Joel Turner was a huge help in figuring out what we wanted in our first boat. He spent 2 years with us, showing us boats, talking to us about what would work best for us, showing us boats on the market, showing us boats that weren’t on the market, all in an effort to help us figure out what we really wanted. When we found the boat in Florida, Joel and his office in Florida were hugely helpful in arranging the survey, finding a yard, finding services that we needed, and helping us to arrange getting the boat back to Houston. Definitely recommend talking to Joel and Murray Yacht Sales if you’re in the market for a boat.

Mark Yanker

Murray Yacht Sales fulfilled all my expectations on boat ownership. Michael and Stanton listened carefully to how I intended to use the boat and outfitted my Oceanis 35.1 perfectly! They recommended options I would of not considered, that have proven to be safer and more enjoyable under sail. The only equipment I have added in 7 years are solar panels that integrate into the bimini. When you are consulting with a manufacturer that has been around 140 years and a dealer that has been servicing the boating community for 50 years, there is a wealth of experience to draw from.

Chris Cullen

Buying the right boat is easy. Go see Stanton Murray and his team a Murray Yacht Sales.

Kevin Cates

I had a really good experience working with Skip from Murray Yacht Sales as my buyer broker. Skip is knowledgeable, patient, and I always felt like he had my best interests out in front. I never felt pressured and he both listened to what I thought I wanted, but helped me think more deeply about what I was looking for, and then helped me find it!

This was my first experience working with a broker to buy a sailboat, and it was the first time buying a sailboat in general. I’m so glad I found Murray and feel lucky that I got to work with Skip. I can’t recommend both of them more. I already know they’ll have my business when/if I trade to a different boat in the future.

Adam Green

I worked with Leo toward the purchase of my first sailboat. Leo was thorough in identifying what was important to me and quickly put me in contact with a sailboat that suited my needs. I would 100% recommend to anyone interested in buying a boat.

Ironrock Crusher

Joel has been great to work with and goes out of his way to make your experience enjoyable. We have purchased 2 boats from him and letting him sell one of ours, I definitely recommend using Joel for your buying or selling boats

Harry Adams

Let me tell you about Murray Yacht Sales and Skip Barker. My wife and I came to Florida in search of a sailboat to continue our nomadic lifestyle of travel. After contacting numerous listings, and more importantly brokers we were beginning to get frustrated because it seemed they didn’t want to deal with clients at our price point. We contacted Skip via email because we saw a sailboat at the St Pete Marina with their sign on it. After a little confusion based on our state of origin Skip reached out and agreed the next day. Mind you we went to look at one boat and decide, but Skip being a superstar helped us understand things better. Even though our budget was not huge he sat down and helped us really figure out what we were looking for in a sailboat. Guess what we really didn’t know until today when he walked us through many different boats with different characteristics. By the end of our visit, we both knew what we wanted in a sailboat. Nothing is more important to me than customer service and Skip is exactly what a new sailor needs when deciding what’s important to you in a boat. I highly recommend Skip and Murray Yachts. Thank you Skip and Murray Yachts we will see you soon!!


Look no where else when buying or selling. Joel and Murray Yacht sales are the best in the business

Barrett Dye

Joel Turner is knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Without Joel this would have been much more difficult to find and get our boat closed. Thanks to Joel.

Tim X

Ricardo Buenahora, a broker from Murray Yacht Sales in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, helped me purchase a modest Catalina 250 from Rush Creek Yacht Club on Ray Hubbard Lake. Despite it being a small boat, Ricardo treated me as if I was buying a brand new big yacht. He went above and beyond to meet my written wishes in the contract, and he honored his agreements, both written and verbal. Ricardo also helped me arrange transportation to the boat’s new home port on Lewisville Lake. The paperwork and process were very professional and went smoothly. Even Stanton Murray himself called me directly with his team in Kemah, Texas, to ensure I was comfortable with the process. I cannot praise them enough for their exceptional service. I am confident that anyone who has purchased or sold with Murray would say the same. My family and I love our boat, and I am so happy that Murray helped us realize our dream. I’d give them more than five stars if I could!

John van der Kieft IV