Dennis and Lisa Marsden – Paesano

"We had the pleasure of working with Remy in the purchase of our Catalina 380. Would not hesitate to recommend Remy & the team here!" Read More

Matt & Katy

"We recommend SY whole-heartedly to anyone looking for a new or pre-owned sailboat. The entire staff (Gabriel, Remy, Lawrence) was wonderful-consistently helpful, courteous, and quite knowledgeable" Read More

Peter & Susan

"When it comes time to buy or sell again, we’ll definitely be working with Specialty once more. " Read More

2021 Catalina 425

"We remain very pleased with our boat as well as the commissioning and after sales support provided by Lawrence, Amy and the Specialty Yachts team!" Read More

John & Janine Schueller

"We bought a yacht from Specialty Yachts in June of 2021 and are more than impressed with the level of service we have received." Read More

Nathaniel Papadakis

"Lawrence was the broker on our purchase of a 2014 Marlow Hunter 50AC. I would not hesitate for a moment to work with him again, and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a sale or a purchase of a yacht!" Read More

Phil Cotterill

"Janice and I both want to say thank you for all the effort you’ve put in over the past couple of months. We are looking forward to working with you and your service team for many years to come. " Read More

Julie & Rich Clark

"Lawrence and his team went so far above our expectations in really every aspect that we can not say thank you enough!" Read More

Dawn & Dennis Smith

"It is obvious a lifetime of personal experience and a shared passion for boating, has inspired a company of individuals that stop at nothing, to make the entire process easy, exciting and meaningful." Read More

Bill and Sharon Corbett

"We wanted to express our appreciation for the extraordinary service provided by the Specialty Yachts team, and in particular Lawrence Fronczek, in connection with the sale of our 32’ Eaglecraft Cruiser." Read More

Scott & Dorothy Reid

"We highly recommend Specialty Yachts for anyone considering buying or selling a boat….5 stars!" Read More

Russell Hopkins

"I would highly recommend Lawrence and his team, to anyone looking to make a new or used yacht purchase or sale." Read More

Jaime & Taryn Harrison

"We can’t recommend Lawrence and his team enough for their knowledge, professionalism and supreme customer service." Read More

Peter & Madeleine Buergler

"We also appreciated the helpful crew of Specialty Yachts. Thank you for taking us all the way to becoming proud owners of "Palomar"." Read More

Jim & Diane Weaver

"Lawrence has been a pleasure to deal with - honest, responsive, detail oriented, and cordial.  We put a lot of trust in him and feel others can as well." Read More

Ronald Snare

"I would not hesitate to use Specialty Yachts and Lawrence again to purchase a boat and would recommend him to all my boating friends." Read More

Christopher Michelsen

"Not only was the buying experience an excellent one but the follow-up has been outstanding. Thanks again." Read More

Laurel & Kris

"I give them 5 stars and would recommend them to anyone who is also looking for their perfect boat. Thanks Darren and Specialty Yachts!!" Read More

Ron & Laura Harris

"From start to finish, Lawrence made the experience personable, memorable, AND exciting!" Read More

David Robinson & Karen Schroder

"Specialty Yachts provided amazing service and advice as we purchased our new Coastal Craft 33 Profish. From our initial inquiry to the day we took delivery and beyond, Lawrence and Darren have consistently gone above and beyond. " Read More

Rod & Wendy Lecher

"We would like to thank you and your team for the excellent service in the process of acquiring our Coastal Craft Profish 33." Read More

Vince Bosa

"Specialty Yachts made the purchase of our new Coastal Craft streamlined and easy, from selling our Kingfisher to final delivery, it was a one-stop shop." Read More

Henk & Sandra Kuipers

"I want you to know how much we appreciate the excellent service you provided in making our purchase of the Hunter 376 trouble free." Read More

Tina & Andrew

"It was the best interaction we’ve had with a broker to date. Thank you again and again!" Read More

Stuart & Carrie

"Darren represented us well and got us a boat we are excited to own for years to come. Thank you!" Read More

Erkan Akyuz

"We just bought a sailboat, a 2002 Hunter 306, from Specialty Yachts, and Darren was the agent we worked with. From the first contact to date, even weeks after acquiring our new boat, Darren has been so helpful in many ways." Read More

Dave Jones

"We just wanted to send you a special thanks to you and your team. Our 2015 Marlow Hunter 33, is everything you said she would be.." Read More

