My wife and I met Dave and Erin Townley, a father-daughter boat broker team, at the Annapolis Boat Show. Our boat was recently totaled in a fire and we were back in the market. We engaged with many brokers during the show, but something was different about Dave and Erin. We would soon find out that difference was their commitment.
At the show, we talked to Dave and Erin about what we were looking for and we were all over the map – express cruiser, cabin cruiser, gas, diesel, etc. We didn’t really know at that time, but they noted our preferences and said that they would get back to us early the upcoming week. Sure enough, the week following the boat show, we received a listing of boats that fit our preferences and a very detailed analysis of all of the pros and cons of those preferences – cost differences, both fuel and maintenance, between gas and diesel based on cruising habits, boat handling differences of express versus cabin cruisers, and overall brand awareness. The most we got back from all the other brokers that we reached out to at the boat show was a voicemail to discuss next steps. Dave and Erin were already in full stride.
Once we got serious about the make and model that we were after, we had a great time “kicking the tires” with Dave and Erin. They were very knowledgeable about every boat we boarded. Also, we weren’t spending anywhere near the money that they were actively brokering with other clients, but you would never know it. We felt just as important as their multi-million dollar deals.
We will never buy or sell another boat without the Townleys’ help!
— Glen & Jenn Robinson, new owners of a 2003 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer, "Brown Eyed Girl II"

Beth and I would not use/abuse anyone else, these two are the BEST. They really are! They are highly experienced, they know boating, and they walk the walk and talk the talk...and they deliver!
— Randy and Beth Lawson, 1982 Stevens 47 "Moorahme"

Dave and Erin are absolutely fabulous!! Incredibly knowledgeable and skilled boat brokers, they assessed our unique preferences after taking us through a variety of 40’-50’ pre-owned powerboats, and we found the perfect yacht! They guided us through successful negotiations with the seller, provided a wealth of knowledge during the sea trial, and not only spent a full day teaching us how to handle the boat after purchase, but joined us once again for the first day of the new season to provide refresher training on the boat’s systems and handling. If you’re looking for the best broker team on the planet, Dave and Erin are that team!!
— Jim & Deb Geiger, new owners of Viking Princess EC 50, Easy Livin'

We highly recommend Dave and Erin Townley as the easiest-going, best prepared, knowledgeable seamen, familiar with boat architecture and systems… brokers on the Chesapeake Bay! We met them as boat brokers, but now we call them friends! You need to choose them as your boat brokers!
Chuck and I decided at the Annapolis Sail Boat Show that it was time for us to find another boat. We owned a 1999 38’ Bavaria S/V and were ready for a step up. No sooner had we mentioned buying another boat, then our friends told us that we should speak with the Townleys. It was the best advice they could have given us!
Dave and Erin Townley (a wonderfully knowledgeable father/daughter team) listened very carefully to what we were looking for in our next boat. They immediately began an in-depth search for our next sailing vessel. By Christmas, we had settled on a 2002 46’ Hylas S/V. As our brokers, they sold our Bavaria and procured our Hylas.
We had never worked with brokers that truly possessed the technical knowledge and expertise necessary to expedite the procurement process to our complete satisfaction until we worked with the Townleys. They were with us from sea trials, surveys and final possession of the boat. After the sale, they assisted us in learning all aspects of the Hylas’ systems, layout, wear and tear data; as well as, the performance specifications. In addition, the Townleys also helped us in finding the right sources for compatible upgraded equipment that we wanted on our boat. We are completely happy with the boat.
— Chuck and Jeanne Spofford, happy new owners of a Hylas 46, "Breezo"

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Professional. Friendly. Incredibly responsive. Thorough. Patient. Excellent negotiator. Knowledgeable. Fun. I just purchased a boat through Dave Townley and cannot say enough good things. I will recommend Dave to everyone I know that is interested in purchasing a boat and/or a home. The entire experience was nothing short of a pleasure.
— Jack Bahen, happy new owner of a Sharps Island 32

After selling our first boat and purchasing our second boat with Dave and Erin’s help and guidance, I can 100% recommend them. Their degree of dedication is outstanding and I feel that I had (and still have) a friend looking out for my best interests throughout both experiences. They made both experiences smooth and most importantly fun- and stood by my decisions without any pressure. I can’t imagine a better team to be in a boat buyer/seller’s corner.
— Brad Falk, happy new owner of a Catalina 42

We’ve bought and sold boats through Dave and Erin over several years Always great service, great experience, great yachts. We are so thankful to Dave and Erin for a spectacular delivery trip on our last transaction. It was a wonderful adventure...Thank you for a truly wonderful delivery. Cindy and I are still pinching ourselves over the new boat and the big adventure.
— Dave & Cindy, happy new owners of a Moody 46

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I would write or speak to anyone about how good you are. You certainly deserve significant accolades and praise for a job very well done.
— Jeff Kroh, happy new owner of an Azimut 43
Thanks Dave and Erin! You all have been terrific! Thanks again for all your hard work and help!
— Chuck and Jeanne Spofford, happy new owners of a Hylas 46