Our Clients Aren't Trophies, They're
Friends We've Met On Our Journey

We have some of the best clients on the planet. Here are some of the great things they've said about us.


“…Jean-Marie was there as my confidant and teacher.”

From the time I made the decision to buy a new sailboat to the delivery Jean-Marie was there as my confidant and teacher.

I first met Jean-Marie at the 2012 Long Beach sailboat show he was demonstrating the drop-down transom of the Oceanis 45 I had never seen anything like that before and was inspired that’s what sold me on the boat, I was aware of the Beneteau quality but until you walk on board and see the fit and finish it all comes together Jean-Marie was there explaining all the benefits of the boat clearly so even and novice like me could understand.

We made arrangements for a demo sail of the boat back at there yard,when I went to demo the boat Jean-Marie was very patient with me he explained everything I was sold so we started the process of ordering the boat,he got me set up with the boat loan and insurance.

I was looking to buy the Oceanis 45 out of their stock, problem was I didn’t qualify for the loan at that point Jean-Marie suggested that I get the Oceanis 41 the only one they had in stock wasn’t what I wanted so we ordered a new one from Beneteau the way I wanted it, he helped me submit the loan papers, I got approved for the smaller boat game on….

Jean-Marie made their Oceanis 41 available for me to learn how to sail on, he was very patient with me and taught me a lot about how to sail the boat.

During this entire process I was a giant pain in the ass but he (Jean-Marie) took it in stride and was easy-going and then calmed me down and told me my boat would arrive soon. So the day came when my boat arrives and Jean-Marie calls me and tells me it’s there in their yard I don’t know who was happier him or I. So about four weeks later we have our final walk-through and he and Philip the yard manager go over everything with me about the boat and finally …..she’s mine… So the next morning I make arrangements to take the boat on her maiden voyage from Marina Del Rey to Ventura some eight hours north up the coast of California, Jean-Marie went with me to make sure that he felt comfortable with me on the boat and handling the boat. He brought along wine and lunch that was a French gourmet meal it was incredible.

I just want to say this about Jean-Marie. If it wasn’t for Jean-Marie the person he is I wouldn’t be in my boat today, he held my hand thru the entire process it wasn’t always easy I know I was a giant pain but he didn’t give up on me he saw it through.

William Durrell // Oceanis 41 Owner on Jean-Marie Cabri