What Our Customers Say
It was a bit daunting looking for used boats in the UK as I live in Hong Kong. I had visions of spending all our holiday back in Europe going to see one used boat after another, advertised as in great condition but the reality not living up to the description. This was not the case with Gulfstream Boat Sales, the online video was great and it absolutely lived up to the description. I traveled with my wife to view the boat in Derry and we both loved it, just as described and even had the chance to take it out on the water. Niall, to my surprise, told us about a couple of issues that would be fixed prior to transfer of ownership, and they were. These were things we may not have noticed during our brief visit, but to his credit, he wanted to sell us a boat without any problems, regardless of how minor they were.
As we planned to tow the boat through Spain we needed a good trailer for the task and got an absolute bargain on a brand new one through Niall, well under half the price if buying direct from Indespension. During our three weeks in Mallorca the boat and trailer both performed without a single fault. Very happy with the whole package. Looking forward to our next holiday on the boat.
Nick Chipp (June 2016)
We had a long trip back but the Four Winns was worth every minute.....exactly as you described her and a pleasure to own...
Colin and I both commented.."it's nice to meet someone so honest" there's sadly very few of us left. Thanks again and all the best.
Andy & Colin (Essex UK, March 2015)
I have been involved in boating for over 30 years and I would like to say it was a pleasure dealing with Niall at Gulfstream Marine, I found Niall to be very open and honest when dealing with me and everything he promised me he carried out. I am also very impressed with Niall's knowledge of the boating market, my boat was left with Niall and within four to five weeks he had it sold.
What amazed me most was the fact that he did not put it on his web site with his knowledge of the market he knew someone who was looking for a boat just like mine.
I also work in the retail sector and I know looking after the customer is key to any business, Niall was very professional, I would have no problem recommending his service to anyone looking to sell or purchase a boat.
Nigel Thompson (Bangor, N. Ireland, April 2015)
Everything went great on Saturday. Robert went through everything with me,twice.
When he left we spent the rest of the day on the river getting used to the boat. I spent all of yesterday on the river. The boat is everything I hoped for and more.
I would like to thank you for your great service and advice. As you know I had tried dealing with several other companies and despaired at the levels of service. It was such a pleasure to deal with such a professional company as yourself. From the start, watching the videos online to having the boat on the water was painless. Thank you and your staff for all your help.
Pat Halton (Cavan, Ireland, April 2015)
Subject: Sincere recognition for a job well done
Your enthusiastic and can do attitude is a breath of fresh air - a trustworthy and very likable chap! The whole process ran like clockwork from start to finish and you kept us informed throughout. Thanks again to you and your team.
Regards Brian and Leanne
Brian and Leanne McCourt (Portadown, March 2015)
Thank you to Niall and colleagues for a very smooth and professional boat purchase helped by accurate and well described boat details.
This allowed me to feel confident in committing remotely to the boat and a follow up visit and sea trial confirmed it was the boat for me.
All details of the process were dealt with in a timely and efficient manner prior to boat pickup and the boat is now home ready for a good summer on the water.
Highly recommended. All the best and many thanks, Cheers!
Richard D'Arcy (East Sussex, England, March 2015)
Thanks for your call yesterday. Just a note to confirm I’m very happy for you to pass on my contact details to any prospective customers and will be happy to assure them of the outstanding level of service I’ve received. Feel free to add my sms and email to your website and forward on this email if you wish.
We’ve been so impressed with the level of service you’ve given us from the start of looking into our boat purchase and ongoing after sales with your handover video and follow up calls. It’s really beyond anything I’d have expected and a real credit to you. The Galeon is a super boat, made even better by the engine, trailer, covers and accessory package you put together for me. Everything is top quality and it all works together so well. It’s just the perfect boat for my family and we’re thrilled to own it. We’re looking forward to many years of happy boating. We’ll be very happy to recommend you to anyone looking at buying a boat and will return to you if we ever decide to buy another.
Scott Cunningham (Berkshire, UK, September 2014)
Dear Niall & Team,
A ridiculously late but heart felt thanks for your wonderful service when we bought our beloved "Sea Jay". I have well & truly become a boat widow but we are thrilled with our purchase. You were very kind to leave us the wine & card & we praise your company unreservedly to all who listen.
