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Steve Hickford . Club Manager Royal Brighton Yacht Club

This is to advise that I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Jim Sismanes and 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. Premier Yachtings role as yacht broker at our club and then in managing our marina  demonstrated the outstanding skills that Jim and his team offered. Jim is 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 and his company in whatever endeavours they take on . 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.

Barry Thompson Senior member RMYS

Mr Filippo Ciancimino and Premier Yachting.

My wife and I met Filippo when purchasing our first 'big' boat, the Sunbeam 34 from Premier Yachting. Filippo's knowledge, integrity and professionalism gave us confidence and assisted us in our decision making. We would like to thank you Filippo for sharing our enthusiasm and making this a memorable event.

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 negotiated to buy a yacht through Premier Yachting and he  demonstrated just those traits from start to finish. 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 and his company 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 at all times.

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.

Tony Cascone- Owner Princess 61 Flybridge.

Filippo has followed me through the entire sale process including organizing delivery from Gold Coast to Melbourne, service, spare parts and more. He has gone a few times out of his way. Excellent boat driving skills too.

Thanks Filippo for all your continuous support.

Bruce Dart - Retired marine Surveyor and Yacht owner.

During the process of selling my 18m Steel ketch my experience with Premier Yachting specifically dealing with Jim Sismanes was one of professionalism, integrity and dedication to the task. Accordingly I would not hesitate to recommend the services of this organisation.

Robert Inturissi. - Owner Maritimo 55.

We dealt with Premier Yachting when we decided to buy our next yacht. We have found them to be reliable, professional and well respected marine operators. Premier Yachting staff are very friendly, cheerful and competent and we would definitely recommend them.

Bob and Jane Morgan. Owners of Beneteau 42 Trawler.

We can't speak highly enough of Filippo and Jim. They are great specialists in the marine field. Thanks again for a job well done.

Lou Grindal - Port Phillip Marine Services.

I have known and worked with Jim Sismanes and his company Premier Yachting for well over a decade now and he has been an outstanding ambassador for yachting and boating in this state. He at all times conducts himself in a manner that displays the utmost respect for his clients and his associates. He is a consummate professional and an excellent communicator who is generous with his time for his clients and understands the importance of his role in the decision making process when it comes to buying the right vessel.

I have personally witnessed the growth of Premier Yachting into one of Australias' major yacht brokerage and dealership firms and they are at the top of their game. There is nothing that is too difficult or not able to be solved by Jim and the team at Premier Yachting given the breadth and length of experience and knowledge he and his colleagues can offer. It is always easy to refer anyone I know to the services that Premier Yachting can provide and I certainly have never been let down.

David Axup (Member Royal Brighton Yacht Club)

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 .

Jim Sismanis Premier Yachting

Jim Sismanes
CEO of the Premier Yachting Group
Senior Yacht Broker

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