Terry was born in California but raised in South Africa. Coming from a sailing oriented family, he was sailing by the age of six and since then has sailed on many different vessels, including three Atlantic crossings on catamarans as well as many coastal miles also gaining a great understanding of what it takes to live aboard a catamaran.
Terry moved to Florida to further pursue his passion for sailing and to expand his knowledge of catamarans by working in the service industry at Just Catamarans, before transitioning into the sales department where he can share his passion and knowledge for sailing with others.
“I’m writing this email to extend a special thank you for helping us sell our boat. When researching yacht brokers, you stood out as someone who was very responsive to my inquiry and showed a genuine interest in my particular situation. Your professionalism, attentiveness and punctuality remained a constant throughout the selling process. In addition, you exhibited a level of honesty and trustworthiness that was refreshing at a time when I felt somewhat vulnerable due to my lack of experience with the boat selling process.Terry, I am grateful to have gotten to know you as more than just our broker, but as someone I can call a friend. While I may not have another boat to sell (or buy), I will gladly refer my boat owner friends to you should they need a broker. I wish you much success, wherever your future takes you.”
“Please accept this as a strong letter of recommendation for Terry Grimbeek. Terry was the broker in the purchase of a Lagoon 450 F. The transaction was considered complex as the vessel was European and the owners resided in Europe. In spite of the complexities, Terry took responsibility for all aspects of the process.
He made himself available at all times and was extremely responsive when each of the many issues arose. Terry’s prior sailing expertise and current knowledge of the yacht were invaluable in prompt resolution of any questions and concerns. Furthermore, he successfully represented my position on all elements of the negotiations. Even since the successful purchase, Terry has continued to be a valuable resource as I become more familiar with the boat. The most positive indication of my support for Terry is that I would use him again in the sale or purchase of a yacht.”
“Beginning a bit over two years ago, I approached Terry (Grimbeek) of Just Catamarans with my thoughts on purchasing a catamaran sometime in the next few years. I spent about an hour on the phone with Terry discussing wants and needs and overlaying that against reality. Terry stayed in touch over the two year period by frequently sending new listings that fit my criteria and several times I made it to Florida where he took me aboard quite a few boats.
He was always available for a conversation with thoughtful, informed opinions. In June of this year, after selling my beach house, I really ramped up my search.
Since June, Terry and I have been on countless boats, with dozens of phone calls and thousands of texts. We surveyed three vessels, two of which did not work out… on our third survey, we made a final offer on a 2017 FP Lucia 40. After months/years, we finally closed today. During the entire process, Terry (and JustCats) were my advocates and my team. I never felt like it was me buying a boat but rather that I had a team to support me. We encountered numerous obstacles, including irrational sellers. Never was I told of a problem without a corresponding potential solution. Not once. Terry approached every problem professionally and always had at least one possible solution.
Terry has had to work through import issues, survey issues, documentation issues and seller issues. He did this even-keeled and professional at every step of the process. I would highly recommend Terry and Just Catamarans to anyone looking to buy, sell or have maintenance done.”
“I was referred to Terry Grimbeek when I called Just Catamarans looking to buy a used Cat. Terry was very responsive and extremely knowledgeable about most all Cats, especially the production boats I was interested in, since he used to do maintenance and service on those boats.
Terry remained patient with me as we looked at many Cats over a 3-4 month period, as I finally settled on a Leopard 46 that was located in Grenada. When time and seller issues led us to a very small window to do a survey, Terry volunteered to fly to Grenada to be part of the survey. This to me was exceptional and above and beyond what many brokers might be willing to do.
If you are looking for someone who knows Cats, inside and out, especially the production boats, Terry is your guy, with his years of maintenance experience behind him before he got into brokering. He is also patient and honest with you. When I made the decision to buy my Leopard 46, he told me honestly a few things that could have discouraged me from buying – again this is different from many Brokers who just want to get the sale done as soon as possible.
Finally, after I bought the boat, Terry still takes my calls and answers many (sometimes annoying :-)) questions I have as I learn all the ins and outs of my Leopard 46. This again is something that separates him from many Brokers. So if are in the market to buy or sell a cat, I would highly recommend Terry. Please call me if you have any questions.”
We have had a great rapport with Terry from the beginning. He listened intently to our wants and wishes, then tried to find the cats that matched those desires to our budget. We looked at several boats on both sides of the Florida coasts, and some more than once. Every time I had a question, he would find the answer. With us being newbies, his sailing knowledge was invaluable in looking at the various sail plans and rigging. I like the way he would not waste our time looking at boats that were not suitable for us or needed too much in the way of repairs.
Due to the high moral and business ethics that Just Catamarans practices, we never felt like we were anything but safe VIP’s. During the process of shopping, and buying, Terry provided me with a list of financial advisors, surveyors, documentation and closing companies that really helped us. We have become good friends with Terry and his lovely wife and enjoy visiting when they can.
Anyone looking for a catamaran should look no further and contact Terry at Just Catamarans for that personal, no pressure, kind of help and experience need to get your perfect yacht!!!!”