Barbara Kaufman

Barbara Kaufman

Florida and California Yacht Broker Licensed

Office: 310-968-8885

Barbara@rickobeyandassociates.com

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Recognized with the "Top Producer Award 2016" for Rick Obey and Associates (Florida & West Coast), I would love the opportunity to work with you and help you acquire a boat that meets your specific needs and wants. I'm committed to providing exceptional service to my clients, their family and their friends.

Barbara has had a love affair with all things related to water her whole life. Born and raised in Southern California, she began boating at a very young age and owned her first boat at the age of eight. In her teens she spent her spare time surfing at Malibu’s famed Surf Rider Beach and is an avid skier both on the water and on the slopes.

Barbara was the first female Executive General Manager hired by a Fortune 500 Automotive Company generating sales of over $100M annually while managing over 200 associates. It seems only natural after a Twenty plus year career in the automotive industry, the Yachting industry allows her to perfectly blend her passion for boating with her extensive experience in sales, client relations, customer service, negotiating, marketing, finance and strategic planning. She understands that buying a boat is not just about buying a boat it’s about investing in a lifestyle.

"Whether I’m power boating, sailing, surfing or walking my dogs on the beach, I love being on or near the water. Being a yacht broker gives me the opportunity to marry my experience handling tens of thousands of transactions with helping people who want to embrace the boating lifestyle by assisting them with either selling or buying their next boat."

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92 ft 2009 Amer Gruppo Permare - Kisses
$2,495,000.00

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86 ft 1984 Burger Raised Pilothouse M/Y - Panacea IV
$595,000.00

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82 ft 2004 Sunseeker Yacht - Tauri

82 ft 2004 Sunseeker Yacht - Tauri
$499,000.00

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75 ft 2017 Sunseeker Yacht - Mojo Risin

75 ft 2017 Sunseeker Yacht - Mojo Risin
$3,299,000.00

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74 ft 2006 Hampton Fisher Skylounge - Taken Time II
$1,450,000.00

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73 ft 2009 Sunseeker Manhattan - Twins

73 ft 2009 Sunseeker Manhattan - Twins
$1,395,000.00

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72 ft 2009 Sunseeker Predator - Day Dreamer

72 ft 2009 Sunseeker Predator - Day Dreamer
$1,295,000.00

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72 ft 2009 Hampton Motor Yacht
$1,199,000.00

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68 ft 2016 Sunseeker Sport Yacht

68 ft 2016 Sunseeker Sport Yacht
$1,999,000.00

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68 ft 2005 Sunseeker Predator - Sonseeker

68 ft 2005 Sunseeker Predator - Sonseeker
$969,000.00

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65 ft 2016 Sunseeker Manhattan

65 ft 2016 Sunseeker Manhattan
$2,199,000.00

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60 ft 2009 Sunseeker Manhattan

60 ft 2009 Sunseeker Manhattan
$938,800.00

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58 ft 2002 Sea Ray Sun Sport Cruiser - Five Carot
$349,000.00

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58 ft 2002 Sea Ray 580 Super Sun Sport
$259,000.00

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57 ft 2003 McKinna Pilothouse - Stella Maris
$399,000.00

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54 ft 2010 Sea Ray 540 Sundancer - LA Woman
$779,000.00

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53 ft 2005 Sunseeker Portofino

53 ft 2005 Sunseeker Portofino
$399,000.00

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53 ft 2004 Ferretti Yachts 530 - Dolce Vita
$369,000.00

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52 ft 2018 Sunseeker Manhattan - Time

52 ft 2018 Sunseeker Manhattan - Time
$1,575,000.00

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52 ft 2018 Sunseeker Manhattan - Hooter Patrol X

52 ft 2018 Sunseeker Manhattan - Hooter Patrol X
$1,699,000.00

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52 ft 2008 Cruisers Yachts Sports Coupe
$429,000.00

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52 ft 2008 Cruisers Yachts 520 Sports Coupe
$475,000.00

