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I found Rick searching for sailing lessons and assistance setting up my recently purchased sailboat. I cannot convey enough my appreciation and respect for this most excellent sailing instructor and all around great guy. I purchased a sailboat to enjoy and share with my wife, 11yr old son and 6yr old daughter. I haven't sailed in 20 years and let me tell you THIS WAS THE BEST CALL I COULD HAVE MADE. He helped me rig my boat and even put some really great tweaks to the rigging which allowed ease of use. He took my wife, son and I out on my sailboat and in no time we were sailing! You can't put a price on the confidence and knowledge you will gain from his instruction. He is a true sailor and a good man. Best Phone Call I Ever Made!

Ryan Schoolmeyer

I wanted to thank you for coming out on the Hiatus last Friday.  The lesson was very informative and I now feel comfortable at the helm with my wife aboard, or anyone else who wants to come along.  Perhaps next time we can go out when it’s 12-15 knots and see how fast she can go.  I’ll be in touch regarding that. I appreciate your time and thanks again for the lesson.

Matthew L. Devereaux

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I just wanted to drop you a line, and let you know how much we enjoyed meeting you; and how beneficial your sailing lessons were to us on Sunday!
Thanks for “starting at the top”…the safety checklist was great; and the basics of the McGregor vessel well covered.  The book is a great, concise reference tool as well.  I learned a lot of basic seamanship, and my husband appreciated all of the Tchefuncte River navigational tips. Thanks for the vote of confidence - as I gain more sail experience I would definitely turn to you for more pointers and lessons! Hope to see you soon!

Mohamad and Rae Motahari


Ronnie and I would like to thank you for all your time and effort in helping us look for a sailboat in your area. We appreciated all your knowledge and insight into the world of live-aboard sailboats and the local St. Tammany area. We did find a sailboat in the area that met our needs and have since purchased it from a private owner.
Again, thank you.

Ronnie and Mari Broussard

I have used Rick to sell two of my sailboats now and he offers outstanding service and will go the extra mile to ensure that both buyer and seller are satisfied. Very pleasurable fellow and I will definitely call on him again for my next purchase or sale.

Jeff Watkins

A couple of years ago, I purchased a sailing vessel through Rick's brokerage. Recently, I sold that vessel, and purchased a larger sailing vessel through his brokerage. His service has been extremely professional, and Rick went above and beyond his obligations to meet my needs. It was a real pleasure to deal with Rick's business. I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to buy or sell a boat!

Jesse Hunt

Rick made my first sailboat purchase a great experience. He's was knowledgable, responsive and patient. He didn't disappear after the sale either. He helped with post-sale decisions at the yard and personally helped me with rigging modifications. I would not hesitate to use Rick again as either a seller's broker or a buyer's broker.

Adam Zuckerman

Rick was such a pleasure to work with while purchasing our sailboat. He made himself available on the shortest of notice when we spontaneously decided to return to the lifestyle sailing. He listened to our desires for the boat and immediately gave us several options from which to choose. Rick lists a wide variety of boats and is so well networked that nearly any criteria you may have can be met. He has made himself readily available long after the sale to answer questions and we have always felt very comfortable with his integrity. Rick has my highest recommendation.

 Jay English

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