When provided without substantiated content, talk can be cheap. However, Legendary Marine's customers, including those who have voted in force for its top sales and service awards in the market, are quick to praise the dealership for its performance. We invite you to read some unsolicited comments from a few of our customers who share their own Legendary Marine experience. If you would like to add your own comments about your experience with our team, please scroll to the bottom!
"We have been at Legendary Marine for 10 seasons including two with our first boat – a 17 foot Regal, and 8 years with the Chaparral 31 that was also purchased a couple of months before the end of the 2004 boating season. We have been very happy with the storage, launching service and sales. It is one of the few highly professional operations in the Destin area. The facilities are excellent, service and launching are excellent! Storage was excellent – whole operation worked great. We would recommend Legendary to anyone."
-Parker B. Smith
"I would like to thank you for all of the support and professionalism from your staff. My recent purchase through your agency was made infinitely easier by the assistance of your staff. I don't buy boats of this caliber every day so not having to worry with the details of financing and insurance and concentrating on my decision and condition of the boat made my decision a pleasurable experience. Your team is tops and I am sure you are proud to have them on your staff."
- Ken Saiya
"My experience with the staff at Legendary Marine has been joyful. I have had various opportunities to interface with the yacht sales department, the service department, the marina, service department, and the group trips. The best way for me to state my experience is fantastic. The people working at Legendary have a positive attitude, have been attentive to my requests and really have always done a great job making every effort to help us as customers while being pleasant about it. Even thought I have moved from the area I feel comfortable leaving my new 42' Marquis there under their management. I genuinely miss Legendary, especially the staff. I recommend Legendary completely and without hesitation. They are fair in their pricing, aim to please and always get the job done."
- Bob & Judy Lemon
"The salesman has been very helpful and is good at what he does. Everything was great. He even put us in contact with the people for the electronics. It was a pleasurable experience."
- Robert Hatcher
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and we'll definitely be taking it back to them if something comes up."
- Richard Ambrosino
"I've been doing work with them for the past 10 years. I've purchased 5 different boats from them. I know all those guys personally from working with them through the years."
- Tracee Gord
"We appreciate the professionalism, expertise and friendliness of all the personnel. Over the years, we have had the privilege of enjoying the camaraderie of several owners. Truthfully, we believe, being an owner keeps us senior citizens on-the-water longer!"
- Peggy & Don Farr
"Our sales consultant had a lot of knowledge. He was great. He knew what he was talking about. He was energetic. I couldn't have asked for a a better fellow to talk to. I haven't seen a better sales professional like that in a long time."
- Bryant Colin
"Just wanted to give a sincere THANK YOU to Jimmy and the gang at the Panama City Beach location, for getting my baby back up and running again. I know it was a huge job, very labor intensive, thank you so much for the hard work and doing it as fast as you did. And to the powers that be at the top, your entire crew down here is top notch. I'm always greeted with a smile, always fun to just talk with Philomena or Nick for a while, Jimmy and his crew do spectacular work and take very good care of me. I'm just say'n, I appreciate them ALL very, very much."
- Cap'n J.D.
Fishing Magnet Charters
"… Very pleased … we dealt with another company prior to Legendary and we were less than thrilled. When we called, Legendary found a time to get us in and out quickly. They followed through and did just that. We were so pleased that they worked within the time frame stated. Not one suggestion for improving the service experience: we are very happy with them!"
- David Dukes
"Our service advisor is awesome and is a genuine, cool, hard working guy. He kept me informed the entire time. "
- Gary Taylor
"Excellent Service. Everyone is so nice and willing to help. Our service advisor is superb and so is his organization. I am very well pleased with the Legendary group. They do a tremendous job there."
- James Neilson
"… very happy with them … they do a good job."
- Robert Ratcliff
Just a note to say thanks to all of the helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous staff in the service department. Scott is great and handled our problems perfectly. My son had his new boat there for a few issues and they worked with him on his tight schedule and got everything fixed. I am proud to be associated with a team like Scott's and that of Jeremy Holcomb where I am a Legends Boat Club member.
Again, thanks to everyone at Legendary for making our move to Destin even more enjoyable.
- DuWane Hooper
A quick note to say Job Well Done! Most only want to complain. I need to tell someone Service was Excellent. The boat in water on time all week, service very helpful and professional. All staff very professional, helpful, and trained to service the customer. Especially, when entering your boat by wearing shoe protectors or taking off shoes. I truly appreciate your Professionalism as a staff. Please share with everyone should you have any Staff meetings and Recognize all. You and they Deserve it. Thank you for that.
