Testimonials

Top-Notch Customer Service

The team at Dream Catcher Yachts is committed to providing our clients with the very best customer service experience possible. Take a moment to see what some of our most recent new boat owners have to say about their experiences with Dream Catcher Yachts.

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We recently purchased a sailboat listed by Kenzie through Dream Catcher Yachts.  We would like to share our buying experience with you.
We live in Michigan and the boat was located in Dana Point, California.  From the first emails, phone calls as well as text messages Kenzie was extremely efficient, professional & detail oriented.  We were concerned about flying across the country to see a boat and would the condition of the vessel be as represented?Upon arriving at the marina our first in person meeting with Kenzie and the boat did not disappoint.  The boat was exactly the way he represented it and he went over everything in great detail.  He was prepared to offer choices for shipping arrangements if we proceeded with the purchase as well as other particulars related to the purchase process.  Kenzie introduced us to the owners and facilitated a very smooth transaction through the entire buying process.When it came time to ship the boat to Michigan he was on top of all the small details and made sure the boat was secure and worked with the trucker on a one on one basis.  The trucker told us when he arrived in Michigan that Kenzie is the “real deal” very attentive and professional.We don’t write very many reviews but we felt the need to express our deep satisfaction with this transaction and to let others know how highly we think of Kenzie.  If we would require a broker in the future he would be the first one we would turn to.
Best wishes to you, Kenzie and Dream Catcher Yachts.

Gary & Kathy Smothers
St. Joseph Michigan

 

 

“We had a wonderful experience selling our Pacific Seacraft Dana through Dream Catcher Yachts. Kenzie and crew kept us updated frequently during the entire process and all was handled in a very professional manner.  He actively worked with us and the buyers to close the deal and get our little lady to a good home.”
Best regards,
Dan and Melissa Edel

 

Joe recently received this nice “thank-you” from the Oppedisano family

for helping them with their recent boat purchase. Service is our strong suit

and we promise to deliver during your transaction and afterwards too!

Great work, Joe!!

 

 

 

 

Dear Kenzie.

Thank you so much for helping us sell our Pacific Seacraft Flicka.  The whole process seemed seamless.  However, instead of just a thank you, we would like to share our experience with other interested boat sellers and buyers. The following describes an unexpected but very pleasant experience:

Looking for an experienced Pacific Seacraft sail boat broker, led us to Dream Catcher Yachts in Dana Point CA. We called and talked to the owner, Kenzie Lobacz. Kenzie was immediately interested in helping us sell our Flicka 20. Beginning with that first call, Kenzie provided excellent help getting us to the marina, launching the boat, raising the mast and all other aspects of getting the boat ready to sell. He found us a slip near his office with great visibility from the dock. From there on his marketing excelled. We had two good offers within five days and the boat and trailer were sold in eight days. Kenzie also proved to be a good negotiator. The boat needed some cosmetic work, which we as the sellers were willing to do, or we were willing to lower the price if the buyer wanted to do the work. During the sale, he negotiated how the work would be done and a price, which pleased us and the buyers. He took care of all the paperwork for both us and the buyers. Kenzie also helped the buyers load the boat and get them on the road. In the end we highly recommend Dream Catcher Yachts and Kenzie Lobacz to both boat sellers and buyers.

Ron and Teri, Logan, Utah

 

To Joe, Dan and Kenzie:
We just want to drop a short note to all of you (especially Joe) to say THANK-YOU for making our sailboat purchase a pleasurable experience. It was actually fun! Surprisingly, it was a lot less stress than buying a car!  We felt no pressure, but what we felt was honesty and integrity.Hugoboom

This was our first experience of buying and owning a boat. We didn’t know there was so much involved in purchasing a boat.  Dream Catcher Yachts helped us find a quality boat in our price range. We are thankful to have Joe guiding us. His knowledge, experience, patience and willingness to help novices like us is very much appreciated.

In short, he helped us catch our dream!

Roberta and Matt Hugoboom,

Irvine, CA

 

Wow, I can’t believe it—we are the proud owners of a 35’ Tiara boat.  We visited the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show in 2014 and fantasized about how life would be to own a yacht. We could live aboard, travel up and down the coast and to Catalina Island. We visited Dream Catcher Yachts located in Dana Point Harbor and had the pleasure of meeting the owner Kenzie Lobacz.  My wife and I have never purchased a boat through a broker.

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Kenzie was very personable, professional and knowledgeable of power and sailing vessels. He answered every question we had and helped guide us through the menagerie of boat purchasing.  He made the whole process seamless and enjoyable. Not only that, Dream Catcher Yachts assisted us with obtaining hull and boat cleaning, a certified Captain to assist and train us in operating our vessel, contacts for maintenance, and best of all provided a slip.

