“Colleen and I had a dream to sail since we were first married, and now we are realizing that dream thanks to Ian Libke and the helpful staff at Speciality Yachts.

Having just relocated to the Vancouver area from Winnipeg, it was time to find that perfect first yacht and start having fun. For the last couple of years I had read every sailing book I could find in the Winnipeg library, we both had taken an on board sailing and cruising course, therefore we had a pretty good idea of the type and style of yacht we was looking for. Even still, book knowledge is not the same as real experience.

Our yacht buying adventure began when Colleen and I attended the Mosquito Creek boat show this past September. We walked the dock and talked to various brokers while checking out all the yachts. Ian happened to be on the first boat we stepped onto and we immediately hit it off. Ian was knowledgeable, professional, and a pleasure to deal with. When we were ready a couple of weeks later to select our dream boat, we immediately sought Ian out.

Ian had a number of yachts that would fit our needs, and after showing us a few, we selected a Hunter 36. The process of buying a yacht is a complex transaction but Ian and the staff at Speciality Yachts helped us navigate the course of the purchase by helping us organize a surveyor, arrange for a mechanical inspection, help identify suitable insurance brokers, and even helped us find moorage. All the worries were taken care of with the full service provided by Speciality Yachts. We even got special tips that will help us preserve our boat for the long term.

We have sailed our Hunter a few times since we took delivery from the Speciality docks in False Creek, and it is everything we dreamed of.

We recommend Ian and Specialty Yachts to anyone looking for their dream boat, and we look forward to our future dealings with them. Thanks!”


Paul and Colleen Wilson