with your service.

Again, I must say thank you to Jean-Baptiste, Catharina and Jerome. I hope you have a lovely summer.

David bought the XC 42 'Vicaro' / United States 4/6/2017

I was very interested in acquiring an XC 42, and none were available in my home country, the USA.  One was available from Antipode, and I worked primarily with Jean-Baptiste on the technical aspects.  In addition to providing me with the standard description of the yacht, he answered my questions and was able to provide me with more detailed information, which gave me the confidence to proceed with the survey.  The survey went well.  I was able to spend the requisite time going over the boat with a surveyor, and we concluded the visit with a test sail off Lorient after the surveyor had departed.  I appreciated Jean-Baptiste's forthrightness, knowledge, and pleasantness.  With Catharina Holmberg's and Jean-Baptiste's assistance, we were able to work through any delays that occurred in completing the transaction and the re-documentation of the vessel.  We decided to leave the boat in Lorient for nine months and sail in Europe, and Jean-Baptiste and Catharina were very helpful providing me with information so that I could make arrangements for insurance, outfitting, care of the boat during this period, and other details. We also greatly appreciated Jean-Baptiste sailing with us for a day so that we could begin to learn the boat.

Renata and Robert bought the Antares serie 9 'Kan Ar Mor'/ Croatia 10/3/2017

If you decide to buy a boat, your choice should definitely be the company Antipode.

That means having professionals in their job, with individual approach to every buyer.

With all you'll meet simple and kind people, Jean-Baptiste and Catharina, who will take care of everything.
It was a pleasure doing business with you.

Michel bought the Lagoon 380 S2 'SCHTROUMPFF VI' / Belgium 16/2/2017

Antipode contributed to install a climate favorable for good transaction between the seller and the buyer.

Very good follow up concerning all the administrative aspects of the sale.

Efficient and fast answers to all questions asked.

Mr Jean Baptiste Lemaire had a very professional and undeniable serious attitude at all times.

I highly recommend!

Nigel bought the Cornish Crabber 22 'Lily' / UK 13/12/2016

The professional service from all the team at Antipode in assisting me when buying my boat was faultless. During the process, I dealt with Jerome, Jean-Baptiste and Catharina who made the viewing and purchase of my boat straightforward and enjoyable.

In searching for the right boat, I dealt with several brokers both in the UK and France and the experience of dealing with Antipode was exceptional. Thank you all for your commitment and friendliness.

Mattias bought the Elan 37 'Becfer' / Sweden 5/9/2016

From my first contact with Antipode they always responded quickly and seriously. After just a few conversations I felt that this broker wants to do a great job both for the seller and the buyer.

Because of the distance to Sweden I needed to feel that I had a good communication, guarantees of payment and someone who could give me the necessary service locally. On all of these points Antipode lived up to all my expectations.

They provided very good service with all the paper work and kept me informed for all the payments.

Antipode were very serious to find solutions on things that you may worry about as a buyer.

Antipode were also very helpful to get offers from different alternatives so I could make my decision by the best information that I could get.

I am very satisfied with my purchase and I had a great sail up to the south of Sweden.

Niels bought the Super Maramu 2000 'Bigouz' / Denmark 22/8/2016

The team at Antipode has been very professional, and also very helpful in taking care of everything during the first visit, survey and sea trial, second visit and handover, we even was offered transport by Jerome (including a lot of shopping bags) when we came to pick up the boat. The boat was in the conditon as described by Antipode Yachts, and the first trip, a 1000 mile trip to our home port, went very well. I would buy from Antipode again!

Peter bought the Prestige 34 'Ant-Ro' / Ireland 17/6/2016

I purchased the above boat in April 2016 through Antipode yachts. This is my first time purchasing a boat abroad , so I was a bit wary. From the very first contact with Jean Baptists to the delivery of the boat to Ireland they very very helpful. Every query I had was answered promptly . They provide an excellent and reassuring service . 
Many thanks to Jean-Baptiste and to Catharina  for making it a very simple process.