Julian & Loraine Clark

"If you’re in the market for a boat we would highly recommend you make Specialty Yachts your first and only stop!" Read More

Ian & Leila MacIntosh

"We have no hesitation recommending Specialty for all of your boating needs, purchase, sale and service.  We’re looking forward to many new adventures on our Marlow-Hunter 31." Read More

James & Barbara Conrad

"It turns out selling a boat that you’ve owned for twenty-five years, that was perfect for you, and into which you’ve poured much treasure and heart, is really very hard.  The good people at Specialty Yachts took much of the sting out of the process." Read More

Kevin Lance

"I would like to say thanks to Specialty Yachts for making our purchase easy and trouble free." Read More

Jan Beringer

"This will always be my first boat, but likely not the last. I would highly recommend Darren and Specialty Yachts." Read More

Jayson and Helen Woodbridge

"... working with you was Top Cabin all the way and much like receiving five-star service, you attended to everything efficiently and properly." Read More

Luke Sousa

"[Darren's] personal experience with sailing made me confident that the boat I was buying was a quality, solid, and dependable vessel." Read More

Walter Protsack

"I recently purchased my Coastal Craft 56 IPS from Specialty Yachts and I would like to thank and commend Lawrence and his staff for representing the sale and facilitating my transition." Read More

Paul & Susan Crober

"Our thanks to Lawrence for helping us to acquire a boat which meets the criteria for a 'good investment' as well as any boat can be said to do so." Read More

Jeremy Warden

"Darren was terrific throughout the process, and was proactive, professional, and knowledgeable about every aspect of the boat and the transaction." Read More

Ellie Fox

"I couldn't have asked for a better broker than Darren. He showed me several beautiful sailboats, answered all my questions promptly, and ultimately sold me the boat of my dreams." Read More

Don Woods

"Overall I felt that I received good courteous professional service, and have no hesitation in recommending Darren to anyone looking to buy a boat." Read More

Dean Smith & Linda

"You should be very proud of the way your company operates and the level of "white glove" service that you provide to your customers." Read More

Yunhui Sun

"To buy a high-end pleasure boat for the first time could be a very daunting task for me, but Lawrence proved himself to be highly effective in helping me successfully purchase a Coastal Craft boat." Read More

2011 Coastal Craft 45 IPS testimonial

我最近通过游艇经纪公司Special Yachts购买了一艘45英尺的Coastal Craft游艇。特写此推荐信,以感谢该公司的负责人劳伦斯(Lawrence)和他带领的团队为我买船所提供的帮助。 Read More

Jim and Barb Graham

"We want to take this opportunity to thank Lawrence and his team at Specialty Yachts for their warmth, professionalism and a commitment to excellence that they have shown us over the past thirteen years." Read More

Dwayne and Teresa Anderson

"We also had a few personal touches entrusted to Lawrence and his specialty-yacht team who more than delivered. Thank you Lawrence to you and your team for making our dreams come true." Read More

Dr. Charles Chavkin

Like many dreamers, I have come to boat shows and chartered different sailboat types and configurations for many years trying to figure out exactly what boat I wanted. Read More

Bev and Gary Campbell

We are delighted with our purchase. We would highly recommend your company to anyone looking to purchase a boat or wanting their boat serviced. Read More

Kiran Patankar

Darren was instrumental in helping me experience the joys of sailing and the cruising lifestyle. We first met at the Seattle Boat Show, where I was captivated by the beauty and elegance of the new Marlow Hunter sailing fleet. I was just approaching 40 and in the midst of a life and a career ... Read More

Simon and Chasley

Hi Karl, The boat is going great! We managed a few little weekend trips when the weather has been nice. After speaking to several brokers in Canada whilst trying to find our boat before leaving for Australia, Karl was by far the most helpful and professional to deal with. Karl made us ... Read More

Fiona and Mike Gregory

  "Recently we had the opportunity to sell our 44’ Hunter sailboat and purchase a “new to us” 49’ Hunter sailboat. We love the Hunter design and find that the Hunter provides us with exactly what we are looking for in a sailboat. We worked with Lawrence and his team at Specialty Yachts ... Read More

Jane and Richard Mitchell

“Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a newcomer, a yacht purchase can be a daunting undertaking. Finding the right dealer in whom we had confidence to provide knowledgeable advice and support, not only prior to the sale but also, and of equal importance to us, on an on-going basis was a ... Read More

