We know that buying or selling your boat is a major decision Please read what some of our clients have to say and know that we will take the best care of you. We LOVE what we do and our customers make everything possible. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority!

What Our Customers Have to Say

“You were upfront and honest about everything and made the buying experience a pleasure.”

– Donald in New Jersey

“Thank you very much for all of the extras that you put into this: from taking the time to handle a boat not really in your business model, to helping the “other side” work through the transaction.”

– Pat in Florida

“The most informed broker I have worked with. Their communication skills and product knowledge provide a very welcome and simple experience.”

– Tim in Minnesota

“Noelle was with us when my wife and I spent many hours looking for an under 40′ cruising boat. She had lots of patience as we were first-time buyers and very unsure of what boat to purchase. In Maryland, she showed us many variations of “our boat”. When we decided which boat we wanted, Noelle located a great boat at a very reasonable price. Noelle helped us through the purchase and we were very happy with our choice. Over the years we have stayed in contact with Noelle and saw her at several boat shows, where we found her to be a good friend. When we decided to sell our boat, my first call was to Noelle. She was helpful in selling the boat and although we were not able to sell the boat through Noelle (we decided to donate it), I would recommend Noelle on any brokerage transaction as she is very knowledgeable, very fair, and very honorable.”

– Bobby and Layne in Connecticut

“I have known Noelle since the days she was running Arnie Gay’s in Annapolis. She has been our agent on both sides of the transactions–buying and selling. Having owned over a dozen boats, I have found Noelle to be the most knowledgeable and ethical broker I have encountered. She gives you a valid opinion and evaluation of a boat when you are buying and great strategies and execution when selling. She does not hesitate to walk from a boat during a survey even though she will lose the sale. I intend to employ her again.”

– Virgil and Becky in New Jersey

“I have enjoyed doing business with Noelle for over twenty years. We have purchased three boats (and sold one) through Noelle and each transaction was professionally handled and concluded to our satisfaction. Noelle is creative, knowledgeable, and professional. We highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a yacht.”

– David in Virginia

“​I bought a boat through Noelle 9 years ago. Noelle handled the transaction in a professional manner and was a pleasure to work with. She pressured the boat manufacturer to make some warranty repairs. In addition, Noelle was very helpful getting vendors to install systems and add-ons before delivery. Noelle introduced me to Chris Patterson who has managed my boat for nine years. Chris has done an outstanding job. Chris and Noelle are true professionals that help to make boating a pleasure.”

– Chuck in Maryland

“We worked with Noelle to sell our boat, expecting to have it on the market for a number of months. The process took exactly 28 days from the signing of the brokerage agreement to turning over the keys to the new owner. It was not only amazingly fast, we also got a higher price than any East Coast comparable. Noelle knows this business and when we are in the market for a new boat, will definitely use her services. Over the years we have bought and sold over a dozen boats, none of the previous transactions were as smooth as the last and I credit that solely to her.”

– Tom & Deb in Maryland

“I would highly recommend Noelle to anyone looking to purchase a boat/yacht. We found her to be knowledgeable, responsive, and very customer-oriented. She was also very responsive after the sale when any questions or issues arose.”

– Susan & Alex in Virginia

“My experience working with you as an outsider (Canada) was great. You lead the negotiation and obtained a great price on my boat! On the resale a couple of years later, you brought me the right buyer and reduced significantly the loss of depreciation. You act professionally and I would never hesitate to recommend you.”

– Yves in Canada

“I had an excellent experience with Semmes Yacht Sales recently when they managed the sale of my Eastbay 49. Noelle is a very experienced broker who handled the closing details smoothly and perfectly. Chris Patterson is a yacht captain who has spent his life on the water. His knowledge of boats comes from experience – sailboat racing around the world, small boat ocean crossings, intercoastal motor yachting, fixing anything that goes wrong under any condition. He literally knows more about boat mechanics than most boat mechanics. He managed the sale process with poise and was fun to deal with as well. I can recommend Semmes Yacht Sales without hesitation!”

– Dennis in Maryland

“We would like to thank you for the great services that you performed as a boat broker and consultant. It was a great pleasure to work with someone who is very professional and knowledgeable. You made it your business to oversee all aspects of handling the sale of a boat, arranging to have our boat fully refurbished and vanished, making sure there was a captain to transport our boat safely, and you provided full knowledge about everything for handling a new boat. We remember when you flew down to Florida to meet us to see an Apreamare when we were looking to buy one. We remember being so impressed that you left your family to fly down and meet us. You spent so much time with us and really put your heart into it. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends and anyone we know-how are in the market for a new or brokerage boat.”

– ​Henry & Karen in New York

“Noelle was great to work with on the purchase; finding the boat I had my heart set on, at the right price at a time when that particular boat was rare and hard to find in the US. She stayed in touch through the years and when it came time for the boat to go, she moved it in what was a very, very difficult market. I will certainly use her again when it comes time.”

– Bob in Virginia

“We went looking for an active, engaged, and diligent boat broker to help us buy our dream yacht. And we found one: Noelle. Noelle set appointments, checked on boats, asked all the right questions, and helped us negotiate. In an industry full of less-than-adequate service providers, Noelle is a superstar. We’ll be buying the next yacht with Noelle too!”

– Andrew & Liz in Rhode Island

“​Noelle Semmes was the selling agent of our Nonsuch 36. She also thoroughly educated us in our successful search for a new sailboat. Her knowledge, work ethic, and personal charm made these transitions smooth and pleasant. It was our good fortune to find such an outstanding yacht broker.”

– Eleanore in Pennsylvania

“We had Noelle list our boat for sale right as the boating industry took a dreadful hit with the economy. The inventory of boats for sale was saturated and boats weren’t moving. She was very experienced, knowledgeable of our boat, and with her determination, she found a buyer. We highly recommend Noelle as she is a pleasure to work with and protects, provides, and goes the extra mile for her clients.”

– Gayle & Arthur in Massachusetts

“Noelle is a very experienced professional. Having been on both sides of a transaction (buying a boat and watching the sale of my traded boat). she displayed great capability. Noelle is a good choice for your boating needs.”

– Patrick in Maryland

“Noelle Semmes is a person who knows and executes her job very thoroughly and satisfactorily. I had the pleasure of meeting Noelle in the late nineties when she was associated with a small but elite Italian boat company. I owned one of their boats and was asked to be a consultant for them in the US. In this capacity, I often worked very closely with Noelle and was impressed with her knowledge of boats, engines, and the industry. She was a person who would do what she said she would do on time and in great detail. I’ve spent a lifetime in boats, both power and sail, and I thought that I knew it all. But many times, when a serious or complicated matter came up, I always called Noelle for her input and if she didn’t have the answer, which she usually did, she would quickly call her contacts and come up with the right answer. Lastly, Noelle is very personable and a pleasure to be around. Everyone enjoys working with her. If you are considering buying a boat, start with Noelle and save yourself a lot of time and grief.”

– Richard – a former Connecticut resident now living in the US Virgin Islands

Semmes Yachts Can Find the Perfect Yacht for You

With more than 35 years of experience, Semmes Yachts can help you find the ideal yacht to meet your needs.