4 Steps to selling your yacht

There's never been a better time to own a yacht, but it's actually an even better time to sell your yacht. Boat sales are the highest they've been in a decade! You want to make sure you get the right buyer at the best price possible in the shortest period of time. The process can be daunting, but there's what you can expect when you decide to take the plunge.


Once you have decided to sell your yacht, the first step is to appoint a yacht broker. A good yacht broker will have detailed knowledge of the market, be abreast of market performance and be able to provide accurate reports. They will have access to an extensive database of brokers to whom they will present your yacht. Throughout the sales period, your broker will be on hand to provide the vital link between you and potential buyers, managing all the details, including engaging and qualifying prospective buyers, viewings, price negotiations, sea trials, surveys and contracts.


Any client selling a yacht obviously wants to receive the maximum price. At Shelby Yachts, we're highly experienced in the sale and purchase market and will undertake a thorough evaluation of your yacht before advising on the asking price and pricing strategy. With his expertise, Derek can accurately advise you on a realistic asking price based on market conditions.

Remember every yacht is unique and has its own unique selling points. We're not just going tell you what you want to hear, overvaluing your yacht and then recommending price reduction after price reduction. The last thing you want to do is place your boat on the market and have it sit without any traction. When a boat stays on the market for an extended period of time, customers start to wonder if there is something wrong with it that is preventing the sale.

PROMoTION & Marketing

We'll make sure that your yacht is marketed effectively and efficiently with accurate information based on personal visits and information from you. We'll create a listing that highlights all aspects of the yacht’s equipment and performance, contact potential buyers from our extensive database of previous owners and buyers, current owners and clients who are looking to buy, as well as our brokerage contacts.


Once a buyer is found, we'll guide you through the negotiation phase, ensuring that all documentation is up to date before finalizing the purchase agreement, sea trial and final paperwork. We promise to deliver the best, assuring results for you when selling your yacht! Contact us today!

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