Michael & Debra Wright

“Lawrence, my wife and I wanted to pass on our thanks to Specialty Yachts for helping us through our purchase of our Hunter 29.5 in March. We are especially happy that Darren was on hand to show us around the day we just turned up on the dock, his enthusiasm for his job coupled with his ... Read More

Eric and Nancy Davis

  “Based on encouragement by Lawrence Fronczek, owner of Specialty Yachts, Vancouver BC, I ventured from Boise, Idaho to the Marlow Hunter plant in Alachua Florida this week to see our new Marlow Hunter 40, SAGE, being built. The visit was far more enriching than I could have possibly ... Read More

Jim and Janice Petersen

"Dear Lawrence, We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Specialty Yachts regarding the purchase of our Hunter 340. We were particularly impressed with your salesman Darren Marriott, who guided us through the sale from start to finish. Darren was very helpful and ... Read More

Alan and Andree Stovell

"It is time I take a moment to write to you in thanks for getting us into the boat we wanted. We have now had Le Soleil for three months and Andree and I are absolutely delighted with our choice. The Hunter 44DS looked to meet every need we identified and after a number of trips late this ... Read More

Bruce Keith and Leslie Vermeer

  “Buying a boat long distance isn't easy. Buying a boat for the first time is also a tad nerve-wracking. When we found our boat, which was being brokered by Specialty Yacht Sales, we didn't know what to expect. But what we got was Lawrence Fronczek, someone we could trust to advocate ... Read More

The Bjorklund Family

I'd very much recommend you contact Specialty Yachts as I know they can help you find what you need for your specific situation. Read More

Simon and Jane Huddye

“After spending some time looking at many sailboats with various brokers, we called Specialty Yachts and spoke with Karl. Karl stood out from all the other brokers we had dealt with due to his enthusiasm, efficiency and following things through. We arranged to view the boat the following day ... Read More

Brian and Undine Dreisse

  “On behalf of myself and Undine I wanted to say a special thank you to Specialty Yachts of Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. for bringing us our Hunter 45cc. During the 3 month purchase process - taking time & effort required in large part to timing issues, inspection and ... Read More

Linda McKnight

“Dear Lawrence, Sarah, Crew and suppliers. I love my boat! Thursday’s Child is phenomenal, turning heads where ever I go!  Thank you so much for helping me obtain the boat of my dreams. Your attention to my "needs and wants" and your guidance on the best way to achieve my goals has made ... Read More

Eleanor J. Reimer MD, FRCPC

  "I first met Lawrence Fronczek in 2009 when I was starting my search for that perfect sailboat. Even though I had co-owned several boats (sail and power) this was going to be my first solo ownership experience. There was so much I didn't know but Lawrence was very supportive and ... Read More

Frank and Edith Brown

  “Stephen Hawking once said, ”a family is a group of people who matter”. During the length of time we were purchasing our Hunter 33, you could say we were adoptees, into the Specialty Yachts family. In fact ever since we bought our first Hunter from Lawrence in 2003 we became part of ... Read More

Deb Zellermeyer and Yves Lavallee

  "Having been away from the sailing world for over 15 years, and never having owned my own boat, being a first time buyer was somewhat daunting. My partner Yves had even less boating experience and the added complication that English was not his first language. Meeting the team at ... Read More

Larry Hansen

“I have cruised over 300 nm aboard the new Marlow Mainship 32, between Vancouver B.C, and Seattle Washington in conditions that varied from calm to 25 knot winds with 3 foot seas on the beam. We experienced the 25 knot winds in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, West of Whidby Island. We were ... Read More

Peter W Corless

"I first saw Lawrence Fronczek in the early 1980s; he stood with a mischievous grin on his face, a mop and bucket in his hands while his father, Harry, was ordering him around like a drill sergeant. I got to talk to Lawrence this winter as I purchased a used Hunter sailboat from Specialty ... Read More

Allen and Norma Schernus

  “As we lay at anchor, glass of wine in hand, we reflect on the deal that might not have been. Thank you Lawrence for your persistence, professionalism and good cheer in the protracted trade of our Hunter 336 to our Hunter 380. Despite the numerous delays and difficulties, your ... Read More

Munson, Elizabeth, Malcolm, Hannah, & Mouse

“I learned at a young age while delivering newspapers by boat that people who pay a premium to have the paper delivered to their dock have high expectations for said delivery. It had to arrive rain or shine, before 7:00AM, dry, and not wake up the clients by hitting the boathouse door too ... Read More

