Why Use a Yacht Broker?
So you’re ready to buy or sell a boat, but you’re wondering “Why should I hire a yacht broker?”. In most cases, buyers are not confident making a purchase with such magnitude and complexity without professional help and guidance.
Below are the most compelling reasons as to why a using a yacht broker is the safest and most reliable way of purchasing/selling a used marine vessel.
Safeguard Your Deposits and Funding
Are you comfortable turning over a $10,000 deposit to a stranger? Where will the private seller keep your deposit money? Will it go in their bank account? Will they spend it? Will you get your money back if problems develop with the deal? Buyers working with Thunderbird Yacht Sales know their deposit money is safeguarded. Deposit monies are held in a trust account separate from the company’s business operating funds.
A Legal Purchase and Sale Agreement
Would you make a major purchase without a written and signed agreement of purchase and sale? Do you know the process of creating this without a professional? A buyer working with Thunderbird Yacht Sales is assured that everything pertaining to the deal ( subjects, closing date, delivery, equipment included, bill of sale, transfer of the title, etc.) is in writing and legally documented.
Title Checks, Registrations, Liens and More
Can you be certain the person selling the boat has title to it? Is there more than one owner? Does the seller have legal authority to sell? Are there liens or other encumbrances against the boat? Is the boat licensed or registered correctly? Are there any unpaid, outstanding taxes owing on the boat? Buyers working with Thunderbird Yacht Sales know that checks regarding liens, title to the boat, ownership, and authority to sell are done because it’s written into our listing agreements and purchase/sale agreements.
“Emotionally Detached” And Looking Out For You
Every boat sale is different. There are a host of problems that can develop, such as survey defects insignificant to the seller, but critical to the buyer. A broker is able to emotionally detach and point out defects which are truly significant and those which are maintenance oriented. Do you have the skills to troubleshoot and resolve these types of issues without losing the sale? Buyers and sellers working with Thunderbird Yacht Sales can draw on over half a century of experience to resolve obstacles, facilitate negotiations, and finalize the transaction.
Helping You Find Exactly What You Want
And the final boat buying reality: through the process of qualifying and assessing a buyer’s needs and preferences most people end up buying a boat different from what they originally thought – and the boat they buy could be yours, if you’re working with Thunderbird Yacht Sales.
If you have further questions regarding specific vessels listed on our website, please contact the listing office:
Thunderbird Yacht Sales – Sidney Sales Office
Phone: (250) 656-5832
Fax: (250) 655-1981
Thunderbird Yacht Sales – West Vancouver Sales Office
Phone: (604) 921-7457
Fax: (604) 921-7486
Thunderbird Yacht Sales – Port Moody Sales Office
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