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“Ric Stanley at Intracoastal Yacht Sales was a pleasure to work with.  He was very honest and helpful with the sale and it went very smoothly.”

-Kevin Shea, Sandusky, Ohio

“Thank you Captain Ric for providing such valuable guidance and wisdom during the search for my first yacht. You were incredible! You steered me away from choices I initially thought were great, but were more expensive and provided less value for my situation, long before I even realized it. You helped find the perfect boat for me and then diligently searched the Southeast for the best price and condition. You helped locate a slip, connected me with knowledgeable finance and insurance people, and handled all of the paperwork required for an out of state sale with a Canadian seller. You made a complicated transaction as smooth as possible! Even after the sale, you generously took two full days to help train me with the boat and have answered numerous calls and questions. After decades of dreaming about owning a boat, you made it happen for me. THANK YOU!”

Rob & Alle Maitland, Chapel Hill, NC

Many thanks to Doug Ford for his excellent work in selling our Ranger Tug “Banjo ” recently – just as in representing us in buying it several years ago, we could not have chosen a more professional and personable broker to handle the advertising and subsequent sale. Throughout the process, he kept us current with the market and handled many of the logistics involved, offering us timely advice along the way. Well done, Doug !

Jim & Jo Ann Harllee, Chapel Hill, NC


Ric, Bobby, and the Intracoastal Yacht Sales team,
Our Nordic Tug 34 is performing very well. We’re moved in, settled and in week 3 on our way to New England from Charleston SC.

We just want to thank you and the team for making our purchase experience a pleasure. You have addressed every question promptly, with an appropriate solution and often a creative implementation given our travel schedule. The sub-contractors you selected to complete the boat were equally professional and talented artisans. “Wing it” turns heads in every harbour and we’re making the transition from sail to power more smoothly than expected, in large part thanks to y’all.

We hope you have as great a summer as we’re having on our new boat. Thanks so much for making it happen.

Dick and Sue Wing, Charleston, SC

“Ric has brokered our last four transactions as we sought to sell one boat and then buy another. Each time seeking to fulfill a new water sport fantasy. As both a sellers and a buyers agent, Ric was aggressive, responsive and honest. He never tried to push something just because it was in stock. He once drove over 300 miles to inspect a boat that we wanted and then made the deal. We are happy boaters year after year thanks to Ric!”
-Joe and Sarah Nicke, Wilmington NC

It has been a pleasure doing business with you. We will tell all our ‘buddies’ in the North Strand Power Squadron and the Sea Coast Anglers Fishing Club what a great experience this has been.”

-Jerry and Donna Neuss

“I’ve never met a broker that works harder for his clients. Three transactions with Ric have given me a clear perspective of a professional that will do what is necessary to bring a buyer and seller together. One involved my sale of a boat on consignment that sat over a year on the lot of a regional dealer, with ZERO activity. After making the decision to list with Ric and send the boat to Wilmington, NC it sold in two days! Honesty, competence and professionalism describe Ric, and I would highly recommend his services.”
Chuck Patton – Hopewell VA

“Hi Doug,
Just a short note to say “Thanks” for all your hard work with regards to selling my boat. You are a Gentleman and totally trustworthy. Again, thank you so much and please stay in touch, Keep up the Great work!”

-Gary Saunders

“Dear Captain Bobby,

As Kim and I sit on our “new” 1999 Bayliner 4788 pilothouse, we are so glad that we chose you as our broker. We had owned other boats in the past, but decided it was time to go ahead and get our “dream” boat.

In the beginning, you listened to our wants and understood our price range. You then narrowed it down to a manageable number of boats to look at. You also had access to the type of boats that would fit our needs and took the time to explain the advantages of each type.

When we saw this boat, we knew that was it! You then walked us through the many steps to make sure this was the boat we wanted and to close as soon as possible. We had tons of questions and you either had the answers, or knew someone that did. I am sure this deal would not have happened without your guidance. Since we took ownership, you have continued to help us anytime we had a question or a need.

Even now, when we are talking to someone in the marine industry, we always mention your name. It seems everyone knows you and has high praise for your knowledge of boating.

