Why Use a Broker to Help You Buy a Boat?

Just as a real estate agent acts on your behalf in a real estate transaction, a boat broker represents your interests throughout your boat purchase. Buying a boat is not a simple transaction; a professional yacht broker has the knowledge and experience in contract details, financial aspects, and required documentation to ensure every aspect of your sale is trouble-free. Having a dedicated boat broker working on your behalf benefits you in every step of your boat transaction, from the initial inquiry through delivery and beyond.

Initial Inquiry
Professional yacht brokers will listen carefully to your requirements and desires, and then use the wide range of resources available to professional brokers to determine if a boat is worth your time to see. They will research the history of the yacht, time it has spent on the market, comparable sales, and combine that with an in-depth knowledge of current market conditions and recent sales to determine a vessel’s suitability.

Making an Offer
Your broker will help you determine a fair and reasonable price so you can decide on the best amount to offer or the comparative values if you are considering a trade. In the case of a new boat sale, the price may include transportation expenses from the builder to the dealership, optional equipment, installation, and various other issues. If you are purchasing a pre-owned boat, your professional broker will prepare an Offer to Purchase that details the terms of the sale, both party’s obligations, and fulfillment dates.

Sea Trial and Survey
Before buying a pre-owned vessel, it is essential to conduct a sea trial and marine survey. Your professional broker will accompany you and work with you to estimate the financial and time outlay required to correct survey issues, and help you obtain quotes for needed repairs.

Negotiations and Financial Details A professional broker can keep negotiations moving forward to an acceptable resolution. Your broker’s complete understanding of the financial aspects, including maritime and admiralty liens, deposit requirements, and documentation will ensure that all necessary conditions are included. To safeguard your interests, your professional broker will use an escrow account for your funds, ensure that all loans and encumbrances are satisfied by closing, all required documentation, licenses, and forms are filed, and all fees and taxes are paid.

After the Sale
Your broker can arrange transportation, help you find moorage, and assist you with crew placement. To ensure your vessel is a joy for years to come, a professional broker will help you find maintenance and repair specialists and put you in touch with other local enthusiasts who share your love of maritime activities.

Atlantic Yacht and Ship’s knowledgeable yacht brokers will work with brokers from around the world to help you find the boat of your dreams! Our experienced staff are ready to deliver a catch like this fabulous 39′ Azimut 2005.

This cruising yacht with a striking profile offers an impressive display of stylish design and interior craftsmanship. Teak decks, teak cockpit sole, low profile radar arch, and foredeck sun pad are just a few of the amenities on this 39′ Azimut yacht for sale. She cruises at 26 knots (30+ knots top speed). On board, the design and layout give you a feeling of relaxing on a motor yacht of far greater proportions. Very clean and well maintained, she is offered at $249,000.

For over 53 years, Atlantic Yacht and Ship has been serving the yachting community. Our headquarter sales office and in-house waterside service department are dockside at Harbour Towne Marina in the heart of the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale, FL. If you are looking at yachts for sale, or thinking about selling your yacht, it is always wise to have an experienced yacht broker representing your interests throughout the deal. Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 954.921.1500, click here, or chat with us by clicking the link in the lower right corner of the screen!