“My experience with Tom George Yacht Group has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, transparent and just fun! Like others, we went boat shopping in the middle of the lock down here in St Pete Beach, FL. We hit all the big dealers but knew we had a match when we started working with Eric Aruffo. We literally fell in love with a new EdgeWater 230cc – with so many clever design features. But there just wasn’t much inventory (also due to the factory closing for a couple months). So we put in an order and just received our new boat, Liquidity! Eric and the whole team were simply great at their jobs. And Eric would call me day or night to answer my myriad question. Look, if you’ve got to go through the process which can be daunting, make sure you go visit Eric and his cohorts. It’s an experience you won’t regret!”
“My boating search started in WI looking for a new Cobalt, we were planning on moving to Fl. so I decided to check with the Cobalt dealer in clearwater this was a decision I will never regret. I ended up speaking with Eric Aruffo with the Tom George Yacht Group and the rest is history. This was my 4th new boat purchase and by far the best buying experience I have had. I actually purchased the boat sight unseen but with Eric at the helm taking videos and numerous pics I couldnt have felt more comfortable with the purchase. When I made it down to Fl. to see my boat and meet Eric and the crew at TGYG my initial thought were confirmed, Eric and the guys were the best. Capt. Wayne delivered my cobalt and the wealth of information he bestowed on my wife Susan and myself was invaluable, even though I had a lot of boating experience up north I had very little knowledge of the intercoastal waters that we would be boating on, Capt Wayne was excellent. Now 4 months have passed and Eric has continued to be the ultimate professional and a excellent representative for TGYG and recently went all in to help me move the boat to a new marina when I was up north dealing with a family illness. All I can say is you have a customer for life and I will tell everyone about Eric and the Tom George Yacht Group.”
“This boat buying experience was better than I expected. Tom George Yacht Group is top notch in customer service from the day we picked the boat up with Capt. Wayne taking his time to explain in detail everything we needed to know about our new boat to the standard servicing of our motor six months later. Dusty, sales manager, is easily accessible and always available to support us whenever needed even months after purchasing the boat. Great work by a great team!”
“Great place, bought a boat from Ryan and Dusty, great boat trial, great help getting us the right boat. Go there!”
“TGYG did not disappoint 5 Star experience. The whole team did a first class job handling our purchase. Hat’s off to Sam her communication was incredible from the first call all the way thru delivery of our new boat. She was always informative, honest and prompt with any questions we had. Highly recommend TGYG ask for Sam!”
“Thank you Eric Aruffo for making this purchase one of the most pleasant ever. You made it easy to choose Edgewater as our choice of vessel with your product knowledge and patient discharge. The wife and and I are extremely pleased with your attention to details and follow through. Thanks for This’le Do, and looking forward to This’le Do 2.”
“Had a fantastic experience with Samantha Meyer. She always answered calls and followed up regularly every step of the way. Sam was never pushy and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend and will go back for any future needs.”
“In February of this year, I was in the market for a a new boat and I contacted Jeff Schrier at TGYG as I knew that Jeff’s experience and knowledge would prove beneficial. Jeff showed me two boats. – He explained the differences between the two, shared his in-depth knowledge on hull construction in the different model years, provided valuable information on the electronics and excellent insight into the market values, now and in the future. Jeff’s post-survey guidance enabled me to buy my boat at an excellent price and I couldn’t be happier with my new (to me) boat. If I ever decide to upgrade, Jeff will be the first person that I call.”
“We have worked with Jeff on multiple transactions over the past few years and will continue to use his services for our next boat. Jeffs knowledge of the industry is immense as he is an active boater of over 30 years and has owned everything from a small fun boat to exceptionally large yachts! Jeffs strengths are many when it comes to finding exactly what you are looking for and his negotiation skills are the best in the business however, where he shines is communication. It doesn’t matter if its day or night, or before or after your transaction is complete – he will take care of whatever questions or concerns you have. His customer Service is without a doubt a 5 STAR plus rating! We would absolutely endorse Jeff if you’re considering buying or selling a boat!”
We highly recommend Tom George Yacht Group. Beautiful facility and great staff! If you’re looking for professionalism, expertise, no pressure and a little fun, work with Sam. And, after the sale, we truly appreciated Captain Wayne for a thorough, great tutorial and delivery of our beautiful, new EdgeWater 248CX.
You are shopping for a boat, you HAVE to try a Cobalt. After we tested several boats and brands, there is just nothing to describe the ride quality and performance that will just blow your mind. It’s just amazing. To top it off, you won’t get a better friendly and perfect service than at the Tom George Yacht Group. From the Sales experience (ask for Eric!), to all the staff. Thank you!
