"Lois, You made this boat purchase a real joy. This transaction was not a simple one yet you made it so easy for me. We all hear the stories about never buy something sight unseen over the internet. Well I did, and it was all because of how you presented yourself and represented the boat. Your description of the boat was right on. Because it was winter in my area you guided me to have it winterized and stored locally in Morehead City for 5 months then again I was put intouch with a someone who could deliver it to me... Lois, great doing buisness with you and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a boat! All the best,"
Nova Scotia Canada
2008 Prokat 2560 DC
"Lois - I wanted to take a minute to personally thank you for the way in which you handled every aspect of the Boat Purchase I made in late March. To be honest I was expecting and prepared for less than what arrived in my driveway, having never seen the boat in person of having ever met you (Lois) in person so it's safe to say I was a little nervous to say the least. The Pursuit 2270 however, arrived in what I would call near perfect condition, no exaggeration this boat looked like new. The transaction from the boat survey, the transfer of contracts, bill of sale, title and right down to the delivery was so simple. I hope my comments find a place on your website in your testimonial section because for those who are buying a boat long distance online as I did you can rest assured you are in good hands with Lois and Grand Slam Yachts! I have already suggested to friends looking for boats to look up Grand Slam Yachts and Lois. Also, want to thank Charles for the survey and Larry who delivered the boat from North Carolina to Newburyport, Massachussetts dodging snow storms on his way. Thanks!"
Pursuit 2270 Center Console
"We just purchased our first boat ever from Lois. Not having any prior purchasing knowledge or experience made the prospect of buying a boat a bit overwhelming. However, after speaking with and meeting Lois, all those fears were put to rest. Lois answered all our questions (and there were many) with honesty, candidness and professionalism. She helped us with all the details from the sea trial to the title conversion. Lois also introduced us to a marine mechanic, financial firm and boat cover manufacturer. If you are looking for one-stop shopping, peace of mind and exceptional quality service, look no further. Lois Hinds is one of the nicest, most knowledgable sales professionals we've ever met. We highly recommend Lois to anyone who wishes to buy or sell a boat. If you're in the market, what are you waiting on? Call Lois now! You'll be glad you did. :)"
Bev and Jim Boyles
Robalo 23 Dual Console
"My family has spent a considerable amount of time this season looking for a late model used family power boat that had been well maintained. I was almost to the point of putting the project off until spring when I found a 2007 Sea Pro at Grand Slam Yacht and Boat Sales. I contacted Lois and we discussed a 186 Dual Console Sea Pro. I have spent a considerable amount of time on the water in my life. However, the past years have been spent in performance sailboats and I admit changes in the power boat industry such as the new 4 stroke outboard motors and additional new boat improvements has gone beyond my past experiences. Lois was very professional and informative about our needs as new power boat owners. She clearly convinced me that the new technology in outboard motors was the only way to go for someone who wanted to take a late model boat off the showroom floor and have years of enjoyment. She represented the Sea Pro boat, motor, and trailer in such a professional manner that we purchased the boat over the phone on a Wednesday and after sea trials on Saturday we were on our way home feeling happy and confident in our purchase. She did an exceptional job acting as an intermediary between the buyer and seller and helped us negotiate a very fare price. Her method of closing was very smooth. Before arriving, she clearly explained her closing process and what to expect. The inspection and sea trial was assisted by both Lois and the seller. During the sea trial we all had such an enjoyable time that our 23 month old pitched a fit when she had to get off the boat. Don't purchase a boat in North Carolina without first checking with Grand Slam Yacht and Boat Sales. Lois Hinds represents a wide range of vessels and if she doesn't have what you are looking for she'll find it. She and her staff are very assessable and knowledgeable about every level of boater and the type of boat that will make your boat buying and ownership a very enjoyable time and experience. When it is time to trade-up.....we'll be back. Thanks Lois and your team!"
Warren & Shelly Plonk
New Bern, NC.
