How To Spot A Good Yacht Broker

Owning a yacht and sailing the open sea is a dream of many peoples. It’s a popular retirement plan for many, with some pensioners even choosing to leave their homes behind and live in their yacht full time. Whether you’ve been saving up for years to buy the yacht of your dreams or you’re in the fortunate position of being able to own one earlier on in life, buying the right vessel is key if you want your yachting experience to be a dream and not a nightmare. Usually, the trick is to find the right yacht broker who will do the hard work for you. Of course, not all yacht brokers are the same. Here are some things you should look for in a yacht broker, to help you find the right man or company for the job.

A good yacht broker should be:

1. Proactive

Once you’ve made contact, a good yacht broker will hunt down potential yachts for you and contact you immediately. You should not have to chase your broker to get information. The final choice is yours, but it’s the broker and not you who should be doing the majority of the work. After all, you are the client.

2. Honest

Sure, yacht brokers, like any other broker or agent, want to make a sale, but a good broker won’t resort to shady techniques to convince you to buy a yacht you don’t really want or need. A good broker will always give you plenty of information about what you’re buying, so you can make an informed decision and be happy with it for years to come.

3. Knowledgeable

A good broker doesn’t only supply leads to potential vessels but can also advise you on which yachts are most suitable for your needs and price range. He or she should be a trusted source of information and you should be able to reliably make use of that information in your decision making process.

4. Well connected

Ultimately, you want a yacht broker who can deliver the yacht of your dreams – a beautiful, mechanically reliable vessel that will bring you joy for years to come. In order to do this, your broker must have reliable and consistent access to a good number of quality yachts so that you have a good range to choose from.

5. Understanding

A good broker should understand that buying a yacht is a big decision for most people. He or she should never try to push you into making a hasty decision you might regret later. Ultimately, it’s you who will be sailing and maybe even living in the yacht you buy, so a good broker will see you as more than a way to quick buck. He or she will respect your needs and budget and work with you to make a decision you will both be happy with.

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