• Find a Boat

    Let Carpe Diem Yacht Sales help you find the boat of your dreams! We specialize in listening to your concerns and needs, and helping you wade through the endless sea of boats on the market. We'll find the boat that's just right  for you and your family.

    Find a Boat

  • Sell Your Boat

    Carpe Diem Yacht Sales makes selling your boat fast and hassle free. We sell most listings in 30-45 days! We invest in your boat up front by paying for all the advertising, including showcasing your boat on all the major websites, in print ads, and at boat shows.

    Sell Your Boat

  • Boater Resources

    Carpe Diem Yacht Sales is — and always has been — about the customers and their needs. Please feel free to use the links provided here to enjoy your boating experience safely and to the fullest extent possible. We care about you and your family!

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Testimonials

  • Working with Walt was a great experience. I have not bought a boat in over 15 years so I was pretty new to the experience. Working with Walt allowed me to zero in on the type of boat I needed quickly. He listened to what I wanted and and suggested boats that would meet my needs. He is very knowledgeable and easy going. I never felt like I was being talked to by a salesman. It felt more like a good friend who knew everything about boats was helping me while I bought one. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling.

    Mark Winsor - Middle River, MD
  • I worked with Peter Seckinger and he made my experience tolerable. The boat needed some TLC from lack of use and he walked me thru what was important for a presentation he also made a fantastic video that was put on line. I almost bought my own boat! Great Brokerage, the sale and the closing was flawless.

    Jeff Cain - Nanjemoy, MD
  • Peter,

    I really enjoyed working with you.  You made the transition run smooth and made me feel at ease.  I look forward to doing more business with you and your company.  I would recommend Carpe Diem Yacht Sales to anyone!  Thank you again for being patient with me.

    George Radabaugh Sr - Middletown,PA
  • Walt was referred to me by a best friend. On his advice I listed with Walt. Based on the exceptional experience I have had in my personal dealing with him and his company I would advise everyone I cherish most to use Walt and only Walt. His communication and professionalism is beyond exceptional. Walt went beyond the boundaries of a broker or listing agent. His level of service was more like a friend. On many occasions he went above and beyond like only a friend would. You can’t buy the level of service he offers for free. His commitment and passion shows in knowledge of the industry. Whether you are buying or selling, you need to speak with Walt for an honest intelligent opinion based on experience.
    I thank you Walt, an amazing job, no one could do it like you do!
    Sincerely,
    Jon

    Jon Yeager - Reading, PA
  • Wow, what an experience! I had been secretly researching boats on my own for a few months before I met Walt from Carpe Diem Yacht Sales. Researched online, went out on my friends' boats and attended both local boat shows in Annapolis with my wife. We thought we knew what we wanted and heard about Walt from reading great reviews online. I reached out via e-mail and he followed up with a phone call and we started the journey. From the start, this was a no-pressure scenario. He was truly vested in our experience and knew that we were first time boat buyers and did a great job holding our hands throughout the entire process. He was always a quick text or phone call away and spent hours answering questions and being very patient with us. He showed us a used Sea Ray express cruiser that we fell in love with. He was there and on board during the entire survey and sea trial. He was there with us through closing. And, here is the most important part of this experience, he was with us for 6 hours on our first cruise to teach us how to operate the boat and all of its systems. He didn't throw us the keys and move on to the next sale. It's not a sale for him, it's a life changing event for all involved. And he is still with us to answer questions and point us to other vendors in the area for our boat repair and maintenance needs. He knows that this won't be the last boat we buy from him. That is the true difference in a broker. If you are looking to seize the day, turn to Walt.

    AJ & Stephanie Nealey - Edgewater, MD
  • We are the Capozzis and we live in Florida.  You would think that living in Florida we would be able to find our perfect boat.  But, after several months of searching and several trips though out the state, we came up empty.  We expanded our search area and found our perfect boat in Annapolis, Maryland.  This boat was listed by broker, Walt Frick, Carpe Diem Yacht Sales, Edgewater, Maryland.

