I am a marine loan advisor who does business throughout the USA and internationally. I’ve worked with several great yacht brokers over the years but too often with some who are not truly up to the task. I can say with confidence that David Greco is decidedly in the category of great brokers. Trustworthy, responsive, resourceful, diligent, persistent, honest, professional. A first-class individual. If you are buying or selling a power or sailing yacht in the USA or Europe you should definitely consider having David Greco on your team.
– Jerry Marzec, Deerfield Beach , Florida
I purchased my first yacht from David Greco primarily because he proved himself to be a trustworthy person. Yachting is a new experience for me and my family. David made it a true pleasure. He helped me select the best yacht at a great price and handled all the details including to recruit a professional captain and obtain one of the best slips in a prestigious harbor. I highly recommend hiring David Greco as your yacht broker.
– Puntsag Tsedendamba, Sausalito , California
When my family and I decided to go cruising we were looking for a performance-oriented yacht that could eat up the miles yet handle any sea conditions – and that we could comfortably afford. David Greco had one listed that checked all the boxes. We were hesitant to have the same broker represent both the seller and us as buyers but David did so with honesty and integrity. We never once felt like he was taking one side over the other just to close the sale. And the technicians, marine title agent and other persons he introduced to us were cut from the same cloth. I recommend David Greco without hesitation or caveat.
– Nels Lindgren, Vashon , Washington
David Greco may well be the most persistent yacht broker in the industry. We raced and cruised our yacht extensively since purchasing it new in 1991. So when it came time to sell, we were reluctant at first. In fact, soon after we listed it with David Greco he brought us a nearly full-price offer but we decided to keep racing. A couple years later, we asked David to put the boat back on the market and he once again obtained an offer from another buyer only to have the deal fall out of escrow due to unexpected problems discovered at survey. After repairs, he brought an offer from yet another buyer and, wouldn’t you know it, new problems at survey! But this time he somehow managed to hold the deal together. List your yacht with David Greco. He doesn’t give up!
– Jack and Merilou Clapper, Mill Valley , California
David Greco is a real pro. An experienced yachtsman, knowledgeable broker and a terrific negotiator. He helped me clarify and prioritize what I was looking for in a yacht and then carefully explained the buying process. I felt in good hands as we collaborated closely every step of the way. There was no question he could not answer or was unable to quickly find someone who could. When I first met David he had just closed a million dollar plus transaction. He gave me the same VIP service on a purchase worth a small fraction of that price! This is the mark of a true professional and someone with whom it is a pleasure to do business. I can’t imagine working with anyone else. Meet him and you’ll see why.
– Mark LaFevers, Carpinteria , California
Cruising Yachts continues to surprise us! Over the years, we have bought and sold a number of boats through their Northern California office. We have always been pleased with the service Cruising Yachts has provided. Recently we had the pleasure of working with Jeff Jorgensen, as the listing agent. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable about our Beneteau 473 (from systems to sailing performance), professional throughout the process (which everyone knows can be a difficult at times), and committed to providing a positive outcome for all. Well done Jeff!
– S-V Coda, Beneteau 47, Dakini
“You both have a passion for what you do and your LOVE of the sport really shines”I wanted to get back to you because you both impressed me as being one of the better broker teams out there. You really know and have a passion for what you do and your expertise really shines. You both guided me through the process all the while helping me keep my eye on the prize of Yacht ownership and the adventures to come. I really appreciated those qualities in your team and also the willingness to help get me up to speed with the boat. Again, thank you for helping me achieve this “Victory”.
– Mikhail Nekorystnov, 2018 Jeanneau 479 48, Victory
Words can’t express how much I appreciate your help pulling off the Big Suprise for my husband’s 50th birthday present. For years my husband had been dreaming of owning a boat. Almost daily he would send me the ones he found on yachtworld… can you say hint, hint! With your expert help, I was able to secure his dream boat without him even suspecting. I would not have attempted this without your help! Your willingness to go check out the boats and help us find the best option for our money was truly a gift to us both. I am happy to report that Pat is over the moon with “Green Flash” He is out on it all the time and our family finally has an outing that we all enjoy. We just can’t get enough! Forever Grateful!Maile McComb
– Maile McComb, Beneteau 31, Green Flash
“Thanks much for your support in this process.