Enjoy your summer, Alan & CJ
Alan & CJ McCracken (Fermanagh, May 2014)
I purchased a pre-owned Bayliner from Gulfstream in summer 2014. It was my first boat purchase.
Niall had been recommended to me as a trustworthy, high quality dealer typically with a good stock of well presented, quality boats.
He and his company more than lived up to that recommendation.
He was a pleasure to deal with and never less than professional, attentive and friendly.
His whole attitude and approach made the purchasing process far easier than it might otherwise have been.
We are delighted with our purchase and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gulfstream to any other prospective purchaser.
Brian (Dublin, May 2014)
I would just like to say a big thank you for the Bayliner 175 which we have just purchased from you. It truly is the boat you said it was on your video walk round, its like brand new but a 2005 boat. You were very helpful though-out the time of purchasing the boat and the after sales service is impeccable. I am looking forward to having a great first boating session and will keep you up to date on how we get on. I would not hesitate in recommending you to someone looking to buy or sale a boat and will come back to you if we decide to upgrade in the future.
I wish you all the best many thanks.
Steve Schilling (London, May 2014)
Thanks for a speedy and smooth sale for my Mariah speedboat.
Only on 3 days till i had 2 offers and accepted one the following day.
Was able to buy my next boat (Doral Monticello) very quickly thanks to your professional approach to selling boats !!
Will definitely sell my new boat again in the future with GulfStream Boat Sales !!!
Thanks again Niall
Warren Turner (Co. Down, April 2014)
After trying to sell my boat for some time, through different websites and connections with no success. A friend recommended I speak to Niall from GulfStream Boat Sales. I contacted him and arranged a meeting where all the details of the sale were explained and how the sales procedure would be carried out. A video presentation was made of the boat and all the necessary photographs taken. I found all this to be highly professional, not only from a sellers point of view but also from the buyers. The sale was complete within four weeks and all transactions including the boat delivery and the bank transfer of payment was organised by Niall.
I would highly recommend this company to anyone wishing to sell or in fact purchase a boat. If evidence is required of their professionalism, just look at their video presentation as it speaks for itself.
Once again thank you very much for your help and support in selling my boat.
Robert Beveridge (Coleraine, May 2014, Sealine SC29)
Just a line or two to say how delighted I am with the boat you sold me especially as I purchased it unseen and based on your word and description. My trust in you was absolutely vindicated and the boat is all you said and more in excellent condition and was a great price.
The 4.3 Mercruiser engine is the one and outstrips most down here in Spain. The custom trailer performed well and towed beautifully at 70 mph plus.
Will not hesitate to contact you next season if I decide to upgrade but this boat really does everything.
All the best David Siwoku
After many years of putting off boat ownership, I took the plunge this year and bought a used Warrior 165 from Gulfstream and what a summer it was to buy my first boat! I have to say that I found the entire process seamless and easy. Niall was thoroughly attentive and spent a lot of time teaching me the ropes (literally!) and his aftersales service has been every bit as good as the pre-sale attention I received. I have no hesitation in recommending Gulfstream to potential buyers.
Michael Wightman (Strangford Lough, Summer 2013)
I just wanted to confirm that everything went through today. I also wanted to thank you on behalf of myself and Caitriona for the professional and courteous way that you handled the sale of the boat. Whilst we were saddened to sell the boat you made things seamless and managed the whole process very quickly and efficiently. I hope the new owner gets the same genuine enjoyment of the boat as we had. If we have any further boating needs we certainly will not go past you.
Finbar and Caitriona Lavery (February 2014)
I am writing to thank you for your excellent service regarding the sale of my boat. Choosing a Broker to act on your behalf when selling a boat is an important decision as you are entrusting your boat to another person ,but with your knowledge and professionalism the whole process was made very easy indeed. It can be difficult these days to engage someone that you can fully trust, but I would have no hesitation in recommending your service, I was always kept informed of offers and interest expressed in my boat for sale and upon sale completion the money transfer was in my account within a few days.