    We called Walt and he was more than informative regarding the condition and quality of the boat.  We negotiated a purchase price, flew to Maryland two days later, did a sea trial, survey, and signed the preliminary contract.  Being a boat, there were a few minor issues that needed to be taken care of before closing and the 6 day trip back to Florida with our new boat.  Throughout this entire process, Walt was more than accommodating in assuring that all details were taken care of.  He stored and delivered boxes of boat supplies that I had sent from Florida. He smiled when I got impatient and was beyond helpful prepping us and the boat for our return to Florida.

    We did a final sea trial with Walt, and enjoyed a great Maryland crab dinner with him before our departure. 

    If we ever sell this boat which I cannot imagine, we will definitely be calling Walt Frick.  If you ever need a yacht broker with a vast knowledge of boating, a friendly and yet professional demeanor, Walt is your go to yacht broker.

    Dick & Karen Capozzi - Jupiter, FL
  • Walt,
    Just a note to say Thanks!  Working with Tony was an absolute pleasure.  He is one of the most responsive and proactive person I have come across, which made the experience of selling our boat a very positive one.  He was very professional and worked tirelessly to find a buyer.  Going above and beyond, he actually did a showing on a federal holiday - WOW!  Carpe Diem Yacht Sales certainly lived up their reputation of being "the best on the bay".  I will happily recommend any and all who are looking to buy or sell to Carpe Diem Yacht Sales.  Thanks for making this experience an awesome one!

    Ron & Wendy - Perry Hall, MD
  • Walt,

    A quick note to thank you for the extensive services you provided to Janet and me. Excellent advice throughout the process. Excellent lessons in boat usage. Had my first chance today to practice launching and docking using the lessons you gave me. Your guidance kicked right in as if I have been doing this for years. Additionally, after purchasing the boat you may recall my 92 year old mother was injured in an accident and I had to leave the area. this put us in a position where we could not move the boat to its new home. You stepped right up and moved her for us. Forever grateful.

    Thanks, Walt,

    John Erikson

    John & Janet Erikson - Green Point Landing Marina
  • We worked with Walt recently purchasing a 22 ft center console, he was always professional, helpful and kept things on track and on time.  I would recommend him.

    Eric & Alicia Shea - Annapolis, MD
  • Carpe Diem's owner, Walt Frick, is the consummate yacht broker: knowledgeable, honest, market-savvy, and most importantly, hard working. His marketing reflects his insight to the local market, as well as his national contacts and awareness, and his closing results speak for themselves. I would recommend Carpe Diem Yacht Sales for anyone who is looking to realize their expectations, for buying or selling. Michael McLean Tarpon Springs, FL

    Michael McLean - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Walt was extremely knowledgeable and professional, and he made the boat-buying process a breeze. He listened to my needs, helped me figure out which type of boat was right for me, and then he quickly found great options for me to consider. If only I could find this level of responsiveness and customer service in other businesses! He also helped me find a great insurance company, was by my side during the surveying process, and gave me substantial captain's training. He knows the industry like the back of his hand, and I am the beneficiary of his wealth of knowledge. I strongly recommend Carpe Diem Yacht Sales for an unparalleled experience.

    Eldora Ellison - Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Dear Walt,
    I just wanted to shoot you an e-mail thanking you for such a great experience in the sale of my boat.  Your professionalism throughout the process, from the videos to the closing, made what could have been a trying endeavor incredibly easy.  Rest assured, should you ever need a referral, please do not hesitate to use my name as I'd be more than happy to discuss my level of satisfaction with our transaction with any future prospects/clients.

    Again, thanks again for all you did; and all my best for the Holidays.

