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Testimonials For Ballast Point Yachts

I would give Ballast Point Yachts 100 stars if I could. Never before have I experienced a customer service level equal to this company.  As an out of state boat owner, Andy (owner of Ballast Point Yachts) went above and beyond to support my family’s enjoyment of our 45′ Cabo sportfisher.  Andy found me the right boat at the right price, transported it from the east coast, found me a slip, rigged the boat for west coast fishing, arranged financing and insurance, and has set me up with a great crew to take care of the boat when I am not in town. Andy did this all on his own and without adding a lot of extra expense! I can’t thank him enough and would strongly recommend Ballast Point Yachts to anyone looking to buy or sell and boat on the west coast. Thanks Andy!!!

– James G., San Diego, CA


 I am a licensed USCG Master Captain and in my boating career I have had the opportunity to buy and sell several vessels. I know how a good yacht broker goes about their business and I know how to quickly eliminate dealing with a bad one. Andy Shoemaker at Ballast Point Yachts is definitely in the top tier of yacht brokers. He is knowledgeable, honest, and went overboard to make sure we were satisfied with our purchase. We had misconceptions about a couple of boats he had listed, more expensive boats by the way, and in the end he helped us get what we really wanted and needed. I couldn’t be more pleased with his service.

– Captain Craig M., Port Townsend, WA


Andy did a terrific job handling the sale of my boat. Because I live far away I was initially concerned with having to travel to take care of issues but there were none. He followed up on all items, was in constant contact both by phone and email, organized all pre-sale activities performed in San Diego and completed the sale as a professional. I would recommend Andy to anyone selling a boat.

– Morgan P., Lake Havasu City, AZ


Recently purchased a boat from them.  As I am in New York, I was a little nervous about the process and payment before receiving the boat. From start to finish, service and friendliness was A1. Purchase was complete and I received the boat in NY better than promised.  Can’t say enough good things about the people at this company. 

– Joseph S., Brooklyn, NY


I have purchased two boats from Andy Shoemaker. Both were professionally and well done. I only wished I had listened to Andy better on the first purchase. He is honest and detail oriented. His knowledge on boats is the best in San Diego and has helped me in my ownership. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase a boat from small to large.

– Ronald R., San Diego, CA


We have worked with Ballast Point on the buying and selling two Boston Whalers, we are now looking for a new Cabo. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with the before and after service. We are looking forward to the delivery of our new Cabo! Thanks again Andy!

– Hank H., Coronado, CA


It was a pleasure working with Ballast Point Yachts to buy our 47′ Riviera sportfisher!  Our family has only owned smaller trailerable boats, so figuring out what to buy was intimidating. The owner of company (Andy) made sure we were properly educated on our options, cost of ownership and all the things we needed to know before we made our final decision. His service did not stop at simply finding us the right boat.  He arrange financing, insurance, a slip and driving instructions too.  We felt very comfortable throughout the transaction. Andy made it convenient, informative and fun. I’ve already got my eye on my next boat and will definitely be calling Ballast Point Yachts when it comes time to move up.

– Tom S., San Diego, CA


 I was recently in the market to sell my Hatteras sportfisher and went looking for a local San Diego yacht brokerage to help me.  I searched online and then asked around. More than one person recommended Ballast Point Yachts. The owner of Ballast Point Yachts (Andy) responded very quickly to my request for a market value and how identified how his company is different than other brokerages.  I decided to go with him and was amazed at his performance. The boat was online within hours and he had a showing the following day. Within two weeks the boat was listed, shown and sold!! Andy took care of every detail including the survey, title change, loan pay-off and even delivered the boat to the new owner. I will definitely be referring him and going back to him again!

– Thomas M., San Diego, CA


When searching for my next boat I came across Ballast Point Yacht’s company owner Andy in San Diego. After my first phone conversation I knew I had found the right broker to help me find the perfect boat.  His product knowledge was thorough and very impressive. I ended up getting a great buy on a 40 Cabo flybridge on the east coast. Andy handled the negotiations, inspections, titling, insurance and shipping.  He made it very convenient and took the risk out of the process for me. Do yourself a favor and call Andy!

– John J., San Diego, CA


I had a great experience buying my 45 Viking with Ballast Point Yachts! Being new to boating, they made me feel very comfortable throughout the transaction. I have always dreamed of owning a Viking sportfisher, but I could not find one here on the west coast.  The owner of Ballast Point Yachts (Andy) educated me on the great option of shopping out of state.  This opened up a huge inventory of late model, low hours boats. Andy arranged an inspection, title, shipping and even found me the perfect marina here on Harbor Island. Andy made it convenient, informative and fun. I’ve already got my eye on my next Viking and will definitely go back to Ballast Point Yachts when I am ready!

– Chris M., San Diego, CA


I have bought and sold a number of powerboats in my life and now wish I had found Ballast Point Yachts before I bought my first one.  They helped me with every step of the purchase process including finding a clean boat, inspecting it to make sure it was healthy, getting a loan and trucking it to the west coast. I ended up with a much newer, cleaner boat than I thought I could afford which made me feel much better about my investment.  They even set me up with a fishing guide who put me on the fish the first trip out. We came home with limits of tuna and one marlin strike!!! Do yourself a favor and call Ballast Point Yachts first.

– Sean T., Fort Lauderdale, FL


Andrew, I’m remiss in not writing sooner…..it was a pleasure doing business with you. And thanks for deposit. I must say I was doubtful about doing this all long distance but it turned out really well. Hope Don is happy with the boat and we are happy with the sale we now have the ability to look for a newer craft. If you ever need a recommendation or want a testimonial from a happy client don’t hesitate to call. With thanks……Frank

– Frank G., Anacortes, WA

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