The Broker's Role 

Why Use a Broker to Sell Your Boat 


Determining a fair asking Price - A professional broker can establish fair-market value for your yacht for sale through access to actual sold boat data that is not available to the general public.

  • Preparing an Advertising Strategy – A professional broker will outline a plan of how your yacht for sale is to be advertised in the most appropriate media and devise a strategy with the best chances of reaching the most interested and qualified buyer for your boat. 

  • Preparing the listing for the Public - A professional broker will prepare a comprehensive listing for distribution in various electronic and print media. The listing should include a comprehensive description of the design characteristics, the boats inventory, and equipment along with high definition photos of the boat and custom video for enhanced presentation.

  •  Prepare the boat – A professional broker will advise of any improvements that should be made to compete within today’s market, identify possible problems and solutions, and help organize upgrades & repairs prior to listing the boat.

  • Market Updates – A professional broker will provide you with activity updates through out the duration of the listing obtained through market data services. Based on this information modifications to the listing can be made as needed, in order to promote increased activity for the listing. 

  • Professional Know-How – A professional broker will understand the principals of the brokerage profession – such as certificates of ownership, security agreements, bills of sale, admiralty liens, agency contracts, listing agreements, closing statements, deposit requirements and escrow accounts to safeguard funds.

  • Sea Trial and Survey – The buyer will usually request a sea trial and the services of a marine surveyor. Buyers pay for the surveys and for hauling the boat out of the water for inspection. A professional broker should attend the sea trial and marine survey and assist you in determining how any discovered deficiencies should be addressed in the purchase negotiations.

  • The Art of Negotiation – A professional broker can use his position as a middleman to keep the negotiations between buyer and seller moving to a successful conclusion.​

As your professional yacht broker I will work hard to facilitate the sale of your listing and to protect and promote your interest in the transaction. I work co-operatively with other associate brokers to increase activity and promote your listing. Yacht brokers charge a commission when the vessel is sold, and the commission amount will be set in writing when the seller signs a listing agreement with the broker.

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