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As we think back of your years of sailing, Winters Sailing always comes up. Brian sold us our first sailboat in 93 a Catalina 28. In 96 we up graded to a Catalina 32. Brian was a big help with all the deals including financing, documentation and insurance contact. In 02 we purchased a graduation present for ourselves a Catalina 36. Again Brian assisted with all the arrangements and made the new boat purchase as smooth as possible including a great trade in value. As we neared retirement we wanted a 40 or 42. Brian showed us as many as 6 used boats, but nothing seemed to fit. Brian never gave up, he called one day about a Beneteau 40. We said no way we want a Catalina, he said you need to see it before saying no. Brian spent lots of time, helped meet our budget for our retirement years of sailing. So we purchased our 4th sailboat from Winters Sailing a new Beneteau 40. Brian has become a friend of the family over the years. If you are thinking about buying a sailboat you can trust his knowledge and integrity to fit you with the right boat.
For the past several years we have searched high and far for a marina and boat manufacturer we could could trust in for both service and quality. Search no further! Winter Marina and Benetau is where it is at.
Brian At Winter Marina has been honest and helpful in helping us make our selection with absolutely no sales pressure.
Not only do they carry Benetau but also Catalina and Jeanneau as well as a full line of quality, previously owned boats too. And if sailing is not your thing they also offer a wide selection of power boats too.
I have bought 3 boats from Winters Sailing since 2007. Brian and his staff are very professional and helpful. Buying, trading and brokering, they have assisted me in all phases of the deals. I have nothing but excellent things to say about my experiences.
Excellent dealer with excellent service. I purchased a Catalina 425 from Brian a year ago. From the pre-purchase discussions, to financing, to contract and delivery, all was perfect and easy. Like any new boat there are some warranty items that always need to be addressed. Brian and his team worked diligently and honestly to get all the warranty work completed. Brian kept me in the loop at every stage of the process and I could not be happier with the product and service I received from him and his team. I have all the work I don’t do myself done at Brian’s yard. I highly recommend Brian Winter and G. Winters Sailing Center for all your boating needs
I bought my first boat almost 15 years ago from Brian and have been there ever since. Staff is always friendly and available. The Marin’s hosts multiple events every year, I would want to be anywhere else on the river
Just took delivery of Catalina 425 Hull #19–S/V Shardana. The service provided to us has been EXCELLENT. The boat is in wonderful condition. Of course there are a few items that need to be addressed as with any new vessel. The crew at G. Winters Sailing Center went right to work on them. Thank you to Brian, Gary and Glenn for helping us through the whole purchase and delivery process. You all are the best. I will recommend you to everyone who is interested in purchasing a yacht. Keep up the great work!
My wife and I have purchased two boats from Brian Winter at G Winter’s Sailing. To say Brian and his team go above and beyond the call of duty would be a huge understatement! Brian did everything but take us into his family. Dealt with us as if we were the last clients he would ever see. The boat buying process can be daunting but he and his team took care of everything. Recommended an Insurance agent, financing team and a Marina, everyone he is associated with treated us exactly as Brian did, with respect, and tender care.I recommend Brian and his team to anyone looking to buy or anyone who is interested in just knowing how to proceed with the process. He shares his knowledge freely and openly with no strings attached. As a salesman myself, his consultative approach and easy going style is refreshing and very welcoming.Our last boat a Catalina 350 is everything he said it was and could not have asked for more! Sales with a smile, service honestly and on time every time. Go see Brian!
Chris Kusy Kleinstuber
G Winters Sailing Center is simply fantastic! Superb products, service, and support. We have purchased four Wonderful boats from G Winters over the past 12 years and every aspect of our experience with them has been beyond expectations. They are warm, caring, highly professional and experienced people who truly understand their products and the people who purchased them. I cannot speak highly enough about Brian, Glenn, Dan, Gary, Bruce and all of their other support staff.