Once again thank you for your honesty and integrity throughout the whole process and I wish you the very best for the future. If I decide in the future to purchase another boat you will be the first port on my list!
Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim (September 2013)
We recently sold our Maxum 2400SC3 through Niall Heaney at Gulfstream Marine. We found Niall to be friendly and thoroughly professional. We were kept informed at every step of the process and on the sale of the boat, we received prompt payment. We would have no hesitation in using Niall again or in recommending him to others.
Jim & Verla Orr
Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim (October 2013)
Having recently bought my first boat from GulfStream I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Niall Heaney for making my purchase smooth and trouble free.
I have never dealt with a company that does so much for their customers. I was unable to view the boat in person but Niall's detailed video and description was just the job and I felt happy with making the purchase over the phone.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending GulfStream to anyone wanting to buy a boat and will be using them again in the future.
Merseyside, England (August 2013)
I came across Gulfstream's website advertising the Rinker 320 Sports Cruiser ... not a style of boat I was considering ( being an open top), but registered and watched the informative 30 min video presentation .. I soon realised the boat was well priced, backed by a 3 month comprehensive warranty and in A1 condition, which could actually fit my needs perfectly. I made contact, viewed the boat, had a survey and purchased it all within the period of a month. The survey supported all the claims and I am delighted to now own the boat, but also to have done business with Niall and his team .. all of whom are conscientious, professional and eager to help.
I will hopefully maintain my relationship with them all for many years, and would unreservedly recommend their services to any one looking for a transparent pre-market service but also a fully involved after-market presence as well ..
Hampshire, England (September 2013)
Having bought the ski boat from yourself last year and finally getting home after some minor hitches we have only got out on the boat twice so far. It was a great little buy and is a smashing little boat for what I paid for it. It was really what you call a bargain in my eyes and hopefully we can get out a couple of times this year all going well.Iwant to go easy with the kids and try get them used to the water without frightening them as it is a fast little boat on the water and you can never be too careful. You never know in a year or two I could upgrade and I wouldn't hesitate to give you a call to see what you had for sale.At least when we get a boat from you we know that it will be ready to go with no worries. Thanks for your help and you never know you might see me again some time.
Dublin (August 2012)
Just read your email. I have to say I could not agree with you more. Having bought my Sea Ray through you I am absolutely delighted with it. Everything about the sale went smoothly, Colin & Linda the previous owners had looked after the boat meticulously and even gave me the service receipts for every year. I am delighted with your service and every word you said about the boat was entirely true. You would not believe the number of people who have commented on the condition of the boat and cannot believe me when I tell them the year of the boat, of course I have no hesitation in telling them about your good self and recommending you highly. Have to say that it is worth going through someone like yourself and not just taking pot luck on-line and hoping for the best. Your on line videos are an excellent aid to seeing a boat as is.
You are right when you say that you only ''sell boats that you would buy yourself''. The proof is in the pudding and in my case very true.
Thanks again for everything and continue to keep the high standards.
Regards Willie Dillon.
Swords, Co. Dublin (June 2013)
As first time boat buyers the process can seem daunting and we met many characters along the way, both private sellers and brokers whose boats did not always stand up to their descriptions! Niall’s no nonsense straight up approach was a breath of fresh air and he gave us good advice along the way. The full length videos are a great way of reviewing at leisure at home before seeing the boats. We kept in touch with Niall and ended up buying our boat before it had even gone on general sale. It was in fantastic condition and once we agreed the deal, Niall provided all as he said he would. She was fully serviced, winterised, requested additions supplied and fitted and small identified defects repaired. Niall organised the launch and supplied a day’s tuition. The few teething problems identified once launched were rectified within good time and we are looking forward to a great season ahead on the water. We will be continuing to use Gulf Stream Marine to service and winter our boat going forward. In short we would fully recommend Niall to any buyer, and look forward to our future dealings
I've just taken delivery of my motorboat, although only a relatively cheap boat the service received from Niall was second to none being extremely professional in all aspects of the sale including arrangements for shipping the boat from N. Ireland to England. I couldn't have asked for more.
Thanks Niall much appreciated.
Les Snowden (N. Wales)
Gulf Stream Boat Sales could not have done any more for me, I found dealing with Niall Heaney an absolute pleasure.
