We had the pleasure of dealing with Johan when we purchased our Dean Catamaran now called Madevu. At the time we looked at a number of boats through various agents. We found Johan to be the consummate professional and dealing with him made the whole experience hassle free and memorable. He arranged and assisted with the various licences and registrations, and could be called upon day and night to sort out problems. He also helped with the arrangements of delivering the boat to Durban, the signwriting and re-branding, getting crew sorted out, and was on board and hands-on until she eventually sailed out of Cape Town – sending us a photo of her departing.
Even after we had taken delivery, he was always available and eager to assist, and we now consider him to be a friend. We can highly recommend Johan and Boats4Africa to anyone wanting to buy or sell a boat – in fact, we have just listed two of the boats we are selling with him again!
- Guy & Lorinda Papazoglou
Let me take this opportunity to Thank you for all this years of
honest advice, support , and fair business, above board and
and in the fairest manner.
You always seem to put your client's interest first, and there was
not one day ( and I phoned you often ) that you had no time or
did not offer us your help and your advice always turned out to
be most helpful.
I bought a 38 ft Daycruiser yacht from you, and the deal was
most pleasant all the way, and best was
that you sold two of my boats , for more than I bought it for.
That is not easy to be done in this industry.
So I guess that is enough reason to take the opportunity to
for your , honesty and great expertise, in this industry.
- Dr. Michael Honsa
This message is a thank you for the manner in which you helped me to purchase my boat. Your attention to detail, honesty and integrity was out of the top drawer.
Not only were you available 24/7 during the whole negotiation and transfer period but you have been there ever since. Your "after sales service" is something that I have not witnessed before and I look forward to doing additional business with yourself in the not too distant future.
- Graham George
Dear Johan, hereby I confirm, that I bought in November 2010 Byliner THE BOSS and That I have been sasified with your cooperation.
- Ernst Pindur, Seychelles
Having dealt with Johan over a number of years in several transactions I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company as an agent for the marketing and sale of new and used motor boats.
- Tim Dykins
I've had dealings from several boat traders in the past, having purchased 4 vessels. My introduction to Johan was through the purchase of a 33 foot grady white and the way he handled the transaction was and still is one of the reasons I became good friends with him. (Even paying for the registration papers from his commission).he has then assited me in the sale of my other crafts and import from the states.
I think anybody looking into the boating environment in any sorts ( transports, purchase of new craft and just advice) will find someone with a huge amount of experience and outstanding manners and principles.
Anybody wanting to talk to me about Boats 4 Africa and Johan is welcome to contact me.Yannick 0834410900
- Yannick Baron
How nice it is to deal with a professional such as yourself. here I was with a boat in teh Seychelles that i wanted to sell which everyone knows at times like these is difficult to move in your own country let alone one sitting in waters a thousand miles from here.
The transaction went though smoothly when a buyer was found for teh Bayliner (The Boss).
I certainly will not hesitate to advertise through your business again.
We signed a mandate with Boats 4 Africa to sell our vessel in 2009. As the name implies we are a replica of a Mississippi Paddle Steamer with side paddles, being 180 feet long and 46 feet wide on twin metal hulls and with 21 cabins on board, all en suite, that could accommodate 44 passengers plus a crew of 40 in extreme luxury cruising the shores of the famous Matusadona Game Reserve on the shores of Lake Kariba. The vessel had a cocktail bar, dining room, kitchen, shop, lounge, conference room and a swimming pool, fully air conditioned. She was the largest vessel of its kind on inland waters and was driven by marine diesel engines and illuminated by AC generators except for small night lights from batteries.
Boats 4 Africa found a client for us within 9 months and she was sold to a Zambian company.
We were delighted with the service that Boats 4 Africa provided us with and they were totally professional in their dealings with us. The deal was concluded successfully.
For ZAMBESI PADDLE STEAMER (PRIVATE) LIMITED
- PJ Dobson
I FIRST MET JOHAN IN MAY 2009 WHEN HE FACILITATED THE DEAL IN WHICH I PURCHASED MY 41 FT HATTERAS.
HE ALSO NEGOTIATED THE DEALS IN WHICH I PURCHASED
DR HOOK A 45FT HATTERAS AND THE IMPORTING OF A 53FT HATTERAS FROM THE USA.
I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND HIM TO BE TOTALLY HONEST IN ALL MY DEALINGS WITH HIM AND CAN RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY THAT NEEDS A BOAT NO MATTER WHAT SIZE.
- Eduard Cik
I have known Johan van den Berg of Boats 4 Africa for over 15 years and bought 8 boats through him over the years.Boat brokers with honesty and integrity are a very rare species. Johan is one of these. I have no hestitation in recommending Johan to any person wishing to purchase a boat.
- Mike Warren
My experience with Boats4Africa has been very satisfying and professional. I have received a high level of advisory, technical, and friendly service.
Being an enthusiast new to the world of the larger vessels, I was very reliant upon Johan's honesty regarding direction and choice of vessel at my time of purchase, and felt very comfortable with the assistance given.
At the times of both purchase and selling experiences, the Company has always been available for telephonic contact and physical meeting arrangements, fitting in with my personal program.
For me, the largest asset the Company has, is the knowledge of the fishing, chartering, and vessel operations aspects of the sport. Together with the overall enthusiasm to obtain a fair and flexible arrangement between buyer and seller.
I will certainly be using this Company for my boating needs in the future.
- Niel Nelson