Edwards Yacht Sales

Kevin Barber - Broker

Kevin Barber - Broker

Pensacola, FL, US

Kevin resides in Pensacola and serves the NW Coast of Florida and Alabama. He is an active boater and has spent the past 20 years working exclusively in the marine industry. His experience comes from years of living aboard and working in the yacht repair, marine supply, and charter industries. He has lived and boated on all three coasts of the United States as well as the US Virgin Islands. His extensive knowledge of both power and sailboat designs and systems helps him guide his clients into finding a boat that suites their needs perfectly. Kevin has owned his 36’ boat for 15 years, and can be found cruising the Emerald Coast almost every weekend with his family.  

Testimonials

Hello Brett,

My name is Tom S. Today I closed on a new to me boat Sea Star. Kevin Barber acted as my broker. I wish for you to know that Kevin did an excellent job throughout the process. He was extremely knowledgeable and what's more important when he did not know the answer he went out and found it. He was very cautious in his approach and made certain the boat was "as advertised". His presence at the survey was very beneficial and added greatly to our comfort level. Your company did a very efficient job with documentation and closing documents. I will definitely call on both Kevin and Edwards Yacht sales if, God Forbid, I buy another boat.

Best Regards,

 

Tom S. | 48 IP
Eric G. | 49' Taswell 1990

I would like to give Kevin Barber my highest recommendation! He is patient, knowledgeable, hardworking, and personable. I had never purchased a larger boat. Kevin was the seller's broker but that didn't dissuade him from asking me questions about what I wanted in a boat and whether this boat would make me happy in the long run. Kevin was patient and walked me through the boat's strengths and weaknesses, taking as much time as I needed to digest and answer questions. After making an offer, Keven helped guide me through the purchase process. Finally, after his work was technically finished, Kevin showed up on the dock and rolled up his sleeves to help me get the boat ready for my delivery crossing.

When I say he 'rolled up his sleeves', I mean he really went to town! His work ethic is inspiring. Jumping from one system to the next; not afraid to dig in and receive 'boat bites' from his efforts (those nasty red spots that show up on your knuckles when wrestling with a wrench on old boats) . We tested each system and he showed me how they worked and what might go wrong. When something didn't work (no surprised on a 30-year old boat), Kevin knew where to start looking for problems and ferret out solutions. His years of experience along with his trusty tool box met every challenge that arose.

Thanks to Kevin, I now have (IMNSHO) the prettiest boat in the marina! ;-)

I give my highest recommendation--you can do no better than choosing Kevin Barber as your broker. My thanks to you, Kevin, and I'm glad to keep up our friendship into the future! Keep up the good work!

Eric G. | 49' Taswell 1990
Russell and Pam Brown | 35' Catalina 350

Russell and I are happy to rate and review Kevin Barber, Edwards Yacht Sales, with five stars ... and wish there were ten stars to give him.

As the broker for the seller of our Catalina, Kevin represented her extremely well by knowing her boat's every detail, thus being able to answer every question we had. No question was a dumb question, as Russell and I were learning all about Tiki. Kevin took all the time we needed, accommodated our schedules by meeting with us on a weekend and after hours, and exercised great patience with both of us, but especially with me, as I typed, from dictation, everything I thought Russell and I would not remember when we no longer had Kevin by our sides to help us! I asked Kevin how he knew so much, specifically, about our boat, and asked him if he was as comfortable talking about power boats, and he said he has had a lot of experience selling many different types of sailboats and power boats, and was equally as comfortable with both. I also asked him if he came with Tiki! He assured Russell and me that everything he had been telling us and teaching us about the boat would begin to come naturally, which it has... mostly because he took such methodical time and care to make sure we were comfortable with her before he ever turned over the keys.

During the closing process, which was akin to buying a house, he explained every step of the process, offered positive reassurance that all would be well, and acted as a seasoned, knowledgeable, and professional liaison between the seller, who was out of the country, and us. We were always "in the loop" and well advised from our initial inquiry about sweet Tiki, to the moment we backed her from her berth in Pensacola to bring her to her new home in Niceville.

Kevin has been in touch with us this entire first week of ownership, continuing to answer little questions that have popped up, as well as support us with his enthusiasm for our wonderful retirement lifetime ahead on Tiki. Kevin is an asset to Edwards Yacht Sales, and to those who come entrusted to him for honesty and expertise when buying or selling a boat. Russell and I very much enjoyed our business relationship with him, and through that feel we have made a friend in Kevin. He helped make this huge life decision easy and enjoyable thanks to his knowledge, flexibility, friendly and honest demeanor, and overall excellence in his profession.

