This is our third boat purchased with 5 Oceans; each time you have proven how professional and ethical you are as business advisers. You are honorable and trustworthy business people… that is what comes through in every aspect of the engagement. Read more

Rob and Magi

The sale of our boat went off without any problems. 5 Oceans agent, Carl Olivier, our broker had everything sorted out in time. Read more


Carl Oliver is the best! Carl sold my Catamaran and then we bought another Voyage 440 in St Augustine just before Irma came through. I have a mooring in Grenada and hope to work with agent Chris Rundlett in the future. Read more


I had a very positive experience with 5 Oceans and agent Carl Olivier. He was efficient, very professional, hardworking and did a great video on the boat for her advertisement! Read more


I've known 5 Oceans Marine Group for some time now as I have bought and sold several boats through them, and all the contacts I had with 5 Oceans were very positive. My contacts with Alexis de Boucaud and Phil Berman were always great. If I would look for a another boat, they would be the first person I would contact... Read more


5 Oceans and agent Alexis de Boucaud stand head and shoulders above the competition. I think Alexis may be the most honest boat broker I’ve met and is he extremely knowable. From start to finish, Alexis controlled every aspect of the sale and everything went extremely smooth... Read more

George and Judy

Alexis de Boucaud and the team were fantastic. We moved the listing to 5 Oceans after being with another broker for over 6 months.... Alexis is a true professional and we recommend him to everyone... Read more

Tony and Michelle

Listing with Carl turned out to be the best decision we could have made as he had potential buyers almost immediately. He kept us updated on a daily basis and guided us through some very stressful surveys and viewings. He helped us find the best places to have a few issues resolved during the survey process and kept his cool when we were losing ours... Read more

Marianne and Russell Furlong

I suppose it is fairly regular that boat buyers send letters of appreciation to their brokers for helping them navigate the purchase of a boat. I also suppose boat buyers taking the time to write a “thank you” letter to the seller’s broker is a very rare event, however, that is exactly what this is... Read more

Greg and Mary Jerrell

I can't imagine how anyone could navigate the process of finding, vetting, purchasing, closing and delivering a vessel without the dedication, care and thoroughness of your organization. Read more

Myles & Cynthia Kellam

Having you as our broker, warning of us of what to expect and guiding us through the steps of the purchase made the process a piece of cake. What you earned was well deserved and was "money well spent" as far as my wife and I are concerned - especially when you consider the quality and the price of the vessel you found us. Read more

Henry & Genie Shuda

What a great vacation Kelly Kneeland planned for us! Your selections of the itinerary, crew and food were perfect. We had such a fabulous time sailing, diving and snorkeling - especially at the remote spots that are off the beaten path. Read more

Kayann Davidoff

You'll appreciate how different Phillip is and how different he operates. He's pleasant, candid, caring, reliable, credible, flexible and extremely knowledgeable. He aims to please. He would be my first choice when it comes time to buy another boat or sell the one I just bought. Read more

Alan Francario

Everything ran smoothly with 5 Oceans Marine Group and we are very pleased with the result. We felt supported and well advised throughout the whole process. Every stage of the purchase (inspection, test sail, survey, rig check, etc.) was well organzied and ran like clockwork. Read more

John B. Thornely

Yes! We are so thrilled. Phil: Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance through the process. You did so much more than you needed to as our broker and this whole thing would not have happened without you. We shall raise our first glass of champagne on the boat to you. Read more

Melanie Hughes

I needed advice, hand-holding, more advice and yet still more hand-holding. I was clueless about marine financing, insurance, flagging, and import documentation rules. I thought it was like purchasing a house. Not so. I can honestly say that without your help, guidance, hand-holding, daily calls and emails, I would not be a boat owner today. Read more

Carter J. Mills

You had excellent ideas and feedback when we were trying to narrow down the type and size of sailboat that would fit our needs and budget. Your presence during the survey, haulout and sea trial was invaluable. We couldn't have done it without you. THANKS! Read more

Todd & Lynn Fulks

Phil...thanks for all of your help and advice. Things went as smoothly as possible. Andrew did a great job managing me!!! Probably the most difficult part of the broker's job. As you are aware, I have used your professional relationships exclusively and couldn't be happier with the service of finance, documentation and delivery company so far. Read more

Victor Plavner

Our experience in working with 5 Oceans Marine Group, with Phil Berman as our broker was outstanding. Phil and his team could not have been more attentive and helpful. We appreciate the considerable amount of time they spent educating and guiding us through the entire process. If we need brokerage service down the road, we will return to 5 Oceans Marine Group without hesitation. Read more

Mark & Terri Johnson

Delphine Lafitte, 5 Oceans Marine Group's agent in France organized a trip to the South of France where we were able to test sail each of the catamaran brands that we liked and this enabled us very quickly to decide on a Catana as a fast, stylish, cruising catamaran. Read more

Paul Frew

Every step along the way in dealing with you and your company has exceeded our expectations and we cannot thank you enough for the assistance. Read more

Jim & Karen Doyle

I am very happy to say that our experience with TMC exceeded our expectations. Not only was the service rendered by the brokers very professional at all times, we were also pleasantly surprised by their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that even the after-purchase processes went smoothly. Read more

