I had a really good experience working with Skip from Murray Yacht Sales as my buyer broker. Skip is knowledgeable, patient, and I always felt like he had my best interests out in front. I never felt pressured and he both listened to what I thought I wanted, but helped me think more deeply about what I was looking for, and then helped me find it!

This was my first experience working with a broker to buy a sailboat, and it was the first time buying a sailboat in general. I’m so glad I found Murray and feel lucky that I got to work with Skip. I can’t recommend both of them more. I already know they’ll have my business when/if I trade to a different boat in the future.

Adam Green

Let me tell you about Murray Yacht Sales and Skip Barker. My wife and I came to Florida in search of a sailboat to continue our nomadic lifestyle of travel. After contacting numerous listings, and more importantly brokers we were beginning to get frustrated because it seemed they didn’t want to deal with clients at our price point. We contacted Skip via email because we saw a sailboat at the St Pete Marina with their sign on it. After a little confusion based on our state of origin Skip reached out and agreed the next day. Mind you we went to look at one boat and decide, but Skip being a superstar helped us understand things better. Even though our budget was not huge he sat down and helped us really figure out what we were looking for in a sailboat. Guess what we really didn’t know until today when he walked us through many different boats with different characteristics. By the end of our visit, we both knew what we wanted in a sailboat. Nothing is more important to me than customer service and Skip is exactly what a new sailor needs when deciding what’s important to you in a boat. I highly recommend Skip and Murray Yachts. Thank you Skip and Murray Yachts we will see you soon!!


Thanks to the Murray team for having a good process in place. Thanks to Robert and Skip for being both patient and responsive throughout the process.



John Bek