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Shane, at Tampa Yacht Sales, worked diligently finding a boat that met our needs and personality. We found it and closed quickly afterwards. Great experience and highly recommend Shane and his staff. Thanks for all your hard work. Love our boat!

2005 Cruisers Yachts 520 Express Miami, FL

Dan Smith President - Clearpoint Solutions LLC

Shane is an extremely sharp and savvy broker and salesman. He is motivated and available to research and find the perfect solution for each client. His strong financial skill coupled with his detailed knowledge of boats enhances his ability to put creative deals in front of his client — even during these challenging economic times. In our experience, he listened carefully to what we wanted and then found boats that fit that criteria and price point. Instead of trying to sell the biggest, most expensive boat, he set out to satisfy the client. Smart…. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

2007 Sea Ray 38 Sundancer

Chloe Fargione Hired Shane as a Yacht Broker in 2006

Shane has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Buying a boat is only the start of ownership, and Shane painted the true cost of owning a yacht in a very upfront and honest way. He went above and beyond our expectations. Due to Shane’s ability to negotiate and close deals, we have been able to move up in size a couple of times (welcome to boating!) in the matter of a few years. Shane understands the nature of the industry and because of his service and attention to detail, he must have many lifelong clients such as myself. We are very excited about our most recent purchase and have Shane to thank for pulling it all together. I highly recommend him if you are looking to buy, sell or upsize a boat. Thanks again Shane for all you have done and continue to do.

Crescent 116' Motor Yacht Ocala, FL

Brandon Osborne Ocala Horse Properties

Shane just recently handled the purchase of my first boat. This was a huge decision for my wife and I. Through the entire experience, Shane made us feel very comfortable. Shane is knowledgeable, professional and extremely patient – presenting us with options that met our every need, yet not beyond and nothing less. Shane is very responsive and operates with the highest degree of integrity and character. I will definitely be working with Shane in the future.

1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer Tampa, FL

Greg & Trish Povolny Mindshare Consulting Group

I just bought a 2005 Sea Ray Sundancer 340 from Shane. The sale had some twists and turns not uncommon in boat deals. Shane handled everything professionally and produced a good outcome for all parties. Would definitely recommend Shane to anyone in the market for a new vessel.

Jupiter, FL

Jim Banford President - Real Estate Asset Disposition

Shane just recently handled the purchase of a used boat for me and my wife. From the very first he listened to our motives and goals for what we wanted and what we wanted to spend. He treated us like we were his only clients through the whole process, was available constantly, and kept us up to date on every aspect of the price negotiation, inspection, repairs, closing, and delivery. He represented the owner with the utmost integrity as well. He truly matched our desires with the owner’s and made sure that fairness was achieved at every turn. He was an expert on the details, but never once talked over our heads and made us feel comfortable with all of the intracacies of not only the purchase, but the operation of the vessel. Shane knew how excited we were to get this boat and he made sure every step of the way built up to that effect, and it did. Everything turned out to be even better than he promised. He was a consumate professional throughout, and a huge part of our confidence in knowing we got the best deal possible. That’s just a great feeling to have going into boat ownership, all thanks to Shane. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Roy Robinson Hired Shane as a Sales Broker - Yacht Sales in 2012

We consulted with other boat brokers before signing on with Shane. He was head and shoulders above the rest in his knowledge of the process and the products. He showed diligence above and beyond the call of duty. His support was invaluable in saving us from making the wrong decision and leading us to a purchase that we are supremely happy with. His post sale support is also greatly appreciated! Thanks, Shane! Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

2007 Cruisers Yachts 390 Coupe St Petersburg, FL

Rick Schettino Hired Shane as a Boat Broker in 2011

Shane was brought to my attention by people I trusted. He outperformed every other broker I had worked with. He lived up to his word on several occasions where he could have looked for some wiggle room instead. He is a solid, honest professional, and we will from now on only work with him if/when we decide to upgrade. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.

2007 Sea Ray 44 Sedan Bridge Pinellas Park, FL

Michael Benstock Hired Shane as a Broker in 2011

Shane Faunce and the team he has built were fantastic. Shane made our entire experience enjoyable. He was responsive and on top of the details. He was also well prepared and knowledgeable at every step. His expertise helped us make a great purchase!

2004 Meridian 341 Sedan Bridge Belleair Beach, FL

Dev & Shauntelle Pathik CEO / The Sports Facilities Advisory

Purchased our used boat from Tampa Yacht Sales, Chris Crane was our listing broker. I found the boat online just as Covid-19 was starting to ramp up. Chris returned my call immediately and set up a time to view the boat. I could not travel from Boca Raton to St. Pete to see the boat. I had a friend and his wife from Tampa meet with Chris to view the boat. Chris and the boat owner were very cordial and accommodating to my friends for almost three hours, even taking them on a sea trial. I made an offer the same day after my friends debriefed me on their findings and opinion. Again, because of Covid-19, I was not able to participate hands on with boat viewing, survey, transport preparation etc. I was doing everything remotely and I am a very hands on individual. Chris handled it all! He set up and oversaw presurvey repairs, managed the survey, handled the closing, prepped and delivered the boat to the ramp for the transport to Boca. All of this took 30 days and Chris communicated continuously via email, text and phone. I always knew where we were in the process as it moved along. Chris's dedication to his work and attention to detail made a process that can be stressful in the best of times, most enjoyable in the worst of times! The boat arrived in Boca Raton and was everything we expected! Tampa Yacht Sales and Chris Crane will be my future go to for any boat transaction.

Marlin 35 Sport Fisher Boca Raton

Bob Rovinelli & Stephanie Tonning Retired

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