Erich Danzfuss

Thanks so much for your commitment and effort to find us the best boat in our price range. Read more

Jeff & Tracey

Your expertise in catamarans shortened our decision process by educating us on the pros and cons of each type of boat on the market. It is a comfort to realize there are people in this world that demonstrate integrity, charity and friendship. You represent the finest example of that tradition. Read more

Wilson and Elizabeth Walch

These are stand up people, who make a stand up product. I would buy from them again in a heartbeat. Read more

Jay Clark

In closing, the one thing I must say is this: You want someone like Phil and his staff on YOUR side. Phil is a hard-nosed negotiator and gets things done right! From finding us a boat, helping us as sea trial, all the way to the closing, the entire staff at 5 Oceans Marine Group was joy to work with. They treat you like family. Read more

Denny DeRanek & Diane

Now that the dust has settled a bit, I wanted to thank you all for making the transaction possible. The level of customer service demonstrated by Phil and his staff was nothing less than outstanding. Thank you for all of your hard work in holding the deal together and shepherding it through. I especially appreciate receiving a copy of your book. Read more

Marc Nachman

Pat, Ben and I have been enjoying the Virgin Islands and sailing Powder Day. We have had some great days, a few good dives, lots of snorkeling and plenty of sailing. The boat is working out very well. Thanks again for all of your help buying it. Read more

Roger B.

Andrew Holland came up with exactly what I wanted. He reported honestly and professionally he never pulled punches and made me aware of shortfalls. Thank you Andrew, you were totally professional, but also I know that if and when we meet up, it will be like a friend finally meeting. You are always welcome on Aseka! Read more

Beverly Cory

Under the calm guidance of Phil Berman and 5 Oceans Marine Group I bought my beautiful yacht L'Aventura attaining a dream of more than 20 years standing and in Phil I met a friend. Live the dream - buy a cat. Read more

Andy Byatt

I want to personally thank you for an outstanding job as my broker. Hope to meet up with you again. I will be in St. Martin in about a week and if you are on island i'll buy you a cold one. Read more

Ken Johnson

Nous tenons a remercier 5 Oceans Marine Group et tout particulierement Alexis de Boucaud, notre broker, pour la vente de notre bateau. Read more

Frederick & Maude Bouju

Phillip's knowledge of catamarans is unbelievable. He has visited nearly every catamaran factory in the world, sailed about every design on every ocean and has been at hundreds of catamaran surveys. He is not only a world champion catamaran racer but a sort of "super agent" for catamarans. Read more

Ron Williams

Thanks to you and your colleagues at Multihull. I am very pleased with our experience throughout the entire process and also the informal help before it all started. Also noted is the help from Andrew and outside support from Jan. Read more

Fred Ebers

I can honestly say that 5 Oceans Marine Group really made it easy for me to achieve my goal and in doing so saved alot of money! Read more

Aldo Pigni

They made research and paperwork swift and effortless for me and the monies worked out in my favor. Read more

Keith Miller

You helped us out way more than you ever needed to. We literally shiver when we imagine how things might have gone with someone else. Phil, Andrew, Lauren and Jan made the whole process go really smoothly. THANKS!! Read more

Guillermo Suescum

We would not buy or sell a boat without working with TMC and Phil Berman - as they took a challenging experience and made it a pleasurable adventure. Read more

Matt & Christine Mitchell

Wanted to let you know that Jeff's expertise was invaluable. Not only did he help us find the right boat, he walked us through the purchase with ease and became a friend. Read more

Mike Maloney

I want to tell you about the positive experience that I had doing business with 5 Oceans Marine Group. This long distance process went very well because of Jeff and the procedures you have established as a business model. We have so much praise for you, your company and Jeff. Not only have we gotten a boat, but I believe a friend in Jeff. Read more

Jim and Sandy Anderson

Phil will not only find you the best available catamaran but he will also provide objective analysis and invaluable help in putting together the deal, finalizing it and getting you on your boat as trouble-free as possible. Read more

George & Jo Florit

It has been a real pleasure dealing with such an honest and knowledgeable person rather than simply a broker and now someone we truly feel we can call a friend. We will very definitely refer you to any of our friends knowing that you will treat them as fairly and professionally as you have with us. Read more

John & Lynn Ringseis

I just wanted you to know that your level of service and the high degree of customer satisfaction have made owning my Dolphin a great experience. Most boat buyers, like myself, are obsessed with their new toy and every option results in questions and more options. Your team of professionals... Read more

Daniel Zlotnick

I have been sailing since I was a child and attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy. But when my wife and I began the process of purchasing an ocean cruising/racing catamaran, I realized that this is a world unto itself. Obviously, we needed to... Read more

Eric Boutiette

Carl was personable, professional, and helpful throughout the selling process. It was a pleasure dealing with him. Because of his attention to detail, our boat was sold in a month! I cant imagine finding a better broker... Read more

Kevin Murphy


We wouldn’t be able to do our job if not for the incredible clients we’re grateful to have. So from all of us, thank you. We are always happy to always go the extra mile.