​I am the mom of an 8-year old son and 90% of the time that I use the boat, it is just me and my son that go sailing together . This means that our 30 year old boat need to be in outstanding condition from a safety point of view. I was relieved to learn about True North Yachting after I had a miserable experience with another company. The recommendation about True North came from a boat designer and his words were: “I would only trust True North Yachting with my boat”. This statement could not be more true. This will be the third year that I will only let True North do work on the boat. Whether commissioning or repairs, True North Yachting always comes up with a quality solution to a very reasonable cost. Their professionalism mixed with exceptionally high and personal service make me trust True North’s judgment, suggestions and solutions without hesitation. 

Emma (Scanmar 33)

​We have worked with Mark Sims and his crew at True North Yachting for many years now and have many times found ourselves in situations in an engine room or behind a navigational instrument here in the Bahamas where I needed some mechanical or technical support and within minutes of making a call I had answers and was able to fix or at the very least diagnose the problem. He and his team have been such a valuable asset to Cruise Abaco and we recommend their services to anyone at the drop of a hat, a stand up guy running a stand up company. 

Mark Gonsalves

Owner: Cruise Abacos

​I have used the Service of Mark Sims and True North Yachting for several years, for a wide variety of services.  These range from new boat commissioning, boat delivery, rigging & tuning, winterization, spring commissioning and just offering advice on all things boating. At all times they have provided a first rate and prompt service; always with a smile.  I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mark and his company to anyone who wishes to keep their boat in tip top condition.

Bob F. 

Owner Jeanneau 45 & Jeanneau 379


​My wife and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the great support you have provided us. We have owned our Jeanneau 50 DS for seven months now, and have enjoyed it thoroughly. That said, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the great contribution you made. Every time we have guests aboard the first thing that grabs their attention is the cockpit table with 20 coats of varnish you flawlessly applied. Down below, we know that you moved the dining table for us and did a great job. I could go on and on of all the things you did to commission our boat for us, from installing systems to finishing teak. Your involvement didn’t end there. As we have operated our boat you have always been just a phone call away to answer my every technical question. The quality and professionalism which you have consistently demonstrated is exceptional and we thank you. Should you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to use me. Sincerely,  Marc 
​Thank you for taking care of the items on Bella Corsa so efficiently and quickly in order to make my trip to the Caribbean a reality. I had a great adventure and she did wonderfully on her first blue water cruise. It's always easier to take a journey like that having confidence the boat is well prepared for the trip. In the two years I have been using your services, I recognize and appreciate your attention to detail and would highly recommend you to fellow boat owners.
​ Sincerely,  Gabe
​Mark Sims and True North Yachting made the commissioning experience with our sailboat purchase a very pleasurable one.  We were nervous since this was our first purchase but Mark made us feel at ease and explained everything thoroughly. He has always been accessible after delivery when we’ve had questions or issues. In addition, we seek out his great advice on general boat ownership issues. We really can’t say enough. - George