Perhaps, the single most stellar aspect of our experience has been that these are people of integrity. They stand by their product, standby their service, and deliver what they promise. There is very much a family feel at G Winters. Boating and boaters enhance our lives. I feel indebted to G Winters as they have allowed me much joy and helped to strengthen my family and friendship bonds.
Get to know G Winters! Purchase one (or a bunch as we have) of their superb boats. Stay at the wonderful marina. You wont be sorry.
2019 Winter Rendezvous. We had a great day at our 2019 Winter Rendezvous! Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our vendors and speakers for their informative presentations. Special thanks to our friends at MESCO Boating Products, Captain Bob Charters, SailTime Philadelphia, Shardana Sailing Charters, and Aristos’ Harvest for their generous raffle donations, and a big shout out to Dan at Intercoastal Financial Group for sponsoring the cocktail party.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event on May 4th. Stay tuned for more info.
Don, Brain, and G. Winter’s Sailing Center are a pleasure to deal with. Don is very knowledgeable, with straight forward answers to most sail boat issues. I have written this recommendation in order to thank Don for all his help in making my used Precision 185 sailboat purchase the best decision of the summer.
Great boats- Brian Is so knowledgeable and made ownership of my first boat a wonderful experience. Looking forward to my new boat for this season.
Victoria Santa Maria
We bought our first boat from Brian Winter in 2002 and two more since then, time flies! The sales process at Winters is a very deliberate, careful, no pressure, personalized experience. Brian has many years of experience in picking a boat and the options to suit individuals needs. Many times he helped us make decisions on options we had not considered previously. The after sales service experience has always been very responsive. Many of my friends have also purchased boats from Winters and we are all very pleased. I highly recommend Winters Sailing Center.
Searched high and far for years for a marina and a manufacturer we could trust and feel good about. Once we met Brian and were introduced to the Beneteau line the search was over. Brian along with his excellent staff and Beneteau have been absolutely amazing.
We purchased a Benetau 38.1 and are completely satisfied with its quality and the service from both Winter and Beneteau. I highly recommend Winter to help you meet your boating needs. They have a number of different lines available and will surely meet your needs whether your needs are sailboats or powerboats.
Brian; We just want to say thank you very much for making our dreams come true! Our new Oceanis 45 was an absolute home run of a choice for our first big sailboat on Chesapeake Bay. Here we are approaching the end of a great sailing season. Our 100% trust in you from the choice of features on the boat as well as your guidance on the marina and charter program, we couldn’t be happier. We never expected to be in a new boat. We appreciate you showing us the incremental difference in net cost versus a huge difference in the enjoyment factor! The wide-open cockpits of the new designs amaze us as well as everyone that walks by our boat at the dock. From the start when you spent so much time with us at the boat show, walking us through the various purchase options, we knew we were in good hands. On closing day, after you had lined up all the financing, accounting, insurance etc. we did not pay a single dollar more than the original deal, thank you! When the day came for orientation to learn our new boat, we appreciated to have such great service from your staff in Riverside. We were blown away to have Gary Thomas spend four days with us including delivery of the boat to Chesapeake Bay! With Gary we opened every hatch and thoroughly reviewed every system, it was fantastic and paid off throughout the summer. And as they say the proof is in the pudding. As with any boat, during this first summer of use, there were a few bugs and tweaks. They were fixed promptly and covered under the 3 year warranty virtually unnoticed by us. You have been so incredibly helpful, we hope to take you sailing with us very soon! Thanks again!
Guy and Patricia Shelledy
Blair and I have purchased 4 sailboats from Winter’s Sailing. We have received the best service from the time of purchase to the delivery. We just got our brand new 45 Oceanis and we were very happy to be the first to be launched and we made it to Rock Hall just before Easter, which is amazing considering the winter we had! The service is awesome and everyone is great at their job! Thank you for making us feel special with champagne and the food tray on Friday and coffee and bagels on Saturday. We recommend Brian and his team to everyone that wants a very pleasant experience! It’s very nice to deal with people of integrity and pride in what they do! Thanks again.