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50 ft 2012 Marquis Sport Bridge - The Other Woman
$659,000.00

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50 ft 2010 Cranchi Mediterranee 50 HT - Spirit
$599,000.00

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50 ft 2008 Cranchi Atlantique
$579,000.00

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50 ft 2006 Sunseeker Manhattan - Two Sunz

50 ft 2006 Sunseeker Manhattan - Two Sunz
$499,000.00

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50 ft 2001 Sunseeker Camargue - Shi Lady II

50 ft 2001 Sunseeker Camargue - Shi Lady II
$245,000.00

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50 ft 2001 Cruisers Yachts 5000 Sedan Sport - Hooter Patrol III
$245,000.00

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50 ft 1999 Viking Sport Cruisers Flybridge - Ruby Red
$259,000.00

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49 ft 2000 Grand Banks Eastbay
$399,000.00

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47 ft 2015 Sea Ray 470 Sundancer - Tranquility
$529,000.00

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47 ft 2010 Sea Ray 470 Sundancer
$429,000.00

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46 ft 2008 Beneteau Oceanis - Starlight
$199,000.00

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46 ft 2005 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer - Mind The Gap
$249,000.00

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46 ft 1999 Sea Ray Sundancer - Awol
$169,000.00

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46 ft 1987 Sea Ray Express - Sea Crest
$65,000.00

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44 ft 2005 Navigator 4400 Pilothouse
$299,000.00

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44 ft 2004 Cruisers Yachts 440 Express - Asteria
$169,000.00

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44 ft 2002 Sunseeker Camargue - The Runaway

44 ft 2002 Sunseeker Camargue - The Runaway
$169,000.00

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44 ft 2002 Sunseeker Camargue - Pussycat

44 ft 2002 Sunseeker Camargue - Pussycat
$199,000.00

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44 ft 1998 Trojan Express - Mi Paramour
$159,900.00

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43 ft 2013 Four Winns V435 - London's Bridge
$399,000.00

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42 ft 1997 Bayliner 4085 Avanti
$69,000.00

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41 ft 2015 Sea Ray 410 Sundancer
$499,000.00

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41 ft 1998 Maxum 4100 SCB - Survivors
$135,000.00

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40 ft 2006 Hanse 400 - Floretta G
$152,000.00

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40 ft 2004 Meridian 408 Motoryacht
$229,000.00

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39 ft 2015 Meridian 391 Sedan - Sol Mates
$449,000.00

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39 ft 2007 Cruisers Yachts Express Coupe
$199,000.00

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39 ft 2005 Sea Ray 390 Sundancer - Wildfox
$189,000.00

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38 ft 2016 Beneteau Gran Turismo - Rue Barb
$369,000.00

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37 ft 2005 Stamas 370 Express - Sunset Breeze
$159,000.00

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36 ft 2005 Doral Boca Grande - The Dogs Bollocks
$109,000.00

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35 ft 2008 Jefferson Marlago FS35
$129,000.00

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35 ft 2000 Maxum 3300 SCR
$44,900.00

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34 ft 2008 Sea Ray Sundancer - Maui and Sons
$165,000.00

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34 ft 2003 Sunseeker Superhawk

34 ft 2003 Sunseeker Superhawk
$74,900.00

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33 ft 2008 Sea Ray Sundancer - Agean Dream
$119,000.00

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32 ft 2007 Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Cuddy Cabin - Pura Vida
$139,000.00

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31 ft 1992 Windsor Craft Classic - Unforgettable
$79,000.00

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30 ft 1988 Catalina MK II - Ohana Kai
$28,995.00

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29 ft 2016 SAY Carbon Yacht Runabout
$198,000.00

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29 ft 2009 Everglades - Finnegan's Wake
$119,000.00

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29 ft 1990 Sunseeker Mohawk - Lovecraft

29 ft 1990 Sunseeker Mohawk - Lovecraft
$69,000.00

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28 ft 2007 Albin Tournament Express - Little Gem II
$94,900.00

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27 ft 2015 Isleop 735 - Floridoll
$44,900.00

