Customer Testimonials

“The team at Chesapeake Boat Basin is fantastic. They are well organized and highly committed to customer satisfaction.  From our initial visit until the time of delivery, they have met or exceeded our expectations in every way.  Thank you!”

–Jim Mitchell, Warrenton, Virginia, Boston Whaler 320 Vantage owner   

“Wow! My wife and I cannot believe how much we love our new Boston Whaler Montauk! We’ve never owned a boat before, and were a bit nervous about our first purchase … but Lisa and Clay went out of their way to help make the process so easy and enjoyable. Knowing we were rookies, they gave us so much time and patience … sound advice … and helpful expertise. Lisa and Clay are first-class professionals, passionate about their boats and their customers. And they’re good people you look forward to seeing again.”

Bill Powers, Urbanna, Virginia, Boston Whaler 170 Montauk owner  

Lisa & Clay,

We want to thank you, Clay and your staff for the superior service you provided for our purchase of a used Boston Whaler from your Marina. The experience was awesome and your concern for our safety was and is greatly appreciated.

Steve was very informative about the boat and always followed up on our questions and requests promptly.

Dennis appears to truly enjoy his job. He was very helpful and ensured that the boat and trailer were in excellent condition for our 7 hour drive home.

We had been looking for a used Boston Whaler Sport 150 for a long time. The boat, trailer and engine exceeded our expectations. The pictures did not do it justice.

Thank you again for a great buy and excellent service in finalizing the transaction. You certainly made it worth the trip.


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“The two keys in buying a boat are finding the best equipment and finding the best service, and it is rare that you find both at the same place. That’s what I found at the Chesapeake Boat Basin! Triton boats are terrific in every way, and the service – from top to bottom, small to large – has been unmatched. There is no question that I will buy my next boat from them and recommend them to anyone.”

–Hiter Harris, III, Richmond, Virginia, current Triton 301XD owner (former Triton 2486 CC & Triton 351 CC owner)

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“I have never had such fantastic service and concern about the customers needs as I received when I purchased my new boat. I would recomend buying your next boat from Chesapeake Boat Basin. Please ask for Amy. The whole family is great.”

–Doug Brizendine,Urbanna, Virginia, owner of a 2007 238CC Sea Pro

“Our experience in purchasing our 2013 170 Montauk from Chesapeake Boat Basin could not have been better and I can’t say enough about their superior customer service. Aerial, was no exception and made every effort to answer my questions and if she didn’t know the answer right then, she found the answer and got back with me immediately.”

–James Wagner, Halifax, VA, owner of a 2013 Boston Whaler 170 Montauk  

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“I would like to share my experience with buying a Triton Boat! We have had a Grady White for 12 years and were very happy. Now after having 3 boys grow up learning on that boat … it was time to upgrade. We were all set to start looking for another Grady until we saw the Triton. Buying our new boat was a total pleasure from start to finish! Dealing with The Chesapeake Boat Basin has always been painless! They were always there for us when we needed them to service our Grady White. It seemed only right to see what they had to offer. There are so many pluses to the Triton that it made our decision easy! Why would we want to spend more money for a boat that only has a 5 year warranty on the hull, and Triton has a life time? Further more… there is NO wood in the construction of the Triton! Grady White has wood in it’s construction. Triton boats come with almost everything you could ever want at a fair price. There were very few add ons to drive the cost up. All these reasons made it easy to choose Triton for our next boat. The icing on the cake was having a dealer near us with such a great reputation. The Chesapeake Boat Basin has been around for us for every need we have ever had. I look forward to many years with our new boat and dealing with Clay and Lisa at The Chesapeake Boat Basin.

Not only does Triton get a 10 for product….. The Chesapeake Boat Basin gets a 10 for service!!!”

–Liz Patton, Richmond, Virginia, Triton 225 DC owner

“Chesapeake Boat Basin has, under the guidance of Clay and Lisa Holcomb, become one of the premier small marinas on the western Bay Shore. Their decision to handle only high quality product lines prompted me to leave sailing after 40 years and purchase a Triton 351 powered by twin Suzuki 250’s. This combination is 1st on the water in my opinion. With a ship’s store, maintenance and repair shop, trained technicians, friendly staff, an aggressively successful sales division, and 2 locations, the Boat Basin is uniquely positioned to serve the boater with slips to rent (both covered and open), permanent and transient.”

–Arthur Harrison, Jr., Waynesboro, Virginia, Triton 351 CC owner, Chesapeake Boat Basin customer since 1998

“When I considered buying a Triton boat, there were a few locations I could have purchased the boat from. I chose Chesapeake Boat Basin based upon my contact with Lisa & Clay at the Richmond Boat Show. The sole reasoning I chose them was their honesty, their persistence, and their follow through. They were in constant contact with me through the whole purchasing process taking care of all the small details. I bought a Triton 351 CC from Chesapeake Boat Basin. There are other more expensive center consoles out there but did not equal the quality and layout that the Triton has. I have tested it to its capacity in the Gulf Stream through one of the worst inlets (Oregon Inlet, North Carolina) in some of the roughest water. The Triton’s Carolina Flair pushed through the waves with little resistance. The layout of the boat is truly made for a real fisherman with its tackle station in the seat and not in the transom to get wet. I have been truly satisfied with my purchase of the Triton and the continual outstanding service I receive from Chesapeake Boat Basin. “


Stephen Parulis, Herndon, Virginia, Triton 351 CC owner


“I had an extremely pleasant buying experience with Chesapeake Boat Basin. All of the things you expect when buying an expensive recreational item were taken care of in a very timely and professional manner. My boat was ready when promised, the engines were mounted perfectly and correctly propped, the boat was clean and when I flew down to check out the boat I was immediately taken for a test ride and shown all of the features of the boat. All of my questions were answered without me feeling rushed. A couple of other notables – I’m from out of state so Lisa and Clay met me half way when delivering my boat to me which was about a 5 hour ride for them. They also arranged to pick up a custom trailer I ordered for my boat which also required that they send one of their men out of state to pick up the trailer. The gauges weren’t configured properly from the Triton factory so Clay repositioned the gauges so that they were all in the proper place. Most other dealers would just say something like “That’s the way it’s supposed to be” to avoid having to do the work but Clay took the time to correct them. Very few dealers go this far to make their customers happy these days. Very simply, I would absolutely buy another boat from Chesapeake Boat Basin.”

–Kevin Henry, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Triton 2895 CC owner