Scott Pickard

Scott Pickard

    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.

    I would like to pass along to you how happy we are with our recent Island Packet 32 purchase experience. This was a new experience for us, and your knowledge of the steps and pitfalls and your ability to guide us through and around these issues, respectively, brought us much appreciated piece of mind. From our first sit-down meeting with you, through multiple visits to the boat, coordination with the owner to obtain a contract, the survey and sea trial, working through the findings of the survey, and finalizing the purchase and taking possession of the boat, you have been a great teammate for us, and we plan to recommend you to any friends who may be looking for a boat. Thanks again for your part in setting us off on this new adventure,
    Sandy Smith
    Scott Pickard and St. Barts Yachts did a great job of selling my 40’ trawler: I recently parted with my 40’ Mainship trawler (to buy a bigger boat, naturally!), and my listing and selling broker was Scott Pickard.  He was absolutely superb from the very start through the entire process; he immediately came to the boat, took 200 pictures, told me what I needed to do to get the boat ready to sell, and then went to work.  The listing was professional and complete, he worked his contacts and soon had several folks interested.  He managed the long-distance purchaser so that he only needed to make one trip – for the survey – and presided over every aspect of the transaction.  Scott, a former commercial pilot, is OCD to a fault, meaning that nothing escapes his attention, and thus there are no unpleasant surprises.  I am happy to recommend Scott and St. Barts to anyone buying or selling; if a detail-oriented broker whose ethical standards are at the very top is on your wishlist, then Scott is the person for you!
    Roger Merrill, M.D.
    We want to thank you for your dedicated work in selling On We Go. Your professionalism, understanding of our situation, and outstanding marketing were greatly appreciated. The video and photos you developed and posted to various outlets were very well done. You captured the boat’s qualities very clearly. We also appreciated your safety and care in regards to the current COVID-19 situation – masking, cleanliness of office and care taken while showing the boat. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is interested in selling or buying a boat. Take care.
    Jan and Susi Long
    Dear Scott, I’m jotting down a few words to say thank you for a remarkable job selling my 39 year old Morgan. Despite significant hurdles, including the mandated limitation to normal business activity in NC Phase I lockdown, your professional demeanor allowed the sale to proceed in a safe and timely manner. If the need would arise, please count on me to provide a recommendation on your behalf. See the note here.
    Joe McGovern
    Dear Scott, I want to thank you for helping me to negotiate my purchase of the Pacific Seacraft Dana. I had an idea of what I wanted but your help with sorting through options of the boats I was considering was a huge help. I appreciate your knowledge of boats and the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the different models  I was considering help with my confidence in the selection of my boat for this area and beyond. Most importantly, I couldn’t believe the time and effort you spent with me traveling to and from the survey. This, I felt was something that made you stand apart as a broker. There may be others as dedicated but I would certainly return to you for another sale or purchase. And, thank you for promptly returning my phone calls and text messages. There were a lot more expensive boats out there but you gave the same attention to my choice, I felt, as you would have something much more grand. In addition, we are new to the area so another thank you for sharing your knowledge of local vendors. We hope to sail together in the future. Sincerely yours,
    Kevin Crockett
    St. Barts Yachts, I’m so lucky to have had Scott’s help during my boat search. It took a lot of patience and hard work, but Scott never gave up. In the end we found a beautiful boat that I’m thrilled to own, and it wouldn’t have been possible without his help. Thanks!
    John G.
    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!
    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,
    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!
    Jenny & Carter 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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