Gentlemen: I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Hal Slater of Brewer Yacht Sales for his professional approach in the purchase of the 1978 53′ Custom Durbeck Cutter. Hal was a key component in making the purchase of the Durbeck sailboat a reality for me. Hal’s honest and straightforward approach was an essential factor in negotiations. Hal’s experience, integrity and attention to detail during the entire sales process were integral to keep both the seller and the buyer on the right path right up until the boat’s closing. During the sales process, I had a surveyor perform a pre-purchase condition survey, and the surveyor found some issues that required attention. Hal was able to keep the negotiations moving to a successful conclusion. Hal was instrumental in safeguarding and protecting my interests, for which I am very grateful. Hal even went the extra mile after the sale to personally deliver additional items from the previous owner. I would highly recommend Hal to anyone interested in selling or purchasing a boat.