I am not writing this testimonial just because we bought a boat; I am doing it because the whole process rocked and I would recommend Dream Catcher Yachts to anyone interested in purchasing a boat.  If you want the best deal on a vessel,  Kenzie gets it done!!!!!

Doug & Pam Witherspoon

Laguna Niguel, CA

 

I was searching for this particular model Vessel for two years. If I could not have this Bayliner 288 Command Bridge, I would not have a boat.  I searched nationwide and was ready to fly to Florida to buy one,  when at the last minute, I found Kenzie at Dream Catcher Yachts.

Kenzie was extremely professional over the phone and we were able to make a deal without ever meeting  in  person! He represented the Vessel with absolute truth and I felt very comfortable during the entire purchase process. He was available at all hours to answer my questions and meet my needs.
This serves as my recommendation for you to call Kenzie at Dream Catcher Yachts and see what Dream Boat he can find for you!

 

 

Kevin Mullenger
Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Kenzie,

Thank you so much for all your help in getting the perfect boat for us at a great price.Your advice to not rush into it and enjoy the looking experience helped us narrow down exactly what kind of boat would be right for our first boat. After dealing with a few other brokers and having bad experiences, your connections and reputation contributed to a great experience. FYI, on our first day out fishing, I got a post on a fishing blog for catching the biggest Sand Bass of the day.

“Check out this nice Sand Bass caught by Lynn.”

 

 

 

29' Tiara L. Hasney

 

 

Bought our first boat with Kenzie at Dream Catcher Yachts. I realized that picking the right broker was much the same as real estate. Having a well respected and liked broker is extremely important. Kenzie seemed to know everyone in the business and I could tell they liked dealing with him. It made all the difference in putting a good deal together. I love our boat and it is perfect for us.

Lynn H.

 

Dear Kenzie

We just got our new (to us) 28’ Catalina into our home slip in Redondo and have to take a minute to thank you and  Dave Barker for all your help in making this happen. I have to hand it to Dave for his patience and professionalism. I had my doubts about putting a broker in the middle of the deal, but never again. If it wasn’t for Dave and the Dream Catcher Yachts team this deal would never have happened. We plan to have this boat for years to come, but when it comes time to sell and move to another boat, Dream Catcher Yachts will be my first call.
Sincerely, Derek E. & Family

 

 

 

Dear Captain Kenzie,

I’d like to express my appreciation to you and your staff for the knowledgable and sympathetic care you gave to me during the scheduling and disposing of John William Heifrich’s ashes off the coast of Laguna Beach. I am impressed by your professional manner and how quickly you were able to accommodate my request upon such short notice. I can’t tell you how delighted and excited I am when explaining to John’s family and friends of my experience with Dream Catcher Yachts. A special thanks to Captain John for his boat, guide and his compassion. Hope to see you again under different circumstances in September. Also, hi to Rocksie!

Sincerely,
Warren K. Jakeda

 

Dear Roger,

I wanted to let you know that Plover made it safely to Texas. We will be stepping the masts tomorrow and hopefully get her in the water on Saturday. Thank you so much for helping us with the myriad of details related to this purchase. We really appreciate everything you did for us as well as all the pictures you took and sent to us. She is a special little boat and we feel honored to have her in our family. Once again, thank you for everything.

Sincerely,
Cathy and Chris P.

 

 

Kenzie,

Many, many thanks for so expertly facilitating my sailboat purchase! From my initial email contact to the final sale and afterward, the Dream Catcher Yachts experience has been terrific. Kenzie, you are the consummate businessperson, which makes you an out of the ordinary boat broker! I am a fussy buyer and your attention to detail and emphasis on customer care makes you even more special. Nothing speaks to that more than the fact that you got me out of a big mess when I needed my new Catalina 27 hauled, wrapped and transported to Arizona and I had to call on you for help after I blithely returned to Arizona without completing my end of the job. Definitely service beyond the call! This and so much more makes me a happy new Dream Catcher Yachts fan! I’ll be back!

Liz

 

Kenzie,

Thanks for the picture; it will always remind us of our great trip home. I want you to know that in the past 35 years of my boating experience, I have bought and sold 9 boats and dealt with 18 brokers and I must say my experience with you was one of the best. I appreciated your professionalism and how you made the transaction smooth and easy. Thanks and I will definitely look forward to working with you again.

Harry P.