Russell and Pam Brown | 35' Catalina 350
Marc and Betty Johnston | Gemini 105MC 2007

My wife and I recently sold our 2007 Gemini 105MC, “Kat Man 2” Catamaran through Edwards Yacht Sales.  Kevin Barber was both our listing and selling agent, and his efforts resulted in a quick sale at a good price during a difficult market period.  His ever present  smile combined with his excellent communication skills proved to be a winning combination in connecting with buyer and seller.  Kevin left no detail unattended, and quickly earned our confidence.  

Kevin’s extensive knowledge of boat systems and electronics proved invaluable during this transaction.  He is definitely a “hand on” guy, and helped us immensely through this process.  We recommend him highly as a true professional, leaving both buyer and seller satisfied.

Sincerely,


 

Marc and Betty Johnston | Gemini 105MC 2007
Karen Allen | 37' Duffy
Dear Edwards Yacht Sales,
Can’t tell you how many times as I got ready to sell my boat that the old bromide “Best day of owning a boat is the day you buy it and the day it sells”, was repeated to me”. I certainly identified with the first but though after my husbands death I needed to sell our vessel I felt great trepidation and was very worried about accomplishing the task. 
 
I talked to various people about brokers, went on line to many sites with lots of advice, and talked to my lawyer and financial advisor as well. Then I narrowed my search down to four brokers, then down to two, one being Kevin Barber of Edwards Yacht Sales. The other had no feel for the individual qualities of my boat and sounded like a realtor that just bases a house on “square footage” whereas, Kevin, after checking out the galley, came up the passage way from the forward stateroom with a grin on his face and excitement in his voice exclaiming how well the interior and electronics were designed and thought out. He hit the very things that my husband and I had worked hard on to make our live-aboard experience enjoyable and not camping out. I had said nothing to Kevin that he could have fed off—he knows boats and that knowledge spoke for itself. 
 
I went from dreading picking a broker and brokerage firm to relaxing and even at times enjoying the process. The boat had been sitting on the hard with the ravages of sun and weather taking a toll, so Kevin’s first help was finding good people to help me get her ready to sell. His references of Perdido Sailor were perfect. Brandon and his crew, were so responsive and went above and beyond by helping me keep to my time frame when they were already very busy. Sue and Eric Lundquist were also part of the team and brought the Duffy back to her former beauty. 
 
While all this restoration was going on Kevin was doing his homework and taking beautiful pictures to show the boat at her best and writing up the information a buyer would need to know. I was very pleased with the website and the presentation of my boat. The Edwards Yacht Sales website was one of the pluses when I was looking for a broker. 
 
I could go on and on about how pleased I was with my choice of Kevin as my broker. He not only listens, he pays attention, thinks about the correct response and advice, before giving his reply thus allowing the seller (or buyer) the information needed to make good decisions. That is the hardest thing to do in this whole process. And above that he has a great personality, he is upbeat, respectful, and has a fun sense of humor, which lightened the load of a difficult task. Probably one of the best compliments for Kevin was when one of the people working on the boat said, “I have never know a broker who actually jumped in and helped clean up the boat so she would show her best.” 
 
That was not the end of Kevin’s help. There were unforeseen problems during the sale, health issues for the buyer and banking problems for me. Kevin was there to ease the way for everyone even after he and Edwards had received payment he continued his caring service and made sure we were satisfied and the transaction complete. 
 
Thank you again both Edwards Yacht Sales and Kevin Barber as I am most appreciative of your professionalism and your very personal service. 
 
Best regards,
Karen Allen
Infinity & Beyond
Karen Allen | 37' Duffy

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    2008 Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge
    Pensacola, FL, US
    47 ft - 14.33 m
    $419,900
  • Krogen 38 Cutter

    1984 Krogen 38 Cutter
    Pensacola, FL, US
    38 ft - 11.58 m
    $79,900
  • Chris-Craft 372 Catalina

    1989 Chris-Craft 372 Catalina
    Pensacola, FL, US
    37 ft - 11.28 m
    $59,900
  • Tiara Yachts 3500 Express

    2000 Tiara Yachts 3500 Express
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    35 ft - 10.67 m
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