I recently had my new (to me) Meridian 459 moved to your facility, dismantled for shipping, and then reassembled by your team led by Tom Turner. From the first discussion with Tom I had a positive feeling that things were being handled with the highest professionalism. This was a huge job that was done very well.I will always have great things to say about your company. I felt that my very expensive boat was treated exceptionally well. Please let the crew know how satisfied I was with them. ~ Rich Malin
Gordon Bennettt of Annapolis Yacht Sales showed us a Beneteau 40 on, perhaps, the coldest and windiest day of winter in Annapolis. He did so with a smile and a can-do attitude. His knowledge, honesty and positive attitude were refreshing; we decided that he’d be the broker for our boat search.
Throughout the two month-long process, Gordon was the consummate professional. He listened—not a common trait—and recommended vessels based on our desires. Throughout the process he was attentive, responsive, and up-front about possible issues/challenges with the purchase of our boat. He went the extra mile—and for that he has our gratitude. I’d recommend him instantly to any friends looking to purchase a boat.
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.