We are Certified Yacht Brokers that can help you find the right boat, negotiate
and close the deal, and get settled on your new boat, all at no cost to you, the
Seller pays the commission.
There is much more to consider when choosing a boat and it is a very personal
decision. We’ll ask you a lot of questions about where you intend to sail and how
you are planning to use the boat and what your budget plan is for both the boat
and the cruising kitty. We will help you develop your own spreadsheet and wade
through the multiplicity of boats on the market to narrow down your selection.We
can preview some of the boats you have selected and perhaps save you from
yourself if the boat doesn’t measure up to standards before you sign the contract.
We have Captained more than 180 different model boats both monohull and
catamaran from sixteen feet to eighty five feet so the chances are good we have
spent real sea time on the vessel you are looking for. In addition we have sailed
extensively on the Atlantic and Caribbean seas as well as providing couples with
training on their first voyage from Houston to Buffalo along the ICW. This makes us
uniquely qualified to help you choose everything from the maximum draft of the
vessel to the maximum mast height. After owning our cruising boat for fifteen years
and living aboard we can also help you decide what equipment the boat should
have on board. Plus advise you of the possible pitfalls of how some boats are
equipped to save you from extensive refit cost after the purchase. We have
operated many different types of navigation equipment, from Furuno, to Garmin
and Raymarine so we can give you a detailed explanation of the equipment and
what you may want to change or add.
We offer these Shopping Services:
1) Buyers Broker
We are Certified Yacht Brokers that can help you find the right boat, negotiate and
close the deal, and get settled on your new boat, all at no cost to you, the Seller
pays the commission.
2) Boat Shopping and Equipment Selection Services
Flat fee of $250 includes setting up your personal spreadsheet, two months phone
calls & emails to review possible boat selections, and possible candidate boat visits
if the vessel is close to us. If you select us as Buyers Brokers and purchase a
vessel through us within twelve months, this $250 is rebated at closing.
3) Boat Show Personal Shopper
A two-hour private dock walk session at either the Miami Boat Show or the
Annapolis Boat show where we discuss different rig and layout choices of yachts
on display to help you sort out your choices. By appointment only.
The flat fee of $250 includes three months follow up shopping consulting service
via phone & emails.
|Society of Accredited
BOAT SHOPPING & EQUIPMENT SELECTION SERVICES
BOAT SHOW PERSONAL SHOPPER
Boat shopping should be fun and not be rushed! Step 3
|Monohulls and Catamarans, Catalina, Hunter, Beneteau, Island Packet, Seaward
Hylas, Passport, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and many more.
We all have different tastes and plans. We help you find the boat the best fits your tastes and intended use.
Seaward photos by: Bob LaRock
|Boat Show Shopping with Donna & Lou
Now owners of R&C 40 Catamaran
|Yard Walking to understand yacht
design hull form trade offs
|Nancy & Curt used Boat Shopping
to help find their Leopard 40