Just wanted to thank you for all your work and involvement in helping us with our boat purchase. We particularily appreciate your "constant contact" approach, so we never have to wonder what is happening.
We will be taking possession on Friday, celebrating with your thoughtful Grey Goose gift. If you are ever in the area, we will have the Zing Zang ready! Thank you so much! — Trudy and Charlie R from South Carolina
The name Mike Mascari was given to me by several members of the Platinum Point Yacht Club as broker to trust. Upon initial contact, I was quickly impressed with his courtesy, experience and knowledge. As a novice he answered all my questions very thoroughly and I learned from him to just take one step at a time as the transactions are always very fluid.
Mike's willingness to check out boats for me was most appreciated and when it came time to schedule sea trials and surveys he had my best interest at heart and everything on his part went very smoothly. Not only that, but he helped make arrangements to see that my boat was delivered to my dock. Thanks Captain Steve.
A word of thanks to go to Delmar (Buddy) Franks as he made the final closing paperwork and exchange of funds on both boats a well organized, simple and very efficient process.
I cannot say enough positive things about the services of American Marine, in particular Mike Mascari and Delmar (Buddy) Franks who worked closely with me on the sale of my 305 Robalo and purchase of a 36 Sabre.
I have instructed my wife, that upon my death, she is to call Mike and follow his instructions on selling the boat. Prior to working with Mike, I had always said save the money on the obituary, just put an ad in the paper stating "Clarke died boat for sale." — Clarke M from Punta Gorda FL
I know it has been over two months but I do want to thank you for assisting us in the purchase of our 34' Mainship Rum Runner. I appreciate the several thoughtful actions you took including procuring a companionway key, sending photos, driving us from the rental car location etc. We love our little boat having spent weeks in the keys and currently planning an Abacos trip. We wish you the best — Robert Granger from Davie, FL
Dear Sir, Maggie and I have finally arrived at a marina with Wi-Fi connection which allows us to write to you and express our appreciation for your firm's efforts in helping us acquire this boat. That Mike Mascari travelled nearly fifteen hundred miles to assist in our closing was amazing, and undoubtedly enhanced the process considerably. Mike further offer to transport an extra set of propellers back to Ft. Myers; saving us hundreds of dollars in shipping. It is precisely this kind of individual; attention that keeps us past, present, and future patrons. Gary and Maggie N — Gary and Maggie N from Albany, NY
Dear Mike, Thank you so much for helping us purchase out beautiful boat. We have spent the last week cleaning her up and getting her ready to come home to her berth on Key Biscayne. We couldn't be more happy. Thank you for all of your organizational skills in the closing process and for taking her to the marina when Al's back was not cooperating. I also wanted to tell you were right. Bella Luna is the BEST Italian restaurant that we have ever eaten in. We hope to see you soon. Lynn H — Lynn and Al Hackett from Boca Raton, FL
Dear Sir, Joanne and I wish to thank you on behalf of Mr Franis E Parker for the truly magnificent job Mr. Mike Mascari performed in the sale of the motor yacht IWISHA. We explained to Miek the need for an expedited sale and he performed above and beyond all expectations. He is a gentleman befitting his reputation. Thank you, Ronald C. P, P.E. — Ronald C P from Ballwin. MO
Dear Mike: Thank you for your attention to details throughout our resent negotiations on YA'SOU. You have taken care of every detail and gone the extra mile in personal service. Thanks especially for your purchasing the "Y" adapter that allowed us peace of mind and air conditioned comfort for our first night on board. All of your staff services and the outside vendors you have referred us to have been excellent. Keep up the good work and try to take the time and smell the roses. You may have to drop that cell phone in the water in order to get some peace of mind. Sincerely, Joseph & Susan G — Joseph and Susan G from Rockledge, FL
I have recently completed the purchase & taken delivery of a 2001 - 4788 Bayliner Pilothouse M/Y, a brokerage vessel, listing broker Mike Mascari. I would like to bring to your attention the exceptional effort & high degree of professionalism, shown by Mike, throughout the nearly two months that it took to make this deal happen. As a professional broker, I am fully cognizant of the work and dedication that was required to complete this deal. Mike's tireless efforts, outstanding negotiating skills and refusal to give up, resulted in the successful sale of the boat. Mike's conduct after the deal was completed, is even more commendable. I had a very short window of opportunity to get the boat from Cape Coral to Port Everglades, in time to be loaded on a ship, for delivery in Vancouver. Mike make it possible to complete the documentation quickly, including arranging for signatures by a Notary Public on a Saturday. He also recommended a very competent & responsible delivery captain who helped me get he vessel to Port Everglades in time. Please convey my thanks to Mike to all his efforts in putting the deal together and his help afterwards. The board arrived here safely yesterday. Yours truly, Capt. Duke A — Capt Duke A from Richmond, B.C.