- Curtis Wofford
We love our new boat. I can't say enough about Craig and Neil's customer service. I have purchased several luxury cars over the years, but their service pales in front of Legendary Marine.
I look forward to seeing you in the future on one of your group outings.
- Rolf Galvert
Our guests and I had a great time and the girls at the club were wonderful.
- Johnnie Sfakianos
Just know and please share this with your entire staff, I have been most impressed with everyone. Not one person was anything but the best I have ever worked with.
- Gary Tilkin
Thank you and the staff for the fine service over the last couple of years.
- Donald Haight
Owning my own business I know you always get the complaints but rarely someone that has something good to say . I would like you to pass on that the service and professionally trained staff in your service dept are a pleasure to deal with. My experience since I purchased my boat from you guys have been very good. From Jamie in the ship store that I call to have my boat put in the water to Bruce in service.
- Chris Zinn
It was great working with "Jimmy Jed" Daniesl at the Gulf Shores location!
I came in to look at a center console because all the research I did told me that was all I could afford (I have always wanted a cuddy cabin) Jimmy showed me the boats that I was interested in. With all the options that I wanted on the boats, they were a little more than I wanted to spend at the current time! After talking with Jimmy and letting him know what I was interested in and my fishing style, he was able to locate me a boat that was two years old with low hours and way more options than I was looking at.
Jimmy found me the boat of my dreams completely loaded and a cuddy cabin in which I did not think there was any way I could afford! Jimmy was very professional always to the points and always there every time I needed him. I really appreciated his professional service and he was never too pushy. I look forward to doing business with Jimmy and Legendary Marine in the future when the time comes to upgrade!! Thank you again for everything y'all have done I will get hours of pleasure with my family and a great fishing vessel with my new 225 Victory LE.
- Lacy Elliot
My wife Terri and I live in central Georgia but own a condo in Destin, Florida. We love being on the water, so we (mostly I) had long wanted to own some kind of boat to travel and fish. However, we lacked the knowledge on how to go about getting into the boating hobby with ease and confidence.
During one of our leisure trips to Destin in the spring of 2010, I dug up enough courage to walk into a marina near our condo and openly admit that I knew nothing about boating in the sea but had the desire to try it. When I first walked through the door at Legendary Marine, I had no idea what size or type of vessel I needed or could expect to learn to handle, given my limited fresh water lake boating experience level. The staff at Legendary Marine guided me through the process of finding the perfect boat for my experience level and interests without any pressure whatsoever. They seemed genuinely interested in us owning the right boat for us to enjoy.
We finally settled on something that we thought was as large of a boat as we could ever want. We purchased a 35’ triple outboard with a small cabin below deck. We used it almost every weekend that summer and brought along friends and family to join us in the fishing and fun. With the ongoing help from the Legendary staff who helped me learn what I needed to know, we mastered the 35 in short order. Since that time we have stepped up twice more and purchased and sold through Legendary. We put the 35 up for sale and purchased a 58’ Enclosed Bridge Sportfish. The level of fun increased several notches! We joined the Legendary Yacht Club and have made several trips with others who share our love of boating. We have enjoyed trips to places like Key West, Biloxi, and Port St. Joe with The Legendary Yacht Club, utilizing their guidance and expertise. Learning to fish in the Gulf has been a blast! We have even participated in two local fishing tournaments.
As my confidence level rose, we grew hungry for even more fun. Last spring we sold the 58’ and moved up to a 74’ Luxury Sportfish Yacht with all the luxuries and accommodations of home. I could have NEVER gotten to this level of boating pleasure without relying heavily on Legendary’s knowledgeable staff to train and help me as my experience level progressed. We have now done three purchases and two sells with Legendary, and they worked hard for us during our purchases as well as our sells.
Through all of this we have relied on Legendary and their staff to guide us along the way. They have exceeded our expectations in every way. Legendary has done ALL of my maintenance since day one on all of my purchases. It is impossible to overstate the level of quality that I have experienced with the service department as well as the sales staff and management.
We have developed friendships with many people at Legendary, and we HIGHLY recommend them.
My wife, who was at first reluctant, now routinely asks me “When are we going on another boat trip?” I couldn’t be happier!
- D. Jay DeFoor