What our customers say:
I can't say enough good things about Scott and Eric
at Bayport Yachts. They have many years experience
between the two of them. So working with one of
these professionals gives you the wisdom of both.
Primarily I worked with Scott Schramm. He is
wonderful on all four phases of the purchase: boat
acquisition, sale price negotiation, closing and
delivery / set up.
Scott listened to my wants, needs, limitations and
price range during the acquisition phase. I had a
fairly clear idea of what I wanted and helped me find
boats that were close to what I wanted. He started
showing me a number of different models, listened to
what I liked and disliked about each, which allowed
him to quickly hone down the boats which were good
What is especially nice is that Scott helped me find
a wonderful boat that was in the lower end of my
price range. This was great because sales people
(boat, house or car) find a way of "up selling" you
into a more expensive unit. Scott didn't!
Scott found an excellent boat that wasn't more than I
After deciding upon a particular boat, Scott was
great in negotiation. He was a great help in keeping
me from overpaying. In fact, the final negotiated
contract price was less than I had planned on paying.
Again, his professionalism and experience was
incredibly helpful during the closing phase. Being
there during the survey allowed him to understand the
boats strengths and weaknesses. As an experienced
licensed Captain, he knows what's important for the
integrity and safety of the boat, what's cosmetic and
what can be a potential deal breaking problem.
Experienced boaters can appreciate the extra set of
eyes, and novices can understand because he
translates from "nautical talk" into English.
Needless to say, I certainly benefitted from his
fiscal aggressiveness when negotiating the survey
allowance. (Between what he saved me on the
contract and survey allowance, he saved me more than
the total commission on the boat, which the seller
Because of a number of reasons, we had a very short
time between the survey and final closing. There is
a lot of financial and technical information that
passes between the brokers, client, seller, marine
banker and insurance persons. Scott kept this
complicated process moving, even when two of the
parties were independently tied up in in-office team
building days. (What's the chances of that?!) Scott
kept his head and got the deal closed even working
with that truncated schedule. There was a lot of
pressure getting the deal done because of these
extenuating "team building" circumstances, but even
while he was busy with other clients, Scott's
expertise got all the myriad of details sorted out on
Because I bought a pre-owned boat, there were
mechanical issues that came up on the survey which he
helped rectify with his vast breadth of marine
Finally, when it came to the delivery, he and his
associates were extremely knowledgable and patient
helping me understand the complex marine, mechanical,
maintenance, hydraulic, electrical and navigational
components of a vessel as complicated as today's
I couldn't be happier with my new (to me) boat. Nor
could I be happier with Scott and the staff at Bayport
Yachts. Next time I buy a boat, I will have them
Michael D. P. Silveus, DDS, MS
Thank you for all of your help in the purchase of our
new boat/home. We love our new home and so do our
dogs. It is not only beautiful & well maintained, it
is also functional for our daily living.
Your knowledge and level of professionalism has been
amazing. It was great meeting someone who really
appreciates boats and knows what a live aboard boater
is truly looking for in a home. We would like to
express our deep appreciation for all of your help.
Melissa and Tony Wetzler, Maxwell and Jacob
Dear Bayport Yachts,
My wife and I have been wrestling about buying a boat
for some time. We are very new to boating, and when
we decided to go ahead, Scott at Bayport Yachts made
the process extraordinarily easy. He not only helped
identify the right boat for us, but made the process
significantly less daunting. He guided on the right
pricing, and what to look for during the sea trials.
He even graciously helped motor our new boat from
Annapolis to its new slip in Washington, DC. I would
wholeheartedly endorse Scott and Bayport Yachts as
your boat broker, and would use them again in a
We recently purchased a boat with Scott Schramm of
Bayport Yachts, and we couldn't have asked for a
better experience. He guided us through the purchase
process and was with us every step of the way. We
looked at several good boats, and in the end we
purchased our perfect boat at a great price. We
couldn't be happier with our boat and although we
don't plan on looking for a new boat anytime soon,
I'm sure the day will come - and we know Scott will
be there with us!
