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Blue Marlin Boats in Seaford - NY

Discussion in 'Local Dealers' started by 0627Devildog, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. 0627Devildog

    0627Devildog Jetboaters Captain Classifieds Moderator

    Messages:
    2,773
    Location:
    Monticello, N.Y.
    Ratings:
    +1,967 / 11
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    This is a review of a local dealer I have some experience with named Blue Marlin Boats in Seaford, N.Y. (BMB). Most BUYERS that complete a purchase appear to have decent thing to say according to the reviews I have seen.

    However, I am here to warn off any people even thinking about using them to SELL their boat.

    I used Angelo to broker the sale of my 2001 SeaRay 225 Weekender a few years back and found out later that I was ripped off for $2k+

    It was TURN KEY and needed absolutely NOTHING. I had actually given it to him after having it freshly bottom painted and washed/waxed/detailed/etc. After sitting with BMB through the winter, spring came and there were a few potential buyers.

    Angelo claimed that he had the first serious buyer on the hook but that we needed to make several concessions in order to complete the sale. He claimed the buyer REQUIRED the hull be stripped and then freshly bottom painted, new plugs/oil/tune, and that the boat needed to be completely detailed in and out. The price tag for all of the above was just over $2K and was to be taken out of the sale price of the boat.

    Instead of dropping the price of the boat to accommodate (thereby reducing his commission) the sale price remained and the $2K for these "Demands" came out of my side.

    In the larger scheme of things $2K was not a lot to "sell the boat" if it actually had been a true condition of sale which was WHY I agreed to it. . . . But something didn't feel right. So after agreeing to the conditions of the sale I went to look at the boat. I found NONE of the services that I was to be charged for had been conducted as of yet. However, the transaction was NOT yet completed so giving him the benefit of the doubt we proceeded.

    It was at this point I left a note for the new owner in the boat with my contact information and asked him to reach out to me when he found it.

    (Generally when a boat is brokered the seller and the buyer never meet which is why he has been able to pull this scam off for all these years).

    So, FFWD 2 months later. . . . The new owner finally decided to use the sink and finds my note in there under the cutting board. We had a friendly conversation about the boat and how he was enjoying it. Then I asked him how satisfied he was with all the work that he "required" as a condition of sale.

    He had NO IDEA what I was talking about. . . . He told me that he made no such demands. He claimed that Angelo told him it was freshly bottom painted before being put up the prior season and offered to have it detailed before delivery. He further advised that he actually wound up taking the boat without it being detailed because Angelo strung him along for so long after the closing he just couldn't wait anymore.

    In short, the services that Angelo claimed the new owner demanded were a fabrication in order to line his pockets at my expense.

    If you are in Long Island N.Y. and are considering a broker to sell your boat I would urge you strongly against using Blue Marlin Boats in Seaford.
     
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  2. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    9,819
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
    +6,537 / 85
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Wow....I'd be incline to take the guy to small claims court....that is disgusting behavior!
     
  3. 0627Devildog

    0627Devildog Jetboaters Captain Classifieds Moderator

    Messages:
    2,773
    Location:
    Monticello, N.Y.
    Ratings:
    +1,967 / 11
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Unfortunately, I no longer have the sales paperwork with the associated charges. . . . so it would not likely stick. At the time when I found out about it we were in the middle of MAJOR home repairs and I kinda lost track of it. The thing making me write a review about it is the fact that they popped up in my FB feed 2 weeks ago. I felt compelled to write something up to warn potential victims.
     
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