Recently the NMMA, National Marine Manufacturers Association, reported that the US boating industry, is seeing the highest sales in nearly a decade. Sales of yachts (33’ and higher) saw gains of 3.5 percent, reaching a seven-year high of 1,715 units in 2016. BOAT International reported over 100 sales of yachts over 78 feet in the first quarter of 2017, up 8% from 2015. When in the market to purchase or sell a larger vessel, utilizing the services of a yacht broker will help navigate the sometimes lengthy and involved process.
Buying or selling a yacht is akin to a real estate transaction, it can be complicated if not handled by a professional agent. Yacht brokers manage all aspects of the sale beginning with serving as the communication hub for all parties. Once you decide to sell a boat, your broker will assist in pricing according to market value and will develop a broad-range of marketing strategies. If buying, your broker can save you an enormous amount of time by identifying boats that fit your needs and by staying within your budget. A broker will arrange for a proper survey that could uncover any potential problems that need fixing before final delivery, as well as negotiating a better price and filing all paperwork. Yacht brokers provide peace of mind and that all aspects of buying or selling are handled with the utmost care.
Nautical Ventures is unique from the big box brokerage firms in that we specialize in more one-on-one personalized service for both buyer and seller. Our boutique brokerage approach matches the expectations of the buyer to that of the seller, delivering a satisfactory experience for all involved. At Nautical Ventures, our dedicated team of brokers handle all aspects of financing, they work hard to save clients’ money, and can ship your new or new-to-you yacht worldwide.
Nautical Ventures is also your Go-To Broker for the latest new and used yacht models offered by Schaefer Yachts, Azimut Yachts, Ferretti Yachts, Viking Yachts, Pershing Yachts, Prestige Yachts, Hargrave Yachts and more. Nautical Ventures has been serving the South Florida market for over 30 years. They’ve been helping water lovers in Palm Beach County, Martin County, Broward County and Dade County get on the water to enjoy trouble-free boating. Remember… you’re not just buying a yacht – you’re buying the experience.
Written by: Erin Carr Erin@nauticalventures.com