After relocating to Annapolis, I started working for Jeanneau. In 2016, my husband and I, and our two young children embarked on a two-year cruise aboard a catamaran through Europe and the Mediterranean, and then did a transatlantic and toured most of the Caribbean.
Today, working as a yacht consultant allows me to share my love for sailing and boating. With prestigious and leading brands like Fountaine Pajot and Dufour, joining Atlantic Cruising Yachts is the perfect fit to help you buy your dream yacht, new or previously owned.
Listen To My Customers Tell Their Story
I am a First-time boat buyer. I have purchased multiple houses, properties, cars, and motorcycles all over the U.S. but this was my first Sailboat. I did my research, watched the Youtube videos, spoke with different people however, I was still “NOT” fully prepared for this very unusual and fluid process.
Valerie Toomey was Amazing!!! She gave generously of her time to navigate me through the Boat purchasing process, and it is a process. She offered recommendations at every turn from boat surveyors to Loan Services, Insurance Services and Boat Repair services to Boat Customization services, etc, etc, etc.
Every time an issue popped up or I needed assistance, Valerie was there to help. She spoke from her own extensive real-world experience as a Boat owner, Bluewater Cruiser, and Broker. Valerie “NEVER” stated,” You have to do it like this!” She always stated, well… you could do this, pursue that, or if you don’t want to do any of those things, then we can try this. Valerie understands this industry very well, at every level, and knows what needs to be done.
Valerie made me feel like she was in my corner every step of the way, including walking away from the sale, if that is what I wanted to do. Her steadfast honesty and forthright attitude were so refreshing. She wanted me in the right boat, at the right price, for me. She NEVER tried to up-sell me or push me in any direction. She was just there to provide counsel and advice and represent me in my purchase. I cannot say enough great things about her outstanding customer service.
If you are a first-time buyer or an experienced Yachtsman, Valerie Toomey is the Boat Broker for you.
Temple Brown - MAJ, U.S. ARMY Ret.
Dear Atlantic Cruising –
We want to let Atlantic Cruising know that Valerie has been one of the kindest yacht brokers and the best yacht broker I have ever used. She has been exceptional, trusting, and very helpful. She is also most importantly a straight shooter and a deal closer, so we were in excellent choose. Can’t stop saying amazing things about her professionalism and she is very prompt to responding and assisting. I rate her an 11 out of 10. Thank you.
Daniel H., CPA, CA
I told my wife we were lucky to have had Valerie answer the phone. She was spot-on, accurate, and a great communicator throughout the whole process. Never did she drop out of the picture. I am sure all the staff is as professional, but I will stand by my opening comment – we were lucky to have found Valerie.
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