Yacht Brokerage & Cruiser Coaching
Yacht & Ship Salesperson
Licensed and Bonded
Experience - with over 20 years of experience racing, cruising, outfitting, and selling boats, my passion is helping clients buy, sell, or outfit their boat to achieve their dreams. Put my experience, network, and knowledge to work for you!
Customer Centric - I've been in your shoes. I work to put my client's goals, needs, preferences, and budget first and foremost. We're in this together. We will navigate the buying and selling process together and make it as smooth as possible.
Exceptional Communication - Your time is valuable. I answer my phone and texts (even on nights and weekends). I return calls and emails promptly. Contact me today!
Integrity - Unfortunately, there are a lot of "used car salesmen" in the brokerage world. I am not one of them and will prove it by working to earn your trust and confidence. Check out my client testimonials below.
Call: 804-404-2379 (mobile)
US East Coast Clients (Outside of FL)
When we moved aboard to begin life as full time cruisers, we immediately found out how little we really knew about the boat, systems, upgrades, and cruising in general. Our "go-to" person became Ben Ward. He helped us overcome so many challenges and was always available to help us find a solution. He has a lifetime of experience and a passion to help others succeed.
Ben goes the extra mile
Ben helped me purchase my Passport 47 sailboat and has proven to be an invaluable resource. He helped me negotiate a fantastic deal and, to my amazement, continues to provide enthusiastic support and consulting after the sale whenever I have questions. Ben is the real deal and I highly recommend him.
Tom - S/V Rhapsody
A different type of broker
Ben Ward was recommended to us by Bob Perry and now we know why! From our first meeting, it was clear that Ben was a different type of broker, focused on helping us find the right boat and putting our interests ahead of his own. Those aren't just words, the right boat for us came through a private sale and Ben unflinchingly encouraged and supported us throughout the process. We're grateful for Ben's guidance and look forward to a long relationship going forward!
Ben & Karen - PSC 40
The best broker we've had
Ben helped us buy our sailboat recently and the experience could not have been better. He is attentive, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and generous with his time. Throughout the entire process, Ben was in constant contact and answered all of our questions. Even after the sale, he stayed in touch with us to make sure we were taken care of and remind us he is available to support us.
Rick & Libby - S/V Rafiki
If you are new to this wonderful world of cruising, work with Ben. When we moved aboard full-time, we discovered there was a lot our daysailing past didn't prepare us for. Ben is a great mentor and a gentle teacher. He had great suggestions to make our boat more comfortable and efficient in this new lifestyle. Our experience has been much better thanks to his invaluable advice and guidance.
Steve & Karen - S/V Angelfish