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75' 2017 Sunseeker Yacht 765

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68' 2015 Sunseeker Predator

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52' 2018 Sunseeker Manhattan 345

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52' 2018 Sunseeker Manhattan

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92' 2009 Amer Gruppo Permare

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74' 2006 Hampton Fisher Skylounge "Taken Time II"

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73' 2007 Horizon "Blind Faith"

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66' 2005 Sunseeker Manhattan

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64' 2011 Sunseeker Predator

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64' 2011 Apreamare Fly "Golddigger"

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62' 2001 Fairline

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60' 2003 McKinna 57 Pilothouse

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57' 2016 Sunseeker Predator

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56' 2001 Sea Ray 560 Sedan Bridge

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55' 2015 Sunseeker Manhattan "Our Toy"

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54' 2010 Sea Ray 540 Sundancer "LA Woman"

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53' 2005 Sunseeker Portofino

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53' 2004 Ferretti Yachts 530 "Dolce Vita"

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52' 2008 Cruisers Yachts Sports Coupe "Fish Out Of Water"

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52' 2008 Cruisers Yachts Sports Coupe

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52' 2008 Cruisers Yachts 520 Sports Coupe "Chandy"

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51' 1997 Sunseeker Camargue

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50' 2012 Marquis 500 Sport Coupe

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50' 2010 Cranchi "Spirit"

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50' 2006 Sunseeker Manhattan

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50' 2003 Hatteras Convertible

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50' 2002 Viking Princess V50

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50' 2002 Sunseeker Camargue

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50' 2001 Sunseeker Camargue "Shi Lady II"

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50' 1999 Viking Sport Cruisers Flybridge "Ruby Red"

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50' 1999 Viking Sport Cruisers

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50' 1995 Mikelson Sportfisher

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48' 2012 Azimut "Persistence"

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47' 2015 Sea Ray

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47' 2010 Sea Ray Sundancer

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47' 2010 Sea Ray 470 Sundancer

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47' 2010 Sea Ray

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47' 1988 Buddy Davis Sportfish

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46' 2008 Cruisers Yachts 460 Express "Paradiso"

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46' 2005 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer "Mind The Gap"

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46' 1999 Sea Ray AWOL

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44' 2004 Cruiser Yachts 440 Express "Asteria"

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44' 2002 Sunseeker Camargue

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44' 2002 Sunseeker Camargue

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43' 2007 Azimut "XTSEA"

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43' 2006 Azimut

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43' 1983 Ocean Alexander

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42' 2006 Formula 400 SS "Hope & Joy"

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42' 1997 Bayliner "Amorosa"

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38' 2016 Beneteau

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36' 2005 Doral Boca Grande "The Dogs Bollocks"

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35' 2008 Jefferson Marlago FS35

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35' 2000 Maxum 3300 SCR

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34' 2003 Sunseeker Superhawk

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33' 2008 Sea Ray Sundancer "Agean Dream"

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33' 2006 Sea Ray "Serenity"

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32' 2007 Boston Whaler Outrage

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31' 1992 Windsor Craft Classic "Unforgettable"

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30' 1988 Catalina MK II "Ohana Kai"

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29' 2009 Everglades "Finnegan's Wake"

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29' 2009 Everglades "Finnegan's Wake"

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28' 2007 Albin Tournament Express "Little Gem II"

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Hi Barbara,

I wanted to let you know that our baby - the 53 Ferretti - is almost ready for a great summer. As you know. we had to take it apart to truck up to Canada, and then put it back together again. She will be completed in the next 2 weeks and we cannot wait.

Our boat was everything that you told us it was and that has not always been my experience with looking at boats from 2000 miles away. Thanks for all your help and professionalism. You made a difficult task easy - and fun.

Greg and Christine Carter

Barbara was a pleasure to work with. She was informative, friendly, and helped guide us in the right direction. We will be life-long boat owners thanks to her, and will use her again when it comes time to purchase a new boat.

