I just purchased my third boat from Elias De La Torre III at Plantation Boat Mart. I've recently purchased my second HydraSports Custom 4200. Simply put HydraSports Custom are phenomenal boats. My dealings with Elias have been delightful and fair. And it isn't everyday you can say that about a salesman. I would highly recommend Elias and Plantation Boat Mart to anyone looking to purchase a quality boat at a fair price.
Jim, HydraSports Custom Owner
Guy: Hard to believe the first full season for Infinity is over!! Just some impressions from our first season-----
The buying experience of the Hydra Sports 4200SF was the best buying experience we have ever had in all the boats we have owned!! You made it so effortless, so transparent and easy that is was a true delight. Great WORK GUY!!!!
The entire delivery process was "Over The Top!!" Having Kyle come up to the Cape and critically analyze the boat, discuss and show me the performance and help with the actual delivery and check me out on the systems was just fantastic!! In fact I would view him as a secret sales weapon!!!! He was the best!!
The seas at the Cape are tough---everything the Cape threw at us we handled----6 foot waves at 40 knots---while it was a "hang on ride"---it handled it as advertised!!! Just an amazing boat!!! Perfect for offshore!!!
Fishability was exceptional----the beam is excellent and accommodated our fishing Team--in fact we won the Fishing Tournament for 4th of July with the largest fish!!
A totally unexpected experience was while at our dock---with the massive stereo system and cool lights---Infinity became the most fun DISCO!!!! We had more people and kids on that boat dancing and having a ball till the wee hours many weekends----it was such a ball---and we don't normally party!!! But the Hydra Sports 42 seemed to be a Party catalyst!!
Thanks again for a fantastic season and delivering us such a fun, reliable and exciting boat!!!
Tom & Denise on their 2nd HydraSports boat
I am very proud to own my Hydra and I have owned lots of boats. Truly a wonderful product.
Had my big boat and the Hydra out at Santa Barbara Island, then we took the Hydra out to a rock in the middle of the ocean 35 miles out and went diving. The Hydra is a fantastic platform for 4 divers. My wife likes going out on the Hydra more than our 100 footer -- no kidding. What a blast.
I am a big supporter -- nothing rides like that boat in a center console hands down.
HydraSports 4100 Owner
Guy Vonderlinden was extremely professional, helpful and made us feel like family. He went out of his way at all times to make us feel that the purchase of our boat from Plantation Boat Mart was very pleasant and easy process. Thanks again!
The Rodruguez Family
HydraSports Custom 3400CC
Thank you Autumn and Alex! Look forward to having you as a part of customer service for the next few years. You have been great and always prompt with communications.
Sea Hunt 211
Scott is wonderful. Without his perseverance and patience the deal would not have happened. When I trade up he'll be the first guy I call.
The Wouch Family
Besides being a fisherman's dream boat what impresses us is how it handles rough water, it doesn't even get the drink in your hand spoiled!
HydraSports Custom 42
My salesman Jorge Hoyo was extremely professional from beginning to end. I would certainly recommend Jorge and Plantation Boat Mart to others.
Great experience. Scott Warnike was great, professional, responsive and knowledgable
Eddie was not only great with me, but also to the three people I have referred to him and actually purchased a boat from Plantation Boat Mart. I have referred two others to Eddie since my purchase. I look forward to buying a bigger boat from Eddie in the future.
I am usually reluctant to write public posts and choose instead to direct e mails and texts to Charlie and Eddie about our Sea Hunters. We own a 2011 35 Sea Hunter and a 2012 18 Sea Hunter. We recently had problems with our Garmin open array radar. When we transmitted it, the screen read "Error Code 5." I called Eddie Leon to talk to him about the problem. The next day, the Garmin rep was at my boat installing software updates. Unfortunately, the updates did not work, and the antenna and the pedestal have to be removed and repaired. In steps Eddie. Before I know it, the Garmin rep is agreeing to replace the pedestal and the antenna free of charge. If you are considering rigging your sled with electronics, I highly recommend Garmin, They stand behind their products. As does Sea Hunter. Thanks Eddie, for always being available and willing to address a customer's concerns. Thanks Ralph and Charlie for continuing to build a bad ass boat.
Nick Peterson via facebook
Scott & Guy
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you both for all your help, effort and working with me on the purchase of my new boat. If I can be a reference in any way or help you out in any way please don't hesitate to call me. I will let you know when I am up and running with the charter business. Once again, thanks for everything.
I recently purchased a boat from Plantation Boat Mart and I would be amiss if I did not recognize the excellent service that I received from Alex Hoch. From the moment I made contact with him to the day he delivered the boat to me he showed nothing but maturity, and professionalism. He was very knowledgeable of the several models I looked at and if he didn't know the answer to a question, he was quick to find out the answer. It was very refreshing to deal with somebody that, despite the fact that I was purchasing one of the smallest boats you sell, displayed a sincere interest in the boat I was buying and the boating needs I was trying to fill. I will definitely look to Alex when I'm looking for my next boat, and as a boater, you know there is always a next boat.
Thank you, Diego Rodriguez
I recently bought a new 2012 Sea Hunt Ultra 225 from Plantation Boat Mart in Palm Beach Gardens. Scott Warnike was my initial contact and remained in that capacity throughout the entire sales process, from initial visit to sea trial to delivery and training. He was polite, considerate, professional, knowledgeable, accommodating and most importantly, responsive throughout the entire process. He even said that he will continue to be my point of contact throughout the warranty period as well. Scott was also made sure to be considerate of my wife and involved her throughout the process as well, making her feel as an equal partner and owner of the boat. Guy Vonder Linden expedited the final negotiations and it was a pleasure dealing with both of these gentlemen. There was no hard sell or pressure. Just giving me and my wife the necessary information and being responsive to all of my questions, even after normal business hours and on weekends! They made the buying experience a pleasurable one.
Thanks again to Scott and Guy!
I wanted to take the opportunity to write a letter thanking everyone at Plantation Boat Mart for making my boat purchasing experience a positive one. As a first time boat buyer, I was confused and to some degree intimidated by the whole boat buying process. Shad Vera was ultimately the person responsible for making this such a positive experience. He took his time to review and listen to my boating plans, asked me appropriate questions on my boating desires, and helped reassure me the boat I was looking at would be the right boat for me and my family. I peppered him with questions and he always showed patience and thoroughness in answering them. His knowledge of the boat's features was superb and he made me feel comfortable learning the many details of the boat. In addition, Shad proved to be a true professional interested in his customer's needs. For example, he could have easily upsold me on the engine size when I asked about an engine upgrade option. He explained while I may gain some improvement in speed it would be at the expense of sacrificing weight and fuel efficiency. He assured me while more power is possible, the efficiency and power was optimized for the boat with the engines it was already carrying and that this would fit my needs perfectly.
In addition to handling the details of the sale and preparation of the boat, Shad arranged for delivery of the boat to my marina located near Tallahassee, FL. Shad ensured all the details were taken care of and delivered on time as promised. Shad took all the responsibility of ensuring the boat was in proper order and delivered in an immaculate condition. For those small details that needed correction, Shad has already taken action of sending someone up to my marina to get it taken care of so I don't have to worry about transporting the boat.
Ultimately, this buying experience has been better and more enjoyable than I could have expected, especially for a first time boat buyer. There is no doubt I will be looking to Plantation Boat Mart and Shad for my next boat purchase in the future. I will also share with my colleagues and friends my experiences and will give my highest recommendation and endorsement for Shad should they be in the market for a new boat. Thank you all for your help and professionalism.
Best Regards, Alberto Fernandez, M.D.