Testimonials

Below you will find what some of our customers say about our dealership.

Erik was extremely professional and helpful through my first Robalo buying experience. Trustworthy, patient, helpful and energetic all the way through. Had a chance to meet his Dad, Bruce, and he was nothing but a pleasure to work with and literally went out of his way to ensure that I would become a customer. I look forward to working with both of them again in the future. I would highly recommend Tilly's.

Peter A. - San Francisco

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"My family and I went to Tilly’s to upgrade our boat.  We were not exactly sure what we wanted and wanted to take our time to make sure we purchased the right boat.  We met Erik and he treated us great and found the perfect boat for us.  We took a long time to decide and went back and forth on several boats before we decided on the Axis T22.  At no time, did Eric pressure us and he always gave us his honest opinion.  Even after we bought our boat, Eric was there for every question and went well beyond.  When talking with Eric you forgot you were dealing with a salesperson.  Eric is a great and I would not buy a boat from anyone else."

Darin - Ventura, Ca

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"Here's the deal. Short and sweet. We wanted a new Axis and to purchase it from somebody that acted like a real person and not a used car salesman...we found exactly what we needed in Erik at Tilly's. He was down to earth, gave his honest opinion, and made us laugh. Great buying experience from the time we ordered to the time of delivery. Got one heck of a boat and had a great time doing so. Thanks again Erik. Ps... The turns were the best part of the delivery :-) haha"

The Lindsays - Taft, Ca.

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"Tilly's Marine has been a great experience, from the time we bought our new "07" Malibu VLX to now.  The staff is professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable.  This trusted relationship has allowed our family to consider a future upgraded Malibu.  Thanks alot "Surfgate".  When the time comes Tilly's Marine will be our choice for ordering a new future boat.  I would recommend Tilly's to my friends and any other Boat Lovers."

Paul N. - Tehachapi, CA.

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"I bought a beautiful 236 Sunesta from Eric at Tilly's and it was everything and more that Eric said it would be. He also threw in a new pair of tower speakers and went the extra mile for me in many ways....not to mention he arranged the paperwork to be sent for the border crossing. The man went above and beyond the call of duty to help me...I would highly recommend Eric and Tilly's marine if you or anyone needs to buy a new or used boat. You will get what they say and more! Thanks again Eric for all your great service and honesty.
sincerely"

Mike H - Kelowna BC Canada

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"I have been a customer of Tilly's / Erik's since I decided to by a Chaparral 206 in 2011. Back then, I quickly realized that Erik "knows his stuff" and was one of those rare "no pressure" sales guys. We came to a deal on the 206 in a just a couple of days and my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the boat ever since (over 2 years now). I recently spoke to Erik about upgrading my trailer from a painted steel one to a painted over galvanized one. Again, the deal went smoothly and Erik ordered it from their supplier SBT. Just picked it up yesterday and all I have to say is WOW. Erik really came through once again (as did SBT). Everything on it is an upgrade - winch, jack, guide ons, etc. And, Erik had it painted the same color as the boat wide band. VERY pleased once again with Erik and everyone at Tilly's and looking forward to the future deal on a 257!"

Brian - Moorpark

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I thought that I should let anyone looking at boats with Tillys marine know that Chaparral makes an amazing boat and I've been EXTREMELY happy since the time I met Eric at Fred Hall and after every service since. They did not forget about me once I had the boat. I get a call every couple of months from Eric and the only thing I can say bad about him is that he is a Cowboys fan. LOL. Go Eagles!! If you ever need a reference have them call me."

Frank - Anaheim

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"I just wanted to say the guys in Huntington Beach are great and I appreciate the hard work from your mechanic's and your service manager Travis. So informative and very helpful. Jack showed me some Robalo's and one day I plan on getting me one of them! Thanks for the help guys."

Mike - Long Beach

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"After a year and half with working on my financing I have finally got my new Malibu Boat. Oh it was worth the wait. I can say there is no other salesman that would of been this patient with us as Erik from Ventura was. Never pressured me, he kept in enough contact that I forgot he was selling me a boat and he became a friend. So when I finally had all my ducks in a row, Erik was the only one I called and he "hooked" us up big time. He also spent a couple of hours at the lake with us until we felt comfortable. Erik, thank you again and I will tell everyone to go see you. Truly the best experience I have had behind my marriage"

Adam - Long Beach

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"I went to Tilly's to look at some used boats and after 2 hours, Erik had shown me the new Chaparral 216 SSI and gave me all the reasons why that boat would be best for me but did not pressure me. He was ok with either boat. He did not call me continuously, annoy me or pressure me. He let me decide what I wanted and there is no one else I would buy from. Erik is the true professional that I recommend to everyone. I have sent 2 friends in to see Erik and we now boat with them and their new Chaparral Boat. Erik, thank you again. You know how much we all love you and appreciate you. And service in Ventura has been top notch. Brady and Val, you rock as well!!"