In my opinion this has to be one of the most professional outfits in the business and I would highly recommend them.
Michael Rocks (Moira)
I would like to thank Gulfstream (Niall) who recently sold my boat. The service provided was of a very high professional standard. I was kept informed of every stage of the sale and found that the photographs and detailed video footage of my boat was excellent, this is why the sale was so successful. I would recommend Gulfstream to anyone either for the sale or purchase of a boat. Thanks again Niall.
David Cuthbertson (Co.Tyrone)
I stumbled upon Gulfstream whilst considering trading up to a bigger boat. Having bought all the boat trade magazines and registered with numerous marine trade websites, I quickly realised selling our regal 2665 was the first priority. Only then would I be in a position to go bargain hunting. By comparing similar boats on offer in the various media and the amount of time they'd languished on the shelf, it was obvious I needed someone actively selling and promoting boats at realistic prices to market my much loved Regal. Gulfstream seemed to fit the criteria, so I hitched up the trailer and towed the boat from lough Erne to Derry. Niall's valuation, brokerage fee, security and overall package delivered an agreed sale within 2 weeks. This was subject to satisfactory survey and customers' test drive on the Foyle, which slows the process but seems fair to the purchaser. 5 weeks from start to finish is impressive. The entire process was hassle free, which makes the brokerage fee fantastic value. I've now got cash in hand and a lot more insight regarding my next purchase. Roll on the summer!
Brendan McAleer (Omagh)
If any one wants a truly professional brokering service to both present and negotiate the sale of their boat - do not pass Gulfstream Marine. It is a first class and hassle free service
Colin Craig (Carrybridge, Co. Fermanagh)
I would like to thank Gulf Stream Boat Sales (Niall) for helping sort out the sale of boat I purchased.
He was very helpful & made sure that I was informed about everything & went above & beyond to make
sure it went through smoothly.
Daniel Brackley (Warwickshire)
I was drawn to GulfStream online because the selection of boats was clearly one of good quality and the online descriptions and videos were highly detailed and ultimately proved to be realistic. The sales process had a few hiccups relating to paperwork but those were resolved and the level of contact and ultimate delivery of the boat from Ireland to Scotland went exactly as I had hoped. I had reservations about buying a boat so far from home, but these were quickly dispelled by a very professional approach from GulfStream.
From the outset I could see that Gulfstream Boats was a professionally run business, the purchase of my Warrior 165 couldn't have been easier. Photographs and video footage assured me of the condition of the boat and contracts were very quickly drawn up and signed via email. The vessel was shipped by the most cost effective means and arrived as promised for me to pick up at the ferry terminal. I would not hesitate to buy from Gulfstream again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a boat.
We are very happy with the boat and the professional service. Decided not to go to Fermanagh but rather to launch it locally on Saturday at Coleraine and we had an excellent family day cruising about on the river and at sea, getting to know the boat. It is proving to be a perfect boat for what we are after and we look forward to some good times on it.
Thanks for all your help and your service will come highly recommended.
All the best.
I purchased a used boat through Gulfstream Marine mid 2011. I found the service provided by Niall and his team to be nothing less than exemplary, in particular their all-important help in solving a few minor after-sales teething problems. We have had a great deal of fun from the boat already and look forward to many more years of enjoyment from it. Thank you to them for their considerable help in making this happen.
We placed a lot of trust in Niall and Colin to deliver, they have exceeded expectations, this is why we hope to work with Gulfstream in the future.
Mayles Watersports, Loch Lomond, Scotland
We bought our Bayliner 245 from GulfStream Marine in August 2011, Niall was extremely accommodating in facilitating a viewing of our cruiser very late on a Friday afternoon with a full demonstration on the water. He spent some time with us to peruse our cruiser, he also highlighted the additional extras and walked us through every detail from stern to bow, he gave us confidence after talking us through the engine checks prior to departure and the importance of safety and maintenance. As this is our first cruiser we really appreciated Niall's professional advice and it has already paid off ten fold... we have enjoyed every weekend and a full weeks cruising to date ! Long may they continue.
Many Thanks Niall.
Simon & Barbara