Viage Group

Customer Testimonials

Paul Celaya
Highly recommend Viage Group, from start to finish they have been A+, 5 star, top notch service!! I was in the market for a small (<21 foot) center console boat, with a 4 stroke outboard motor (Yamaha preferred). After doing my research, and narrowing my search down to a few brands/options, I came across Viage Group via internet and setup an appointment with salesman "Clark". Upon arrival, I was greeted by Clark, who was very professional and friendly and courteous, and was there to answer all my questions. I am a 'newbie' boater, with only a basic knowledge of boats and how to operate them, and Clark was sure to show me all the features and how to safely operate the boat, and was very patient in answering my 'newbie' questions. I took a test drive for a model I was interested in, with ''Eddie'', who was also a pleasure to deal with, and very courteous, and professional and friendly, and provided many great tips and recommendations for a new boater. After thinking about the purchase for a day or 2, and weighing out all other options, I called Viage back to start negotiating the deal, and we were ultimately able to come to an agreement and seal the deal! They delivered the boat to my lift, and took the time to explain everything to me, and take me on another test run, to make sure I was 100% comfortable with operating the boat. Very patient and understanding to cater to a beginner boater. Now I don't usually leave reviews for companies, but after this experience, Viage has truly set the bar as to what to expect when making such a big purchase, and they have earned not only a sale, but a lifetime customer!! Very impressive professional service from the initial phone call inquiring about there inventory, to handing over the check! If you are a beginner thinking about getting into boating, I would highly recommend contacting Viage Group, since they will not only provide a high quality, safe, seaworthy used boat, that has been inspected before purchase, but also since they will be there to teach you about the boat and provide all the basic equipment needed to ensure safe fun boating, as well as answering all your questions; much better than trying to buy private party, and dealing with an individual seller who just wants it gone quick, and attempting to look up YouTube videos, etc for instructions on how to safely operate and maintain the boat, such as flushing, cleaning, storage ,etc. It seems to be the general consensus to buy your first boat from a dealer, to ensure you learn how to do everything properly, rather than attempting to learn ''as you go'', by blindly buying it off someones yard with little knowledge on how to operate or maintain. Overall my experience with Viage Group has been an A1, top notch experience, and I will be back once ready to upgrade! Once again thanks for everything guys!
Paul Celaya
It was a pleasure dealing with Alex Wilkes, and the whole team, at the Viage Group. Buying a boat can be stressful, but Alex made it a breeze. The whole team is very professional, accommodating and easy to talk to. Alex invited my family and I to take a test drive of a new Scout 195 Sportfish. After reading up on Scout, and then test driving the boat, I was completely sold. It's awesome. Alex was proud to share the history of Scout with me, and I can see why. Their boats are awesome. Truly. As a former Boston Whaler owner, this Scout is comparable in every way, and even better in many ways. Alex had all my accessories installed for me, and had the boat ready to go in no time. I would highly recommend Alex and the Viage Group to anyone interested in purchasing a boat. You won't regret it.
Aaron Castilla, Scout 195 Sportfish
I took delivery of my 195 Scout boat on September 26th 2019. I could not be more pleased with the quality of the workmanship and the outstanding customer service throughout the purchase of my boat. Josh was always helpful and knowledgeable and the quality of my boat is topnotch. I look forward to spending much time and many years enjoying this boat and am grateful to Josh who made the experience first rate. I would highly recommend Scout boats as a well crafted, well thought out vessel and Josh Chaney as an excellent representative of Scout boats. I feel like he helped me to design the perfect boat for me and would highly recommend Josh and the Viage group of Naples.
Richard Vieira
Andrew Terry
We just purchased our third Scout boat. Again, customer service was outstanding and Ryan and Dylan literally bent over backwards to get us the best deal. There are many boat dealers in Sarasota, however, in my opinion Viage is the best. They are honest, thorough and follow up (not something you see too often in Florida) We traded in our second Scout for this deal and the trade in amount we got was within $1000 of the amount we purchased this boat for a year ago. We were amazed and extremely happy. Scout boats retain their value and Viage ensure they "do the right thing". We would not go anywhere else for a boat and would absolutely encourage family and friends to do the same.
Andrew Terry
In June of this year I purchased a pre-owned Scout 195 Sportfish being offed by the Viage Group. Max Short was the sales rep that facilitated the process with me. Max was highly professional, courteous and responsive from the very beginning to the end of the delivery and beyond. I highly recommend Max and Viage when it comes time to consider your next boat or yacht purchase. Mark Fry
Mark Fry
We have been looking to purchase a Scout 350 LXF for few months and we were in the process of purchasing one in the northern Florida. Fortunately, things didn't turnout as expected with that transaction (for all the right reasons) and we were contacted by Viage team about a similar boat that they had in an inventory. My wife and I drove to Sarasota to look at the boat at their dealership and they did a great job showing us the boat and answer all of our questions. I had a pleasure to work with Scott Inman who is responsive, detailed and truly a sales professional. He also introduced me to Eddie Russell the CEO, who is a great person and very knowledgeable about Scout boats. Eddy was very helpful explaining the Scout 350 as he had years of experience with Scout boats and Viage is one of Scott's top/best performing partners. In a nutshell, from the start to the delivery of the boat everything was handle professionally and with at most care. I have purchased exotic cars before and had great experience with big ticket items, but Viage sales experience was even better! Eddy took the time to personally go through the delivery of the boat with us along with Scott which was great as well. Looking for a long lasting relationship with Viage group and hopefully for the next purchasing opportunity. Keep up the great work Team Viage!
Kia Serajfar
Gunnar did a terrific job laying out options and trade-offs!
Kevin Tunk
We are about to buy our second Scout from Viage. We would not go anywhere else. The customer service is amazing. Everything is explained, and when you forget, there is always a friendly voice on the end of the phone to help. We were planning a trip with friends on a Sunday. Sunday morning we had a problem. Within 30 minutes, Casey was at the dock and our trip went ahead. We cannot say enough about Ryan and Dylan. They are the epitome of honesty, integrity and professionalism. We highly highly recommend Viage to both family and friends. You literally can't go wrong!
Karen Terry
Worked with Ryan and Alex from Viage Group on purchasing a new scout 231 bay boat from them.. They were extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable, They went out of there way to help fit my boating needs. Dealt with several other salesman from other boat dealerships and I felt I was in a shady used car lot.. Definitely was not the case working with Ryan and Alex.
Roarke Morrison
Excellent service, high quality & good price!
Lenna Young Andrews, 175 Sport Fish
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