Annapolis Yacht Sales

Annapolis Yacht Sales
Since 1953...


My wife and I sail a 2000 Beneteau 311 on the Bay. To say we are proud Beneteau Owners would be a bit of an understatement. We purchased Parlay a few years ago from AYS when she was on the brokerage list. From that point the list of things we wanted to have done was born. It has taken us longer than we would have liked but finally this past winter she came down from Baltimore for Winter storage at Jabin's. Your Team performed most of the winterization.
It goes without saying that Kathy Bowen is WONDERFUL!!! so much so that we stayed on the hard there to have extra work done that was found and listed on the checklist, another great item. I lost track of all the things done, not really but it makes my CC feel better.
Seriously I cannot thank Kathy and crew enough.
Steve and Sandy Jones


Steve Jones
The Vigilione & Charuhas Families

Our families have been customers of Annapolis Yacht Sales for over ten years – through the purchase of two new boats, and the selling of two used ones. We have always been impressed and thankful for the AYS team’s dedication to customers and attention to detail through the entire process. From sales and admin, to riggers, installers, and fabricators, working with AYS has been a pleasure. They bring to the table deep expertise in the boating industry along with a genuine willingness to understand customer needs, adapt to those needs, and just get things done so owners can do what they are itching to: get the sails up!


 An example that exhibits AYS’ service-oriented approach relates to something that seems simple but can be frustrating: the USCG Documentation process. The Coast Guard does a lot with a little. So, after submitting our application it wasn’t surprising to wait months to get our Certificate of Documentation. But it was disheartening to finally instead get a deficiency notice due to one missing piece of info AND to learn we’d then have to go back to the end of the line. AYS didn’t handle the original submission for us (we did it ourselves), but not only did they step in to get USCG what they needed, they also were able to work some magic to get the process expedited. A bit over a week later: done, we had our COD in hand.

Thank you AYS!  Bravo Zulu.

- The Viglione and Charuhas Families


The Vigilione & Charuhas Families
What a great experience we had with Annapolis Yacht Sales. Deanna Sansbury did a marvelous job providing leadership and direction throughout the process of selling our boat from start to finish….and we can’t’ say thanks enough. She not only created an enthusiastic atmosphere, but she professionally marketed our boat in a manner that exceeded our expectations…and the results are the proof of her hard work. Well done!

Lastly and most importantly, Tammy and I want to thank you, Roy and the whole AYS team for doing an absolutely fantastic job with the boat.  We can not begin to tell you how much we appreciate you calling me back on that Sunday two weeks ago.  Then, you and Roy being willing to drop everything on a Sunday evening to meet us at your dock was amazing.

I had also called Keith that Sunday and he called me back as soon as he got the message.  We appreciated not only him returning our call on a Sunday, but also his willingness to come and help.

We were absolutely sick about what happened to the boat.  As you well know, these boats are a huge investment and to think that it would be ruined through no fault of your own was incredibly disheartening.

I can’t begin to explain how much it meant to us to have you and Roy meet us at the dock and assure us that you would take care of the situation.  When we saw you and Roy immediately jump into action, that was incredible.  We actually felt guilty for leaving that night, but we knew we would only get in the way.  It was a long ride home that night, but we knew if there was anyone who could make it right, it was you and Roy.

Our relationship with AYS goes back more than 15 years.  We have always trusted AYS and more importantly the people of AYS.  That trust was not broken and we appreciate that more than we can ever express.  Thank you once again for the incredible customer service.

Your loyal and appreciative customers and friends,

Mike and Tammy Everitt
Bleu Flue
Beneteau 45

Mike and Tammy Everitt

Many thanks for an outstanding weekend meeting new people, making new friends and fabulous presentation by everyone at AYS. Look forward to the next one. Food excellent and loads of fun and great gifts.

Many thanks for an outstanding weekend at the Rendezvous, meeting new people, making new friends and a fabulous presentation by everyone at AYS. Look forward to the next one. Food was excellent and loads of fun and great gifts.


Robin Garelick and Jay Rickles
I couldn’t let the week go by without a hearty “thank you” to your service folks for the quick repair to our fresh water pump system on Sea Symphony over at Annapolis Landing Marina! 
Indeed, I very much appreciate all the work that you folks have done on Sea Symphony this past year, including flawless fiberglass repair as well as excellent recommendations for sail repairs and lettering work. I am ever pleased and proud to be a Beneteau owner.
My best to all,
I really appreciate your prompt attention and accommodating my boating needs.  I've been a customer of AYS for more than 25 years because guys like you are responsive and very good at what you do to satisfy us.  Keep up the good work!  
Thanks again,
David Leach

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

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.

Mike Govern
My wife and I had been looking for the "one particular" sailboat for sometime. After numerous visits to see boats advertised that fit the bill only to be see a boat that didn't in anyway match what was described by the broker. That all changed when we encountered an ad for the boat we eventually did indeed purchase from Annapolis Yacht sales and brokered by Gordon Bennett. What we experienced was a level of professionalism we simply hadn't seen anyone come close to. The boat was exactly what was in the ad. It was clean and Gordon was knowledgeable about the boat - we ended up buying it! But that was just the beginning. Gordon walked us through the entire process from survey to paperwork to closing. He was responsive and when he said something would be done by a particular date/time it was. He provided us with an excellent recommendation for a surveyor and actually went with us on the sea trial on a very nasty cold and windy day. 
The survey pointed out a couple things that needed to be taken care of before we closed and he made those happen. He even replaced our zincs, not on the repair list, at his own expense - way above the call of duty. He even offered to pick me up at our new marina and give me a ride back to our boat so I could sail the boat there and have my own car to get home. 
Gordon, Annapolis Yacht Sales and Bert Jabins Boat Yard were all very professional throughout the entire process. We know our boat wasn't exactly the highest priced boat in their brokerage, in fact it may have been the lowest priced, but we were treated as if it were the highest priced boat. While it's unlikely we'll ever be in the market for another boat I heartily encourage anyone searching for that "one particular" boat to give Gordon a call - you won't be disappointed. 
Sam Farrar

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