Laurent sold the Swift Trawler 34 'Sao Bien' / Hong-Kong 28/5/2016

For the second time I used Antipode’s Yacht’s services for the sale of my Beneteau Trawler 34. I can attest to the professionalism (the quality of the follow-up, the good command of the administrative part) and Antipode Yacht’s capacity to go and find foreign clients. My first boat was sold to a Canadian and the second to a Swede. Thanks and who know what will be next!

Bertil and Margaretha bought the Swift Trawler 34 'Sao Bien' / Sweden 25/5/2016

My wife and I went to visit St Malo in February to check out the boat for the first time. We meet up with Jean-Baptiste from the ANTIPODE agency. The boat was on land when we came, so we could go through the boat. The agency was very helpful with all our questions and all paper work, so we didn't have to worry about that.
After our trip we decided to purchase the boat.
When we came to St. Malo the second time, we then did serious sea trials and it was then discovered that the water cooler pump had a leakage.  The pump had to be replaced and it was ordered from Belgium, we then had to wait a week for it to come. All this was handled in the best manor by the ANTIPODE agency.

On our way home with the boat we had bad luck with the weather. We had hope to travel with 15 knots but we held 8,3 knots until we reached the Kiel canal. The way from St Malo to Gothenburg took 115 hours.
Throughout this whole process we had a lot of help from Jean-Baptiste and his colleagues. It was especially helpful that his colleague Catharina spoke Swedish!

They even helped us with a speeding ticket that we received while we drove from the airport to St Malo!
From a grateful buyer.

 

Heinz bought the ETAP 37 S 'Serenity' / Germany 27/1/2016

For this special type of boat, the Etap 37s, there only have been a few offers in my home country, Germany. For many reasons I never planned to buy a boat abroad; the legal situation was completely unknown to me and there always is a lot of money involved.
Nevertheless, I found this attractive offer in France and checked it in more detail just for comparison reasons. But soon after my first contact with Jean-Baptiste I was sure that there is absolutely no risk to move on with this project. All pre-discussions and the whole deal was perfectly managed and documented, i.e. I felt very comfortable during the whole process of becoming the new owner of this well maintained and beautiful yacht.
Perhaps worth to mention that I also was impressed by the post-sale support. Jean-Baptiste but also all other folks of Antipode were always very open and responsive to my questions concerning technical aspects, interactions with local service units, transport companies etc.
Nothing more to say than a big ‘thank you’ for the excellent and trustful collaboration!

Roger sold the Nimbus 380 Commander 'Amelia' / Arzal 9/10/2015

The sale of my boat now completed I would like to thank you all for the professional way in which you handled the sale.

A common complaint of mine is that too many people in business are expensive, lazy, incompetent and poor communicators

Antipode is expensive, hard working, highly competent and excellent communicators.

Many thanks for your efforts.

Dave bought the Oceanis 44 CC 'Emeraude' / UK 19/7/2015

Upon meeting Jerome when first viewing the yacht, he was very re-assuring as I'd had a few bad experiences with yacht brokers.
Jerome was friendly, professional and exceedingly helpful. Upon negotiating a price with the owner, Jerome quickly brought everything together from survey to servicing. Jerome even put me in contact with an money exchange company in London who gave me a better exchange rate than my bank.
Jerome was backed up by a highly efficient office gem, Catharina who sorted all the paperwork and documents, meaning that I was able to reach a quick purchase.

During the process I was kept well informed of progress and developments. I simply cannot fault the service which I recieved from The Antipode team.
At the handover of the vessel, Jerome was happy to spend as long as required to show me all that I would need to know around the boat, and only leaving me when I was completely satisfied. Unlike previous experiences where broker left me the keys in cockpit locker!
If you are looking to buy a boat from or sell one with Antipode, you won't find a better broker anywhere.
If Carlsberg made yacht brokers.... ........

Pat bought the First 30 K ‘Beau Rêve’ / Ireland 9/4/2015

I would highly recommend the services of Antipode. I flew from Ireland to Brest where the excellent and famous sailor Jean Baptiste picked me up from the airport. We met the surveyor on board and spent the afternoon exploring the boat in detail. Jean Baptiste even organised the delivery to Ireland for me in the middle of winter. All the paper work and documentation went very smoothly. I was kept up to date with regular emails and phone calls on all aspects of the transaction. Every one spoke excellent English also. I am very pleased with my purchase.