Everyone at Tom George who helped my fiancé and I purchase our first boat was fantastic, our experience was first class. Sam guided us through the whole process and was extremely knowledgeable. We never felt pressured or rushed throughout the process and every question or concern we had was answered or addressed. Captain Wayne was terrific as well, he really went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable and familiar with our boat during the sea trial and delivery. To everyone else there behind the scene who helped make the process painless, we thank you for the great service.
Class A dealership and crew!! Stop in and see how they can meet your boating needs!!
I ordered a brand new Edgewater 370 from these guys and I’ve continually been impressed by the care and professionalism I’ve received. Everything I asked for and needed was done in a correct and timely manner. I highly recommend them when purchasing a new/used boat or with needing service. They took care of my older boat’s service and sale as well and again, the care was impeccable. Thanks to the entire staff, especially Dusty who handled me for 4 or 5 years before I made the order. I always felt I was a very valued customer even when just “looking”. I look forward to many years of a great working relationship.
“Jimmy, I love to tell you buying a boat was a fun and interesting experience from start to finish, it just would not have happened without you- I love the 68 Hatteras!”
“Jimmy, we can’t thank you enough for being the fearless leader of our team. Working with you has been a total pleasure. It was so re-assuring to know that you were always in our corner. With so much gratitude”
“Dear Jimmy, thank you so very much for all of your hard work, persistence and diligence in selling our 80′ motoryacht. We know it was not easy but you really stepped up to the plate big-time. We are so grateful for all you have done on our behalf. You really are exceptional at what you do so very well. You’re a superstar. We thank you.”
“Tom and Jimmy, time flies and I have been wanting to formally thank you for the years of service and support. As you know, the 2009 Hatteras MY 60 was a great “boat.” From 2012 when you helped us find and sell the boat in 2020, you both were there for us. Yes some of calls from foreign lands were exciting, but you always came though.
As we have closed on the boat at a fair price in short order, it is important that I formally thank you for the superior work. If you ever want to use me as a referral, just give my cell phone.
By the way the Marlow is a wounderful boat. We are looking forward to our first major cruise.”
“Great buying experience. Great EdgeWater boat. Great service. 5-star plus rating for Tom George Yacht Group (TGYG)!!
I purchased my EdgeWater, center-console boat from Eric at TGYG in March of 2019. Eric made the buying experience better than any other boat purchase, or car for that matter, I have had over the last 40 years. I truly felt that Eric was as dedicated to me, the buyer, as he was to TGYG as their sales person. He was extremely knowledgeable answering all of my questions prior to purchase, toured me in the boat on the water to demo it, delivered it and spent time educating me on all of the features of this boat. His level of customer service is exceptional. He is quick to respond to my questions since purchase and continues to be my “go to” guy for all things Florida boating. Thanks, Eric.
Jay, their Service Manager, has been similarly helpful to me and my needs. Whether that is picking up and delivering my boat according to my schedule and service need, explaining service requirements and lending a plethora of helpful hints to keep us boating safely and confidently on the waters around Sarasota.
This was a great, first experience with TGYG but it will not be my last. Well done!! If you are looking to buy what they sell, do not hesitate to reach out to TGYG.”
“I purchased a new Everglades 243 from TGYG about 8 months ago. The entire process was a pleasure. From sales to service and the finance dept… they answered every question and treated us like we were special even though they sell much bigger boats to other clients. I still get regular text from Ryan Allen, my sales rep, just checking in to see how we’re enjoying the boat and if I need anything. These guys know customer service!”
“It was an absolute pleasure dealing with everyone at TGYG. Jimmy Rogers listed my boat and we had a contract within 5 days, actually much faster than expected. This left me with little time to find my new vessel. I found myself torn between the 33 Boston Whaler Outrage and the 335 Everglades CC. Richard Murbach found me the perfect new boat (2019 Everglades) and both of these guys went out of their way to help us make a tough decision pretty easy. My wife and I tested both boats and agreed that the Everglades had a higher quality feel and more solid ride than the Whaler…but price as a bit of an issue. The Whalers were all 2018’s (lots of unsold leftovers from last year) which gave them more flexibility on price. Richard and Jimmy not only went to Tom to make things happen, they also got Everglades involved as well. Took delivery of our new 335 Everglades last week! We are confident we made the right choice and know we got a great deal! On a side note, lifts are pretty scarce at the local marinas…they are letting us use the TGYG boat lift at Marker 1 until one becomes available in Dec. Now THAT’S going above and beyond!”
“Jimmy made everything run as smoothly as possible!”
“Wally was the best!”
“Jim and Daryl have been very helpful whenever we have a question about our 2020 Carver C37. We love our new Carver! Thanks again! Captian Dave was also very helpful!”