You both have been truly making this a great experience, from the very first phone call and email you made me not only comfortable but confident that I had found the right team to lead me through the process of becoming a boat owner. Steve and Allie helped us find our first and current boat. We first met to view another model, which didn’t work for our family. They understood what we were looking for and had us visit a few other models. We ended up making an offer on a Sun Odyssey 379, and Allie has been extremely helpful during the negotiation phase to set a proper offer, being there to explain how things work, always responsive and smiling. They just go above and beyond what is expected, for instance, they sailed the boat for 2 hours to the haulout boatyard for the survey on a very cold morning in December! Again they went the extra mile to help us be able to keep the boat at her dock for a couple of weeks until we could move the boat to our new slip, and Steve was able to act as our instructor to facilitate the requirements with the insurance paperwork.
Allie your attention to detail making sure our paperwork was spot on and the timing was just right was so comforting during our first boat purchase. Steve, the way you helped me and my family get proficient and feel confident on our new boat, we are a well-oiled machine and loving the adventures that owning a boat has brought into our family… truly priceless!
We adore you both and hope we can work with you again in the future on all of our boat buying/selling needs. You two are a dream team!”
Philippe and Family!
– Philippe Lemoine, Jeanneau 349, Kimberly B
“I am very pleased to write up this testimonial for Allie Hawkins and Steve Ingram of Cruising Yachts in Marina Del Rey, USA. I live in Colorado and I only came to know them from their affiliation with a sailing school in Sausalito, Ca. After getting in contact with them, I decided to purchase a Jeanneau 349 and enter it into the sailing school fleet. The tax benefits and having the maintenance done for me were the biggest draw for this program.
Steve and Allie were a huge help at a time when most yacht salespeople would not take the necessary time. They are a very patient team in an industry of yacht brokers who rarely listen.
They put forth the effort to find us a boat which met our requirements. They listened to our requirements and had recommended a few boats to us for our review until we found the perfect fit.
Allie and Steve have also shown an unwavering dedication in their work and service and had always executed the tasks and duties with sobering promptness and efficiency. I have also found them both hardworking, conscientious, trustworthy and willing to offer their time, help and assistance more than what is required of a yacht broker all while making the experience fun and exciting.
Our first weekend on the boat, upon arrival we found champagne and a stocked to get us through the first night! Above and beyond is how I describe their service. Even several months after we have purchased the boat, They are still in constant contact with us checking how we are enjoying the boat. Steve and Allie have offered their assistance to us in case of any need at any time.
We are very pleased with all the service and assistance rendered to us on the purchase of the 349 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey (which we love!).
I would not hesitate to recommend Allie and Steve to any other potential boat buyers as I am sure you will be very pleased with the service.”
Eric and Katie
2018 Jeanneau 349
– Eric and Katie Bryant, Jeanneau 349, Tranquility
We would like to highly recommend Allie Hawkins and Steve Ingram of Cruising Yachts. Not only are they knowledgeable but fun! They understand that buying a boat is a “dream come true” and help make it effortless and enjoyable.
We have known them since 2015. They represented us when we bought our first boat a Beneteau 35.1. We were new to sailing and having Steve take us out and run the paces with our boat made us so much more comfortable doing it alone. We have grown to love the water and the freedom that sailing provides us. This boat has expanded our world and made us truly love the sport.
Allie and Steve are always there every step of the way through the ordering process and commissioning. After taking possession of the boat, They were always available to answer our numerous questions and go out sailing to help us with our learning curve. During the initial acquisition of the yacht, they steered us to various marine services from titling and registration to standard maintenance, to dockage. Because of their vast knowledge of boat services, they could always recommend the right people.
We consider Allie and Steve trusted friends and have every confidence in recommending them as your full-service yacht brokers.
Jeremy and Cheryl Preedy
– Jeremy and Cheryl Preedy, Beneteau 35.1, Lei Over
“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 the Jeanneau 49, we’ll go back to Ian.”
–Howard & Joanne La Grange, Owners, Jeanneau 39i Performance
– Jeanneau 39i Owner, Jeanneau 39,
“I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much I appreciated the way you both handled the sale of my boat. As you know, this is the first time you sold a boat for me and I called you out of the blue because you represented Jeanneau. I have to say you both showed great professionalism, always honest and upfront with what you thought the boat needed to be done to it. You helped find the right person and resources to facilitate getting it done.
Both of you expedited the process by finding me a slip near your brokerage and quickly, but safely sailing my boat the 30 miles for me. You got me top dollar for my boat and sold it quicker than I thought possible. As a result, I can sleep well knowing it was a win-win situation for the buyer as well as myself.” – Bill Pendola
– Bill Pentola, Jeanneau 349, Osprey