Denise Hanna is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker with Atlantic Cruising Yachts who has been in the Yacht Sales industry since 1995. She is currently a Board Member for the Yacht Broker Association of America. Denise is the Catamaran specialist and has won several awards throughout her career. Denise has extensive knowledge of the boating industry having represented many brands over the years, including Taswell, Valiant, Tartan, Sabre, Beneteau, Lagoon, Jeanneau, Dufour, Fountaine Pajot and was the National Sales Manager for Beneteau Sailboats from 2012 to 2014.
Denise has raised three daughters in Annapolis and has been active in the community supporting local sailing and rowing programs. She has mastered the ability to introduce families to sailing or to help couples choose the perfect cruising boat to spend their retirement on. Her expertise, hard work, and dedication go beyond the sale of the boat and her level of service to her clients builds long-lasting relationships.
Listen To My Customers Tell Their Story
We recently had the pleasure of working with Denise Hanna, our selling broker from ACY. We’d met Denise on several occasions in Annapolis and at various boat shows over the last 8 years while looking at different catamarans and considering a future purchase. Although we wound up purchasing a used catamaran out of state from a different broker (a mistake I still regret), when we decided to sell, we knew we’d rely on her services.
Denise made the process very simple from day one. She inspected the vessel, advised us what to remove, gave us a list of required photographs for the listing, reviewed the entire process with us, and discussed the asking price and minimal acceptance level. Within three days we had an interested purchaser, who ultimately became the buyer.
Denise facilitated the survey and sea trial day and handled all the negotiations with a kind, but professional approach. Her personal attention to the needs of both parties made the transaction an easy one. She is extremely personable, a trait that sets her apart from all other brokers with whom I’ve spoken, some of whom are hard to reach, or do not respond to inquiries, and are hesitant to converse unless a checkbook or contract is in sight.
One last thing I really appreciate about working with Denise is that she actually listens. I do not appreciate being pressured to buy a boat (e.g., it’s an in-house deal), or told that I shouldn’t buy a boat too far away from home “..…because I won’t go with you until the sea trial.” Denise is accommodating when I change the parameters of the search and makes suggestions but I never feel pressured. We hope to resume the search for our next/last catamaran soon and look forward to working with her again. Without any reservations, I would highly recommend Denise to anybody selling a boat or searching for their next adventure.
Denise was dedicated to helping find the right yacht for me. She had a great handle on the type of yacht I was looking for and never wasted my time trying to market something that would not fit my needs. Throughout the process Denise was accurate and timely, her vast experience was evident in all aspects of the process given me the confidence with making the right choices, I could go on with all the ways she helped in the overall process, but suffice to say I would highly recommend her to any prospective yacht buyer.