    John Vogtman
  • Buying a boat should be a fun experience, however, it can also become stressful when the boat of interest is "used" and also located out of the owners state. While perusing numerous websites in search of my dream boat, I came across Carpe Diem Yacht Sales. Listed within their inventory I found her...  Although used, the boat appeared to be in new condition and in her description, it was indicated as such. As I was excited to finally find what I was looking for, I immediately called their number. It was 7pm, but I wanted to leave a message. Instead, Walt answered the call. My focus was on the condition and maintenance of the boat as the pictures appeared to good to be true. He assured me that the boat was well maintained and showed "as new". I've heard that line in the past and was skeptical, however, he assured me that I wouldn't be disappointed(I've heard that one too). Walt took a number of my phone calls prior to my visit to Maryland and was always available to talk. He coordinated my visit with the marine surveyor and the actual owner of the boat. Needless to say, upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised. The boat showed as advertised, The marine survey went well, and the sea trial sold me! Walt even saved me the expense of making a another trip to Maryland as he took a video tape of my boat being lifted on the transport truck and tucked away all of my belongings! Great experience with a great guy.
     

    Glen O. - Long Island, NY
  • Walt, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Carpe Diem with the purchase of my 34’ Formula.
    It was a great experience from start to finish and you and your team were a pleasure to work with!
    I live in Perrysburg, Ohio and purchased my boat in Crisfield Md.
    We flew into Annapolis on a Tuesday night and flew out on Wednesday. Walt had everything planned and in line to accomplish the task.
    When I first saw the boat I was happy to see the boat was as good as shape as the pictures/video from the website.
    After the sea trial it was just what Walt had stated. “The first one to see this boat will buy it.”
    And it didn’t stop there. He was helpful with the final documentation, insurance and transportation guidance.
    I am looking forward to the 2016 boating season!
    Thanks again Walt!!!

    Mark Murray
  • We had been through four brokers and two contracts before finding Walt at Carpe Diem Yacht Sales. To be honest we were beginning to get very frustrated with the yacht sales industry, Walt was very professional and got our boat sold with in a month of working with him. I would recommend Carpe Diem Yacht Sales to anyone looking to buy or sell a boat.
     

    Chris Karapostoles
  • Walt, we would like to thank you for selling our boat.  You went above and beyond to make the deal happen and kept your promise which was "I'm gonna sell your boat".  The process was very easy and painless.  We will refer you to others looking to sell or buy, thanks again.  Kevin and Tracy Ralston.

    Kevin & Tracy Ralston
  • Walt, I just wanted to take a moment and let you know what a tremendous job you did for me in promoting my vessel. I've had my boat at another broker for 1 1/2 years and he showed my boat once and that was with someone that had his boat there in the marina. I worked with him and he told me in order for him to sell it, he needed to have it at his location. I agreed to that and brought it to them. He indicated he was advertising it in all the websites and he felt he could sell it quickly. Well that didn't work and he continually asked me to lower the pice in order to sell it. I finally decided to attempt selling it myself. I've had it on sale since June and had four interested buyers, but no stepped up to the plate.

    Walt contacted me and we met on my boat, he assured me he could sell my boat. I agreed to go with him; however I indicated to him I had an interested buyer I was working with. Walt came back down to my boat and took pictures of the entire boat. These were excellent pictures that showed every aspect of the boat. He even did a video of the boat that was also excelent. He only had my boat on the market for less than a weel before hefound a buyer that offered full price.

    I've never met someone as energetic as Walt. I would surely recommend him to anyone interested in selling their boat.

    Ken Ruehl, President - Starting Gate Service Center
  • I found Walt Frick to be a very reliable, honest, and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to all things boating.  All his guidance as it turned out was the most accurate I had heard when I was doing my research (over a year) before purchasing my first boat. Walt is now my personal consultant and friend as I continue my journey in the boating lifestyle. It is rare you see a sales professional take the interest in the "after sale" satisfaction Walt has demonstrated to me and my family. When it comes to purchasing my next boat there will be no other person I would consult with before Walt. He just knows what he's doing through years of experience and gladly imparts that to his customers. Worth his weight in gold!

    Carmelo Martinez Jr., Sr. Account Executive-Service Provider Sales - Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dear Walt,
    I'm writing this e-mail to you in hopes of expressing how sincerely thankful we all are, for the incredible amount of work that you have put in to getting our new boat purchased and delivered to the Cayman Islands.
    We just had a big discussion about you, ha-ha, and we all came to the same conclusion - we have never seen customer service like what you have provided to us. You have set a new standard Walt, and we wish you nothing but success in all you do. Have an enjoyable and peaceful holiday season and we miss you and hope to see you again soon.

