Customer Testimonials

The following are recent letters and emails received from customers following the purchase of their yacht from us. The originals are on file at our offices.

Testimonial from Hunter Owner

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Testimonials | 0 comments

To John Kuony,

I appreciate all the work that you did to sell the boat. I also appreciate your professionalism, knowledge, and candor. I understand from another email that you will be relocating to Maine and the Caribbean. I’m sure that you will enjoy it but it’s a loss for the Bay Area sailing community. I certainly enjoyed working with you.

Take care and best wishes,

Bob Carl

2008 Hunter 36 Wandering Bear

Testimonial from Hunter Owner

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Testimonials | 0 comments

To John Kuony,

When I decided to part ways with my Hunter 36, I only made one call. John had been the seller’s listing broker when I purchased the boat and it became clear to me during that purchase process that his knowledge of Hunters was unmatched in the Bay Area. If you are looking for someone to get your boat on the market in a week “As Is”, John is not your guy. While the boat was well maintained, John has connections to a talented network of low cost repair workers that were able to get the boat to near Bristol condition over the course of several weeks. While it required a little upfront investment, this approach shortened the time on the market and enabled us to get a price close to ask and at the high end of the comps. If you are looking for a talented and highly knowledgeable broker to provide a turnkey solution to maximize sale value on your sailboat, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John. While I haven’t used him on a purchase, I am certain his knowledge and eye for detail would benefit any buyer equally.

Testimonial from Sea Ranger Owner

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Testimonials | 0 comments

John (Kuony),  I just want to thank you and your wife for doing such a great job in handling the sale of Amazing Grace.

In a very short period of time.  When Jen Mathews recommended you, we knew it would be a very good decision .  You’re very professional and honest.  Thank you!


Testimonial from Magic

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Testimonials | 0 comments

John Kuony,

It’s been quite a while since I have dropped you a line. I am using most of my spare time prepping and refinishing the bright work on Magic. And, I must say the is the most beautiful Sailing Yacht at Salpare Bay and possibly in the Portland area. 2 1/2 years later and I have no regrets and am forever thankful for your guidance thru the process. Plans for the summer at to sail Magic up to the San Juan’s for 2 weeks and finally just relax a bit. I haven’t taken any real time of since we sailed Magic up from SF in May of ’14. I will send pictures. From John Tichenor

Testimonial from Catalina 42 Owner

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Tim (Sanders),

Thanks again for all your great work & selling our Catalina 42 so quickly! Your communication, sailing experience and attention to detail was very impressive & we will happily refer you to any other sellers or buyers in the San Diego area. We are going to be in Brisbane in August & would love to get your input on sailing in that area & time of year. Fair winds!

Rex Jennings

Thanks for a job well done!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Dear John (Kuony),

Thank you so much for support and diplomacy during our recent sale of Mind Designs.  You made the process less painful for Jack and I with your patience and tact.  We both want to express our thanks for a job well done.  We will stop by the office for sure every so often. 

Best regards,


Testimonial from Jeanneau 49SO Owners

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Should you be interested in owning your own yacht tailored to your needs/desires contact John Kuony at Cruising Yachts We love John and he has always been there to answer any question and help us find support on everything we needed. He doesn’t just sell you a yacht and disappear, he has always been there for us and has become a good friend.

Rod Mayer and Alison Kim

Jeanneau 49SO Owners

Testimonial from a Hunter Sailboat Owner for John Kuony

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

It was a pleasure to work with John (Kuony) to acquire my boat. He has been flawless along the whole process. Evidently I did not trust him in the first place – this is my character (and he noticed it). He proved me wrong, as he has been a transparent and professional adviser, extremely knowledgeable.

I can only recommend him, a true class act.

Alain Andreoli

2009 Hunter 36

Testimonial from a Hunter 45DS Owner

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Testimonials | 0 comments

I wanted to reach out to you and let you know about my recent purchase of a new Hunter 45DS. I worked with John Kuony in your Alameda office. John has been a joy to work with and made my wife’s and my first major sailboat purchase a complete dream! John was extremely understanding, knowledgeable, and was not pushy. We worked with other folks and even went to Florida but with no other broker did we feel confident that there would be a positive post sales experience. Thank you.

Rob Toner Owner, Hunter 45DS

Testimonial from a Beneteau 12M Owner

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Testimonials | 0 comments

I recently closed the purchase of the sailing vessel Endorphin listed with your office. This was my third broker-listed vessel purchase. I want to express my appreciation for the way in which your broker, John Kuony, handled this transaction. At a sales price $46k I’m sure it was not one of John’s larger commisisons and certainly he represented the seller’s interest as he is supposed to do. I nonethless recevied prompt, professional and courteous treatment and sound advice from John at every turn. Continue reading “Testimonial from a Beneteau 12M Owner” »