Talk is cheap. Our clients can tell you much better than we can, how and why Waterfront Yacht Brokerage has benefited them.
I hope this letter finds you well. In a world with so much conflict and shady business practices, I want to take the time to give credit to you and your team for treating me and my family so well during the sale of our old boat and purchase of our new boat. Working with boat brokers isn't easy as many of them are short sided and to be frank aren't known to be honest. Not only was your team straightforward but they made the process so easy. If you ever need someone to act as a reference for working with you and your team please don't hesitate to have them contact me. You have earned a lifetime customer. Thanks again"Dante Weston
“I was fortunate to have been introduced to Mike Ancona at Waterfront Yacht Brokerage in the summer of 2015. I asked Mike to assist me in two transactions – selling my current Riviera 38 Open Flybridge and replacing it with a Bahama 224 Blackjack. With regards to the sale, Mike did a tremendous job of preparing the Riviera for sale – everything from mechanical issues to cleaning to marketing. After a relatively short period he identified a buyer, negotiated the transaction, completed the deal and assisted in getting the Riviera shipped to Southern CA from Jupiter, FL – really smooth process.
Mike also assisted my family and I in selecting a more suitable replacement boat. He took us on a test drive of the aforementioned Blackjack and we immediately knew it was the right new boat for us. He did a thorough search for a used craft but ultimately with the inventory so low we elected to go the new boat route. He identified the dealer, helped us with motor, color, electronics, upgrades, etc. Mike ensured delivery, test drives, and went through the operations in detail with me. He also coordinated registration and custom cover fabrication.
In the more than a year since delivery Mike has been consistently available for further instruction, modest repairs and calls/texts to answer questions. In preparation for Hurricane Matthew he made sure we had secured the boat properly and in fact came over to my home while his wife was getting ready to depart the maternity ward after giving birth to his first child the day before! Completely beyond the call of normal duty but that’s Mike, he’s totally dedicated to his customers and their boats. I highly recommend Mike and Waterfront Yacht Brokerage for both the sell and buy side of the boating business and plan to continue to be a customer in the years to come”Scott Rocklage
Dear Capt. Eddie,T. Hardy
I wanted to take the chance to thank you for your assistance in selling my boat. It was a tough time and a tough sell but you never gave up even when I was discouraged.
The feedback from all the potential buyers on your prompt response times and professional attitude was continuously very positive. I received only good comments and they were unsolicited by myself. The clients wanted me to know that you were doing a good job for me on their end.
Thank you again for all of your efforts and diligence. If anyone would like a personal referral, please share my info with them. Best always!
Thank you for your dedication, as well your support! Eddie truly goes out of his way to ensure the customer is fully satisfied from the very beginning. Even after contract termination, Eddie still went over and above to ensure my boat was sold. Not all brokerage companies truly do what they say they do. IF your looking to have your vessel sold, then look no more. Eddie gets it done! Thanks Ed for all you have done!Eddy Meneses
"The Waterfront team didn't disappear. Four months into owning my new boat, Joe Kelly still assists me as needed. Twice he has flown to the Bahamas to oversee work. This is my 11th boat, so I have plenty of experience in how things are typically done. The Waterfront companies have earned a repeat customer."Carlos Gavidia
Dear Waterfront Yacht Brokerage,
I wanted to write and say what a pleasure it was to work with Eddie Wimbrow. Eddie sold our 65’ Trawler for us in six months. He was very knowledgeable, polite and hard working. Our Trawler was custom made and not an easy sell, but Eddie was always upbeat and optimistic about finding a buyer. He worked hard to market the boat and represented it with knowledge and professionalism during showings. Eddie managed the offer, survey and closing with skill and patience.
We made a grate decision in hiring Eddie Wimbrow and Waterfront Yacht Brokerage sell our trawler. I would strongly recommend Eddie and we will use him again for any transactions in the future.
Very Best,Sir Kenelm Guinness, Bt.
Capt. Eddie made our purchase as easy as one could imagine. From working around our ever-changing schedule to putting us in touch with contacts from the vessels history. He made us as comfortable as possible with the purchase and for that we are forever grateful. All said and done it took less than a month and the delays were never on him nor Waterfront Yacht Brokerage. Whether you are looking to sell or purchase, we strongly recommend reaching out to Waterfront Yacht Brokerage.Casey Campbell
"I had the pleasure of working with Mike Ancona as both a boat buyer and seller. On the buy side, Mike was very helpful not only finding the boat I wanted but also with the inspection, sea trial and negotiation. I found hi knowledge and experience to be invaluable during the process and his communication and responsiveness was excellent. Mike went above and beyond post sale as well. transported the boat via trailer during inclement weather, he helped arrange for the engines to get serviced, and he helped me trouble shoot a few items.
