Karl Farrant Marine Sales
Whether you are buying or selling or just in need of some sound advice our dedicated team at Karl Farrant Marine Sales have a wealth of experience. As a result, we are able to offer you the highest level of care and service covering every aspect of your boating requirements. Most of all we pride ourselves in the relationships we build with our clients. We offer you a lifetime guarantee of commitment and trust and as a result this will ensure you have the very best boating experience.
Our Philosophy at Karl Farrant Marine Sales
It’s simple… ‘To say what we do and do what we say’….and nothing less.
Karl Farrant is a well known and trusted name within the Steel boat sales industry.
Over the decades we’ve built up substantial knowledge of the Steel boat industry and the boating industry in general, most noteworthy from the factory floor to boat shows, hence consequently this converts into experience & contacts that directly benefit you.
We’ve helped hundreds of owners buy and sell their boats on the River Thames, the south coast and many parts of Europe.
30 years experience
Karl Farrant has over 30 years of experience dealing with all manner of craft and all types of cruising, from sports boats and sea-going motor yachts, to small inland river boats, aft cabin cruisers, barges and custom built live-aboard vessels.
Furthermore we have specialised in the design, build and sale of new and pre-owned Stevens Yachts in the UK, as well as other popular names such as Broom and Corvette.
In your corner.
In conclusion, help and assistance are freely available regarding offers, trials, surveys, handovers, tuition, cleaning / restoration, work schedules, servicing, moorings, insurance, finance, transport and deliveries.
Set us to work and Utilise our 30+ year’s experience so that you can get the very best from your life afloat.
“Karl knows everything about Stevens boats and steel boats in general”
We met Karl twelve years ago at the Southampton boat show; I was immediately impressed by his knowledgeable and very hands on approach to the weighty matter of specifying a brand new steel boat.
We wanted a unique steelboat.
Throughout the year long process his advice was absolutely key, he even insisted on taking items off my specification and adding more appropriate items.
The net result is that the boat we took delivery of did exactly what we wanted; 8 years of long term cruising the inland waterways of Europe. He is now working hard to sell our boat.
Karl knows everything about Stevens boats and steel boats in general, and most importantly he is an honest and trustworthy person and has become a friend.
Nick and Sandy Trotter
Stevens 1200 Vlet, Lovely Jubbly
Having had dealings with Karl since the late 90’s we have always found him to be supportive, dedicated, knowledgeable and reliable … all the essential elements we needed when pursuing the hobby of our dreams.
Derek and Barbara Rogers
“In over 30 years of boating we have not had better service”
We bought a new Corvette 340 through Karl Farrant Marine following a very professional and thorough sales process.
At all times Karl guided us through the buying process from initial order, a constant update on the build process and then a personally dedicated handover on arrival with sea trials. Since then we have clocked over 500 hours from the Solent through the Channel Islands, Brittany and well down into Biscay on this wonderful boat and KFM has always been on hand to help whether it has been routine maintenance or advice on mechanicals or electrics.
In over 30 years of boating we have not had better service and happily, recommend KFM.
Sylvia and David Cutler
Corvette 340, Jascinda
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Karl Farrant Marine Sales”
Karl Farrant Marine Sales is an excellent, knowledgeable and very efficient organisation. Mr Farrant negotiated the purchase of our current steel boat with candour and humour which made the process a simple and happy experience.
Our satisfaction is reflected in the fact that he is now marketing the boat for us as we make the transition to another steel boat for which he is negotiating the purchase.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Karl Farrant Marine Sales for either buying or selling a boat.
Tim and Liz Crabtree
Stevens 1240, Spice Island
“Buying a boat was a pleasant experience”
Just a note to express our thanks for all your help in finding us a motor boat, after we had to give up sailing.
You were very knowledgeable, and always gave an honest opinion. You always communicated well with us, whatever the issue, and always rang back. Which these days is unfortunately very rare. Even well after we had purchased the boat.
Buying a boat was a pleasant experience, and you even took us on a day’s motor boat handling / familiarisation in the Solent, even though the boat was originally moored on the Thames.
We would not hesitate to recommend you for both buying or selling a boat.
Ann & John Reynolds
“A more trustworthy, professional and honest broker we have yet to meet.”
It was with trepidation that we approached the sale of our then current boat together with the purchase of our first used boat. Up to that point we had always traded in our old one against a new one. However, we needn’t have worried, Karl showed us the path through the whole process with both professionalism and understanding born from a genuine concern that we purchased the right boat for our needs, as well as securing the best deal on our sale.
“He continued to offer help and training”
Karl went out of his way to get the deal done to the extent that he personally purchased and fitted items that would seal the deal for us. Even after the boat was handed over to us he continued to offer help and training, which we very much appreciated, a service we had never been offered before, despite our previous purchases of new boats. Now, two years on we can still call on him to ask questions and he always amazes us with his depth and breadth of knowledge. A more trustworthy, professional and honest broker we have yet to meet.
Mark and Eve
“An expert consultant for life!”
We bought our Corvette through Karl Farrant in 2007 via a part exchange for our Apreamare 11 metre.
We found that when you buy a boat through Karl you get an expert consultant for life! No matter what the problem (switching the bow thruster off by mistake resulting in a panic call as we approached the fuel dock) to advice on most efficient revs and where is the flux gate compass then Karl is always there for you.
He has proved to be the most honest man in the motor boat industry in Europe.
Ant and Sue Law – Buttercup – Corvette 340