Scott Pickard

Scott Pickard
BROKER

    Captain Scott Pickard has been sailing these Carolina coastal waters for over 20 years. He is a member of several sailing clubs in North Carolina, including the Power Squadron and has a USCG 50 Ton Master Captain’s License. Most of Scott’s experience has been on his cherished classic sailboats in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  He also provided oversight on complete refits using his knowledge and expertise. Beyond his time on the water, Scott has been a professional aircraft pilot for over 23 years. St. Barts Yachts is delighted that Captain Pickard brings his knowledge and skills to our Oriental, NC office.  His unique experience and expertise are perfectly suited to helping our client’s find the right yacht at the right price.

    When I first interviewed you, you were very sincere regarding what steps you would take in the marketing of my boat. After listing you executed every step you said you would do. Additionally it’s clear to me you know your market well. Your performance validated my decision to return to Oriental to sell her. I was impressed and appreciate all your efforts. Thank you Sonny
    Sonny
    I would like to thank Scott for his help in selling our sailboat. The service we received from Scott and St. Bart’s Yachts far exceeded our expectations. Scott was always available to answer any and all questions, was honest and straightforward, and provided helpful advise when selling our boat. With Scott’s expertise, he made the process very smooth and was available every step of the way. Scott provided feedback after each showing, assist in fixing items on the boat, and captained the boat for the sea trial. Scott and St. Bart’s Yachts went above and beyond for our family and we could not give a higher recommendation.
    Jason Baran
    When it came time to sell my sailboat, a Beneteau 343, I naturally selected St. Barts Yachts, the local Beneteau dealer in Oriental, North Carolina. I met Scott Pickard there, a yacht broker, and he patiently explained the selling process to me from deciding on a price, to preparing the listing, to how he would select his clients and show the boat, what to expect for an offer, and what to expect at closing. He suggested a well reasoned selling price based on two years of comparable closed Beneteau sales, and he said he expected mine to sell within two or three months. We listed the boat on a Monday and received an excellent offer on Friday, just four days later. We closed within three weeks. Throughout the entire process, Scott was a consummate professional, a patient and effective communicator, a good listener, and obviously, an excellent salesperson! I recommend him without reservation to anyone interested in buying or selling a boat of any size.
    Brad B.
    I am extremely happy we bought our first sailboat through Scott Pickard and St. Barts Yachts. It started with a phone call where I had a couple quick questions about one of the listings, and Scott spent almost an hour walking me through the process of buying a used sailboat, discussing things to look out for, and suggesting additional books and resources. We don’t live in the area so he worked around our schedule to show us the boat over a weekend, which turned out to be fairly redundant given the amount of information, pictures, and video in the listing. Once under contract Scott provided contact info for several local surveyors, setup the haul out at a nearby boatyard, and captained the boat for the sea trial. And despite hurricane Florence leaving Oriental flooded and without power or internet, Scott still kept in contact via text message and the Charleston office was able to handle the closing remotely. Scott was so helpful throughout the whole process, and it was clear he cared more about ensuring we had the right boat for our family than making the commission.
    Ben & Brenda H.
    Scott, I wanted to thank you for all you did for me in selling my boat. I originally purchased her from St. Barts Yachts and you sold her for us much quicker than I ever thought possible. Your advise, professionalism and communications were the best I have ever received from a broker when selling a boat. You stepped in and did things for me when I could not get up to Oriental to do them myself, and you were the perfect liaison between the dockmaster, marine service companies and me as the selling process unveiled. You have certainly earned my respect as a person, and as a broker. I will highly recommend you and St. Barts Yacht Sales to buyers and sellers I meet, and I will contact you again when we are purchasing the next boat. All the best, John
    Jon
    Dear Scott, We just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for all of the time and effort that you put into the sale of Honalee.  We really appreciate it!  Thanks for giving us so much good advice and useful tips and tricks for sailing… wish us luck!  Fair winds and following seas! Sincerely, Jenny & Carter Schmidt
    Schmidt
    I cannot recommend Scott Pickard and St Bart’s Yachts highly enough. We have purchased a boat & are selling a boat, both with Scott. Scott is very knowledgeable of boats, an experienced sailor & exceeds any expectations of professionalism. He has always been willing to offer more than necessary. Scott has always been available, in a timely manner, to answer questions or assist in any way possible. I can’t recommend Scott Pickard highly enough. You can be sure that we would be more than pleased to work with Scott any time we need professional boating guidance or a buy/sell broker.
    Antonia Albano and Barney Brown
    “I have bought and sold boats all across the country using many brokers and agents.  Scott Pickard was among the best I’ve experienced.  He was prompt, efficient and sold my boat in a fraction of the time I expected.  I will certainly use him for my next boat.”
    William Simon
    Selling a used sailboat is never easy, even when it has been well maintained and would make a great “starter boat” for a young family. We chose to have a professional help us with the sale. Scott Pickard and his crew at St. Barts Yachts made the process relatively easy. He guided us with pricing (everyone thinks their boat is worth a little more than it really is) and showed us what few repairs were needed to make it sell. The contract process was smooth, and everything was handled very efficiently. I would highly recommend him when it is time to buy or sell your next boat.
    Andy Schneider

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     1201 Neuse Drive @ Deaton Yacht Service
     912.341.9940
     252.249.3993
     scott.pickard@st-barts.com

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