Edwards Yacht Sales

Customer Testimonials


I wanted to thank Craig and Shelly Massey for their excellent service selling my boat. They made the sale painless and kept me informed every step of the way. The closing was smooth as well. I couldn’t be happier.

Craig and Shelly are the most honest people I’ve ever met in the Marine industry (which says allot). I wasn’t just treated like a customer, but they made me feel like one of their family. I’ll recommend all my friends to them for purchases/sales of new or used boats as well as all for their maintenance needs.

I look forward to dealing with them in the future. They have a customer for life with me. You couldn’t ask for a better representative for your company. I wouldn’t hesitate to deal with them again.


Barbara and Al | 34’ American Tug 34 Pilothouse Trawler 2001

We contracted with Leo Thibault of Edwards Yacht Sales to sell our 2001 American Tug after 14 great years on her.  We chose Leo because he was local (to the boat) and had a solid sales history with selling our model boat.  Leo was open, honest and on top of all the details of the sales process.  Our expectations were met in every step of the sales process.  He helped us with solid preparation advice, communicated with us frequently, and was most helpful in getting the boat sold in a very short period of time.  

A friend of ours had used Leo two times to sell his boats and provided us with a solid recommendation.  We are pleased to add our recommendation for your consideration in having Leo represent your boat sale.  

While living aboard, we have seen many brokers proudly place "for sale" signs on boats, and then never see them or prospective buyers near the boat again.  That was not definitely not our experience.  Leo knew the boat, the market, the location of potential buyers, and brought them to the boat.  He was everything we could hope for in a broker.

Barbara and Al | 34’ American Tug 34 Pilothouse Trawler 2001
Jim and Sallie S. | 41' TARTAN YACHTS 4100 1997

We are celebrating the sale of our Tartan 4100 sail boat that has given us a great deal of pleasure for the past 22 years.  We would like to thank and commend our broker, Thomas Olive, for his kindness, support and guidance throughout this process.  It will be our pleasure to recommend both Tom and Edwards Yacht Sales to anyone who has a vessel that they would like to sell.  The process of selling our boat would have been impossible except for Tom's knowledge of the complex process of selling a Documented Vessel in Florida.


Jim and Sallie S. | 41' TARTAN YACHTS 4100 1997
Neil C. | 60' EGG HARBOR 1988

Herb Sternberg helped me locate, inspect, and negotiate the purchase of my dream boat.  

Although I didn’t know Herb before I started looking for a boat, he did such a great job and made me feel so comfortable that I now consider Herb to be family.

Herb is conscientious, thoughtful, dependable, friendly, punctual and has all the traits I would want from anyone helping me buy a boat.


Neil C. | 60' EGG HARBOR 1988
Kip | 36' American Tug Flybridge 2015

Hello Edwards Yacht Sales,

Leo was remarkable. What a pleasure it is to work with someone who knows the history and the insides and out of the American Tug.

He’s well connected with American Tugs and was able to get me onto another, privately owned, tug in my area for a first look. He drove from SW Florida to Alabama to meet me for the survey, and was on top of every step of the process. He was literally accessible 24/7 and absolutely had the best follow up.

Thanks for everything,

Kip | 36' American Tug Flybridge 2015
Virginia D. and Jerry C. | 40' Block Island Migrator 1987

Dear Brett,

My husband, Jerry and I have been the proud owners of a beautiful Block Island 40 sailboat for many years.

Three years ago, we reached the sad conclusion due to health reasons that we would have to sell her. After one hour of posting an ad myself, Melanie Neale reached out to me via a phone call. I knew her family long ago but did not know she was a yacht broker. It seemed fortuitous that we should let Melanie broker our boat. Such a classic boat is not an easy  sell in Florida.  Melanie did all she could and more to attract the right buyers. We were very concerned that people who would really appreciate her would purchase our boat. Melanie counseled us wisely and regularly throughout the time we had her for sale. This year she skillfully facilitated the sale of our boat to some wonderful and knowledgable people, showing the boat to them several times which involved hours on the road for her. 

The sale of our boat was beyond practical. It was emotional. Melanie understood that. We are so glad to have been in this partnership with her to pass our boat on to people who would love and care for her. We just wanted you to know how much we appreciated working with someone as skilled and caring as Melanie Sunshine Neale.

Virginia D. and Jerry C. | 40' Block Island Migrator 1987

David took over my listing (a Searay Amberjack) after a bad experience with the previous broker. As my new broker, David's first suggestion was to RAISE the asking price as he believed the boat was under-priced. After many offers, missed appointments by potential buyers, sea trials and negotiations, I accepted an offer at ASKING price. By the way, all of this happened while I was out of state, while David handled everything. 
Couldn't be happier!

Mark M.

Leo Thibault was the listing agent for Goosebumps, that I just bought. I had no buyer's broker. Leo was extremely professional, informative, and helpful. Though technically he represented the seller, he went out of his way to bring buyer and seller to closing. I sincerely appreciate his efforts and wholeheartedly would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a boat.

David | 34' American Tug 2003

Dear Edwards Yacht Sales,

There are the folks in the yacht brokerage world who rise to a level that can only be described as "excellence" — like Leo Thibault of Edwards Yacht Sales. My wife and I had the benefit of Leo's expertise helping us find and purchase our 2003 American Tug 34. His deep product knowledge about American Tugs helped give us confidence as we transitioned from sailboats to the purchase of a powerboat. From our initial conversations through survey, negotiations and closing Leo was thoughtful and insightful, and we are grateful. We recommend him unreservedly. Beyond that, what other yacht broker brings home-made, wonderful food to the survey, enough for everyone on board with leftovers to savor and cherish?


Skipper of M/V Maya, American Tug Hull #34

U.S. Coast Guard Master, including Auxiliary Sail


David | 34' American Tug 2003
David A. | 45' silverton 453 motor yacht 2003

To Whom It May Concern,

As the Full Time Captain of 'barbobaroo', a Silverton 453 Motor Yacht, I was asked by the owners to put the Boat on the market and get it sold for them. The owners were now in their 80's and the husband's health was deteriorating faster than had been expected and they felt they couldn't enjoy cruising as they had over the past several years. I had been their Captain since they first purchased the boat many years earlier.

I immediately contacted Leo Thibault, of Edwards Yacht Sales, to discuss a possible Sale Contract on their behalf. I had dealt with Leo in the past acting as a Delivery Captain for several of his boat sales and therefore I knew him, and Edwards Yacht Sales, extremely well.

He immediately took on the task of marketing the boat and his approach to the sale was prompt, professional, detailed and dedicated. The Sale Literature he produced was well presented and placed on the Internet on many Sites which was instrumental in attracting customers from all over the USA and in particular Florida.

He assisted greatly on advising on just how to present the boat for any possible showings (a key element of any sale) and he eagerly sought out potential 'buyers' arranging showings on any day of the week. Some other Brokers I know only work 5/6 days a week but not Leo -he worked 24/7 for the benefit of both his sellers and buyers alike- a major credit to his Company.

He and his Company made a concerted effort to advertise the Boat and it was not long before potential buyers became interested in the Boat and a Sale was concluded after the third showing - the owners were ecstatic. The buyer was from the other side of the State and made an offer for almost the full asking price. The Survey went as expected and the Sale 'closed' in a matter of days. Monies were received and distributed with ease and all on schedule.

I have no hesitation in recommending both Leo and Edwards Yacht Sales to any potential Buyer or Seller - I have never met a more professional Team who produced excellent results in these difficult financial times.

Edwards Yacht Sales