“We recently purchased an Albemarle 32 with the assistance of Jimmy Rogers. I wanted to drop you a quick note letting you know how great he was to work with. Extremely thorough and knowledgeable, it was great to have him working on our behalf. I know this wasn’t a big purchase compared to many you handle but Jimmy made us feel like we were buying one of your new Hatteras yachts!”
“Thank you Jimmy for making this happen!! We truly could not have made this purchase without you. One of the best things about this boat is getting to know you. We really appreciate your knowledge, responsiveness and just how fun you are to deal with. I am sure this will not be our last boat transaction together!!”
“I chose Carver because I thought it was the best boat in its class at the Ft Myers boat show and was competitively priced.
I think that steve Allen is one of a kind. Very sensitive and very knowledgeable of the product. He is a pleasure to deal with. The buying process was very smooth and organized. I am extremely pleased with everything and everyone. The delivery was very exciting, informative, flawless and professional.
We are currently on our first trip. We left yesterday and we are at Legacy Harbour for 4 Days. The boat ran smoothly just as we expected. We are exploring and testing every aspect of the boat. So far so good!! It is an amazing boat.
Thank you for everything.”
“Jim George did an excellent job. I have worked with him for years.”
“Dusty is a rare find in the luxury yacht/boat sales arena. From the moment I met him at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show to delivery of my boat and all points in between and after, he has redefined what excellence in pre-sale, service and after sale support should be. I’ve been away from boating for a quarter of a century and his support has been invaluable in not only ensuring that my needs and expectations are met, but in restoring a love of the sport. It’s rare that a friendship is formed on the basis of a purchase, but he’s easily earned a friend in me and my family. Don’t look any further if you’re looking for a knowledgeable dealer with integrity willing to earn your lifelong business.”
“I have met many sales persons over the years and there is only one that is at the top of my list hitting all 10s, OK 15’s! Never owning a boat before we only knew one thing, we wanted a boat and had lots to learn. We met Dusty 2.5 years ago at the Tampa boat show, he stuck out in our minds from the start as an honest as a person gets, he also was genuinely interested in mine and my wife’s overall satisfaction regardless of what boat and dealership we worked with, this was obvious because he provided droves of great information that was non model specific and was solely for our desire to become boat owners. we even discussed with him used boat visits we would make that had nothing to do with his sales efforts, again genuine guidance and support, never once making it all about Cobalt. Fast forwarding to the decision. we narrowed our choice down to 2 boats, 27′ Sea Ray and 25′ Cobalt. After Sea trialing both boats back to back at two dealerships, Marker One and Marine Max there was absolutely no choice to be made any further. We took ownership of our new Cobalt from Marker One on Wednesday. I have never been more impressed with the man behind the job than I am with Dusty, my wife and I consider Dusty a friend and look forward to meeting his wife soon. If you’re a new boat owner or not, there is only one guy I will ever recommend working with, that same guy we will work with as long as he’s on the job, his name is Dusty. Good luck out there!”
“Dusty has been tremendous through all facets of my sales experience in my purchase of a Cobalt boat from Tom George Yacht Group. From the beginning his follow up and communications were just at the right level. Clearly he has the ability to adjust according to his audience. In the purchase process I felt as if he was trying to negotiate within his organization on my behalf but the best was his post purchase responsiveness. As a novice boater I have called Dusty from the water, on the weekend, etc. and he always takes my call. If he does not have the answer i know he will research and get back to me. All of this being done without any hesitation even though the purchase was made a year prior. I wish Dusty much success in the future.”
“Dusty was awesome to work with on my boat purchase. He is very knowledgeable on a wide range of boats, and helped me find the perfect boat that met my requirements. Dusty always responded quickly to any questions I had. Great experience!”
“My experience with Dusty selling an Edgewater boat to me and my wife was 100% positive. I never felt pressured at all. He showed us the boat and told us about its features and advantages over the competition. Two years later and we couldn’t be happier with our boat. It’s lived up to the expectation Dusty portrayed and we never experienced the buyer’s remorse people sometimes feel after a large purchase.”
“I have worked with Dusty through his role at Tom George Yacht Group. Dusty is very customer focused. He follows up on all open items to make sure they are closed and can solve things as big as getting a new boat, or a small replacement snap for the boat. He is energetic and knows his industry well.”
“Dusty is truly passionate about helping people, personally and professionally. He is driven, enthusiastic, and a true pleasure to work with. Dusty is one of the best networkers I know. When working with Dusty, it’s obvious he puts other people’s desires before his own. He’s friendly, easy to talk with, and a great listener. Dusty has a way of putting people at ease within moments of first meeting him. I’m a huge fan of Dusty Smieja and highly recommend him.”
“Jimmy Rogers did an excellent job guiding me through an unfamiliar process. Jimmy has kept in touch with me for almost 5 years before I purchased a boat through him. He earned my business.”