Your Yacht Broker

Your Yacht Broker

Your Yacht BrokerYou love your yacht but now it is time to sell her.  Where do you begin?  Begin with an experienced and licensed yacht brokerage firm.  Atlantic Yacht and Ship has been an integral leader in the yacht and ship brokerage industry since 1959, serving the yachting community for 53 years. We specialize in the brokerage of quality Motor Yachts, Sport Fisherman, Express Cruisers, and Trawlers.

Yacht brokers are much like real estate agents; working to facilitate the sale of their listing and to protect and promote the interest of their clients.  Like real estate brokers, yacht brokers charge a commission when the vessel is sold; the commission amount will be set when the seller signs a listing agreement with the broker. Most brokers prefer to sign a “Central Agency Listing” with the owner, providing the most value to all parties.  If another broker brings a buyer into the deal then the total commission will be shared between the brokers.

What should your broker do for you?

The first thing to be done is to determine a fair asking price. A broker has access to industry data that is unavailable to the public, which will help establish a fair-market value.  Atlantic Yacht has the knowledge and access to the necessary information to facilitate the sale of your vessel. A broker should also help you prepare the boat for sale.  The broker will advise you of any improvements that should be made so your boat can compete in today’s market. Atlantic Yacht will organize upgrades and repairs needed to facilitate a timely sale.  Located in the heart of the yacht world, Ft. Lauderdale we can access mooring and storage for your vessel during the listing.

Each vessel is unique and needs a strategy created for her sale. Atlantic Yacht knows the most interested and qualified audience for your boat and how to reach them.  We will prepare your listing for distribution in various electronic and print media. Comprehensive international advertising in major yachting publications such as Yachting Magazine, Boat International, Show Boats, Yachts International, Dupont Registry, and many more! Atlantic Yacht and Ship has their own website to display your vessel on as well as Facebook and twitter accounts to blast your boat on.  We will also advertise your listing in broker-to-broker marine industry MLS systems – BUC, Yacht World, and Yacht Council for total market saturation. With connections to over 2000 brokerage firms and 5,000 individual yacht brokers and salespeople Atlantic Yacht will get your boat sold!

As professional brokers, Atlantic Yacht understand the principals of the brokerage profession – such as certificates of ownership, security agreements, bills of sale and other documents needed to register and transfer titles to boats. We understand closing statements, listing agreements and agency contracts.  Atlantic Yacht and Ships‘ licensed and experience sale people understand maritime and admiralty liens, mortgaging, deposits requirements and escrowed accounts.

The dynamics in purchasing or selling a vessel are complex and time consuming, but at Atlantic Yacht and Ship, Inc. our team of professionals are prepared to handle the entire process and create a positive, stress-free experience for our clients.  Call today and speak to one of our knowledgeable licensed and bonded salespeople at 954-921-1500 or email