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Ensure an Effortless, Enjoyable Experience when Selling or Purchasing a Boat

Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whether you are selling a previously owned boat or looking to purchase a new boat, Travis Smith’s enthusiasm and professionalism will make the selling or buying process an effortless and enjoyable experience. With great pride in his work, Travis excels in creating knowledgeable relationships with his clients, which allows him to ensure their comfort and support the process with ease.

Having been on the water since he could walk, Travis grew up boating with family on the Great Lakes of Michigan aboard beautiful wooden boats. Once he was taught how to pilot their 52 ft Chris Craft “Connie,” Travis was hooked. Initially, adult life took him a different way but, in 2015, Travis made the life-changing decision to sell his company and further pursue his dream of making boating his long-term career.

After acquiring his 100-ton USCG Master Captain’s License, Travis’s passion for being on the water led him into a booming new career of boat/yacht sales with one of the most prestigious and respected dealerships on the Great Lakes—Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, www.jbys.com.

“I am highly motivated to meet the needs of my clients,” said Travis. “I want this experience to be a positive and exciting one! I have a wealth of personal knowledge and insight plus the resources to assist my clients in selling their boat and/or purchasing their dream boat, but my resources aren’t everything. I feel it is also essential to have a great connection with each individual’s personal needs.”
“Travis was great start to finish! Really took good care of us. Made us feel like we’ve made a new friend. Would recommend him as a good friend, trusted sales person & a credit to Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales. Definitely will look him up for our next boat.” ~ New owner of a SEA RAY 270 SUNDANCER

“Travis Smith did an outstanding job staying in touch with us while working through all of our questions and concerns. His straight forward approach and honest communication skills gave us the comfort we needed to make our purchase. We’ve now had the boat on the water a few times, and are grateful for his part in making the deal come together. Kudos to Travis Smith for a job well done.” ~ New owner of a SEA RAY 400 SUNDANCER

“My husband and I decided to sell our home after we launched our kids into adulthood and thought how amazing it would be to buy a yacht and start our retirement years on board... Our entire process for looking for a boat with him was stellar and smooth. Capt. Travis found our SWEET boat named "Piece of Cake." We went forward with the purchase, and he walked us through all elements quickly and efficiently. Travis's knowledge throughout the process was second to none, and we owe him a great deal of gratitude for holding our hand through the seamless process of buying our new home! It was a PIECE OF CAKE!” ~ New owner of a HATTERAS 61 MOTOR YACHT

Travis lives in Spring Lake, Mich., with his wife, Jill, and their two sons, Treston and Gavin. He sells throughout the Great Lakes region, in Florida, and across the country. Whether you are interested in selling your current boat, finding your next boat, or finding the boat of your dreams, contact Travis Smith today at [email protected] or call 616-638-4995. He’s motivated to represent you to get the deal done! www.jbys.com


tags: Dealerships, Employment News, Used Boats, Brokerage

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