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Testimonials - Premier Yachting

See what our customers and associates have to say about us.... 

David Axup (Member Royal Brighton Yacht Club)

I have known Jim Sismanes and John Spencer since 2001 when I became a Senior Member of RBYC . When it came time to part with our much loved Canadian vessel my wife and I entrusted her to the care of Jim and John confident in their abilities. We were given a realistic appraisal of what could be expected under the prevailing market conditions and offered good advice on the presentation of our boat. We were extremely pleased with the care and attention given to us and the eventual resulting sale. We have no hesitation in recommending them for their expertise and ethical approach to a client’s needs. 

Shane Connelly .

Re Halberg Rassy yacht-Placebo.

Jim thankyou for taking the time to take me out to view Placebo. Your knowledge of the Yacht, its capabilites and history was outstanding as was your professionalism and courtesy.  many Thanks Shane

Steve Hickford . Club Manager Royal Brighton Yacht Club

This is to advise that I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Jim Sismanes from Premier Yachting for a number of years first in my capacity as Secretary/Manager of Royal Brighton Yacht Club, and then as Project Manage of the Club's redevelopment. As Marina Manager he demonstrated his outstanding skills as an organiser and  has the nous and understanding to be able to handle issues diplomatically and tactfully, and with great and necessary skill. In addition to the foregoing, Jim is the embodiment of any number of old­ fashioned virtues sadly lacking in so many today - in short, he is trustworthy,fair, dedicated, even-tempered, capable, attentive to clients needs and extremely good at what he does.

I would entrust Jim in whatever endeavours he took on on behalf of the Club. In that old, quaint saying, he is a gentleman and a scholar and someone whom I have no hesitation in recommending his or his companies services.

John Sagar - senior member RBYC

In the time that I have known Jim Sismanes (about 10 years now) He has run his business honestly, with integrity and always to my complete satisfaction. We are currently negotiating to buy a yacht through Premier Yachting and he is demonstrating just those traits. I cannot imagine that any other person or group could run a business better....


Bill Emerson Senior member RBYC- 

I want to take this opportunity to thankyou for your assistance in the selling of our Yacht Current Affair.

I also wish to thankyou for all you have done to assist me over the past years, especially when we have been overseas for extended periods in making sure all was well with our yacht .. Whilst we have sold our yacht it does not necessarily mean that I am about to quit sailing completely, and look forward to sitting down with you when we return in September, to discuss what opportunities their may be in ... buying another yacht ...Thank you once again Jim.

Trevor Jowett. 

Re Mr Jim Sismanes and Premier Yachting.

I purchased my boat "MERINDA" through Premier Yachting (then Webster Marine) and found the whole experience was handled in a very professional and friendly manner with Jim. I believe his knowledge and skill, assisted in treating myself, and the seller very fairly. I have had a lot of contact with Jim and his company  over many years regarding (various) matters, all of which have been attended to promptly and cheerfully. Premier Yachting are well established and are a long standing boat brokerage. I feel that they are highly respected in Melbourne ... and recommend their services to all.

David Elliot Senior member Royal Brighton Yacht Club 

Testimonial in support of... Jim Sismanes and his company Premier Yachting.

I first met Jim in 2007 when I purchased a second - hand Catalina 320 from him. Throughout the purchasing process I was impressed by Jims' honesty and openness and the transaction was seamless, with everything from initial inspection, test sail and survey going ahead without a hitch.

More recently I have been in touch with Jim organising a pen in the marina, and once again Jim has been a pleasure to deal with (and come up with a good solution for my needs). I would recommend Jim and his company ... to anyone looking to purchase a boat or find a marina berth. 

Michael Fitzallen  Nautek Marine

I have known Jim Sismanes via his yacht brokerage business since 2005. Throughout this time Jim and his company and staff have provided a personalised service to new and used boat owners alike. His reliable and knowledgeable reputation is well known throughout the marine industry. He would be invariably an essential point of contact for any boatie considering a purchase of high end used or new boat ...

I would personally and professionally recommend Jim Sismanes to anyone...

Tom Clynes. Senior member Sandringham Yacht Club. 

I have known Jim Sismanes professionally since 2001. During that time he has represented me in six yacht transactions... My experience has been that Jim and his company deal honestly and professionally with clients and is committed to providing the very highest level of service.

Daniel Leivenson Senior member Royal Brighton Yacht Club. 

I purchased my Elan 340 from Premier yachting in 2009 and as a consequence of this transaction I was introduced to the RBYC and subsequently became a Senior Member. In my dealings with Jim and his company he has demonstrated a high level of integrity and honesty and has been very helpful and informative providing the support that a neophyte like myself required, particularly during the first few months of boat ownership.In my view Premier Yachting has broad experience in the marine industry and  provides important services that include brokerage of yachts and boats and  via their numerous contacts within the industry are able to service the needs of clients whatever they may be.

Jim Sismanis

Jim Sismanes
CEO of the Premier Yachting Group
Senior Yacht Broker