 

Bob and Jill sold the Oceanis 323 ‘Firefly’ / United Kingdom 7/4/2015

When I came to sell my Beneteau 323 from La Roche Bernard, I was very pleased to have the Antipode Team to help me. They were very professional and could not do enough to assist me. I am very happy to recommend their services and can be contacted by phone if you are an English owner and need reassurance.

Maarten bought the Delphia 40,3 ‘Valjean’ / Netherlands 12/12/2014

We have bought a Delphia 40 feet through the services of Antipode. We are very content with the professional services of Jerome and Jean-Baptiste. The description of the ship was very accurate. You have been very professional and a good partner for both parties involved. Would buy a ship unseen with you, thanks!

Mark bought the Sun Odyssey 26 “Alizé” / La Trinité sur Mer 23/11/2014

After some months of searching through private ads on the web, and unsatisfactory experiences with a couple of dealers, we went to Antipode and talked over our project with Jerome.  He opened our eyes to some boats we'd not thought of and things started to move.  We found the help and advice from the Antipode team was practical, straightforward and well adapted to our needs.  After a couple of boat visits and a test sail, the negotiations started and they went smoothly.  Throughout the process, we felt confident that we were in safe hands.   We are now the happy owners of a small family cruiser which came in well under our budget, yet fulfills our requirements and is in great condition.  We recommend Antipode without hesitation.

Loes and Ronald bought the Sun Odyssey 43 DS ‘Iriade II’ / Netherlands 21/10/2014

We come from Holland and we really wanted a Jeanneau 43 DS. Through Antipode we found a real nice one. We made an offer and the team of Antipode did really everything for us to make it happen. Finally the owner accepted the offer and we are more than happy for the friendliness and service of Antipode. Jerome, Jean-Baptiste and the team responded very quickly and clearly with their answers to our questions. They were very honest and trustworthy whereas some of the other brokers we have met were saying anything and not keeping their promises just to sell a boat.

We are also very satisfied with the way they informed us about the selling process. The last day we were in France to sail our boat to Holland Jerome was there and made the finally paperwork.  It was a great day and from that moment on we only have great days in Holland.

We can certainly recommend them and we assure you that you will have a good feeling about Antipode.

Gérald sold the J 97 ‘J Lance’ / Belgium 27/8/2014

My boat was on sale for over a year, no contacts and not much hope in a market that people told me was completely depressed. A matter of persepctive…

Within a few weeks time my J 97 found a buyer with Antipode.

Professional negotiation, impeccable logistics (the boat was lying in the Mediterranean), rigor and complete follow up until the end.

Bravo Antipode ! Nice job, you rock it all the way! 

Thierry bought the Sun Odyssey 50 DS ‘Black Pearl’ / Indonesia 27/8/2014

We had a problem to buy our boat because we live more than 9 000 km away from France and it was impossible for me to take 4 days to come and visit a boat, especially if it turned out not to be the right one. Once we had found the boat that we liked we started the discussions with the Antipode team who were very available and gave us all the information and pictures we needed. They were very professional and helpful, travelling between La Rochelle and Hendaye. They even collected a friend of mine that came to inspect the boat from the airport.

I would like to emphasize that Antipode were very honest and trustworthy whereas some of the other brokers we have met were ready to say anything in order to sell a boat. With Antipode we were sure that we were being well looked after.

Finally we bought the Jeanneau 50 DS and two months later discovered her exactly the way we were expecting.

Some people thought that we were crazy to buy a boat that we had not even seen, but we felt confident with our decision thanks to Antipode.

Ketil bought the Prestige 30 S ‘Belmodoroch III’ / Sweden 4/8/2014

My boat has just arrived in Sweden ! Jérôme -  your team and yourself have done a fantastic job from the start to delivery of this boat and I am more than happy for the friendliness, service and help you provided!!