     

    Peter Jervis - Fat Fish Adventures
  • I would like to recommend Walt as a good and extremely knowledgeable hands on yacht broker. I have worked with him personally over the past month with regard to the purchase of my boat and he assisted me all the way through the process including making arrangements with the marina to launch the boat in early February with rough winter weather in order to conduct the sea trials and survey in the conditions that I wanted to test the boat in. Though we all froze from the cold and the rough seas the boat (a Tiara) performed to perfection. Thanks Walt for doing and enduring all you did.

    Laurence Weiss, Founder & CEO - All City Plumbing & Heating Corp.
  • Looking to buy a boat? I highly recommend Walt Frick. He is knowledgeable, professional, detail-oriented, well-organized and efficient. From the beginning, I was impressed with the fact that he established timelines and goals and patiently moved the process forward to closure daily while keeping us informed of the status and next steps. Moreover, he was highly responsive to all our questions during the process and continues to make himself available to do so even though the deal is now done. In addition, he is a very friendly guy! It was a great pleasure to work with him.

    Sue Duclos, RETIRED Federal Government
  • Walt, First and foremost, thank you. Thank you for the professionalism that you displayed while dealing with me on the purchase of my boat "Hidden Treasure". You not only met my expectations, you exceeded them. I think the real hidden treasure that I found was dealing with you. I will happily share my experience with everyone I know that is in the market for a boat.
    Thank you for making this a very enjoyable experience.


    All the best,

    Todd Seagers

    Todd Seagers, Senior Account Executive - Lindenmeyr Munroe
  • Walt knows the boating business better than anyone I've ever had dealings with in the past.

    Bill Barthold
  • Among a 'sea' of talented Yacht Brokers, I made a calculated decision to retain Walt for not only his expertise of both the Yachts Sales business and understanding of the overall Boating lifestyle, but for his clear dedication to his field and passion for his work. 

    Walt is the consummate professional from initial listing to completion of the final sale and his results prove just that. In addition to selling my Yacht to a buyer far outside his local geographic location, he coordinated all the difficult minutia on the back side of the sales process. I was so thoroughly impressed with his service that I decided to retain Walt for the search and acquisition of my new Yacht. As a business professional myself, I cannot provide a better review - Walt is at the top of his game and a true subject matter expert in his field.

    Jeffrey Landesmann, Director - Aon Risk Services
  • Walt, does what any GREAT sales person does, he listens to his clients. Walt took the time to understand what I wanted, he kept in touch with me every step of the way, and Walt went above what a normal broker would do. While I was out of country, he stayed in touch with me and made great recommendations to secure the sale of my yacht, I would hire Walt again, and would recommend him to anyone.
     

    Jerry Hanline, VP - CentreTEK Solutions
  • I can’t give a higher recommendation to Walt Frick of Carpe Diem Yacht Sales. If you bear with my story, you’ll understand why you should buy your boats from Walt.

    So you’re looking for your first boat, your next boat, or making a size jump like we did from a 20 foot Stingray with no systems to a 32 foot Cruisers Yacht with twin inboard V-drives, heat, A/C, fresh water, head, galley and generator. You could buy your boat from any broker or individual. That’s what I planned to do because that’s how I bought my Stingray. After talking to 4 or 5 brokers, everyone wanted to sell me a boat or be my broker, but no one seemed quite right. After talking to Walt something just clicked in what he said and with his depth of knowledge. He still hadn’t won me over yet but at least I felt comfortable with him. Walt has the ability to assess you and your life style to help you pick the right boat. We started out looking at many types, styles and lengths of boats. Walt finally suggested we look at a Cruisers Yacht. When we did we fell in love with the styling and quality of construction. He quickly showed us 3 or 4 boats in our size and price and we put a deposit down on our 1st choice. We went to Norfolk Virginia to see the boat. Then we arranged a survey to make sure the boat was sound-like a home inspection. Walt had a list of surveyors that he said we could pick from or we could find one ourselves. We Googled surveyors and 2 on Walt’s list were very highly recommended. Long story short, the boat passed and we purchased the boat. Walt helped with the negotiations and every facet of the purchase. After all it’s a very big investment. BUT… that’s not the best part.