As my representative on the sell side, Mike did an excellent job marketing my vessel and guiding me through the sale. He arranged for high quality, profession photos and utilized his extensive network and various media to market the vessel. Mike was determined to get me the price I need, and his persistence paid off. It was a seamless process and Mike again proved to be timely, professional, and always followed through on his promises.
I will be in the market for another boat soon and look forward to working with Mike again."Gard Olbers
I just completed a transaction with Waterfront Yacht sales, Eddie Wimbrow was the broker. It has taken me over 2 years and 3 contracts to find the Boat I wanted. Eddie stuck in there and that's not easy with me LOL. He helped me negotiate a great deal, he was always available to answer any questions and his experience is above and beyond. I cannot say enough. Eddie also Captained the boat for me from NC to Clean City, MD. You don't get this kind of service from the typical So called Broker. On another note, the staff at Waterfront is first class, Kate in the office was always one step ahead. Thanks Team Waterfront and Eddie WimbrowDan Clayland
I wanted to reach out to you as my husband and I had the pleasure of purchasing our boat from Waterfront Yachts, with Mike Ancona’s help. This was a a big purchase that neither of us had gone though before. Mike went above and beyond for us throughout the entire process. There were several challenges that came up and Mike was professional, and on top of everything. Mike was friendly and knowledgeable as well. We would highly recommend him, and Waterfront Yachts to anyone looking to purchase a boat. My husband has reached out to Mike several times since the sale with questions and Mike is always happy to help if he can. We wanted you to know how great our experience was. Thank you and have a nice day!Stephanie Mitchell & Rich Potts
Eddie, Once again thank you for taking great pride in your work and helping me through the process of purchasing a boat. We are thrilled and can’t wait to get great use with our kids and grand kids. I will eagerly recommend you to anyone looking to purchase a boat and hope that our paths will cross again in the future.Doug Shaw
I hope you are doing well and staying safe. I am writing to let you know that I recently did business with Mike Ancona on the purchase of a 2018 31' Robalo R317 DC. Mike demonstrated professionalism, transparency, honesty and was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire purchasing process through delivery. The boat was detailed for pickup and Mike walked us through every feature, function, and maintenance tip on the boat. He has even been available to us for the occasional question that comes up as we enjoy this awesome boat.
Just wanted to pass along this pleasant experience. No doubt that I will refer to Mike any friend of me that would want to purchase a boat.
Thank you again.
We wanted to thank you for all of the efforts you have put into our sales and boating experiences in Florida and the Bahamas. You have helped us purchase and sell 3 boats and we cannot express the satisfaction that you bring to this process. The pictures that you provide, the surveyors and contractors that you suggest are always great and your attention to detail makes things go smoothly. We have purchased and sold numerous boats in our lifetime and no other brokerage even comes close to the efforts that you put into the process.
You are always available and willing to make things happen at any time of day/night. Your professional easy-going personality works well for the brokers, buyers and sellers. Your depth of knowledge and resources are phenomenal.
We appreciate your detailed efforts for preparing the boat for listing to showings to final closing.
We appreciate the staff that supports you making the closing process timely, easy and efficient. The management has always been there to contribute to the listing and negotiation process.
We appreciate lots of other ‘non-broker’ things you do from finding us captains, a place to stay and helping us move the boat to boat shows.
Waterfront is the perfect size brokerage for all of our needs – buying or selling!
Thanks to all – if there was an MVP award for yacht brokers, you would certainly deserve it!Chuck and Donna Marush
"I recently decided to sell my boat, a decision we all come to one day or another. I reached out to an old friend who owns Waterfront Properties, Rob Thomson, to see if he knew anybody who could help. As it turns out, he recently started a new venture, Waterfront Yacht Brokerage.
Since Rob and his team at Waterfront Properties performed so well when selling my house(s), I simply assumed I would get the same level of quality service with his Yacht Brokerage, and I was not disappointed. The service was the best I have ever seen. They immediately sent a team to clean and wax my boat to prepare it for sale, at no cost to me. They then had pictures taken and the boat officially went on the market just a week after we agreed to list it.
Within the month, we had a very good offer and 2 weeks after that, we officially sold the boat. I was stunned it sold so fast and for a much higher price than I anticipated. They never asked me to do a thing, which is helpful since my free time is so scarce.
You did it again Rob! You put a remarkable team together that delivered superior customer service. Thank you, and your team, for all your help!"Scott Nichols
Steve Condit did an incredible job. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and persistent in getting the boat closed in the timeframe I requested. He was also able to really help me with the selection process of the vessels I was looking at since I live in Atlanta. I will be using Steve in the future for any of my real estate or boating purchases. He is a good one.
Thank you again,Michael Morrison
I would like to give a big thank you to Eddie Wimbrow for going out of his way to help us out, on very short notice, making our experience incredible. Eddie took time out of his personal schedule to help us find what we were looking for and more!! From the moment we walked out of the airport until the deal was done, Eddie was awesome. Thanks again Eddie for the experience and your patience.Rob Dillon