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

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

Dear Cass:

This letter is long overdue, but still very well deserved.  Bert and I wanted to say thank you for all your assistance in helping us sell our 453 Silverton “Took The Plunge” last Spring.  We would highly recommend you to any potential customer.  Please feel free to use this letter of recommendation from both of us.

One of the things that impressed us from the very first meeting was your very sincere interest in “us” and what we were trying to accomplish.  Being full-time liveaboards with two cats on board you really understood the logistical challenges we faced showing and selling one boat and purchasing another.

You took the time to develop a professional sale advertisement and ensured “Took The Plunge” was featured promptly.  You were ALWAYS available anytime we had questions and also for the drive from Foley, AL to Biloxi, MS for showings.  Your communications were clear and we found you to be forthright and trustworthy through the entire sale process.

You and your wife really went above and beyond when you watched our car for a week and delivered it back to us after the Orange Beach boat show.  We have worked with several boat brokers and home realtors before and not a single one holds a candle to you.

Whenever we have an opportunity to recommend you we surely will.

Thanks again,

Bert & Hilary Eisbrenner


We met Cass in the fall of 2009, when we were looking at a Cabo 35′ Flybridges. We were walking in the boat yard at Sportsman’s Marina, and Cass came out to introduce himself and ask us what we were interested in. We told him we had a 2007 Grady White Marlin and had decided to move up to an inboard diesel boat with a bridge or marlin tower. He was very helpful and seemed to have a lot of knowledge about boats and fishing. He certainly proved that he had this knowledge later. We listed our Grady with him and told him we had to sell the Grady before purchasing another boat. Then the oil spill hit and we had no success in selling our boat until February 2011, when it sold to a buyer using another broker in California. He worked hard to get us a fair price. He listened very well to what we wanted and did not try to interest us in anything else. He showed us several boats, and we made a few offers, however, the owners were not negotiable. He finally found the perfect boat right in Orange Beach, a 2007 33′ Rampage Express. He was very professional and calm all the way through our sale and purchase and paid attention to every detail. He is a go-getter and was determined to find us the right boat. Also, since the sale he has been very helpful with any questions or problems I have had. He always returns calls and comes up with a solution to any problem.

He also told me he loved to fish offshore, so I asked him if he would be a guide for me, which he agreed to do. With his fishing knowledge, we have caught many fish, filling my fish box on numerous occasions. He has also taken us out on his bayboat to catch inshore fish as well. We always have a great time when he is on board!

I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy or sell a boat. With his knowledge, aggressiveness, patience and attention to detail, he will go far in this industry.

Phil Graham






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