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I wanted to drop you a line and tell you about our amazing experience with our yacht broker, Steve Palazzo. His service was exceptional… extraordinary, really. Steve and I spoke for a year looking for the "perfect vessel." My husband and I knew what we were looking for and knew what we liked. Steve found a Tiara for us in Florida (we are in Ohio).. When Steve went to the boat he did a live video for us and "walked us through" remotely. We were sold. We discussed our next steps and Steve arranged, and was involved with, the entire process. He lined-up the surveys and attended them for us, taking more pics and videos. He even went on the sea trial for us, while videoing, and we "attended" remotely. Steve then facilitated dockage extension for us and helped us find a shipping agent. He actually took the boat to the marina for ship-out and assured the antennas, radar etc. were removed and it was ready for Ohio. He went above and beyond. We never actually saw the boat until it arrived in Ohio, ahead of schedule. And she is amazing! Our Tiara is exactly what we wanted and exactly what Steve represented she was. She is gorgeous and in excellent condition. The stars really aligned when we met Steve and engaged with him in the process of buying our first yacht. Our experience really is the ultimate sales success story. I would confidently recommend Steve to anyone who was in the market to buy a boat and you should be proud that he is part of the Denison yacht broker team. His sale was matched by complete professionalism and attendance to our needs. We trust him and would use nobody else in our future boating endeavors.

Kelle S. on Steve Palazzo

I wanted to take a minute and let you know what a pleasure it was working with Steve Palazzo. Steve was the listing agent on the boat and as the buyer I chose to work direct with him. I have to say his expertise and advice worked well for both myself and the seller. Steve was able to assist both of us in order to close the deal. Being a West Coast buyer and having to fly in for a one day sea trial, hull survey and haul out all went extremely well and Steve was there every step of the way, from pick up at the hotel and always answering my nagging phone calls day and night. Steve assured me from day one and over and over that he would be sure to deliver the boat from Miami to Port Everglades, yesterday he held fast to that commitment as he sent me photos of our tiny 40ft Riviera tied up to the ship. If I were to purchase a boat again I would certainly work with Steve and or recommend him to anyone looking for a broker. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Wayne B. on Steve Palazzo

My wife and I had been in the market for a trawler and had considered a few over the past two years, including power catamarans. We met our yacht broker, Steve Palazzo while looking at a 43 Lagoon Power Cat—while we loved the layout, that boat didn’t work out. Steve persevered and was patient with us. After looking at several subsequent vessels, Steve let us know about a 2003 DeFever 44-- we agreed to go up to Jacksonville to look her over. This was the boat- love at first sight -- WELL maintained, essentially a turn-key boat. The survey and sea-trial went very well, our offer was accepted, and we closed. Steve and the Denison team really did make our first large boat purchase an easy, fond memory.

Epilogue: Not having a lot of time at the helm of a 44,000-pound twin-screw and a delivery trip from Jacksonville to Boca Raton was a bit daunting, and Steve agreed to come along as a Captain-teacher. By design, my wife and I wanted to handle the boat as much as possible. Steve was a huge asset and patient mentor. We learned a LOT. And -there were two touchy moments (Ft. Pierce City Marina!) where Steve saved the day. Since coming home, we’ve been loving our new boat “Pawsabilities,” and look forward to ever longer day and overnight trips, the great loop, and the Bahamas cruising.

Andy & Laura on Steve Palazzo

I wanted to take a moment to recognize an outstanding yacht broker by the name of Steve Palazzo. From my first contact with Mr. Palazzo to weeks after the transaction had finalized he was incredibly professional and helpful throughout the entire process! Steve had the time and patience to answer all of my unique questions and concerns as he always made himself available anytime on a phone call, via text and emails as well.

The entire process was made that much easier and gave me peace of mind as I knew I was working with a knowledgeable decent individual. Steve Palazzo is not just another yacht broker looking to close a sale. I take the time to say this because as a small business owner I greatly appreciate and value individuals representing my company and myself. Again thank you!

A. Torres on Steve Palazzo

One of your brokers, Steve Palazzo helped me by my first large class boat, a 43 foot Viking. We met virtually when I was looking at several boats that Denison had posted. I didn’t know much about the broker business, but he convinced me that he was on my side and would do everything to help me purchase a boat. He exceeded my expectations by far! I’m a fighter pilot in the Air Force and a commercial airline pilot and while I travel a lot, I was temporarily locked down due to the Covid and stuck in Texas when I found the boat that I thought would be a perfect fit. Long story short, Steve went well above and beyond all expectations in helping me review, survey, find insurance and mechanics, connect with the boat and ultimately purchase it...and even helped me ferry it down the East Coast of Florida to the Florida Keys where I now live. I expect to stay connected with Steve, he has even offered for me to stay at his place when I’m in town and we have had several meetings with both his wife and my girlfriend. Either way, this dude has been one of the best sales reps in any sort of process like this that I have ever been involved with, and I thought that you should know that. Let me know if you have any questions, otherwise, my vote is in for Steve as broker of the year for what it’s worth. Ha!

Colby Edwards on Steve Palazzo