Chris bought the Pogo 850 ‘Havane II’ / UK 17/4/2014

I wanted a Pogo and could only find one in France, contacted Antipode and was in touch with Jean-Baptiste who was extremely helpful from the start, I wanted to a lot of equipment to be added to the boat and this was all done quickly and without any problems…

Thank You Jean-Baptiste and Antipode… 

Sergey bought the Sun Fast 40 "Missy Blue" / Russia 13/2/2014

We came from Russia to buy our boat with Antipode in France and we are very satisfied. We had been searching for a boat for more than 6 months in Holland, Germany and Sweden… just about everywhere, without really finding what we were looking for. We spent hours on different internet sites and we contacted Jérôme in France. The first boat he showed us, a First 40.7, was quite disappointing but he had the idea to show us a Sun Fast 40 that we had not considered… and we fell for her straight away!

Thanks a lot Antipode !

Caroline and Jérôme bought the Vindö 50 'Tromp'/ Belgium 7/2/2014

We are Belgian and we bought our boat via a French company from Dutch owners… not the easiest set up ! We would like to say a big thank you to Jean-Baptiste Lemaire who did a complete and personal follow up of this purchase which was very important to us as we are now living on board.  And despite all the obstacles we encountered Jean-Baptiste showed us support all the way through, enabling us to sail the 520 nautical miles to Belgium before the winter. And what a joy to get advice from a real enthusiast, competent, sailor and racer !

Peter and Amanda bought the Oceanis 50 'L'Embellie' / UK 9/12/2013

The service from Jerome and Antipode has been exceptional. From the first viewings of a couple of boats to the eventual purchase, Jerome and the team smoothed the way, getting full and proper answers to our questions. We can certainly recommend them and is the best experience we have had on buying a boat.


Hylke and Marijke sold the Vindö 50 ketch “TROMP”/ Loosdrecht > Netherlands 25/10/2013

The selling proces of our boat started in the Vieux Port of La Rochelle where we met Antipode. Their interest and enthousiasm for our “Old Lady” gave us from the start a positive feeling regarding the results of the selling proces. In the following weeks this feeling got confirmed by the way they communicated with us while we sailed the along the West Coast of France. We were very satified with your services and the way you informed us about the selling proces. All this has resulted in the sale of our boat within two months and left us ”boatless”, but very happy with the result. We are very glad to have chosen you and thank the whole Antipode team. We will surely recommend you to our sailing friends in France and wish you all the best!

Andrew and Anne bought the Swift Trawler34 'Lily’s Boat' / United Kingdom 12/10/2013

Anne and I have been delighted with both the boat and the excellent service you both provided in smoothing the way through the paperwork, financial transactions and finally arranging transportation of the vessel to Cherbourg for our collection.  

Your expertise made the whole experience stress free. Many thanks again.

Ivan and Ursula bought the Kesteloo 42 “Gavroche” / San Francisco > USA 27/8/2013

We had an excellent experience with Antipode Yachts throughout the purchase process. Jerome Le Joubioux and his staff truly exceeded our expectations, resulting in a very straightforward and professional experience. Jerome’s guidance and personal involvement simplified all of the steps required to purchase our sailboat in Europe, and was critical to ensure a successful transaction.
Compared to our previous experience with agents and brokers in the US, the services provided by Jerome and his staff are unequalled for their responsiveness, integrity, as well as clear and professional communication. We strongly recommend Antipode Yachts, and would be happy to provide additional information regarding Jerome’s brokerage services to any US-based owners considering to purchase a vessel in Europe.

Jan and Gardy sold the Kesteloo 42 «Gavroche»/ Netherlands 26/8/2013

We entrusted Antipode with the sale of our sailing boat. From the day the boat was put on sale up to and including the day of the signature, the sales process was carried out in professional and friendly way.

Our thanks to Jérôme and Catharina for this sale.

We highly recommend Antipode’s very good service.

Peter and Sophy bought the Dufour 385 'Alizé' / Hampshire > United Kingdom 26/5/2013

From the first weekend when we went to look at boats in Vannes to setting sail back to England in our newly purchased yacht Alizé, Jean-Baptiste and the team at Antipode could not have looked after us better. They responded promptly and cheerfully to our many queries, ensured the complex paperwork was completed correctly and helped put Alizé back in the water; but best of all they sold us a really great boat in fantastic condition!