Gary & Whitney Whitley

We are first time boat buyers in Northern California, are very detailed and expect Nordstrom quality service. We traveled to many boat shows, getting familiar with many makes, models and their fit and finishes. As you can imagine, we met many brokers as well.

We met Barbara at one of these Boat shows where she just really connected with us, and quickly distanced herself from many other brokers we'd met. She shared her knowledge and experience and quickly educated us on the market, yacht models to consider, and the tradeoffs. During the entire process, she listened to what we were looking for, asked relevant questions and used her expertise to advise us accordingly. She was on top of every inquiry we had, paid attention to detail and although Barbara lives in Southern California was able find the perfect boat for us in Galveston TX. She literally held our hands through the whole purchasing process which made this a very positive and educational process for us.

We are incredibly happy with our purchase and highly recommend her to anyone in need of a boat broker.

Two thumbs up for Barbara!

Paul & Silvia Kehoe

I want to take a minute to say thanks to all the folks at Rick Obey & Associates.

I attended a Newport Boat Show and ran into Barbara Kaufman and she offered to help me find my next boat. She was aggressive and I liked that. A few weeks later my boat, listed with another, sold.

After an online search I found a boat in Florida that was perfect for Ruby and me. I remembered Barbara telling me that she has had several boats shipped from Florida to California so I contacted her.

Everything worked like magic from then on. We struck a great deal on the boat contingent on my inspection. It happened that Ruby and I were in the process of Closing on a home in Vegas at the same time my boat sold so we needed a lot of help. After flying to Florida and inspecting the boat we finalized a deal the day we arrived. It was a cash deal so I was very anxious to close fast. Two and a half days later (WOW) all documents were signed and I was on the boat. Saving me over a thousand dollars in motel fees. Amazing! I want to give a special thanks to Barbara, Ashley, Kim and others at Rick Obey & Associates for their over the top efforts in helping me with boat purchase.

I couldn't be happier. Ruby and I thank you. I would highly recommend these folks.

Ed Mugg

"Thanks for providing an exceptional service, by being responsive, answering questions, proposing solutions to problems and communicating well before, during and after the closed deal. The personal approach to selling was the most positive aspect of our collaboration. I will absolutely recommend you to any of my family, friends, and associates that are interested in buying or selling a boat. And, by the way, you are invited to go boating anytime you’re in the area."

Gerald Burke

"We were very fortunate to have met Barbara at a boat show and appreciated her quick and regular contact leading up to the purchase of our yacht. She asked many insightful questions to understand our unique requirements and only showed us relevant considerations. She represented us very well during the closing process and helped with all the details. Once the yacht was in our possession she has stayed in regular contact to make sure our ownership experience was fulfilling. We appreciated her service so much that we referred her to friends and their experience was much like ours concluding in a yacht of their dreams. We highly recommend Barbara for anyone looking for a broker that will locate a yacht meeting their needs, represent them in the closing process, make sure every deal is completed accurately, and then ensure a great cruising experience."

Tom and Staci Reilly

"I met Barbara at the Newport Boat Show in 2015, where she was representing Sunseeker. I was in the market for a new boat and I knew within minutes of meeting Barbara that I wanted to work with her. Her professional attitude, knowledge and competence gave me confidence that my wants and needs would be her biggest priority.

Over the next few months we were in constant communication, while Barbara helped me acquire the perfect yacht – a 57 McKinna. We made a strong offer and her exceptional negotiation skills resulted in a quick close.

Immediately after, I listed my 440 Cruisers Express for sale with Barbara and as a result of her comprehensive marketing strategy, we got two great offers within a week!

Throughout both transactions, I always felt that Barbara had my best interest at heart and that no matter what the challenges, she always addressed them immediately with instant solutions, providing me with the greatest level of comfort and ease!

I couldn’t be happier with my new yacht and probably won’t be looking for another one anytime soon, but when I do, Barbara will be my broker! In the meantime, I will recommend her to all my friends and family and look forward to having her join us on our boating adventures!"

Dieter Trattmann



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