Big boat owner testimonial

“Ian Van Tuyl  has excellent communication skills and his knowledge of the boat and the various options produced an outstanding yacht. Ian takes pride in his work and the boat shows it.” --Donald R. Macpherson, Jeanneau 54DS  


Jeanneau 42DS owner recommendation

“Ian has extensive product knowledge and is detail-oriented, responsive and highly motivated. I would recommend Ian as a diligent resource to anyone interested in learning more about yachts.” --Larry & Ellen Levine, Owners, Jeanneau 42DS


Jeanneau 39i owner testimonial

“Ian’s creativity, attention to detail and knowledge of sailing resulted in the yacht that we’ve always dreamed of. We know that all of the features and customizations Ian recommended have added significant value. We are extremely happy with his level of service and can’t wait to embark on more sailing adventures. When we upgrade to [...]


Testimonial from yacht buyer

Ian, I must tell you that one of the most enjoyable aspects of this process thus far is dealing with you. You know 99% of all there is to know about the product, and if we run into something that¹s new you get the answer. Most importantly, you exert absolutely no pressure.” --John G. Irwin, [...]


Testimonial from a Vice-Commodore

“Ian handled the purchase of our new boat—including the search,  presentations, the sea trial, survey, repairs and the 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 [...]


Testimonial from Jeanneau 53 owner

“I'm not much of a letter writer but in this case I am making an exception because I feel so strongly about sharing my purchase experience with you. I recently took delivery of my new Jeanneau 53 and couldn't be happier.  We were very lucky to have found Ian Van Tuyl at Cruising Yachts who [...]


Testimonial from Hunter owner

"Ian, I cannot begin to thank you for everything and all your help. We truly would not have bought this boat versus the Beneteau if it was not for you. The customer service and training and service package with Mike VT is the reason why we decided to go with Hunter. You are now not [...]



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