Claude bought the Feeling 39 DI «Viking III» / Québec > Canada 2/4/2013

Antipode had a Feeling 39 for sale in France. They put me in touch with one of my Canadian compatriots that had used their services to buy a Sun Fast 43 in 2010. I contacted him. He told me “You can trust them, they are professionals”. He was perfectly right!

Jan Henk sold the Etap 34 S «Giwa Ruwa II » / Netherlands 5/2/2013

After 12 summers on the coast of Brittany on our Etap 34, my wife and I decided to widen our horizons and navigate on other seas thus selling our Etap 34. What a difficult decision! When we brought out boat to the harbor of Le Crouesty and giving the keys to Antipode we had made an informed choice: Antipode found a buyer within two months and the transaction went very smoothly.

Yvon and Catharine bought the MerryFisher 925 « Kerenza » / Lac Leman > Switzerland 19/10/2012

As we were looking to buy a MerryFisher 925 we found Antipode’s website that had one for sale. A visit in Brittany and then everything went smoothly. The transactions between old and new owners, immediate receipt of the bank transfers, survey of the boat, paperwork for the Swiss ratification and organization of the transport. We are happy to recommend Antipode to whom wish much success.

David and Joyce sold the Merry Fisher 925 «Kerenza» / United Kingdom 17/10/2012

We were very pleased with Antipode during the recent sale of our boat. The sale was less than straightforward, we being English and the purchaser from a non EU country. However, from the international advertising to the conclusion of the sale everything was handled brilliantly by Jérôme and Catharina. Their excellent command of our language and dual language documentation was a big bonus for us.
A French friend recommended Antipode to us and we will certainly recommend them to others.

Peter bought the Moody 376 «Frantasia» / UK 3/10/2012

We couldn’t fault your service. The website is particularly good with the panoramic views of the boat interior. It is the best brokerage site we have seen and we have seen a lot!
It was particularly helpful to be able to talk to the owner direct. That saved a lot of time and we concluded a deal with a minimum of fuss.
The handover was very smooth - very little paperwork which is a first for France!
Thanks again for your help with the surveyor. It is sometimes difficult to organise services from a distance but on this occasion we encountered no problems.

Dionissios and Françoise bought the Catana 50 «La Jamais Contente» Switzerland 28/9/2012

We had been looking for a catamaran of 47 to 55 feet for two years. We have been to all the possible trade fairs in France and Italy, Greece and Germany. We have met yacht builders from all the major brands as well as from smaller ones, we have spoken to several brokers who had promised us all sorts of things. Nobody came back to us, neither constructors nor brokers. Antipode was the only one to take our project seriously and you did a great follow up. What we liked to most is that you defend the interest as much of the seller as of the buyer. You have hold all your promises, and that is why we thank you and if you one day come across «Tikalo», you must come and share a drink with us.

Tarja and Markku bought the Sun Odyssey 36 i 'Gwalarn' / Finland 29/6/2012

After going through the process of purchasing a new sail boat which took place a couple of months we can say that we are very pleased with the service we have got from Antipode Yachts. Antipode Yachts has made all the paper works for us and all the documents have been both in French and in English. Whenever we have had some questions about the boat or about the purchasing process we have got an immediately answer by email. We also got all technical guidance we needed before we started our sailing to Finland. Antipode Yachts’s representative also joined us during our first sailing. We can recommend Antipode Yachts for anyone who isplanning to buy a new boat.

Marc bought the First 33.7 « May Be » / Belgium 6/6/2012

I am very satisfied with the service provided by Antipode. All of the negotiation was done with a lot respect and kindness in the interest of both parties.
I appreciated the prompt responses. Trust was established in such way that I paid Antipode in advance and it was Antipode that took the delivery of the boat in my place without me being there. All that was promised was done.
The boat was in great shape when I took her. I would like to highlight the very efficient administrative
work that was done which among other things enabled me de-register the boat In France to put her under Belgian flag in record time.
If everyone was this correct, life would be a lot easier.

