Customer Reviews Endorsements TestimonialsWelcome to Top Notch Marine.com, Florida’s favorite boat dealer! From Tampa to Miami, From Jacksonville to Fort Myers, we have the inventory you want and the financing to help you get it. We specialize in making boating and camping affordable and look forward to hearing from you soon. We deliver worldwide and guarantee your satisfaction!

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Rhett Palmer“I Love my Boat…” from Top Notch Marine.
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Mr. Gruhn (editor of soundings magazine)

I am writing you this letter to endorse a truly great business on the East Coast of Florida.   Jim Sabia and his staff at Top Notch Marine are a perfect example of an outstanding operation.

I purchased my first boat in March of this year from Jim.  I had been shopping around for a while but couldn’t decide on the make of boat I wanted.  Jim sent me an e-mail after I visited his dealership thanking me for stopping by his business.  I replied with a list of questions concerning the boat I saw at his store. I received a detailed reply describing the advantages of his brand over others. I received replies from other businesses with a “buy it you’ll like it” attitude.  Jim’s e-mail convinced me to purchase my boat from him.

As a first time boat owner I had a lot of questions.  Jim and his staff were always there to answer every question.  I have had several services issues with the boat and in every case his service staff took care of my problems in a timely manner.  I was so pleased with my purchase I went back to Topnotch to purchase a boat for my grandson!

I grew up in a small town in Kentucky. I prefer to deal with companies were I can talk directly with the owner.  Jim has always been there to talk with me.

He operates his company as if it were one big family.  As an example, I purchased my boats from the Melbourne location, yet we my wife and I dropped into their Fort Pierce location everyone knew us without any introductions.

Jim and his staff should be recognized as a “Top Notch” business.

Robert H. of Palm Bay, FL

Jim & the Top Notch Team,

Just thought I would send a note of thanks to you and your team for putting the in water test together for us. We really appreciate what you were able to do for us on such short notice, and with a smile. Pass on my thanks to Marty and the rest of the staff that worked with us on Wednesday so that we were able to shoot the test efficiently and smoothly. We do quite a few tests, normally over 60 each year for the TV show, Internet site and magazines and work with quite a few dealers.

Some let us down, some handle things well, but yours was truly “Top Notch”.

Boat testAgain thanks from our team to yours,

Mike Gridley | Producer and Host, PowerBoat Television – BoatTest.com

My experience with Top Notch Marine, has been nothing short of pleasurable. They are informative, personable, and professional. I will have no problem giving you all the highest marks on the survey.

