If a search in the Annapolis area is feasible, I can't say enough good things about Jonathan Foster Yacht Sales (www.jfboats.com
). I've purchased two boats through him and have several friends that purchased or sold their boats with him. His reputation in the area is such that people come from all over the state and neighboring states to buy and/or sell their boats through him.
Now I suppose he's more a used boat salesman than a broker in the sense that he only sells the boats that he agrees to represent and sell. He doesn't go out and search for a boat for you through a broker network. People bring their boats to him for him to sell and he I'm pretty sure he only sells to private parties...not to other brokers. You'll never see his boats on boattrader.com and other similiar sites. He started in the business as a marine mechanic and he goes through every boat he takes in with a fine tooth comb (I watched him go through mine) and he rejects as many, if not more, than he agrees to sell. His lot is a mix of express cruisers, sedans, center consoles, and the occassional off-shore fishing boat. He has a few boats on his lot now in the 30'-40' range including an Albermarle.