2007 Sea Pro 186 DC
Dear Lois, We enjoyed working with you in our recent sale of the 2004 Prokat. You handled all the details and made the transaction very smooth for us. We felt like you acted in our best interest throughout the sale. We have bought a boat and sold a boat through your business. Thank you for your professionalism and friendship throughout these transactions. We would be happy to work with you again and will gladly recommend you to our friends. Sincerely,
Eddie and Camilla Hyman
2004 Prosports 20' Prokat
Hi Lois, It was a pleasure doing business with you at Grand Slam Yacht & Boat Sales. The Sea Ray bowrider was equipped and in the good condition you described in your ad on the internet. Your communication, attention to detail, and service were excellent. Also, the recommended mechanic, Charles Cotes was most informative and helpful in reviewing the boat, motor, and trailer conditions. Again, thanks for taking the concern and trepidation out of making a long distance purchase of a boat on the internet. We would highly recommend your brokerage to anyone seeking a quality boat or yacht at a good price. Best personal regards,
Bill and Karen Pysher
2000 Sea Ray 180
"Lois and team delivered. Everything about the transaction went smoothly from the negotiation of the deal to the delivery of the boat to the West Coast. I would use Grand Slam again in a heartbeat."
1990 Grady White 280 Marlin
Justin R. Ginetz, CFA
British Columbia, Canada
"Lois and Jim, I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for your professionalism, honesty, expertise and courtesy in recent sale of my boat. I have had the pleasure of using your services twice for the purpose of selling boats and I find your company unbeatable and unsurpassed in what you do. I will certainly recommend anyone who is in the need to purchase or sell a boat, to Grand Slam Yacht & Boat Sales. Again, thank you for your great work."
05' Century & 25' Stamas
"After trying to sell my boat with no luck, I turned to Lois and Jim. I met with Jim and he asked me when I wanted it sold so we could set the price. Well, I told him 6 weeks would be reasonable. Six weeks almost to the day later it was finalized with an overseas buyer at that. And to top it off it was sold at asking price. This process could not have been smoother. I would highly recommend Grand Slam without hesitation."
Cape Coral, FL.
2004 Regal 2860
"I had purchased my first ever 'new' boat (Everglades 243 cc) from Lois. From the very first meeting at the boat show, she was professional, courteous, honest and an absolute pleasure to work with. She was there for me every step of the way, and for years after the sale. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend her or use her services for another transaction. I wish more people in life, let alone the business world, would conduct themselves as Lois does on a daily basis."
Ft. Myers, Fl.
2004 Everglades 243 Bay Boat
"Lois Hinds is a' Breath of Fresh Air' to do business with. She has sold several Boats for me, and she is knowledgeable, well versed, and most importantly,'She is Truthful' It's extremely refreshing to do business with someone that Accepts Responsibility, and Follows through with the details. I have experienced her selling both lower end boats, and also those that are True High Quality Vessels. I would have no problem handing Lois the Clear Title to a Boat worth well in excess of $100,000.00 and telling her, 'Call me, when my checks in the Mail'."
Ron Schwinn, Pres.Top Line Inc.
"I had previously tried to sell my boat the past two seasons on my own with no success. Lois and Jim did an absolutely fabulous job in managing my requests for information, and marketing the boat to a successful sale. Lois and Jim do what they say, they are very knowledgable about the buinsess and as the website indicates, they work the old fashioned way, with honesty and a handshake. Their work ethic and follow up is excellent, as is their post sale follow up. Thanks to you both, it was a pleasure working with you. You can trust that I will refer others to Grand Slam. Your company is bound to continue to grow."
Robert St. Germain
2003 Hydrasports 28 WA
"To sum up my total experience with working with Lois Hinds, I can put it all in two words - TOTAL PROFESSIONALISM - from the initial conversation through to picking up our check following the sale. In this day and age, I find it had hard to find decent business people that actually treat you with enthusiasm and respect. Lois treated us like we were her only customer. The only hiccup was with a contractor I had hired to detail the boat but she jumped in and dealt with it like the boat was her own, took charge and guided us through preparing 'her' for sea trial. She came the night before the sea trial to make sure everything was in the best shape possible, from cranking up the engine to wiping her down, then showed up early enough to run over things again the next morning. I would recommend without ANY hesitation, whether you have a boat to sell, or want to purchase one - working with her, you know you will be dealt with professionally with all the "I's" dotted and "T's" crossed, with honesty and integrity - a rare find today.
2005 Wellcraft 212 CC
Nancy Blanchard/Nancy Windsor
"Lois Hinds sold a 1990 Grady White 28' Marlin for me recently. I found her to be very diligent and appreciate all of her hard work".
1990 Grady White 28 Marlin
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lois Hinds in the purchase of our boat. She is professional, knowledgeable and was an enormous help from our first phone contact to the final sale. Lois went above and beyond in making the sale and assuring that we had a positive experience from start to finish."
