Yes! Hiring a yacht broker is by far the best decision that you could make prior to purchasing a used yacht. They can assist you with every step of the buying process, saving you time and stress. Yacht brokers understand the marketplace very well and are able to advise you on recent trends, boat price, maintenance costs, boat features, legal papers, financing, and so much more. A professional yacht broker will make buying a used yacht as easy as possible.
In order to find a good yacht broker, it’s important to do your research and talk to your friends and family who have previously bought or sold a yacht. Find out how they felt about their buying experiences. There is also the option of talking to a broker personally, but this may be difficult for some people if for instance you live in a small town and cannot drive or fly a distance to get to the broker. For this reason, using the Internet can be a great idea.
There are many websites that specialize in yacht broker services. These sites offer a simple way for people to find others that are selling their boats. They can then use these websites to compare the boats they’re interested in with those being offered on sale by others. This not only helps to narrow down the choices but can allow the seller to choose a basic model that is still being offered for sale by other sellers. When someone decides to sell their boat, rather than buy a new one, the commission they receive from selling their old boat is usually much higher than if they were to buy a new boat.
Many people that are buying used yachts have never taken a sea trial ride. It may seem unnecessary but getting a sea trial ride will definitely help make sure that the boat that is being bought is in good condition and that it is one that the buyer can live with on a daily basis. The boat’s engine and transom are the most likely areas where problems can occur after sailing for a short period of time. A yacht broker can list many boats for sale that have already had a sea trial.
When buying a yacht at a yacht show, many owners will bring their boats to the dealer to have the boat examined and detailed before making a purchase. The majority of dealers at boat shows have a full staff of specialists who are experts at inspecting and testing new yachts. After viewing all of the yachts in the display, the owner can go and make an appointment to see the boat in person. This allows the owner to make an informed decision and ensure that they are getting the best price for their particular boat. If you have your own plans of buying a boat soon, visiting a yacht broker in your area may be the best way to find your new vessel.
Yacht brokers in the area will typically belong to a group or association that helps promote boating safety and the raising of standards within the industry. They are also frequently updated on the latest boat models and information regarding sales and new listings. As a buyer, you will want to do your research before hiring a broker, taking into consideration the type of service that they provide. It would be in your best interest to talk to other boaters who have used yacht brokers to find out if they are satisfied with the service and the professionalism of the representatives that they have hired.
This article was written by Ed Massey, President of Massey Yacht sales and service. Massey Yacht Sales & Service has continuously been in the yacht sales and outfitting business since 1986. At Massey, customer satisfaction has been and will remain our most important measure of success. If you are looking for yachts for sale in Florida then contact us today!