Rick and Karine Johnson

“There is a story about why I have purchased three new Hunter sailboats from Specialty Yacht Sales. I moved to Canada from Texas about 10 years ago and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest sailing opportunities. After shopping for a suitable sailing vessel, I bought a new Hunter 45CC from ... Read More

Bob and Marry Annis

“A testimonial to boat buying made pleasurable. Buying a new sailboat was a novel experience for my wife and I and it has proved surprising indeed. We are now the proud owners of the new design Marlow Hunter 37 and have found, much to our surprise, that not only do we have a new boat but some ... Read More

Dr. Gordon Reid and Janice Noble

  “My wife and I are the proud owners of a new and beautiful Marlow Hunter 50 AC. Throughout the buying and commissioning process, I have come to know Lawrence Fronczek and his team at Specialty Yachts. Lawrence is an honest, knowledgeable, hardworking sailor who truly believes in the ... Read More

Paul and Colleen Wilson

All the worries were taken care of with the full service provided by Speciality Yachts. We even got special tips that will help us preserve our boat for the long term. Read More

Stephon & Jane

"We are very happy with our HUNTER 35.5 and appreciate all the kind assistance that Lawrence provided us. As new immigrants to Canada, our knowledge about how to buy a yacht was low and we lacked proficiency in understanding English boating or yachting terms. However, Lawrence showed great ... Read More

Owen Pawson

"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Lawrence Fronczek of Specialty Yachts now for the purchase of 2 Hunter sailboats. Lawrence knows Hunters inside and out and he is supported by a strong and specialized service team. Lawrence makes the process of purchasing a boat seamless and he ... Read More

Allan and Karen Lees

"Specialty Yachts recently matched us up with our perfect retirement boat – Charisma. From the moment we met company owner, Lawrence Fronczek, we were very impressed. Through matchmaking with the perfect boat, sea- trials, survey, negotiations and closing, Lawrence was extremely competent and ... Read More

Susan and Malcolm Clegg

"Christmas 2013 and thanks to Lawrence Fronczek of Specialty Yachts our only problem is how to fit a boat under the tree. We listed our sailboat in late September and accepted an offer in November with conditions to be waived in early December. Lawrence then arranged a co-brokerage with a ... Read More

Linda and Bill Hamilton

“After about eight years of very comfortable cruising in our Hunter 340, we decided it was time to assess our wants and needs for the next decade of sailing here on these beautiful west coast waters. We were quite familiar with the Hunter 38, having casually inspected it during visits to ... Read More

Chris Cheeseman and Gill Taylor

  "For most sailors, or aspiring ones, making the transition from the dream to a true ocean going vessel is a daunting task. How do you decide which is the right one for you and then ensure that your vessel of choice is one in which you can put your full trust? In our case my wife Gill ... Read More

Leo Knight

Last month I picked up my new Hunter 50ac and even my high expectations were exceeded. It has been truly a "Best in Class" experience." Read More

David Mussell

  "The experience of owning a sailboat encompasses not only the boat itself but it also includes the involvement of a great may people. Ownership without good relationships and support can be somewhat unfulfilling. Lawrence Fronczek and Sarah White have been instrumental in making the ... Read More

Alan Winter

“I have known Lawrence Fronczek for over 20 years, having bought three Hunter sailboats over that period – a Hunter 35.5 in 1994; a Hunter 380 in 2000; and a Marlow-Hunter 40 this year. Lawrence and his team are consummate professionals, sailors themselves, and responsive to every ... Read More

Rick and Lesley Kroeker

" My wife Lesley and I were in the market for our first sailboat, we had heard nothing but good things about Speciality Yacht Sales (and in particular Lawrence Fronczek) from our co-workers here in Nanaimo. We quickly realized that Lawrence had a following of loyal customers, maybe better ... Read More

Dr. Adam and Emma Thompson

  "We first met Lawrence and the SYS team at the Mosquito Creek boat show, and from that moment on he has been courteous and helpful in our quest to find a new yacht. Having only moved to British Columbia 18 months ago, it was important for us to buy a boat from someone we felt we ... Read More

Tony and Isobel Cairone

"We owned a Gulfstar 50 for 27 years and sold it four years ago, thinking that, at our age, it was time to "retire" to a power boat. After spending many months looking at, comparing and conducting sea trials on many beautiful power boats, we came to the realization that what we really missed ... Read More

