Peter joined North Point Yacht Sales to open the Portsmouth office in the spring of 2013, after stints in the boatbuilding, yacht brokerage, footwear, and furniture industries. He served as the Production Manager at Hinckley in the mid-1970’s, and has extensive experience in coastal and offshore sailing and powerboating, in his own boats and as professional crew on others. Since 1998 he has been a regular contributor to boating magazines; writing boat reviews, boat builder, and designer profiles. He has a particular interest and experience in Downeast style cruising and express powerboats, and ocean capable sailing yachts. He enjoys using his life in boats to find just the right boat for a client. He lives in Olde Towne, Portsmouth, Virginia, within a couple blocks of ICW Mile Marker Zero.
To find out more about Peter and his experience, please visit peterbass.com
My wife Jane and I had the pleasure of working with Peter Bass over the last 3 or 4 years. Peter is a hardworking professional, calm and easygoing, and I would recommend him without hesitation. In 2012 we decided to pursue our dream and buy a boat large enough to live aboard and cruise coastal waters. Peter spent many days with us, often driving us to various boatyards to board a wide range of boats.
After viewing each boat, we would discuss their pluses and minuses and how that boat would or would not fit our needs. Peter often brought up features that we had not considered, some beneficial, some that did not appeal to us. Through that process we were able to narrow down the vast range of boats to a few that made sense for our budget, plans, experience and other factors. Staying with this process we quickly reduced “every boat in the world” to a handful.
Ready to make an offer and negotiate terms, Peter became a valuable consultant, giving advice when asked and helping to select independent advisors (loan, survey, repairs, etc.) Unfortunately, a few years later we decided to sell the boat. Once again Peter was the true professional and guided us through that process, selling the boat for a fair price in a reasonable time. I recommend Peter to any boater looking for an honest, friendly and hardworking broker to help sell or buy a boat.