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Just dropping you a note to tell you how much I appreciate your operation, Denison Yachting, and the people you have working for you.

My yacht broker, Mike Kiely assisted me in selling my Power Catamaran. Mike did an awesome job marketing my boat with a wonderful video and picture presentation on your website, advertisement in Yacht World and a great YouTube video presentation that had thousands of views by the time my boat sold.

Mike is extremely knowledgeable and understands all the nuances of marketing a boat, qualifying a potential buyer and showing the boat. He is very personable and a joy to work whether it is with the seller or the potential buyer.

You can rest assured I will be referring my boating friends to Mike when it is time to sell their boat.

Jim Chell on Mike Kiely

I’d like to provide feedback about my experience with selling my yacht with Mike Kiely. 

Bottom line, without my yacht broker this deal would not have closed.  He was able to overcome multiple challenges throughout the process, each of which retained the buyers and saved the deal.  And when emotions became heated, his even-tempered nature and focus on problem solving was helpful. 

His local knowledge of skilled professionals was invaluable, as it helped with clearing the list of repairs and maximizing the visual presentation. I had been having a difficult time finding quality tradespeople until Mike shared some of his recommendations.

Mike was available early in the morning and late into the evening, including weekends, several times when I had to reach out to him off-hours due to my demanding work travel schedule.  He always picked up the phone.

Incidentally, this is the second boat I’ve sold with Mike.  During both sales, he has proven to be the opposite of the broker that sits back and waits for things to fall in his lap (as I’ve experienced firsthand with other agents/brokers).  Mike is active, assertive and always seems to have a resolution in his toolbox.  I cannot overstate how important it is to have a broker with these inherent, “built-in” attributes.  As a business manager myself, it’s my opinion Denison Yacht Sales would do well to focus on retaining Mike.

When I’m ready for #3, I’m calling Mike.

Juan M. Lagomasino, III on Mike Kiely

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Fokke for the purchase of my Beneteau 423. His in-depth knowledge of Beneteau and sailing were extraordinarily helpful. The boat required some attention to prepare it for an extended trip upon closing. Fokke’s kind and thoughtful manner, professional connections, and attention to detail enabled boat preparations and the purchase process to progress seamlessly. I am delighted to recommend Fokke. 

Ed Feener on Mike Kiely

I felt compelled to share my interaction with Mike Kiely at Denison Yachting after a great buying experience.

As someone fairly new to power boating I needed a little extra attention and some knowledge transfer in my boat purchase experience. From the beginning, Mike took the time to explain in great detail his opinion and experiences about the boat I was interested in.

He was very honest and provided the pros and cons to specific items, which I really found invaluable. His response time to my frequent inquiries was incredible, literally, I’d hear back in 5-10 minutes at most.  He always had the answer to my questions, he is without doubt extremely knowledgeable in all areas of boating, including laws, processes, transport and much more.

Even when the sale was completed when most yacht brokers may disappear, Mike made himself available and provided post-sale support to me that was critical to my overall buying experience.

A true professional in every sense of the word, from day one I was in good hands and it provided me confidence and allowed for educated decision making on my part.

Overall, I enjoyed what could easily have been a stressful process! Well done Mr. Kiely I will not hesitate to use you again or recommend you to others!

Thank you.

Marc Jause on Mike Kiely
Thank you for assigning Mike Kiely to assist me in Marketing and, ultimately, procuring a buyer for the sale of my Boat. Mike was very professional and did a great job of coordinating all the logistics involved with finding a long distance buyer.
Even though the age and price point of my boat presented a bit more complicated sales process than is typical, Mike proved to be a skilled and dedicated partner in the process.
Stan Nelson on Mike Kiely