Buying a Boat

The purchase of a yacht or boat is likely to be one of the most expensive items an individual may purchase. Whether you are a first time buyer or experienced sailor we can guide you safely through the excitement of buying a boat. We have a range of free guides that you can download to help you on your way.

The Second-hand market (brokerage)

Visit our Boats for Sale to browse through our selection of hand picked and personally viewed and appraised boats. If you cannot find what you are looking for then we offer a market search facility based on your specific requirements.

The Second-hand market (private purchase)

Sometimes you may find the boat you are looking for, advertised for sale by the owner instead of through a broker. It might be your first time purchase and without the support of a good broker you may worry about all the things that can go wrong. You may not feel comfortable negotiating directly with the owner and then there is the concern about checking title, paperwork and potentially transferring large sums of money directly to the owner. We offer a unique buyers representation service and by working together with marine lawyers  we can ensure the safe conduct of your purchase from selection and viewing through to legal checks, financial transactions and completion. Read more about our Buyers Representation service here

Buying From Abroad

Yachting Brokers can assist customers considering buying from aboard. We have a network of trusted associates in France, Palma Mallorca and Holland. Through these associates we have access to an impressive range of yachts, super yachts and motor boats and together we guide you through the purchase process. For EU transactions we operate our own Euro account. For the unwary buyer there are many risks involved with overseas purchases but through our extensive network of maritime lawyers, surveyors and transport companies we can greatly reduce the risks.

We are also able to assist with foreign currency transfers with Currencies Direct and as well as being able to offer a range of forward purchase options, client account fund holding and Currencies Direct can save customers up to 5% off regular currency exchanges.

New Build

You may be buying a boat for private use or to operate it commercially. Whether you are buying direct from the boat builder, manufacturer, yacht broker or agent or perhaps ordering the construction of a new yacht we would always recommend consulting Yachting Brokers in advance of agreeing the sale. There are often complex legal requirements and contractual law issues surrounding the sale and taking advice before you commit yourself will help to ensure your investment is protected.