I don't remember ever leaving an online review, positive or negative, for any purchase or service I have ever received, but this company has done an extraordinary job, and deserves some recognition.
Although I have been a boat owner for many years, this was the first time I utilized a broker, and I would highly recommend California Yacht Sales. Ian and Tom were always quick to respond and offered clear explanations on the multiple sides of every decision, and possible outcomes. After each discussion I felt very comfortable with all the information provided, and confident in each final decision that I made.
They were always quick to respond to both email and phone calls, which was extremely helpful with my busy work and travel schedule. I finally purchased a vessel that another broker actually had listed, but Ian and Tom personally stayed with me through the entire process of marine survey, water test, and final transfer of ownership.
After the paperwork was finalized they assisted in moving my vessel from the owner's marina to my marina, as well as dealing with a dinghy that I no longer wanted, since I was out of state on business, and unable to get back to San Diego in a timely manner to take care of it personally.
Over a month later, they have remained fully supportive, offering suggestions on upgrades, cost effective technicians, and just general marina, and boat owner advice.
Their dedication to customer service goes above and beyond my expectations, and I admit that I am a difficult person to please.
Ian at California Yacht Sales is a great guy and provided us with excellent support and service during and after the purchase of our sailboat. He was helpful in providing us with a market analysis and helped match us to the type of boat that would meet our needs. Couldn't recommend him more highly.
We purchased a boat that was listed with Tom Bossenger of California Yacht Sales. Tom could not have done a better job - he was extremely thorough, polite, professional and honest. After meeting other brokers who were the exact opposite, it was great to deal with Tom. We would highly recommend Tom and California Yacht Sales for your boat buying or selling needs.