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.
“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.”
2009 Hunter 36
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! Continue reading “Testimonial from a Hunter 45DS Owner” »
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” »
My hat is off to Mr. John Kuony and all the good folks at Cruising Yachts.
In particular Mr. Kuony is the “professional’s professional”, not only having vast knowledge in regards to all aspects of boats, he demonstrated extraordinary patience as I became interested in a variety of
boats over a course of almost half a year. Never pushy and always understanding, I was pleased and even comforted to have him on top of every aspect of the boat buying process. Continue reading “Testimonial from a Hanse 341 Owner” »
I’m a customer of Ian Van Tuyl. Ian has been great selling my boats and helping me to buy new boats. Over the years it has been 4 of them, but this time I think I have found the perfect boat. “Benediction” is a 45’ Jeanneau that I bought from Cruising Yachts around the first of the year. I’m learning this boat a little at a time. In doing so, I’ve been talking a lot with your service manager, Mike Van Tuyl. He has been great to work with, kind and very patient. Continue reading “Testimonial from a Jeanneau 45 DS Owner” »
Sent to Ian Van Tuyl
I cannot begin to thank you for everything and all your help. The customer service and the training and service package with Mike Van Tuyl are the reasons we decided to go with Hunter.
You are now not only our boat guy, but our friend. Continue reading “Testimonial from a Hunter 33 Owner” »
I want to take this time to acknowledge John Kuony and his exceptional qualities as a member of your sales staff. I can’t say enough about John and the way he went above and beyond through the entire process of buying my boat. Please recognize John for his exceptional customer service and attention to every detail imaginable throughout my sailboat purchase. Continue reading “Testimonial from Hunter 36 Owner” »
Ian Van Tuyl handled the purchase of our new boat, including the search, presentations, sea trial, survey, repairs and delivery to Berkeley with skill, professionalism, and courtesy that was a cut above any of the other yacht brokers I have dealt with in the past. His clear and concise communication kept me informed of the status of the negotiations and eliminated any concerns I might have had in purchasing a boat from a distance. Continue reading “Testimonial from Vice Commodore at the Berkeley Yacht Club” »
Sent to David Benjamin:
Dave: Thanks very much for your help and very competent advice. We spent about an hour with our friends aboard their Skarki looking at headliner work in progress. I am anxious to see some photos of your results.
We are in Blaine today emptying Ravenclaw of all remaining personal gear and will be home tomorrow. I will send another message to you then with some questions regarding work we are considering on Languedoc. Continue reading “Testimonial from Amel Maramu 48 Owner” »
Received from Delivery Skipper and Sailing Instructor Arnstein Mustad:
I spent the day with Patrick, the new Jeanneau 439 owner. He was overwhelmed with the boat and how well he was treated by John Kuony and Cruising Yachts. You made a very happy client.
We did some sail handling, tacks and gybes, close quarters motoring and docking. We ended up in his new Sausalito slip surrounded by well wishers and drinking some fine Danish brew John was able to stock in his frig. I, too, was impressed by the level of service exhibited by John and from all at Cruising Yachts. I’ve worked with quite a few dealerships over the years as a delivery skipper; however, none of them compare to you guys!
IYT Yachtmaster for Oceans
USCG 100T Master Near Coastal
Radar Unlimited, STCW-95, Sail and Tow Endorsements
US Sailing & Power Boating Passage Making Instructor, & USCG Capt. Lic. Instructor
Delivery Captain, Club Nautique, Maritime Institute