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Dear Mike,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for selling me the boat of my dreams, Aloha Mia. Thank you for standing by when I had to pull out of the deal for a little bit. Thank you for not pressuring me and being patient. And most of all, thank you for teaching me how to sail! Buying a 2007 49' Beneteau as my first sailboat is quite exciting and living aboard the luxury of Aloha Mia is the best retirement I could have dreamed of.

I consider you the Yacht Broker of the Decade! Your professionalism in answering every call, email or text immediately no matter what question I had made the purchase so smooth. Being new to San Diego, you were and continue to be full of resources for me. I have total confidence and trust in your ability to steer me in the right direction no matter what may arise.

We have had a lot of laughs and fun with my silly questions of first time sailboat ownership and I hope to have many more fun sailing experiences with you.

Mahalo Mike.

Aloha, Cheryl


"Mike Dorgan did a excellent job, taught us a lot of important tips and tricks..... Since we live in Seattle, he took time out of his schedule to Fly up and spend time going over everything.... Very knowledgeable about product and how to present and use it. gave us great docking instructions (very patient) until we felt comfortable. The sail was great with 18-25 knot winds, showing us man-overboard drills, trimming, feeling the boat, autopilot, etc..... It was a wonderful experience and confidently tell people who ask that we purchased the boat from Mike Dorgan…."
Bill and Amy Little 2008 Beneteau First 36.7


December, 2009

Hi Mike,

I wanted to take a few minutes to send you this email and thank you for your superb help in selling my old boat and helping me purchase my new boat.

As someone who has been sailing my whole life, worked in the marine industry, and owned several boats, I thought I could easily handle the entire process by myself. I slowly learned that I was wrong, and I am very fortunate that I turned to you for professional help.

As you probably remember, I asked you to help me sell my Catalina 30 after I tried to sell it myself. I spent over a year, and countless hours, showing people the boat. I lowered the price several times. And still I had no luck selling it.

After listing it with you, it sold in just a few weeks, for close to full asking price. I only wish I would have listed the boat with you sooner.

When it came time to help me purchase my new boat, your help was even more invaluable. Your knowledge about sailboats and your years of experience really showed through when we did the sea trial.

Furthermore, when several challenges came up on the survey, your experience and advice was very helpful. This was not a simple straightforward purchase, and I am certain that it would not have worked out as well as it did without your help. Throughout the whole process, I was confident that you were looking out for my best interests.

Once again, thanks for everything
David Folsom, C&C 36 Rebel Maid

DorganYachts September 6, 2009
Attention: Mike Dorgan

Dear Mike,

We just wanted to thank you again for the great job that you and your staff did selling our Beneteau 361. Our experience with you on the original purchase made it an easy decision to move the boat down to San Diego from its home port of San Pedro to take advantage of your services.

The short walk from your docks to the main street in front of your office confirmed that you are centrally located in the most active boating community in the United States. It is rare to see so many stores that offer boating products and services together in one place.

While cleaning out my dock box in San Pedro a few people asked me where my boat was? I told them that it was in San Diego and that you had sold it. They found this puzzling since three very nice sailboats on the same dock have been for sale during the best months of the boating season without being sold.

I highly recommend that people who are seriously interested in selling their quality boat or purchasing a quality boat make the effort to contact you to discuss their plans.

Thank you again for all of your help on both the purchase and the selling of our Beneteau 361
We look forward to dealing with Dorgan Yacht Sales on our next purchase.

Jim and Mary Cowherd
Cirrus Beneteau 361


Mike Dorgan helped us locate our first sailboat – a Beneteau 361! Mike’s professionalism as our purchasing broker was nothing short of outstanding! He carefully walked us through the buying process and ensured we understood every detail of locating the perfect yacht for our needs. Mike masterfully guided us through the purchase offer, sea trial, and final survey. In fact, Mike made the entire transaction seem both effortless and simple. The care and concern we received as his clients was truly exceptional and his follow up customer service can’t be beat. Mike Dorgan should be your first stop when searching for a knowledgeable and trustworthy representative!
Russell and Paige C.


Mike, 12.09.09

Just want to thank you for the wonderful way you handled the sale of the boat to us. I was most impressed with your promptness to all of our queries and the expediting of the documents. The after-sales service has been excellent. Also appreciated the your help with the captain, surveyors and insurance recommendations. You were all great to work with. Maybe it's just because they are San Diego people!

Graham Paine
Beneteau 423


DearMike, 11/16/2009

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my boat buying experience with you. You always handled yourself like the true professional you are even during the heat and uncertainties of the negotiation process. Your sage advise during the negotiations was invaluable to bring the deal to a successful close.

You also were a great help later to facilitate a temporary mooring place for the boat and to direct and supervise the repairs and equipment additions that I wanted to have done prior to sailing the boat to Puerto Vallarta. Your recommendation of Memo's Canvas to fit the boat with a dodger, bimini and connector were particularly valuable. Also, you provided me with many tips and resources that greatly helped me to get everything ready prior to departure.

Mike, it is not often that in such a short time one would consider somebody as a friend. In short, since I know that you would do way more of what is required, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone considering the purchase of a boat.

Wishing you all the best,

Rolf Siebert


11/2009 Hi Mike, I wanted to thank you for your help selling Mighty, my Beneteau 361. The process went smoothly and it was great having someone with your level of experience in the boating market guiding me through the process. Through the sales process my work schedule was loaded up and I had very little time available to deal with selling the boat. Your professional assistance and advice made the process nearly effortless on my part. Having known you over the years this is what I had expected and was a major reason for asking your help with selling Mighty. I know several other Beneteau owners that have had the pleasure of doing buisness with you, and your reputation for honesty and professionalism is consistent. Deanna and I wish you the best Mike Chuck and Deanna Lewis Beneteau 361 “Mighty”

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