40' Holiday Mansion Houseboat
"Lois Hinds sold our boat and handled the whole transaction in a very professional manner. Buying or selling your boat or yacht, Lois is the one person that you want working for you". Satisfied customers,
Earle and Ann Batt
2000 Carolina Classic 28 Express
Atlantic Beach, NC.
"I have known Lois Hinds for several years and have always found her to be a straightforward, precise and thorough business woman."
Steve Daniels-Tropica Marine Electronics
Ft. Myers, Fl.
"Just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the way you handled my sale. You were very courteous with both me and the buyer, very honest and made things easy to understand in a transaction that was somewhat difficult in paperwork. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to buy or sell, again thanks very much for being so organized in this transaction". Randy Gordon
2003 FOUNTAIN 23' CC
Winston Salem, NC.
"We had a 30 foot Cat that we had been trying to sell for 3 years on our own with no success. We decided to list our boat with Lois and with in one month of listing our boat with Lois we had a contract. Lois has went above and beyond to make sure that the transaction went smoothly. Lois was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly from day one. Thank you Lois for all that you did to sell our boat."
Clint and Robyn Kendall
1998 Cobra 30' Predator
New Bern, NC.
"I want to thank you for the professional way you handled the sale of our 25 Parker. I was amazed at how fast you found a buyer and how smooth the transaction went. I will certainly mention you to anyone I hear wanting to sell a boat!"
Llew Ramsey "The Selling Team, Realty World"
2003 PARKER 2510 WA
Atlantic Beach, NC.
"My boyfriend had a 1983 Holiday Mansion houseboat that he lived on full time. It was for sale for many years before I came along. He was never really interested in selling it, unless someone came along with the right amount of money. As the years passed, the boat was in less than tip top shape. When I came along, it was a novel idea to live on a houseboat full time. That wore off at about month number two. I complained about that boat every day. I'm not sure what happened, but he decided to get serious about selling it. We showed it several times over the next year, but no one was interested. Then Lois came along. She worked her magic and it sold in a couple of months! I was so excited to be off of that boat and I still am. There just isn't anything like full size appliances, bedrooms, and bathrooms! Lois was great to work with; professional, determined, and friendly. We recommend using her to everyone."
Mike Farrell & Ashley Foster
HOLIDAY MANSION 40' HOUSEBOAT
Atlantic Beach, NC.
"Just wanted to say thank you Lois. We had our Seaswirl on the market for over a year without one offer. You were able to sell it in less than a month at a great price. Thank you for your great work and professionalism. We are very happy with the results of your work."
SEASWIRL 208 CUDDY CABIN
Carl & Faye Bennett
Morehead City, NC.
I would like to tell you about a great experience in boat buying. I have recently purchased a boat through Grand Slam Yachts and Lois Hinds. She really took it upon herself to go the extra mile to make sure everything went smooth. Being I live in Minnesota and bought the boat from North Carolina she took care of all the paper work, helped with lining up transport and even did seatrial because I couldn't get out there to do it. This is by far the smoothest transaction I have ever had buying a boat. Everything done within a week. Thank You So Much Lois,
2005 SEA BOSS 235 CC
"I was very pleased with how the sale of my boat was handled. Lois was very professional and she had a buyer for my boat in a very short time. Everything went smoothly and I would recommend her without any hesitation.
Walter R Gaskins
2006 SEA PRO 18 CC
"Thank you again for your handling of my recent purchase of my "new" Sailfish 2360. The boat lived up to the description & pictures on your website, and the professional manner you arrainged the sea trial, and handled the paperwork, (Bill of sale, & title) was very smooth, reassuring, and painless. I certainly would recommend Grand Slam Yacht & Boat Sales to anyone shopping for a boat."
West Bloomfield, Michigan
2007 SAILFISH 2360 CC
"Lois, Many thanks for helping make the purchase of my Sundance F19 so painless. I was especially impressed that you offered to trailer it from Morehead to Down East Marine to be checked out before closing on the boat. As a first time boat buyer, I appreciated your knowledge and patience with my many questions". Thanks again, Jack K.
Cincinnati, OH and Straits, NC
2008 SUNDANCE SKIFF 19 CC
"Hi Lois, I would like to thank you for your assistance in selling my boat. A job well done. Thanks again,"
2003 TRIUMPH 210 CC
Pine Knoll Shores, NC.