Jason D. of Viera, FL | Bayliner 285 Owner

“I bought my 22’6″ Seafox Commander from Top Notch Marine 1 year ago this month. I like to own something for awhile before I write a review, so I really get to know what I purchased. I must say, I have NEVER second guessed my choice of purchasing this boat. The salesman Darryl at Top Notch in Ft. Pierce is who I worked with predominantly throughout my boat shopping experience. I explained to Darryl the key points to what I was looking for, and he spent tons of time with me talking about different makes/styles/price ranges/everything. He helped me choose the boat that not only had everything I thought I wanted, but those extras that he knew I needed but just didn’t realize it yet. For my family, the most important criteria for my boat was that it was family friendly and great for cruising and sandbar fun, but my husbands first priority was fishing. Typically these are 2 boats with 2 completely different setups. But Darryl explained that my 22’6″ Seafox not only was perfect for the family but also for fishing. There is plenty of seating in the front, middle, and back, cushions for every seat for comfort, and really high sides all around the boat. I have a 2.5yr old so high sides and confidence in my boat was extremely important. There are cushions all along the sides as well, which make for very comfortable leaning areas, or great head protectors when my toddler loses her balance! This boat has storage galore! I can bring anything and everything I want to, and I won’t hear a single complaint from the hubby because there is room for everything! The bucket cutout in the front floor is one of my favorites, as that has been the perfect trash can, or secondary holding area for bait if we need it. For fishing purposes, this boat is fantastic as well. Yes there is seating everywhere, but there is plenty of walk-around space around the entire boat. We find ourselves on the back and sides when fishing, and when we take off the captains seat top, it feels like the boat is 3 feet longer in the back, not to mention more rod holder space. A boating friend of ours was quite the skeptic coming from a venture and bluewater boat, but we sure have changed his mind over several fishing trips. His favorite part is the very wide gunnels. I don’t think I’ve seen him sit on a seat yet- he loves sitting on the gunnels and on our boat you can all the way around. The live well is Huge! 40 gallons- great for bait, lobsters, scallops, shrimp, we have done a lot with that live well. We have recently been using the boat for scuba diving. Our last trip we were quite the site- 5 divers, 8 tanks, a kayak with a self made hooka system with 2 tubes attached to 2 tanks. And we could all 5 still walk around the boat as needed. I would never have thought I could find a cruising and fishing AND diving boat. One of the things that my sales guy Darryl knew I needed but I didn’t realize it- TRIM TABS. I will never have another boat without them. We made a cross to the Bahamas with approx 20 other boats on a choppy day. We were the smallest boat of the group at 22’6″, but we kept up with the group and stayed in the middle, during a 3ft solid windchop day, thanks to perfecting our trim tab use. The fuel efficiency for the cross was unbelievable. Using a 150hp 4- stroke we burned 40 gallons on an 82 mile cross, completely loaded down. Our 25′ Bluewater counterpart with a 300hp burned 65 gallons. On regular weekends out cruising or fishing, gas really isn’t a factor. Man I love this boat. To this day we go to cross some big wakes and my whole body tightens as I prepare for the slam, and then we go so nicely threw it as if it wasn’t even there. I look at my hubby and we both smile because we are both thinking ” I love this boat”. There are some tiny little tweeks we have made to make this boat perfect for us, but we would have done them regardless of what boat we chose. We added hydraulic pistons for the storage bins, which would have been needed on the other 2 boats we were seriously considering. My husband thinks our boat could use a larger fish box in the back, but as we talked about it, we haven’t caught a fish larger than that box yet so I guess we are okay! Ha! There are 2 boxes in the back under the benches, so if it ever were a problem, we could just make them 1 large box. We have been on our boat now for 1 year, and we haven’t hade a single problem. Not even a complaint. Our last boat was used and we had an issue every 3-4 months. For the price and the size, this boat is awesome and perfect and I love it. We did tons of research and asked a gazillion questions, but I have never regretted my choice even for a moment, and I have to thank Darryl in Ft. Pierce largely for that. Thanks to Top Notch and Thanks to Seafox! The Griffing Family”

By: Jessica    Tequesta, FL

“Thank You to Stan,Sue,Brian, Nick and the rest of the guys at Top Notch Melbourne. They are some of the nicest and caring people I have ever meet. I have enjoyed dealing with them and look forward to staying in touch and buying another boat from them in the future. They all made the buying process as easy as it could have been and the attention to us was fantastic. They are great people and a blast to deal with. They are now part of my family and I will stay in touch with them for as long as i can. Great dealership and again great people.”

By: Randy    Palm Bay, FL

“I have purchased many boats from a dealership. This was by far my best experience. At no point did I feel pressured into doing anything I did not want to do. From beginning to end it was a very smooth process. Darrell Sanford stood out above everything. His attention to detail and professionalism was second to none. I will never purchase another boat from anywhere else besides Top Notch Marine and Darrell Sanford. ”

By: Aaron    Palm Bay, FL

” We wanted everyone to know how happy we are with all of our interactions with Top Notch Marine. They helped us select the perfect boat for us ( and not at all what we thought we wanted!). They made the boat buying process so easy with us, along with their thorough knowledge of explanations and guidance. The service area has been equally wonderful as we just completed our 20 hour service. Everyone we talked with has been so knowledgeable , customer focused and most of all completely honest about every step of the process. We couldn’t have had a better expierience . We are very happy with Top Notch Marine and all the staff. We highly recommend Top Notch Marine for a new or used boat buying expierience. Thank You William and Ann O’Connell Highland Beach Florida. ”

By: William and Ann     Highland Beach , FL

” Was looking on internet . Found some boats on there page .called and spoke to darrel . He informed me the boat I was interested in was already sold. He asked what I was looking for in a boat and informed me of a boat that just arrived just hours previous to my call .he said let me take some pics for you and send them to you .within minutes my phone was going off with pictures of exactly what I was looking for .I called and put a deposit down on it to hold it .as I live 2 hours away he was very informative and helpful .anytime I called he would call back within minutes .set up a time to look at boat and it was better than described .went for a test ride with larry and boat was flawless . Went back to property and finished paper work and took deliver .sat and talked with several sales men and owner everyone is very knowledgeable and helpful .I have made new friends and when my next boat is due to be purchased I will defenatley come back and do buisness again .thank you again darrel ”

