I met John Kuony in 2007 in San Francisco as I started my search for my first sailboat. I knew nothing other than the basics learned in 3 sailing certifications at a local sailing school. I feel extremely fortunate to have benefited from John’s many decades of sailing experience. John held my hand (metaphorically) through the entire process from selecting new vs used, make, length and features. We ended up with the perfect boat for a beginner a new 2007 Jeanneau 39i. Purchasing the boat was only the beginning, John continued to provide constant support after the sale. John actually spent hours with me at West Marine to help select every item I would need to outfit the boat and start sailing. John frequently organized trips to Santa Cruz and was “always” available to answer sailing questions. John also helped me sell the boat 4 years later and remains a friend today and I expect for many years to come. I “may” be getting the sailing bug again and would NEVER consider reaching out to anyone other than John for help.