Billy Douglas did an incredible job in selling our Shannon 38 and
achieved a very good price for us.   His “negotiation skills” are second
to none! His great “people skills” kept the buyer happy through the
process and “Us” as sellers as well.  Once sold Billy helped us purchase
a Lagoon 420 which was a tricky transaction due to the sellers living
in Seattle and further complications on their side that arised during
closing.   Billy was able to negotiate a great price on the catamaran
for us and together with Linda, his wife, the closing was successfully
achieved. Billy and Linda’s expertise in the boating industry made
this process a very smooth one for us! Billy referred a surveyor, as
well as insurance agent and loan broker to us, who were all amazing to
work with. Thank you for your hard work from the beginning to the end,
Billy and Linda, we sure are glad to have used your services and are
recommending you to all our friends!

Johan & Sylvia Schutz, Hilton Head, SC

When we decided to list our Beneteau sailboat, we conducted an
extensive search for the best Yacht Broker.  We very fortunately found
Billy Douglas and Marine Sales and Solutions. Billy is extremely
experienced with and possesses a broad knowledge of the marine
industry combined with client focused sales ability.
We really appreciated Billy’s efforts, guidance and the communication
he provided during this successful process. The closing was incredibly smooth due
to the knowledge and experience of Linda Douglas. You two make a great
team. Thanks so much for everything.

Phil & Cynthia Marvel, Oxford, GA

My wife and I bought a Catalina 36 through Billy and his team about 5 months ago. Even though it is a long process, Billy explainedeverything very well.  He suggested both a Mechanic and Marine Surveyor which we went with and have been VERY happy with their service andcontinued service after the purchase. Honestly, I could not be happierwith the service and attention we received with Marine Sales & Solutions. Nearly 5 months after the purchase, I called Billy for a quick question and reference for a good diver. He quickly called me back and was more than happy to help and give me yet again another great reference. When and IF, my wife lets me upgrade, I wouldn’t consider using anybody else other than Billy. Thanks Billy and to your team as well!!

       Paul Farringer, Bluffton, SC

No boat purchase it would seem goes perfectly, and there are often
many obstacles and issues to be dealt with. Well, thanks to Billy, we
were able to complete the purchase of our new boat.   His tenacious
attention to getting it right, no matter what made the day. Friendly,
professional, dedicated and as hospitable as you would expect from a
Low Country Gent, it was a pleasure.
       Andy Evans & Donna Bauer, St. Petersburg, FL

I am a somewhat cranky guy, and I really like the service I’ve gotten
from you guys.   Selling a yacht can be a long and complicated process.
For us, it was longer and more complicated than most, as our Yacht was
a British make imported from Canada….with the wrong hull number written down
along the way.   Linda and you guys handled all the paperwork expertly,  and patiently.
Patience should be a significant part of your description. Our yacht
went through a Cat 2 hurricane, repairs needed for survey, and the
surveys….all successfully. All, with your guidance and assistance.
I cannot imagine better service. Money spent on a brokerage with you
is money well spent!
      David Hazinski, Colbert, GA

Thank you Billy Douglas and MS&S. I was new to the area and had
brought my boat with me. It turned out the boat was not suited for my
new cruising area.  Billy felt he could market the boat successfully
and I placed it in his hands. The photos and copy in the ad he created
were terrific. I did not wait long for the right buyer to come along
from out-of- town.  Billy arranged the survey, engine survey and sea
trials.  I could not have been more pleased with the way the whole
process was handled. Billy Douglas is a true southern gentleman.
       Jay G, Savannah, GA

 “It was quite a while ago since my last boat purchase and didn’t really
remember all the details. Needless to say, I was a little apprehensive
about dealing with a :”non local” yard far from my home port of
Chicago.  In just a few words, it was a piece of cake dealing with
Billy Douglas and his support crew. Very professional but yet very
warm. He was my advocate away from home who looked after everything. I
feel that he is the exception rather than the norm.  If you have a
choice, contact Billy at MS&S.   Thank you Billy.”
       Capt Ron & Claudia, Chicago, IL

“We want to say “Thank You”  to Billy Douglas for taking extra special
care of us while purchasing our new boat. He was professional, patient
and kind.  Billy took all the time we needed to answer our many questions
and treated us like family.  If you or anyone you know are looking to
purchase a boat…look no further than Billy Douglas at Marine Sales &
Solutions.  He will help you every step of the way!

Deb and Ron Mazuras, Hilton Head Island, SC

“Billy, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for helping me find a new home for my  44′ Sea Ray Sundancer.  You worked diligently to find a qualified buyer, handled the transfer of ownership paperwork efficiently and made the closing a breeze! Rest assured when I buy or sell my next boat, you will be the first person I call!”

Bill Heifner, Columbus, OH

“Thank you Linda. You all have been a pleasure to work with and we would not talk to anyone else for future boating needs. That is a promise!”

Dr. Brian Childs & Mrs. Ashley Childs, Savannah, GA

“Mary and I had always dreamed of getting into boating when we retired in Hilton Head Island, SC.   Our plan was to travel on weekend trips on our power boat.   Our only issue was that we had limited boating experience and knew that we needed help.   We had bought a slip several years before retirement and it was now time to make our purchase.   So many choices makes this a difficult process.   One day while walking Windmill Harbour Marina, we ran into Billy Douglas   Billy was more than willing to walk us through all the choices and pointed out the pros and cons.  Eventually, we decided on a 40’ Regal Commodore.  Billy represented us through the process.  This should be the end of the story, but our experience with this size vessel was limited so Billy stayed with us for the next few months.  He took us out for hours and taught us everything we needed to know about how to operate this floating condo.  Combined with the Coast Guard courses we gained experience quickly.   It was a great experience but we found that day trips were what we were using our boat for most often.  Our 40’ Regal was really more boat than we needed for day trips so we decided to sell it.   Again…Billy stepped forward and marketed our boat.  Billy was with us through the best two days of a boater’s life.   He made the experience doable for a couple of land lovers.   Thanks Billy for all of your help.”

Dave & Mary Dobson, Bluffton, SC

“Billy and Linda,  I greatly appreciate the professional and thorough experience that I had in the purchase of our new boat. I can not thank you enough and are looking forward to enjoying it with my family.

Jim Hammel, Pittsburgh, PA

“This is our first boat. I can’t imagine how we would have navigated
the process without Billy. He not only guided us through the purchase
but also referred us to our insurance provider, mechanics, graphics
sorceress and helped us secure our slip. Then he taught me how to
drive a 7 ton device without brakes. In a little over a year, boating
has become our favorite pastime. All thanks to our friends Billy,
Linda, and Bruce!”

Joe & Kathy Mrkvicka, St. Augustine, FL

“Thanks so much for the professionalism your team has shown during this boat transaction.  I will look forward to co-brokering a boat sale again with Marine Sales & Solutions in the future!”

Steve Hall, Broker/Owner: Great Southern Yacht Co.-Florida