By: Chris    Sebring, FL

“Greg Silvers is the man to seeI was about to deal on a boat in Orlando after a chapter 7 yet I gave Greg a call on a weekend and as a finance man he talked and gave me options to think about.I live I lake placid,fl so I took the 90 mile drive hauling my trade-in Bass boat it was the best move I’ve made! I got a real fair trade-in and in a few days drove home with a “new” KEY LARGO 186 BAY BOAT.THANKS GREG [and the after chapter 7 credit rebuilding deal!]WILL RETURN IN A MONTH OR SO TO GET A BIGGER BOAT! CHAZ ”

By: Charles    Lake Placid, FL

“Purchasing a vehicle at TopNotch was a pleasant experience. The sales person (Bob) did an excellent job with customer service questions. Susan did an excellent job with financing and administrative duties and Luis was exceptionally patient while instructing us on the usage techniques. My wife and I will certainly consider dealing with TopNotch for any future purchases.”

By: Carl    Indialantic, FL

“My wife and I have owned our 2011 Starcraft deck boat since June of 2010. I just brought the boat over for some service work at the Melbourne store were I bought it. Tony the new service manager was knowledgable about my needs and very helpful. This is what I like from my dealership, people that care about us.”

By: Jay     St. Cloud, FL

“great sales people, great company to buy from very honest and friendly. ”

By: Fisher    Merritt Island, FL

“My wife and I went to Top Notch Marine just to look at there deck boats. While there we were helped by Jim, he showed us around and answered questions we had asked. Not once during our time with Jim did he pressure us to purchase a boat, not only did we purchase a beautiful deck boat we were able to meet the wonderful staff that works there. I have operated and purchased boats my whole life, and I will say this is the finest group of people we have ever delt with buying a boat. “The Melbourne staff is the best”

By: Jay and Lisa    Saint Cloud, FL

“I purchased a new aluminum 6000 lb trailer for my yamaha sx230 jet boat. Very little adjusting to be done to fit my boat. My friends are very impressed with the trailer and say its one of the best built structurally they have seen. Best pulling trailer I have owned. I shopped several trailer dealers and marinas, and NOBODY could come close to the Top Notch Marine price. Absolutely the best dealer in Florida if you are looking to save money. Jim K, North Port Fl.”

By: Jim    North Port, FL

“I purchased my Bayliner Capri in April 2001 from Top Notch Marine. Despite the reputation Bayliner had in the past regarding quality, I can attest nine years later; that I still love my Bayliner! It has been dependable machine that has weathered the Florida climate year after year. I would recommend Bayliner and Top Notch Marine to anybody!! Why pay more?”

By: Rex    Vero Beach, FL

“The salesman “Rich” the processor “Janice”, the mechanic “Ben” and the service manager “Don” all were very competent and helpful in my transaction. I would wholeheartedly recommend the staff at the Melbourne “Top Notch” to anyone in the market for a watercraft. Keep up the great work. John Coston, Satellite Beach, FL ”

By: John    Satellite Beach, FL

“We came to look at used boat and bought a new one. Jim our salesman said he had new boats priced close to used ones. I didn’t believe him until I went to Top Notch Marine. My wife and I bought a new boat for alot less than we could elsewhere.”

By: Charles    OKEECHOBEE, FL

“I am a Florida & Brevard native Boater, in addition to being an Mechnical Engineer and a Software Consultant – I did my research, I knew what I wanted, and Captain Rich knew quickly he did not need to sell me on the 16′ Sea Fox I wanted. He needed to sell me on the Dealership and their Service Department. After some time with Captain Rich & checking a few references – the purchase was a no brainer and has turned out to be a good business deal AND the beginning of a great friendship! ”

By: Glenn    Rockledge , FL

“Very happy with my boat and the service from Top Notch!”

By: Anonymous    MERRITT ISLAND, FL

“Truely a pleasure. Every detail was handled from start to delivery, from Ft Peirce to Charleston, SC. Thanks ”

By: Scott    Charleston, SC

“The service and the paper work was done promply.”

By: Jose L    Lake Worth, FL