Scott is as honest as they come. It's clear that he
is working for your referrals and not pushing you max
out your budget for a large commission.
Jeremy Schappert, CPA
My wife and I had the pleasure to work with Scott
Schramm at Bayport Yacht Sales this past Fall to buy
our dream boat which was a 58’ Hatteras. He was easy
to talk to, timely whenever we had a question and
never felt any pressure to do anything we weren't
We enjoyed his business ethics so much we asked him
to sell our 1987 Chris Craft Catalina. Not only was
he a great to deal with on this side but he was also
quick in response whenever anyone had a question or
was contacted by a potential buyer.
I just wanted to reiterate how pleased both Tim and I
are with the excellent service you provided with the
listing and quick sale of our yacht, TEMPTRESS.
An unbelievable 89 days from listing to buyer's
acceptance, in a very slow down market.
You did a marvelous job in marketing TEMPTRESS and I
am happy to recommend your services to anyone.
Keep up the good work.
Capt. Dennis S. Corcoran
Fort Lauderdale, FL.
You may remember me; twenty one years ago I bought a
1971 36 Hatteras convertible which was for sale in
Connecticut, and you were the selling broker. I still
have the boat, I am on my third set of engines with
her, and second paint job since I bought her.
She is a much loved and valued member of the family.
Thanks for your exceptional professionalism and
knowledge of boats old and new. I've only bought one
boat from you in 21 years, but that was because you
sold me the right one, and I haven't needed to change
out of her.
Jim Rosenthal, M.D.
The funds from the sale of my 53 Defever have arrived
in my account.
Thanks so much for everything. You did a GREAT job !!!!
Dr. E. Neil Moore,
"The Walrus" is now at her new home in Clayton, NY. I
want to thank you for all your help in making it
possible for Jan and I to enjoy our new yacht. It was a
somewhat complicated purchase and you rolled with the
punches throughout the process. Your continued interest
and help after the sale makes your brokerage different
from the others. You were always there for us when we
needed advice on what to do and who to call to get "The
Walrus" ready for her 650 mile trip North. Being
snowbirds based in Florida and Northern New York, we
were unfamiliar with the Chesapeake. With your help all
the issues with the yacht were resolved and our trip
was uneventful (just the way we like it.) Please feel
free to share this note with any of your clients.
You will be pleased to know that "Gypsy Girl" is in
Jupiter and safely tied at our dock. She arrived at
about 3 pm yesterday.
Capt Mark and Charlie did a great job in bringing her
down. She looks great and seems none the worse for the
Tom and Peggy Pettibone
Just to let you know Pat arrived home today, the
journey through all the locks went very well, the
crew enjoyed themselves (I, unfortunately, had to
return home to the business) and the boat performed
beyond our expectations. The sellers had
certainly left her looking great and ready for this
trip. This is the cleanest boat we ever purchased.
We want to thank you for your work and your honesty.
You really described her truthfully and we were not
disappointed. We will definitely recommend you as a top
notch broker should anyone we know require assistance
in finding a boat.
All the best,
Celine & Pat Shank
Perth, Ontario Canada
Many thanks for your prompt attention to the key
aspects of the business.
I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate the
effort you put into the selling of my 36 Monk.
Dr. Peter Wilding
I cannot believe the time and trouble you went to in
getting everything done before I arrived to pick up my
57' Chris Craft. Your attention to detail is amazing.
The service at Bayport Yachts is like doing business
with a "concierge" yacht brokerage!
Thanks for everything.
Palm Beach, FL
I was very pleased with your prompt attention and
professional manner in selling my Ranger Tug. You have
found a buyer for her in less than 30 days. I could not
I look forward to doing business with you and Bayport
Yachts in the future.
Richard S. duPont
I just wanted to let you know how pleased Clara and I
have been with the way you have handled the sale of our
boat. We particularly appreciated not having to be
involved in the details of showing the boat, answering
questions and in any way dealing with tire kickers.