    So now I bought my boat and I don’t know how to run any of the systems or even how to get the boat back to Middle River, my home port. That’s no problem for Walt. He actually went down to Norfolk with my wife and I and taught us everything from how to run the generator, all the systems, and gave us tips from all his years of experience. Then he got on the boat with us and we drove the 180 nautical miles up the bay to bring the boat home. We had heavy seas and had to pull in to Solomon’s Island for the night and complete the trip on Sunday. If that wasn’t enough, he gave my wife and I captain's training for 4 hours so we could learn how to maneuver a boat with 2 engines as it’s quite different than a boat with a single out drive. And get this, he did this on his birthday weekend! How can you beat that for customer service?
    Finally, Walt didn’t ask for any additional money for these services. These are the things that set Walt apart from the rest of the pack.


    Not only have I found my boat broker, I also found a friend. If you buy a boat from Walt, I don’t think you will be disappointed. We have another friend that just purchased a 54 foot sail boat. When we told him what Walt did for us, he said” my broker didn’t do any of that for me.” See that’s the difference when you buy a boat from Walt.

    Bill & Donna Tabilio
  • Dear Walt,

    There are a lot of ways I could sum up my experience meeting you, but there is truly only one that does you justice.
    A few months ago I started dreaming of one day owning a sport fisherman motor yacht, and as many people do, I started looking online. This exercise quickly became stressful and overwhelming because there are too many to choose from and not enough personal knowledge.
    I sent out my personal contact info to about a dozen yacht brokers, and only a few took the time to get back to me, you being one of them.
    After a few moments on the phone, and you explaining that buying a yacht on the Chesapeake made the most sense, my stress seem to go away. Someone was taking the time to guide me and sell me on the idea, and you spoke my language. Right away we scheduled a time to visit the yacht "Hard Shell" where we had a chance to meet each other. The yacht was exactly as shown on your web site, but in person, I seemed to be overwhelmed once again. You quickly explained that its normal, and with your help and experience, I would be able to handle her just fine. It was the way you said it that made me believe you. Thank you!
    After the paperwork was all signed, you took the time and obtained financing, insurance and even a new marina, all within my budget. They say it’s all about the choices we make; well I certainly made the right choice with you. Well I now am the proud owner of a dream that you helped make come true, and as you said once “that this will be much more than a broker/client relationship”, and I am better for it.

    Tom Kennedy
  • Walt was our go-to salesman. He worked hard to understand what each buyer wanted and needed in their boat. He stayed in close contact with new boat buyers, used boat sellers, and used boat buyers. If you are looking to buy a boat, Walt will find the right boat for you. If you are selling your boat, Walt will make the calls to sell your boat. Walt will work for you.

     

    Kevin McLaughlin, C-Level Executive and Board Member - Yacht Manufactuer, Yacht Broker and Intenational Sales Executive
  • Walt is very professional and well versed in his sales approach. He was a pleasure to work with during the purchase of my boat!

    David Tew, Managing Partner - Archstone Partners of Delaware, LLC
  • Walt is a team player... whether working with customers or with other brokers.

    His work ethic and knowledge is remarkable.

    Gordon Cameron - Broker at Hawks Yachts
  • I've worked with Walt for years. He is an excellent salesman and his customers speak highly of him. He would be an asset to your company.

    April Balech - Agent at Charter Lakes Insurance
  • I have known Walt for 11 years in both a professional; and social setting. He is exceptionally competent and extremely knowledgeable in his field. In marine sales there is no one more energetic or persevering. If you need to sell a boat, Walt is the man to go to.

    Bob Heckman - Hazardous Device Examinier (WTI) at The Bode Technology Group
 
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