We would like to complement the associates of Marine Group Emerald Coast, Chris White, Broker, and Bree Spears, Closing Agent, for their professionalism, courteousness, and support.

Chris was exceptional and went above and beyond to ensure all of our questions were answered and gave us all of the support we required to complete our purchase. He assumed extra activities in arranging surveys, sea trials and shipment of the boat, as we are 850 miles from Orange Beach.  He kept us informed every step of the way.

Bree expedited all of the necessary documents and required signatures, keeping us in the loop throughout the process of negotiation and closing.  When we registered the boat at North Carolina Wildlife, the associate there said that the documentation provided by Bree was the most complete and thorough set of documents that she had ever registered.

Our experience with these associates of Marine Group Emerald Coast made it a pleasure to do business with them


Irving and Betty Smith

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina


I really appreciate all your help in this deal.  I was thoroughly impressed with your team’s knowledge, hard work and integrity.  I have a feeling you and I will have opportunity to do another deal or two down the road and I will certainly recommend you to others.  You are welcome on-board for a toast and maybe even a future fishing trip.  Cheers!

Ed Abels

Mike Lewis,

Thank you for your extremely professional work in selling my 510 Sundancer.  Despite some issues from survey, you worked hard and made buyer and seller happy.  You have replaced my previous go to broker after over 25 years.  I would recommend you to anyone buying or selling.

Mike Dungan

Very professional and handled my boat sale fast and kept me informed with every step.  Thank you Chris White and Bree Spears for making it all so easy.

Jason Jarrell

Dear Chris Hinton,

I want to thank you for a wonderful “boat buying” experience!  You listened to my needs and found the perfect boat for me!  Even after the sale was made, you were there to help.  You were knowledgeable, courteous, and made me feel valued as a customer!  Thanks again!!

Vicki Florence

If this is a new lifestyle or you are moving up and need direction, Chris Hinton is perfect.  He can help you find what you are looking for when you may not even know for sure what that is.

Jeff Moffett NFP

Mr. Bastin & Mr. Lewis,

I want to thank you for all that you did for me while selling Joel’s boat.  It was greatly appreciated!  I can now sleep at night!

You have the BEST employee, Larry Davis.  You are so fortunate to have him in your employ.  He is a God – loving man & it shows in what he does each day.

Again, may God bless you & ALL your employees!  Thanks for selling the Cohuna!!!


Rose Ann Doby

Chris Hinton is a consummate professional.  Honest, knowledgeable, and fair, Chris will always go above and beyond to make sure your experience is top shelf!

Captain Brant Frazier

Hi Mike, I just wanted to drop a quick note and tell you guys Chris did a great job on helping me with my clients & the Everglades deal.

I hope all is well for y’all & biz is good!!

Standing by,

Capt. Clif

Hi Mike,

I must tell you that when I started out searching for a boat, it was not quite what I was hoping for….until we met you.  You made this purchase a pleasure and you demonstrated what every broker should.  You love what you do and we felt it every step of the way.

Thank you for being such a great broker and thank you for becoming our friend.  Please come and visit us in Jamaica as soon as the boat is settled in and let’s catch some fish together.  I would love to go on a hunting trip together with you.

Mr. Sascha Hossmann, Director of Operations

Dear Marine Group Emerald Coast,

I have been working with Mr. Michael Lewis involving the purchase of a boat.  In my interactions with other brokers, none have equaled or come close to the professionalism at your dealership.  Mr. Lewis is a consummate professional.  He is an extremely helpful and caring individual.  Mr. Lewis leaves nothing to be questioned.  His “follow-up” and “inquiring techniques” leaves nothing to be desired.

I come away from your firm, not with closure, but a very positive and pleasant experience.


Joseph Panettiere

Wonderful Experience Purchasing First Boat:

My wife and I had been interested in buying a boat but weren’t sure where to start.  We were very apprehensive at first, then we met Chris Hinton.  He was outstanding.  No slick sales gimmicks, no pressure, no sales ploys;  Just exceptional, accommodating service.  He was patient with our lack of boating knowledge and helped us through every step along the way.  Unbelievable!  Even after the sale was complete.  He offered to show us around the local waterways.  When we are ready to upgrade, Chris will be the only call I will have to make.

Lee Kramer  

Thanks Chris for your attention to detail in helping us find the perfect boat for our family; helping get the color my wife wanted sealed the deal LOL.  All the grand kids love it too and give you a thumbs up.  You made the purchasing of our boat an enjoyable experience and we’ll recommend you to all our friends.

God bless,

Kenny and Carmen Tillman

My name is Tim Howard. As Tournament Chairman for 2017, I would like to thank Marine Group on behalf of the Orange Beach Sportfishing Club for your support of the 2017 KV Memorial Tournament. Without your support this Tournament would not be possible. As most of you know, the Orange Beach Sportfishing Club does not keep the proceeds of the Tournament. All the money from the tournament was originally donated to The Billfish Foundation (TBF). This was a favorite charity of KVs and he did a lot of work to help raise money for the organization. In the past couple of years; however, that has changed, we have also started using part of the money for local causes, such as hunting excursions for kids. These are children who would not ordinarily have had a chance to enjoy the outdoors. We also donate to local individuals who need a little extra help. Our plans this year, hopefully, include helping Iron Men Outdoor Ministries, providing a fishing trip for children, as well as other worthy charities.

As a result of your generous support, we were able to raise approximately $9000 at the tournament.

Tim Howard

Dear Mike,

This note of gratitude is written because we are so profoundly thankful to you and all of your colleagues at Marine Group for your firm’s sponsorship of the Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament.  It has been six years since Kyser’s friends in the Rotaract Club of the Mobile Bay Area conceived the creation of the tournament, and we want to recognize its success and its impact to date.  One measure of its success is that there have been over a thousand total entries.  One gauge of its impact is that almost $70,000 has been raised for the worthwhile charitable causes that Rotaract advocates.

This amazing level of support honors the memory of the smartest, funniest, most genuine and altogether admirable young man that many of us had ever known before his life was cut short.  Yet he is able to continue to do great things thanks to your generous assistance.  In other words, you have made the work of this tournament a unique and consequential success.  The strength of your commitment and this ongoing evidence of the high regard in which you hold Kyser means the world to me.  Please know that your support has forged an unbreakable bond of brotherhood.  My affection is great and permanent.

As we get older, with our own lives and families, we realize that the fruits of our labor are something most of us want to keep close to home and hearth.  Therefore, anyone who ventures outside that legacy comfort zone in their generosity is doing something exceptional.  Perhaps our families have a claim to our wealth or some part of it, but Kyser has no such claim to your wealth, or to your anything.  I know that.  Hence the depth of my humility and gratitude.

The very best, especially God’s blessings and graces, for you and for all those you hold dear.

Warmest personal regards,

Ben K. Miree 

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