Kevin - Thousand Oaks

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"Jack Saranpa sold me a beautiful brand new 2013 Chaparral 226 SSi, black with black tower, Merc 350 with Bravo 3 dual prop and many extras and let me tell you I wouldn't trade with anybody, my family loves this boat! Why Chaparral? Because it's the best boat made for all around use, from fishing to wake boarding to cruising this boat can't be beat. Why Jack Saranpa? Let me tell you about Jack. I have met every boat salesman and mechanic from San Diego to Santa Barbara and there is none better than Jack. When it comes to what's important to me, trust, honesty, product knowledge and boating knowledge in my opinion Jack has no equal. The only reason I ended up buying so much boat was Jack and it wasn't based on Jack trying to make me buy more boat, it was Jack helping me understand my options in a very fair objective manner. That is very rare these days. Jack delivered my boat to me on Bass Lake to meet his commitment and that's out by Yosemite, now that's integrity! My relationship with Jack and Tilly's will go on for a long time and Brett has his best salesman in Jack if he has to be labeled as one thing because honestly he is so much more than that. Thank you Jack for all you have done for my family."

Louis P - Huntington Beach

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"Owner of a "IN A MEETING" a 1997 Chaparral Signature 31. Boat was taken to Tilly's Huntington Beach July 2012 in need of a new engine.The work performed on new engine and Cab work on other engine was performed to a tee. Not only was my summer saved this boat drives like a new boat. This is my 3rd boat in over 20 years and I have to say there the best I've worked with in Southern California. Once again this is the place for all my boating needs. Thanks for all you do."
Herman - Chino Hills, CA

 

"Eric was amazing and so patient and knowledgable about chaparral. We weren't even planning on buying a boat but after hearing Eric , we had no other option but to buy. He made us a deal we couldnt pass up and we are now part of the Chaparral family."
Ron - Lakewood, CA

 

"Great guys and Great boat. Couldn't be happier with my experience from Tillys. The boat did everything Erik and Tony said it would. Thanks guys!!"
Andy - Valencia, CA

 

"Erik is the man! Best sales guy I could of asked for. He knows his boats and my experience was easy as could be. They did all the financing and even got another boat from another dealer to make sure I was 100% happy with the boat and options. He didnt try to force me to buy what they had in stock. I have already and will always recommend Tillys marine and Erik. Thank you."
Li - LA, CA

 

"Great buying experience. The team at Tillys was amazing and even though we only bought a used boat they treated us like it was a new $100,000 boat. We can't wait to buy a new malibu for our next boat. Thanks guys."
Cody - Valencia, CA

 

"What a awesome experience I had with Tillys and Erik. I had to say something for all of you out there. I spoke with Erik about a used boat and he described the boat as in mint condition and had only 1 minor knick in the gelcoat. We have all heard that before. I drove out from Kansas and let me tell you what, it looked like a brand new boat. I was shocked that they were so honest and flexible with their schedule for me. Thankyou again and if anyone wants a boat from Kansas I'll have them look on your website first. Thanks Erik and Tillys."
Jason - Hutchingson, KS

 

"Well on my first boat We decided to go big and the experience I have with Tillys Marine and Erik Smentek was truely amazing. They spent the whole day teaching me how to use my boat without any complaints of how long it took me to really grasp everything. Erik, has the knowledge of a true veteran on the water and I was blown away by his knowledge from the get-go. He is the main reason I bought this boat because I felt I was in good hands and the boat has been everything he said it was. Thank you Chaparral and Tillys Marine."
Bob - Newport Beach, CA

 

"The service from Brady and Val is first class and I wouldnt go anywhere else for my service and parts. Thank you Tillys marine for all your hard work and dedication."
Jason - Thousand Oaks, CA

 

"My wife and myself were spending a day out at the boat show and asking some questions about repairing my older sea ray, I met Erik and lets just say thats where everything changed. He answered about a hour of questions that he wouldnt even benefit from and next thing you know we fell in love with the Chaparral SSI. We had no plans of getting a new boat but we are extremely happy with our new boat and new friends at Tillys marine. Erik delivered the boat to me on his day off because that was the only day we could do it. Thats dedication and more people should run their business like this. It made our family feel like part of theirs. Thank you guys and we are very proud owners of a Chaparral."
Mike - Huntington Beach, CA

 

"We didnt love our Tahoe deckboat and we always wanted a chaparral. The team at Tillys marine showed us why Chaparral has all those awards and it was clear why all these people love their Chaparrals. Our 224 Sunesta is awesome and we love it. Thanks guys."
G - Santa Clarita, CA

 

"Great Service and the smoothest buying process we have ever experienced. Financing and insurance was simple and painless. The knowledge of the Chaparral boats by Erik was amazing and the on water display of the ride and convenience of the boat was a slam dunk for us. Thank you Erik and the Tillys team. See you soon."
Anonymous - Moorpark, CA

 

"For our first boat purchase there was no doubt I was buying a Chaparral Boat for its class and innovative looks and the service and attention we recieved from Erik Smentek and the whole dealership was first class and i would never go anywhere else. They helped me set up my storage and insurance before I even had a chance to call anyone, talk about service. Thank you Tillys Marine. And our 224 sunesta ROCKS!!"
Jeff - Simi Valley, CA

 

"We still love to ski and we wanted that perfect ski wake but have kids that love to wakeboard. The guys at Tillys and incredible help from Erik and Tony made this very smooth and they treated me like a friend not a customer. They werent looking at pushing me into something they wanted to sell but wanted I wanted. They spent alot of their valuable time on the water showing how to put the boat on and off and docking since this is out first V-drive, it was a change from our stern drive and they spent all the time we needed until we were comfortable. Thanks again Tillys!!"
Anonymous - Simi Valley, CA

 

"Erik was an excellent salesman. He explained everything in detail and made our purchase a delight. We love our Chaparral 244!"
Charles - Santa Clarita, CA

 

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