Blair and line
Looking for a sailboat? I would highly recommend Brian and the entire staff at G. Winter’s Sailing Center, Inc. They are the best there is in sales, parts, service and training!! None can compare to the special way they treat their customers and the technical assistance they provide! I have been a customer since the year 2000 and presently own my third sailboat from Winter’s!! They treat you with respect and make your buying a sailboat experience very enjoyable! They are like a Good Neighbor!!
Margo Cull Walker
Dear Brian, Just wanted to let you know about my experience with my latest purchase of Beneteau Oceanis from your store. As you know this is my third boat purchase from your store and obviously you did something right the first two times, but this time was a very different experience. Obviously your integrity and no BS go without saying. From the time I called you about an interest in getting back into sailing to helping with the financing, and thru out the entire pre-closing process, you responded to every question and did not drop the ball. As you know, the real dealer experience comes after the sale. Your entire team that came into contact with me treated me with professionalism and respect for my time. From Lee who made sure we go thru the boat and make a punch list to Gary who got me out on the water and made sure we went throughout all systems, including the computerized navigation. This is probably one of the most important factors in real customer service and eliminating buyers remorse. I wish you continued success and raising the bar in customer service. Sincerely.
Dear Brian & Staff: Here it is two days after shakedown day for our Catalina 445, Koru, and I am still floating miles above the ground! Wednesday, May 14, 2014 will forever remain a grand RED LETTER DAY on my sailing calendar for years to come. Brian we truly literally received the red carpet treatment from you and your capable staff. When I approached my wonderful Koru, it was very apparent she really looked “Yare” as she was all decked out in her bright red bows on the Bimini frame and life lines. The champagne with Koru monogrammed flutes , coffee and Danish topped off the festivities. What fun. And then there was the symbolism of cutting the red ribbon to allow entrance through the gate and entrance into what I am certain will be many, many exciting times on our Koru. The meaning of Koru, exemplifies all that the day brought to us. Excitement, along with harmony, peace, and balance. This is what the word ” Koru” means in various cultures. And this is exactly what our first journey on our Koru provided, under the watchful eyes of Gary Thomas, who was wonderful to us that whole day. Gary was patient and sensitive to our needs. He was thorough and if he did not know the answer to a question he quickly went and found it out or diligently developed his “follow up with Brian” list. We have always been “Catalina” people and we became ‘Catalina” people with Winter’s Sailing way back in 1999 when we purchased our Catalina 380, “piano, piano”. I am so glad our next giant step up to the 445 was also taken with all of you at Winter’s Sailing Center, Inc. . We wouldn’t have had it any other way because, Brain as our sales person is a good listener and was easy to talk with to hash out our ideas and was as accommodating as possible to meet any of our needs. I will close by adding additional thanks for your gift of a Mark Twain line framed and ready for mounting on one of Koru’s walls. For Tom and me, It was right on point. As I paraphrase. ..at the end of one’s life it isn’t the thing we did that we will REGRET …. it is the one that we didn’t do! We lost our 380 in Sandy and although, for a brief moment we thought maybe after almost 30 years of sailing it was time to become landlubbers, I am so glad we took the leap and we have and will continue to have, NO REGRETS! I think Twain’s statement it says it all. Thanks for finding it for us ! We are glad we chose the Catalina 445 and we are glad we chose Winter’s Sailing, Inc. to help make it happen for us. Happy Sailing to all in the Winter’s Sailing Family. Warm regards.
Mistress Margo and Captain Tom of Koru
I have been waiting for my final delivery to my home port to write this review but there was no reason for the delay. The staff and orientation processes have been exceptional, from Brian working with us through the sale to an unknown dock hand offering me pointers on the navigation systems as he passed by on the docks. Winter’s Sailing Center has offered the best customer service and employee interaction that I have seen from many different industries. They want you to enjoy the process and have confidence in your purchase. When my 37 gets too small, I will be back for more! Thanks Brian, Gary, Lee and all the staff for an experience of a lifetime!!!