Title: Licensed Regional Sales Executive
Hometown: Colts Neck, N.J.
Phone Number: (239) 878-5637
Fax Number: (815) 301-6659
Florida DBPR License #: 7889
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Visit my website and check out my fleet. arthurr.popyachts.com
Learned to love the water at a young age boating with my father and brother on Greenwood Lake, N.J.
Soon after getting married I bought my first boat, which promptly sank in the Raritan River. I learned a lot from that! I have owned numerous boats since then, ranging from a 20' pontoon to a 29' Cruiser, none of which, I am proud to say, have sunk.
My wife and I were in the restaurant business for years until we decided to slow down and enjoy life.
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2004 Maverick 21 Flats Master in Lee County, FL, sold on May 22.
2002 Scarab 29 in Lee County, FL, sold on Apr 1.
1944 US Navy 62 Yard Patrol Craft in Suffolk County, MA, sold on Mar 25.
2004 Dusky Marine 26 Center Console in Lee County, FL, sold on Mar 6.
2003 Contender 31 Open Center Console in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, sold on Jan 31.
2006 Lake & Bay 20 Bay Boat in Lee County, FL, sold on Jan 17.
2005 Four Winns 24 Horizon in Lee County, FL, sold on Dec 20.
1986 Blackfin 29 in Charlotte County, FL, sold on Dec 14.
2006 Sea Fox 257 in Broward County, FL, sold on Dec 6.
1999 Hydra-Sports 26.5 Vector in Lee County, FL, sold on Nov 29.
Hi Art. You have oh so patient with me in choosing a boat and so very understanding of me a first time boat owner. I simply can not buy a boat from anyone else. God, I wish all sales people were like you. to say you are the best would be an understatement. Thank you THANK YOU.
Alvin H. from Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago, posted on MAR 13
I was asked by my client to go to your web site to look at some vessels that she was looking at. Art was very proffesional and got back to me quickly and informed me of all the info that I had requested. Your site is great and If I have another client looking for a boat I will send them your way. Thanks again.
Buddy T., posted on FEB 27
DEAR CAPT ART,
THANKS FOR UR UPDATE TIME TO TIME , U R VERY HELP FULL WORKER.
Nasir M. from Karachi, Pakistan, posted on JAN 31
Art is doing all I have asked him to do and in a very professional
manner. He has my interest in at least one project vessel and by the time
I come to Florida from Montana I may select others to inspect that he and Pop
Yachts have listed.
Rick D. from Butte, MT, posted on JAN 20
I will most likely call you Thur/Fri. Art was very prompt & helpful.
On Jan 16, 2013, at 7:06 AM, "Capt. Mark Scharwenka"
Debbie D. from Richmond, IN, posted on JAN 16
I think he is fantastic, he is a hard worker F
Eduardo P. from Tampa, FL, posted on JAN 16
I was impressed with your operation and art did a great job following up thank you
On Jan 12, 2013 9:06 PM, "Capt. Mark Scharwenka"
Bob S., posted on JAN 13
You guys do a great job. Art has been very good about getting back to me and coming up with answers to my questions to the best of his ability (I understand owners can be reluctant to give up negative information). Thanks for the email.
Richard O. from Charleston, SC, posted on DEC 20
Thanks for the email.
Art has been very keen on his follow ups with me. Things are a bit hectic with me at the moment; so I haven't gotten back to him in as timely a manner as I would have liked to. I feel as though I am in safe hands here...
Derek S. from Singapore, posted on DEC 18
Art has been awesome ...he is always easy to reach and very friendly....happy to be working with him
Peter M., posted on DEC 11
Art has gone above and beyond. I am more than pleased with his help. I look forward to the next step. Thank you.
Bernard P. from Boston, MA, posted on NOV 30
Art has been OUTSTANDING. I am a tough cat to communicate with over email, but Art has been great at returning my emails and being willing to meet me on some needs and wants like wanting to know if the boat can be seen in the month of December. We think that spring would be the best time. I realize that this is the toughest time of year to make an inquiry on a boat, as most have been winterized, shrink-wrapped, and placed in storage. Since I am interested in a specific boat in your inventory (mostly because it meets many of the items on my personal want-list), I am happy now that he (and you), know that I am out here. I would be interested in seeing the boat when I can in the spring. I am personally not prepared to arrange financing until May 2013. After that, I will be a serious purchase-minded boat-seeker.Thank you,
Philip A., posted on NOV 28
I have found POP Yachts to be a very beneficial asset while in the search for a new boat. It is convenient to be able to browse the listings online at my convenience and if I am interested I immediately have a representative assigned and ready to answer any questions.
Art Ruffalo has been taking great care of me and answering any/all questions I have had on a specific boat you currently have listed. He has answered all questions in a very timely manner while even offering suggestions on the approach for a possible final transaction. He is also currently gathering information to assist me in a shipping quote should the situation come to that. I would recommend him and you company to anyone I know currently looking for a boat.
Dave T. from Waldorf, MD, posted on NOV 28
Art did a great job getting the information for me. Thanks!
Chris B. from Tampa, FL, posted on NOV 19
We have had a Great experience to this point. Art was quick to
respond and able to set up an appointment on very short notice.
Great service!!!! I will be sending him specifics on what we are
looking for in the next few days.
I am in the service industry as well. If I could teach my team the
standard we received, my job would be a heck of a lot easier. Thank and please pass my thanks to Art.
Chris S., posted on NOV 12
Mark, My agent on the 1996 Wellcraft is David Sundberg from Watha, NC. Dave has been working with Stacey from Dallas, TX. He said she has been doing a very complete job, answers the phone day and night and on weekends and promptly answers all questions that he has forwarded to her.. I have been contacted by a Art Ruffalo and a Adam Tannen, I am assuming because I have logged in and browsed at some various boats on the internet??? Anyhow I would like to state again that Dave Sundberg is my agent.
David E., posted on OCT 29
Honestly, I haven't had a chance yet to review the info that Art has sent me.
I'm in the early stages of deciding which direction to go for my next purchase.
Your site and service is impressive with thorough listings, great pics and prompt follow up.
You are my primary search tool now and would recommend to friends.
Adam S. from Quebec, Canada, posted on OCT 18
Yes happy to comment
Art has been prompt to reply, helpful and makes good suggestions worth considering
He has been knowledgeable and efficient without being pushy. He appears to be considerate of our needs without trying to force us to place an offer on a vessel we have not seen.
Lyn P., posted on OCT 17
Hello Capt. Mark!Thank you for this email.
Art Ruffalo has kindly provided all the information I requested, I am absolutely satisfied and pleased with the way you build the business with clients.
I have forwarded the information to my boss so he can see check it up and make a decision.
I am waiting a reply from him and will get back to you ones I hear from my boss.
Thank you.Have a wonderful day!Best regards, Ines
Inessa V., posted on OCT 9
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