How to work with a yacht broker

Oct 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

If you’re ready to sell your boat or yacht, a key decision you’ll need to make is whether to sell it yourself or through a yacht broker. If you sell the boat yourself, you won’t need to pay a broker’s commission, but without help from a pro, it will often take you longer to sell the boat and you may have to settle for a lower price. Generally, sellers work with brokers more often when the boats are newer, larger, and/or more expensive, but there are many other reasons to list boats of all sizes and conditions with a broker.

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5 tips for Selling your Boat

Oct 19, 2020 12:00:00 PM

There's never been a better time to sell your boat. Demand is the highest been in ages as people are looking for safe, socially distanced activities they can do. Summer may be over, but the warm weather in SoCal never ends, so get your boat listed ASAP! Here are 5 tips to help you with a speedy sale.

1. Looks Matter

The way your boat looks can win over buyers. From the minute a customer sees your boat, whether online, or in person, you want them to be impressed by how great your boat looks! A freshly cleaned and decluttered boat makes a huge difference in the selling process, not to mention, people often associate poor looks with poor mechanical upkeep. Here are some things you should consider doing while your boat is on the market:

  • Do a deep interior and exterior cleaning. Enlist the help of a professional detailer if you want your boat to really stand out. Get the boat waxed, have the carpet cleaned, examine caulking, remove dirt and grime from the engine room and bilge, replace dock lines and clean cords and wires. Look at your boat through the eyes of the buyer and try to notice the small details. All these little things add up to make your boat more sellable.
  • Remove personal items. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves as the owner of your boat. Your personal items, like clothes and pictures, should be removed before listing.
  • Declutter. Make sure that cabinets, dressers, pantries, and storage compartments are empty, and throw out any trash. When storage areas are crammed with junk, it makes the boat look like it lacks space!
  • Consider Staging. You do not want clutter or personal items on the boat, but you also don’t want it to look barren. By adding decorative pillows, centerpieces, pictures, fresh bedding and towels, you can add some extra charm for buyers.
How a broker can help: 

When you spend every day selling boats, you learn exactly what buyers are looking for. An experienced broker will go through your boat with you and give you suggestions on what you can do to improve your chances on the market. They will notice the things that you have overlooked and can give you advice on how to fix them.

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4 Steps to selling your yacht

Oct 12, 2020 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Products We Love: Henri-lloyd MAV HL MID series

Oct 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Globally one million plastic beverage bottles are purchased every minute, yet a staggering 91% of all plastic is not recycled. Each individual plastic bottle has a 400-year decomposition lifespan but can offer huge value when retained within manufacturing loops. Just like AB AETERNO, Henri-Lloyd is constantly looking at ways to convert waste into premium products.

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A Complete Guide to Yacht Depreciation

Sep 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Whether you buy a new boat or an older boat, you’ll likely have to deal with depreciation. But just how much will your boat depreciate over time? Here's a basic estimation of what the value of your yacht will look like over 10 years.

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5 Reasonably Priced Upgrades for Your Yacht

Sep 21, 2020 4:08:00 PM

If your yacht is more than a few years old, it may be time to consider a few upgrades. This doesn't necessarily mean breaking the bank; instead, you can greatly improve your time out on the water by making some modestly priced improvements. Below are five upgrades that can be readily installed in your yacht.

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A Guide to Yacht Transport

Sep 14, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Sure, there are always a lot of options on the West Coast, but sometimes you just fall in love with a yacht somewhere else. Now, the big question is: How do I get it here? With the right knowledge and preparation, yacht shipping can be simple. 

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How to Hire a Detailer

Sep 7, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Washing, waxing and detailing your yacht can be a big job, whether your yacht is 30’ or 60’. Aside from taking a lot of time to keep your yacht in good condition, it also takes energy, flexibility, balance, skill, and physical exertion. If you are someone who doesn’t have the time and/or the physical ability to do it all yourself, you should consider hiring a boat cleaner/detailer to do the work for you, especially if it means that the work won’t get done otherwise. Taking care of light maintenance issues now no matter who does the work can save a lot of headaches later!

If every time you set foot on your yacht, you have to wash it or clean it up and it takes away from the time you actually spend using and enjoying your yacht, then hiring a detailer can be a liberating thing. Imagine being able to dock on a Sunday evening after a weekend of cruising and head straight home instead of spending an hour or two washing the boat down and vacuuming up potato chip crumbs. When you’ve had too much wine and “red, right, return” has tapped out your mental abilities, it’s a lot easier to dial your detailer than do it yourself! Here are some tips on how to find and hire a good detailer and what you can expect.

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How to Wash Your Yacht

Aug 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM

Each time you take your yacht on the water, it gets dirty. Spray from waves leaves water spots on the deck. Grime from the waters clings to the sides of your boat. Sand from the beach leaves shoes and litters your floors. You’ll need to engage in regular cleaning to keep your boat looking (and performing well). Detailing your yacht can be a big job, but fortunately, regular maintenance is easy to do! 

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