"Dear Lois, Thank you for the help you gave us in selling our Key West boat. We can't believe that you sold it in less than 3 days! We greatly appreciate all you have done for us.Thank you again!"
Lewis & Monique Kanics
2002 KEY WEST 17 CC
"Lois, I just wanted to email you and thank you again for your assistance in the sale of my Maycraft. You sure know this business! Not only did you sell my boat in one day, but you got the price I was asking for a year ago when I tried to sell it myself. If I need to sell a boat again, be assured I will give you a call and I will recommend you to anyone who needs to sell their boat."
Maycraft 23 center console
"Lois, We LOVE our new boat! Thank you so much for making the details of our purchase go so smooth. It was a pleasure doing business with you. The high level of service and commitment you gave us is greatly appreciated.We have already referred others to your web site. Kind Regards,"
Kathy and Rick Markee
2007 PARKER 23 PILOTHOUSE
"We love 'Carolina Lady' and want to thank you for the smoothest boat buy we have ever made. I think we set a record that day we closed the deal with you and Curt. We left your facility and went directly to DMV and registered the trailer; we then went to a Marine Fisheries representative and got 'Carolina Lady' legally registered (thanks to a clear bill of sale in place of the title); and got Shirley a fishing license. This has to be a record. We successfully launched and had a first run on 'Carolina Lady' on the Neuse and Pamilico Sound, the day after the buy. The boat is magnificent and we owe you both our thanks for detailed briefing and turnover. The boat was ready to go and ready in all respects for a Coast Guard inspection if needed. Please pass on our thanks to Curt. Again, thanks for everything and if we ever need a broker you can bet you will get a call!"
Charlie and Shirley Letourneau
2002 C-HAWK 1800 CATAMARAN
Minnesott Beach, NC.r>
"Lois, I wanted to share with you our complete satisfaction with our recent purchase. Both Marianne and I found the boat to be exactly as advertised. The use of the internet to facilitate this transaction, the handling of our final inspection and the efficient closing process made this a pleasant experience. Marianne and I would not hesitate to recommend GrandSlam and the internet sales process to anyone contemplating a boat or yacht purchase. Thanks for making this a quick, efficient and pleasant experience. Sincerely,
Bill and Marianne Kremer
2002 Grady White 228 Seafarer
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
"Lois,Thanks for the fast sale of my Grady White 228 boat. I also appreciate the professional way you handeled all the details."
2002 GRADY WHITE 228 SEAFARER WA
CAPE CARTERET, NC.
"Lois, Patti and I really love our new Donzi boat we recently purchased from you.It was a real pleasure doing business with you. Everything was just as you had described on your website, by the way excellent pictures! Everything from the first day of meeting you to the sea trial we were very impressed! We have already recommended you to other potential buyers. Thanks again!"
Kenny & Patti Lewis
1995 Donzi Lewis Beaufort, N.C.
"Thanks for a great job. I enjoyed working with you. The sale procedure went great...and you handled everything in a friendly and professional manner. I would recommend your company to someone who wants to sell a boat. Thanks for the service,"
1999 Key West 1900 CC
"Thanks again for the professional manner in which you sold my 2007 Sea Pro 186 DC. It could not have been a more pleasurable experience. In 2 hours we did a sea trial and closed the deal. I thank you once again".
2007 Sea Pro 186 Dual Console
"Lois, It was a pleasure meeting and working with you in the purchase of our Grady White. Your knowledge of boats and business experience made the transaction go smoothly. You were professional and efficient. Your suggestions and attention to detail were very helpful. Thank you for such a positive experience. With Kind Regards,"
Eddie & Camilla Hyman
1991 Grady White 25 Dolphin
"Lois, We want to thank you for the professional way you handled the recent sale of our 1994 Pro Line. We appreciate your hard work and perseverance in finding a buyer for our older boat. We will recommend you to any of our friends who are considering selling a boat".
Jean & Wayne Boswell
1994 Proline 211 WA
"Me, my wife, and two sons have some good memories of being out on the water from when we had our previous boat. They are as excited as I am. I really appreciate how smoothly everything went with this transaction, You and Jim were extremely helpful and attentive for the entire experience. I want you to know I was searching for a boat for about 6 months before I made a decision, I thought long and hard about the whole thing before I decided to get back on the water and I really did my homework on this one, I felt a little sketchy purchasing a boat online and in different state but I went with my gut feeling. I feel I made the right decision, thanks again".
2003 Parker 2520 WA
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