Captain's Choice Marine - North Shore Testimonials

I returned Ray Clepper to possibly purchase a used boat they had listed. I had purchased a new boat 5 years earlier with a great experience. I eventually purchased a new 2020 LS2 for what I thought a fair amount and was given good market value for my trade in. So overall great experience will definitely recommend !

Javon Baker

Our experience was amazing! David Rylee was our salesperson. He knows his stuff and was more than helpful in assisting us with our purchase. He went above and beyond with service and made buying a boat quite painless! I sent him a text yesterday with questions on selling our boat. He answered my questions promptly and efficiently even though our business with him was complete. If we ever buy another boat, I won’t bother looking anywhere else.

Cheryl Desrosiers

Absolutely the best boat purchasing experience we have had in the Columbia/Irmo/Lexington area. Dave who was our sale rep and the rest of the Ray Clepper Boat Center team gave us award winning customer service with one of the best sales experience we have ever had. They helped in assisting our family member’s purchasing a new boat with all of our questions, concerns and visits to make sure that we had the right boat to meet our family member’s needs. We were treated like family from the moment we set foot on the lot at the boating center even though we were not the actual “boat buyers.”. We were tasked to do all the research for our family members who were going to be purchasing the boat and explained this to Dave our sale rep. Dave went over and beyond your typical “sales rep” stereotype and earned our business, treated us with respect and was honest throughout the entire process. We are so pleased with the boat purchasing process as both the researchers and for our family members who actually bought the boat from Dave and the Ray Clepper team. Definitely would recommend anyone in the market for a new or used boat to make sure to add these guys to the list of places to visit. We shopped around, we talked to other boat dealers, but our experience at Ray Clepper was hands down the best experience in the Midlands!! They earned out business! The Ray Clepper team are the real deal when it comes to excellent customer service, sales and treating us like family. We would definitely recommend the Ray Clepper Boating Center for any of your future boating needs! Thanks guys for everything you did for us! You made it so easy and stress free! We can see why you have stayed in business all these years!

Amy Richardson

After visiting several pontoon boat dealers recently, I was fortunate enough to stumble into this establishment. The salesman, Dave Rylee, is highly professional, responsive, and completely no-pressure. After comparing several boat at different dealers, I opted for a 22′ South Bay Tritoon. The dealership specializes in this brand, and it is very positively regarded. An unusual aspect of my “negotiation” was that my trade-in stopped running after I received an initial estimate on its value, based only on pictures that I submitted. They offered what was essentially the NADA value sight unseen, and actually MAINTAINED that offer even after my old boat’s motor quit. Throughout the purchase process, the dealership maintained a very high level of professionalism, courtesy, and attention to detail. The price that I paid was very competitive with other dealers, for a boat that I regard as probably better than the others that were considered. Ray Clepper Boating Center has my enthusiastic endorsement.

Steven H.