It has been a pleasure to work with someone so
responsive and professional.
The purposes of this letter are to thank you and to
We are going to pick up and take home to New York, our
new modestly used Jefferson this coming weekend. Except
for our future retirement home in Florida, it is the
most expensive thing we have ever bought.
It was with great trepidation that we convinced
ourselves to buy this boat since it was in less than
Bristol condition and needed some work to make it
acceptable and safe enough for our needs and standards.
Since we live quite far away, and I am out of town on
business every week, I could see no way to identify and
retain the multiple quality vendors needed to work on
the boat to make it suitable to take home.
You have made what could have been a difficult and
trying experience an absolute joy. Other brokers might
have completed the sale and ignored the rest.
Instead, you have suffered dozens of nuisance phone
calls; you have arranged for very fine support vendors
with fair rates to service the many items the boat
needed to have serviced. You have gone out of your way
in making trips to pick up parts from as far away as
Baltimore. You have offered us your vehicle, agreed to
pick up our friends who will crew for us on the voyage
home, and you have been so solicitous as to make us
feel completely welcome in the entire process of
imposing upon you and your time.
We have owned five boats before this and four houses,
so we know something about brokers. Your conduct has
been special, unique, unlimited in its generous
expenditure of patience and time.
I would recommend your services to anyone.
Both Elaine and I are much relieved at having found you
and worked with you.
We appreciate your care, concern and focus on us. It
felt as if we were your only clients, and really you
worked for the seller, not us in theory. We feel as if
we met a made a good friend.
Thank you very much.
Sorry I haven't contacted you sooner.
Wow what an adventure! Lots to tell.
We had to wait in Savannah for about 7 days before our
new 57’ Carver was loaded on the ship. She is finally
on the way now, due in Newcastle Australia on the 22nd
of July. We're getting excited. Thanks again for
organizing the spare parts to bring along on the
transport. And a special thanks Eric, for introducing
us to Captain Bern. I haven't met a nicer broker or
skipper. If we ever do a yacht purchase again in your
country I will certainly be chasing you both down to
work with us again.
Les and Di Binkin,
Marmong Point, New South Wales, Australia
Mary and I wanted to thank you for taking on the
challenge of selling our gasoline powered express
cruiser during this particularly troublesome time. Your
understanding, cool head and professionalism are
appreciated. Thanks again.
Bob and Mary Tardif
Hunt Valley, MD
My wife and I would like to tell you how happy we were
with your services throughout the entire purchase of
our Mainship. From the first phone call to the very
last, you always answered our calls and tended to our
concerns every step of the way. Right down to finding a
new Captain for us who was able to accommodate us when
our Captain cancelled in the 11th hour. In our opinion,
you handled this deal seamlessly and we would gladly
recommend you to anyone who was seriously interested in
buying their dream vessel.
Thanks again for an outstanding job.
Lee and Jo Anne Sparaco
We have the "no boat" remorse, but are pleased to be
relieved of the care of a nice old boat. Thank you so
much for your persistence and excellent assistance in
seeing our Grand Banks "Baythoven" into the hands of a capable new owner.
Bill and Marion Price
Thank you so much for the professional manner which you
exhibited in selling "Chessie" our 42 Grand Banks. The
next time John and I pass Kent Narrows, we will stop
by to say "Thank You" in person.
Mary Anne Krieger
Camp Hill, PA
In all probability you will not remember us. We bought
a 32 foot Trojan from you. We have had our boat for ten
years now and have really appreciated her. We have done
many nice upgrades to her and she still looks like
brand new. We were discussing the day when we would
have to sell our boat and that it might be a good idea
to bring her back to you at Bayport. But, that won't be
any time soon!
I thought you would like to know how happy we have been
with this boat these last ten years. She has been well
cared for and is still a beauty. I hope all is well
there at the beautiful Bayport Yachts and that you are
selling lots of boats.
Gloria (and Bob) Williams