David and Kim bought the Tri Exception 52 'Paille En Queue' / Los Angeles > USA 13/2/2012

When we first decided to make the trip from to Tunisia from Mexico to view « Paille en Queue » , Kim and I were fairly certain she was the boat for us. When we met with you there, your kind, casual demeanor put us at once at ease and your thorough concerns for our satisfaction were certainly appreciated.
After the purchase you and your capable assistant Catharina have been marvelous in helping to iron out the many details involved in international yacht registry and related documentation.
We would certainly recommend you to any friends who are in the market to buy or sell a yacht.
Thanks again for all your help.

Jean-Marc bought the Hanse 370 'Ghost' / Québec > Canada 9/2/2012

Buying a bot is not a simple thing to do, especially when you live 5000 km away and when you do not know the local mechanism and rules ! We do live in Canada even if Brittany is our favorite sailing place. All went well and we can give all the credit to Antipode that did a great job to in dealing with all the logistic, financial and administrative aspects of the transaction. Thanks and bravo, in particular to Jérôme Le Joubioux with whom we stayed in constant contact. It was very pleasant to work with you.

Bob bought the A 40 'Vent d’Ouest' / Adelaïde > Australia 6/12/2011

Jérôme, just a word to say that our boat finally arrived yesterday in Brisbane by cargo and that we are very happy with the boat. Your description of the boat was very just. The whole crew worked on the boat over the week-end and now she is looking great. If you one day need a reference or assistance in Australia, I would be happy to help. Once again thank you for everything ! 

Oliver bought the PRESTIGE 42 S 'Virto' / Austria 7/4/2011

Dear Catharina and Jerome,
With this letter I want to thank you once again for your perfect service you have done, I am very happy with my new boat.
Normally I used to do my business without any broker, but in this case you have taught me a lesson.
I am very satisfied with your service, I got all necessary papers in time and if you spend so much money for a boat, the safety processed through a broker is highly recommended.

Sven bought the FIRST 40.7 « Phistehau III » / Stockholm > Sweden 14/11/2010

I bought a First 40.7 in Bretagne through Jerome. He was very professional and helpful during the whole process, quick to respond and forthcoming to sort out any problems. he also inspired a lot of trust which was important to me as I bought the yacht from Sweden and only had very little time to inspect it myself.
Unfortunately I ran into problems with the engine that broke down halfway home to Sweden, which probably was due to poor maintenance by the previous owner. Jerome made a huge effort to help out here, and went a lot further than could be expected to fix the problems.
I give Jerome my warmest recommendations to anyone that wants to sell or buy a yacht.

Christopher bought and sold the ANTARES 1080 « Elliot » / London > UK 6/11/2010

I bought my Antares 1080 through your brokerage in 2008 and have just sold it from your exposition
at Le Milles Sabord 2010.
Antipode Yachts has exceeeded all my expectations of good service and I recommend the agency to anyone who wishes to either to buy or to sell a yacht.

Marc bought the SUN FAST 43 'Gros Loup' / Canada 10/10/2010

You find the boat that corresponds to your wishes and you have a survey carried out. M Le Joubioux can help you find an expert. You make a written offer with your conditions. If the offer is accepted, you make a bank transfer to Antipode Yachts (4days) who keep the money on an independent bank account, you get a receipt, until the sales contract is signed by both parties.
The owner get his money once that transaction is completed with all the conditions, equipments, payment of the port, constructor etc cleared up to the day of the contract.
You should trust Jérôme, who is very professional in this domain. You do not pay him, it is the seller that pays him (through the commission). He will do the negotiation, organize the appointments,prepare the paperwork, etc.
Once the boat is chosen you have to count on a minimum of 10 days for the bank transfer, obtaining all the documents and signing the contract.

Antipode recruits

1 Yacht Broker

> Permanent full-time

> Based in Vannes, France

> Fluent English required

> Personal practice of sailing, cruising or racing

> Extensive travel West of France, car provided

1 Commercial Assistant

> Permanent full-time or part-time to be agreed with the candidate

> Based in Vannes, France

> Fluent English required

> Personal practice of sailing, cruising or racing

> Extensive travel in Britain, car provided

Contact

Jérôme Le Joubioux : + 33 6 07 45 71 73

jerome@antipode-yachts.com