 

 

 

 

Kenzie is the only broker I’d recommend to friends. He was instrumental in our locating and purchasing the boat we wanted. We looked at a lot of boats from San Diego to Oxnard, all the while Kenzie driving through rush hour traffic to meet us at MDR. Finally locating “THE” boat 400 miles away in Alameda, Kenzie was there for us during the survey and negotiations including a closing allowance that might have been missed by others. In these uncertain times trust is especially important and buying or selling your boat can become a difficult task without the assistance of someone as knowledgeable as Kenzie. You can count on him to act in your best interests when you need him!

Sincerely,
Ted and Nancy Barto
2002 Catalina 320 “OM”

 

 

 

Dave Barker recently sold me my first sailboat. At the time, my wife and I were not sure we would get into it, but we sure did. Dave found us a bigger, newer boat, sold the first one for us and we are happy campers. I would recommend Dream Catcher Yachts and Dave Barker to anyone wishing to buy or sell a boat.

Sincerely,
Buster Scholl

 

 

 

 

Dear Kenzie,

It’s been 5 months since we bought ‘Mainbrace’, but we wanted to let you know how grateful we are for all the help and support you gave us during the process of finding and buying the boat of our dreams. Most people don’t realize how beneficial it is to have a buyer’s broker (a point you never mentioned or pressed, but probably should). We discovered this through much research, so when you showed us that Beneteau in Long Beach, something clicked. You made us feel very comfortable and confident during the entire process. You were the 4th broker we had met and were the only one willing to get out there and represent us, willing to travel anywhere or call and have appointments set up for us. You were there every step of the way, from the first day we saw our boat, the sea trial, the survey and even the sail home from San Diego to Oceanside Harbor. You made the paperwork a breeze, coached us through all the legalities and verbiage. You never pressured us, always kept us focused on what our priorities were and were sensitive in keeping us within our means. You helped us find and procure the boat of our dreams and we feel as if we have found a new friend! We look forward to seeing you when we are visiting Dana Point.

The Walkers, Karl, Lisa, Brennen, Shea
‘Mainbrace’ 1996 Hunter 376

 

Thanks Kenzie… YOU’DA MAAAAAN!!!
I would like to thank you and all the other people there at Dream Catcher Yachts for a job well done! I want to express my sincere gratitude for your consultation, patience, expertise and help with the purchase of our Carver Motor Yacht. My family and I love our new boat and are looking forward to spending some quality time this summer on the water.

Kindest regards and best wishes to you and the DCY…A-Team!
Scott B.

 

Randy & Ann Graham

Ann and I bought our “dream yacht” from Dream Catcher Yachts in 2000. It was a beautiful Pacific SeaCraft 37 named Island Time. We happily sailed her for 11 years realizing our sailing dreams (trip to Hawaii and many off shore races and rallies with friends and family). Dream Catcher Yachts then helped us recover the inherent value of the award winning Bill Crealock design by finding just the right buyer who valued her many “Hall of Fame” attributes just as we had. After the sale of Island Time, Dream Catcher Yachts helped us find just the right Coastal Cruiser – “Queen of Scotland” we desired for our senior sailing years. We trust Kenzie and all the staff at Dream Catcher Yachts and value them as true sailing friends.

Ann and Randy Graham

 

 

 

And from a charterer:

 Thank you so much (for the charter). We had an awesome time, John was so great! Couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you again for all you help. Josh and I will definitely get on yelp (to give you a review).

 Thank you!  – Lindsay Glazer

 

And from a Burial at Sea:

Captain John was wonderful and the service was everything I wanted it to be. It couldn’t have been more perfect! Some of my friends and I will be using your boat again in the near future for just a fun, girls day out venture! I will be calling you sometime in September. Of course, Captain John will be asked to take us out!!  Thank you again for making the burial at sea such a memorable one.

DeeDee Hickman

 

Dear Kenzie,

I wanted to drop you a note to tell you how pleased my wife Mary and I are with the recent purchase of our boat from Dream Catcher Yachts. The entire transaction was stress and pressure free and your staff was cordial, polite and extremely helpful during the entire process. I cannot stress enough how much we enjoyed working with your seller, Dave Barker. Dave not only located the boat we were looking for, but worked with us and the seller to make it a quick and pleasant transaction for both parties. So much so that through the process, we became friends with the sellers of the boat.

This is not my first contact with Dream Catcher Yachts or Dave Barker. He was the individual I worked with when I sold my boat several years earlier when I thought I had gotten out of boating. Always the professional, Dave handled the transaction seamlessly and got me a fair price for my boat at the time. Dave always stayed in touch and when I wanted to return to boating was the one I turned to for help in purchasing my latest boat.

Thank you fro running a great organization and for a great staff of people.

Noel Rofoli