Thanks for helping make our dream come true.”
Alois and Kim Callemyn

This is just to thank you for all you did in helping to get the boat and for the trip down from Norfolk. What a great trip, we really learned a lot!

Jane and I appreciate your friendship and look forward to many trips in the new boat!”

-Jim and Jane Finch

“I bought my Cruiser Yacht from Captain Ric Stanley back in 2007. He knew exactly what I was looking for and he found it. My relationship with Ric has grown over the years as we have kept in touch and gone on several boat rendezvous with Intracoastal Yacht Sales. Through these trips we have met many lifelong friends and had such wonderful and memorable times. If you are looking for your dream boat or looking to sell one I highly recommend Captain Ric Stanley with Intracoastal Yacht Sales. He will definitely get the job done for you and continue the relationship long after the sale is complete.”
Harriet McNeill – Wilmington NC


Amy and I want to thank you for your efforts on selling Fast Company. It has been a tough market to sell a boat in and your hard work and determination is what made the difference. The marketing plan you designed to bring prospective buyers attention to Fast Company also had a significant impact on selling our boat. This is the third transaction you have you have acted as our broker and I hope that there will be more boats in our future with your help! Thanks again Ric, we have always felt you had our best interest in mind and we certainly do appreciate your efforts.”

-Eric Hoffman – Greensboro NC

Your expertise and advice was so very helpful in this process for us. We are delighted with our new boat and we owe a lot of the “thanks” to you. We are looking forward to a great boating season with “Carolina Breeze”. You are a true professional and I’m sure we will do business again in the future!”

-Bobby Smith

“We used Intracoastal Yacht Sales for the sale of our Mainship Trawler this past spring. Captain Ric provided excellent service throughout the sales process. We chose to list with Intracoastal Yacht Sales because several years ago, when we were looking to purchase a boat, Captain Ric Stanley and Captain Bobby Gregory had both been very helpful during our search for the right boat.

During the listing process, Captain Ric understood what was unique about our boat and emphasized those features in our listing. After the boat was listed, we felt that Ric was actively using his contacts to find a buyer for our boat. Feedback from showings was always prompt and detailed. While negotiating the sales contract, Ric supported our wishes while providing insightful feedback on how to achieve the best deal.

We would recommend Intracoastal Yacht Sales whether you are buying or selling a boat or yacht. You’ll find them knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to deal with.”
Jerry and Carolyn Kusky – Southport NC

We wanted to Thank You so much for your excellent work during the purchase of our Ranger Tug “Banjo”. Also for all of your hard work in the last year leading up to finding our perfect boat.

We’ve enjoyed getting to know you too – your cordial and professional manner really suited us perfectly and we enjoyed the boat buying process with you ‘at the helm’.”

-Jim and Jo Ann Harllee

“I recently purchased my first boat from Ric Stanley at Intracoastal Yacht Sales and was lucky to find an honest broker to work with me.   I live in Massachusetts and I found the boat I was looking for, however it resided at Intracoastal Yacht Sales based in North Carolina so it was out of state.  Not being able to actually see the boat in person, I used both a local marina and marine surveyor to check out the boat.  Ric went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and earning his trust throughout the entire process.  He setup shipping for me to get the boat to Massachusetts and answered any question I had after delivery.  Ric is an honest and professional broker that is dedicated to helping his clients and it was a great experience purchasing my first boat from him.   Thanks Ric for all your help and I am sure we will do business again.”

-Sean Bornstein – Massachussetts

“Bobby, I just wanted to tell you that my wife and I were more than impressed with you and Intracoatsal Yacht Sales. We certainly weren’t purchasing the largest boat you’ve sold, but you treated us like we were! Your personal attention and availability to answer our questions day and night was very much appreciated. You gave us great advice regarding professionals in the area for surveying and mechanical issues. While we are new to boating, you gave us a comfort level that made the purchasing process fun and gave us confidence in our decision. Can’t wait to get on the water! Many thanks.”

Bruce and Cynthia Eason – S.C.