We happily bought our 2005 Wauquiez 40 PS right from the factory in France through Annapolis Yacht Sales, and after successfully circumnavigating the world on a missionary voyage 13 years later, family on land needed us near, so we naturally chose Gordon Bennett at Annapolis Yacht Sales to sell our beloved yacht. Gordon, as well as the entire Annapolis Yacht Sales and service team, expertly priced our boat, designed a state of the art world wide marketing presentation, and carefully prepared our yacht for the US and global market. In only a short time our boat sold, making us and the new owners very happy. Gordon is easy to work with, always reliable, professional, and is extremely knowledgeable about yachts. We are 100% satisfied with our experience of buying and selling our yacht through Annapolis Yacht Sales, and we wholeheartedly recommend Gordon Bennett as a yacht broker, and Annapolis Yacht Sales as a brokerage to represent either the sellers or buyers of a sailing yacht.
The entire experience was very enjoyable from introduction to delivery. Outstanding job by Mike Skreptack in guiding us and being extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the boat. No pressure at anytime, just answered questions and made things happen. He researched several accessory options and helped us choose the best ones. Jessica was awesome in the administrative process guiding us through the registration and delivery process. Matt, our familiarization Captain was awesome and made sure we were comfortable with every aspect of the boat. Highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Team, thank you both for an exceptional delivery. Looking forward to my Edgewater experience on the water. You've confirmed my belief that AYS is THE premier boat dealership on the Chesapeake. Glad to be back for a third boat purchase. Have a great day!
Being relatively new to the world of sailing and sailboats, we set out on our endeavor to purchase our first yacht with little in the way of preconceived notions and a desire to consider all available options. It did not take long to narrow our search to a short list of designs, manufacturers, and outfitting options to fulfill our requirements. We attended the Annapolis Boat Show in the Spring where we first met our soon-to-be broker. After an additional six months of intense consideration, multiple visits to various local yacht dealers, and the touring of a competing manufacturers facility in Europe, we concluded that Beneteau Oceanis, and Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) were the perfect fit for us. Consummate professionals who were always willing to assist, the team at AYS provided gentle guidance with never a hint of pressure, and we feel they really put our needs and happiness above all other factors.The purchase and delivery from AYS was completely trouble free. One aspect that we may have initially undervalued was post-delivery service and support. This we soon learned is where the team at AYS really shine and set themselves apart from other dealers we considered. The team at AYS have gone out of their way to ease any apprehensions we may have had, and holding true to their motto, have made us feel part of the AYS family. It is difficult to place a value on knowing that we are only a phone call, email, or quick visit away from receiving the service and support we may need, but we have come to value it a great deal.
We are extremely satisfied with all the folks at Annapolis Yacht Sales and will be happy to provide references to any of your future clients.
I truly cant tell you enough how refreshing this experience has been. I have owned five boats, and this has been the best customer service I have seen yet. You clearly are establishing a culture at AYS that puts the customer first, and you are successfully getting it to stick with everyone there.
I continue to be impressed by the level of responsiveness and professionalism demonstrated by the service department. Chris Humphreys and team are quick to respond to an email, meet and discuss service issues and develop cost effective solutions. The work is always completed on time, on budget and well done!
You have a first class, five-star team. We will remain in touch; if we can ever be of service don't hesitate to contact us. I am the Annapolis Fleet Captain for The Corinthian boating club about 500 members in five fleets up as far as Boston. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your team to anyone.
I want to let you know that evolution could not have been handled more smoothly and professionally by your AYS team. The sales team did a great job for me in a tough boat sales market, and I think we got a fair price. And, thank you for the work that Chris Humphreys and his boatyard crew did to get FC ready for the sale.You have built a truly great organization at AYS that is reflective of your personal attention and fine leadership.
I wanted to express my thanks to you and your entire team for making the delivery a pleasant and very easy experience. Everyone involved was professional, courteous and on the spot with an answer. Chris and his team went beyond their jobs to keep us informed and take care of a number of issues generally caused by my ignorance. To those behind the scenes, the boat was rigged well, spotlessly clean and beautifully prepared in all respects. Ginny and I are greatly appreciative for all the hard work done on our behalf.