Dear Sir, I would like to offer my sincere thank and in particular to Mike Mascari, for his outstanding service during the recent purchase of my 1996 Cruisers Yachts. Mike's tireless commitment to satisfying my needs resulted in me purchasing the exact model well below my anticipated price. He provided guidance and support which made the entire experience very pleasurable. In fact, I will be calling on his assistance for my next yacht purchase within and next couple of years. In my opinion, Mike indeed a credit to your organization and his profession. Sincerely, Weldon S, II — Weldon S II from Centreville, VA
Dear Mike: Thank you so much for your hospitality and service. The "brokers" I have dealt with in the past need to take a few lessons. Maybe you could develop a class, in your spare time. HA! You are busy for a reason; it's because you work so hard at providing an exceptional service. Sincerely, Russel J Jr. — Russel J Jr from Slidell, LA
Dear Sir: After a long search and review of boat brokers, I recently decided to do business with your firm in the person of Mike Mascari. This decision has proven to be an excellent one and is due to Mike's many talents. I was dismayed at the number of broker personnel that after showing me several boats that I had asked about, not only did not qualify my needs but never even called back. The old adage that a few good salespeople in a company sell the majority of the product made me wonder if I would ever find someone that would take the time and effort to sell our boat and find a replacement. Then I found Mike. He has been diligent, competent, prompt and committed in our dealings. He worked out a transaction that met our needs and made it happen. Mike is an asset to you operation and a keeper as they say. I will be happy to recommend Mike and your brokerage operation to anyone who is interested in selling or buying a boat. Wishing you good luck and good selling! Mike R — Mike R from Port Charlotte, FL
Dear Sir, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from a friend that you had publishing my piece on buying my 30 Pilot, "Sitting Duck," in the Spring edition of MAINEVENT. Fortunately it was different enough in content from the version which ran in MARTHA'S VINEYARD Magazine, and the one in the current issue of POWER CRUISING, that there were no repercussions. However, I would like to have known you were going to publish the piece, and would like to have received your magazine, perhaps even in advance of the publication. With that lead time, I could have supplied some photographs and mentioned that Mike Mascari was my broker, in Florida. In the same week of February, when Mike sold the Pilot 30 to Mr. Vogel from Guatemala, he co-brokered the deal on my Mainship, in Fort Myers. That May, I had my 30 trucked to Cape Cod, and next autumn, had the pleasure of bringing her back from Marta's Vineyard, down to her home dock in Stuart, Florida, on her own bottom. The trip was 1500 miles of magnificence, and done at 16knots for most of the voyage, at an also thrifty pace. In terms of being a satisfied customer, when I buy my next boat, ideally a Pilot 34. I shall also try to buy through Mike Mascari. Yours in bow-thrusted bliss, Jib — Jib W from Stuart, FL
Dear Mike, I want to thank you for your tremendous assistance during the two boat transactions. From finding a buyer in about one week for the 3888 and guidance on the 3988 purchase, you were great. Bringing the cushions, etc., back from New York was very nice of you as that uncluttered the "half of the great circle" trek. Again, thanks for the exemplary service. Sinerely, Dr. Lynn P — Dr Lynn P from Carabelle, FL
Mike is located at Legacy Harbor Marina, Ft Myers, FL; 239-980-2202. While seeming a little gruff at first, it didn't take long to realize that Mike is a very honest, straight forward, and knowledgeable broker that will bend over backwards to address any of your concerns. Mike was instrumental in the negotiations and finalizing the deal, and after the purchase, he arranged for a delivery Captain, ride to the owners residence to pick up the boat, and even delivered cabin pieces and boat parts in his pick-up to our marina. AND, HE WAS THE SELLER'S BROKER!!! — Dick and Kathy P from Rock Island IL
Dear Mike: Thank you for the GPS chip and the champagne. We love the boat and are putting new canvas and a Sat TV system on board. We appreciate you taking care of our crew. The boat didn't miss a beat to Ft. Lauderdale. Craig & Mickey — Craig and Mickey from Ft Lauderdale FL
Mike, Thanks so much for helping us find our 28 Albin. Your patience with us was second to none. All the traveling back and forth between coasts finally paid off. We appreciated it. Buddy is a great asset to your company and does excellent work too. Thanks for everything, Gary & Colleen H — Gary and Collen H from Cape Coral, FL
Dear Mike, Thank you so much for everything you did and all your help. You were fanstastic & it was greatly appreciated! The boat is wonderful & we are so happy. She has a great home on Lake Ontaho now! Have a wonderful summer & Thanks Again! Amanda M — Amanda M from Chaumont, NY
Dear Mike, Thank you so much for everything you did and all your help. You were fanstastic & it was greatly appreciated! The boat is wonderful & we are so happy. She has a great home on Lake Ontaho now! Have a wonderful summer!
Thanks Again Mike! We Love Love Love our Boat! — Amanda M from Chaumont, NY
Thank you Mike for the good advice and information. You are more than a salesman, and really take good care of your customer. Keep the good work. — Gaetan and Francine
Your generous gift to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in honor of Kayo, was truly appreciated. Sandra Welles — Sandra W from Arcadia, FL
Dear Mike - You are the Best! Most patient, even tempered - I could go on & on! Thank you for finding the boat of my dreams & taking us there to provision & "set sail" on our maiden cruise! We are in your debt! Mag & Gary — Maggie and Gary N from Cape Coral, FL
Thank you for being such a caring person and helping your customers find exactly what they want. God bless you with more success and good health. Thank you for the bottle of champagne. Best Regards, Caren and John — John D from Fort Myers, FL
Dear Mike, Johnny and I want to thank you for everything. The dinner certificate came at a perfect time. You went from a great broker to a nice friend. We will be looking for you in May. Keep in Touch with us and God Bless you, Sue & Johnny H — Sue and Johnny H from Wheeler Dam, AL
Mike, Thank you for all the miles that you've driven with us and for us ! Please accept this little "payback." Fondly, Bob & Jeanne — Bob and Jeanne M from Osprey, FL
Allow me to take this opportunity to praise Mike for an amazing job. I've dealt with a few boat brokers over the years and he proved himself exemplary. I will happily work with him again should the occasion arise.
Mike is a great asset to his clients. — Mark A from Ft Myers and New Hampshire