West Yachts and Brokerage

Customer Testimonials

If anyone is thinking about buying a boat they must go see Chris Thomas at West Yachts. Best customer service that you could ever imagine. Communication was top notch and he was well educated about the boats on the market. Even after we closed on ‪#‎DREAM‬ he was there to help us. Being first time boat owners we had a lot of questions and Chris was there whenever we needed him.


Mary & Brian - Houston, Texas

We wanted to take the time to express our appreciation for the professional manner in which you handled the sale of our boat. From the day you made the appointment to show the boat to the eventual buyer until the closing only eleven days later, you were thorough, knowledgeable, and professional in all matters.

We also appreciate the way you worked closely with our listing broker, Vic Kopycinski. The lines of communication were kept open among you, Vic, and us; and we felt “in the loop” at all times during this sale. We also want to give a special thanks to Vic for all his assistance during the time he had our boat listed, as well as his help during the trial sail.

We would gladly call on you if we decide to purchase another boat, as well as recommend your services to our boating friends. Dealing with both you and Vic was a very positive and pleasant experience.


C.T. and Vicki Bronaugh, Former owners of Hans Christian 41 Sasakwa - Clear Lake Shores, Texas

Chris Thomas of West Yachts is a very knowledgeable and helpful broker. He assisted us in everything from initial survey through final preparations for loading our boat for transport from Texas to Illinois. We highly recommend Chris and West Yachts for excellence in service, especially after the sale.

Larry & Connie - Sea Ray 600 SS

Just a quick note to tell you how much Bob and I appreciated your hard work on the sale of our boat, Escapades, ….. I recently met the new owner at West Marine and he is really happy to have acquired her. That was definitely our hope – to find a buyer who would love and care for her as much as we had. You alone made that happen!

Your dedication, expertise and love of the business were evident, even during times when we were not the easiest people on earth to deal with. We met and dealt with several brokers during the time Escapades was on the market and you are, without a doubt, the very best of them. Best wishes for continued success to someone who truly deserves it.


Bob & Fran Horn - Seabrook, Texas

…I wanted to express how grateful I was for all of your patience, dedication, persistence, knowledge, kindness and everything you did for us during our search for our perfect first sail boat. I am so happy that we found you and from day one we knew you are one of a kind. Customer service was excellent! Personal touches and dedication to assisting us every step of the way really meant a lot to us both. You told us in the beginning when we were big eyed and anxious how important it was for us to find the right boat for us that we not only could make a deal on, but that really felt like ours, and after many searches we did.

I greatly appreciate your personal touch and will definitely use your services again when we decide we want to move up to a bigger sailboat. I will also recommend you to anyone and everyone I encounter who is searching for their dream boat. You are like no other sales person out there and I greatly appreciate you.


Donna Saldivar, First Mate to the Captain of "Sunshine" Hunter 34 - New Caney, Texas

We LOVE our boat! I cannot tell you how grateful we are that you found us wandering the docks with confusion written all over our faces. Up until that point we knew we wanted a boat, and had seen many boats that we like, but none that were the right boat for us. You helped us narrow down our choices and really honed in on what would work best for us based upon our long-term goals.

….We were almost to the point of giving up when you found us as we were only becoming more and more confused with each boat we saw. You took the time to visit with each of us to find out what we were looking for, what we thought we wanted, what our long-term plans included, and what our budget allowed us to do. Once you had this information, the rest was smooth sailing – Ha! Within three weeks of meeting you, we had our perfect boat.

From the moment we met you, you were always willing to go the extra mile. You delivered superior customer service and satisfaction, which is rare in today’s world. I feel there was never a time when you did not have our best interests at heart…

Willis and I wish you all the best of luck and success with your new business, West Yachts. We know you will do well and anyone who is lucky enough to walk through your doors will not be disappointed. I feel you have raised the bar and will set a new standard .. Thank you again for your dedication and commitment in helping us realize our dream.


Willis and Jacqueline Dupont - Shreveport, Louisiana

I decided to put my boat on the market and was referred to West Yachts by a friend. I listed the boat with them in late September and moved it to their dock in Seabrook. I worked with Chris during the entire process and would recommend West Yachts to anyone wishing to buy or sell a boat.

Chris made sure the boat was clean and presentable for me as I live quite a distance away and he checked on it every day. I felt very comfortable having my boat at their dock knowing that it would be looked after by the West Yachts staff. I received a contract on the boat within 90 days and closed in mid December. The negotiations were handled expertly, kept in constant contact with me through every step of the process.  Chris even drove all the way across town to deliver my equity check in person. That truly was “Service Beyond the Expected”.

I know they were very helpful to the Buyer as well. This was the Buyers first boat and  handled everything in a professional manner including scheduling the Water Trial, coordinated the haul out for survey and even helped arrange the closing for the Buyers. The entire transaction went exactly as they said it would.

If I ever choose to purchase another boat I would definitely utilize West Yachts again.

Sgt. John Trump - Houston, Texas