We appreciate Shawn’s work in marketing our boat. He did an outstanding job photographing and giving the boat the showing it deserved. We look forward to working with Donnelly Yacht Sales again in the future. Thanks for handling the transaction so smoothly!

Nani Kai

Shawn, I just want to tell you thank you very much for selling my boat. Your advice on what to do, when and how gave me the confidence to work through this deal. We ended up exactly how you told me we would! I appreciate your advice and your friendship. You are a good man and I am glad to know you.


I purchased a 34 Mainship Pilot this past spring. Not only did Shawn find the boat in Ft Lauderdale but he did a great job in negotiating the price,arranging the survey and sea trial. He went to Ft. Lauderdale twice to make sure everything went well.He has always been available to answer my questions. It seems like he is available 24/7. Eric has also been excellent with the electronics.it is truly a great family business.


Shawn, please accept this as an unsolicited letter as a small measure of appreciation for the marvelous manner in which you handled the marketing and subsequent sale of my boat, “Romantical”.  Over the years, I have bought and sold yachts, planes, houses and land. Out of ALL the agents I have had representing me in those transactions, YOU stand out head and shoulders above everyone else. When I originally was looking for an agent to help me, your name kept coming up with the reputation of being an honest and hardworking salesman. And you certainly are!!! I had no idea how much work you did put in and had to put in – even after the contract was signed – to complete the transaction. You earned every penny of your commission. Again, thank you so much for your successful efforts on my behalf.

Dr. Bill

Shawn, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the professional manner in which you conducted yourself during the sea trials and survey on my Hatteras. Your professionalism, knowledge and determination to get the job done was as good as I seen in the 27 years I have been in business. Your willingness to get the job done when parts were not available was above and beyond your call of duty. It is very obvious to me Shawn that with your code of ethics displayed and your honesty and hard work, that you you will continue on your path of success. Again, many thanks SHAWN!


Shawn, Thank you for such a wonderful experience selling “BLUE” for us. You are a wonderful broker… You have integrity. For us, integrity is when you say what you are going to do and then you do exactly what you said. This is the number one quality we look for in the people who work on our team. Also, you were very patient with us and educated us so that we could comfortably make informed decisions along the way. You also looked out for us and guided us with your experience and knowledge. You are a professional AND personable and you made selling our boat a very pleasant experience. With aloha and gratitude…

Layne & Grant

Shawn is an exceptional man whom really went through the extra mile to guide me through the buying process. He was highly knowledgeable, patient and thoughtful. Those qualities are rare in the marine field. Thank you Shawn!


We were shopping for a boat, our first, and met up with Shawn. We had lots of questions and he took the time to not only answer our questions but go far into a good explanation. We ended up buy a boat thru Shawn but his service didn’t end there. We brought the boat down to Savannah and he went out with us and really helped us to learn the boat. We were introduced to the rest of his “boat family”. His father Chris has a yacht repair and refit business along with Shawn’s brother Eric. We were extremely impressed by their expertise in the business. We had a whole bunch of work done by them and Shawn was there every step of the way to see that it was done right, and help us understand what was being done on our boat. We were made to feel part of “the family.” Shawn is an expert in the boating business and anyone that contacts him will soon be made to feel part of “the family” too. He is by far the best in the business and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back to him again when we need a friend in the business

Bill & Therase

Shawn, Claudine and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful experience buying our new Yacht. The manner in which you conducted yourself during the sea trials and survey was first class. Your professionalism and determination made us feel like we were a part of your boating family. Your willingness to get the sale done was above and beyond the call of duty. Shawn, you are truly an expert in the boating business and I will testify to that. We can see the success in your company by your honesty and hard work. If we are ever in need of selling or buying again, we will look forward to working with Donnelly Yachts. Again, many thanks SHAWN!

Don & Claudine