Veda, Lyle and Chelsea Hanna

Lawrence and his staff at Specialty Yachts have provided outstanding professional service above and beyond our level of expectation Read More

The proud new owner of “To The Point”

I had several things that I wanted done a certain way to meet my own specific use and taste. Lawrence Fronczek made the entire experience very positive and enjoyable. Read More

Ron & Denise Lepchuk

"Lawrence I want to write a testimonial to tell you this: We purchased our Hunter 45cc center cockpit on July 3rd through Lawrence Fronczek of Specialty Yachts in Granville Island, BC. Lawrence is an amazing professional yacht broker with unbelievable attention to detail and exceptional ... Read More

Dr. David Hadley

  "Hi Lawrence, Just wanted to say thanks to you and Specialty Yachts for all your help and exceptional service on our recent purchase of the Hunter 356. My dad and I had been looking for many months to replace his older sailboat and had never come across such a personable and ... Read More

Judi & Len Pringle

"We had been considering the possibility of a newer sailboat for sometime when Pacific Yachting featured the new Hunter 33 in its April 2012 edition. After an initial email, Lawrence Fonczek met us on board the 33 at the Victoria Boat Show. His enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge of the ... Read More

Stephen Lapin 

"Dear Lawrence, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff of Specialty Yachts for the way in which you all helped in putting me into a new boat. My first experience, a few years ago, was one of openness and honesty which led to me buying a Hunter 28. The boat turned ... Read More

Ian and Leila MacIntosh

  "After looking at beautiful Hunters for sale online, we took the plunge and stopped in at Specialty Yachts. We were warmly greeted by Ian Libke and Lawrence Fronczek and immediately felt like we were in the company of new friends. No sales pressure here at all – instead, a courteous ... Read More

Noel, Fearn and Olive Edmonds 

"The Hunter line has always intrigued us and 10 years ago when we bought our C&C we knew what we really wanted was a Hunter. We recently were walking the docks on Granville Island and the gleam and majesty of the Hunter 41 Deck Salon caught our attention. Following a few visits and many ... Read More

Graham Dickson

  "My wife and I had the pleasure this fall of purchasing a new 2012 Hunter 50ac from Specialty Yachts. Every aspect of this acquisition has been enjoyable and made more so by Specialty Yachts. The service we have received from Specialty Yachts has been exemplary in many ways. ... Read More

Les Morton & Janis Ostling

"We recommend Lawrence Fronczek and his team at Specialty Yacht Sales to anyone interesting in purchasing a sail or power boat. Our first experience with Specialty was in 2002 at the Vancouver International Boat Show at BC Place Stadium, where we bought our first Hunter, a 356 model. Since ... Read More

Oliver and Marion Hung

"This is the second new boat we bought from Specialty Yachts. We found Lawrence Fronczek and the rest of the Specialty Yachts staff very knowledgeable about sailboats and, more importantly, they focus on a long term relationship with their customers and gaining customer ... Read More

Wally and Carla Protsack

"We recently purchased our Hunter 50ac from Specialty Yachts in Vancouver and are very pleased with how the team handled the sale and subsequent support. Sales associate Ian Libke, who introduced us to the boat, was a pleasure to deal with and continues to follow-up to ensure our continued ... Read More

Howard, Teresa, Jenna and Kayla Louie

  "Always offering a quality product whether in new, or used boats, the people at Specialty Yachts have guided us through, first, the purchase of a new Mainship 390 Trawler almost ten years previous, and now to our new sailboat, a Hunter 49. The thoughtful dedication to minute detail, ... Read More

Laird O’Conner

"Dear Lawrence, Glenda and I have now had the opportunity to spend many wonderful days on our beautiful new Hunter 49 "Winterlude" and wanted to express to you and your staff how pleased we are, not only with the boat, but with the experience with Specialty Yachts. From our first contact with ... Read More

George & Suzanne Malysheff

  Specialty Yachts Rendezvous Testimonial "Every year in early June, Specialty Yachts hosts the annual Hunter Rendezvous at Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island. We mark the dates in our Calendar a year in advance and consider it to be one of the highlights of our sailing ... Read More

Doug Hubbins & Owen Pawson

  "Finding the right yacht broker makes all the difference when buying a sailboat. The team at Specialty took time to understand our needs, helped us assess the merits of different boats, and worked with us to conclude our purchase. The team consistently demonstrated integrity, ... Read More