Why You Should Buy a Used Yacht
Yes! Hiring a yacht agent is definitely the wisest decision you could make prior to purchasing a private yacht. They could assist you every step of the way and prevent you from incurring costly mistakes. In short, yacht agents are like car salesmen – except they deal in yachts, not cars.
Yacht agents know the industry very well and can advise you on current market trends, boat price, maintenance expenses, boat features, legal issues, financing, and so much more. But more importantly, yacht agents know where to get great bargains. For instance, you might have a hard time trying to find a used boat with low water mileage at 35 years of age. But if you talk to a yacht broker in Florida who specializes in custom-cabin charters, you’ll be surprised how easy it is. There are even some boat auctions where you can buy a used boat for a fraction of the price.
With so many boats to choose from, it is important for yacht buyers to do their homework. Most people end up doing just that – they go to their local boat dealership, look at the variety on offer, go out on the highway, and sightseeing to get an idea of what kind of boat they’d like to own. After which, they make the mistake of going to one of the many online Boat Exchange websites and contacting the broker there. This puts them in contact with boat dealerships and brokers from all over the country and hampers their selection. The result is that they end up with a yacht that isn’t exactly what they had in mind.
Instead of looking for why you should buy a used yacht, the best place to start your research is from the top of the yachting industry – the boat manufacturers. When you visit their website, the first thing you will notice is that they have a section marked “Seymour Used Yachts”. You can read about all the details – including the make and model of the boat – as well as get a good idea of how the company handles its transactions.
After visiting the website, contact the dealer that sells the yacht you’re interested in. They will give you all kinds of details about the boat, the broker who handles the sale, and the kind of payments the company makes. From there, you can decide whether you want to buy a used yacht from that particular dealer. If you don’t buy from them, you can always check out various yachting forums to read about other people’s experiences with different brokers. This gives you a wide array of options and it may seem like the easiest way to get a used yacht.
Even if you decide to buy a used yacht, remember that it is still a major investment. Just because you have bought a new one, doesn’t mean you can’t make improvements. Take some time to think about the changes you would like to make, whether it is some more space for storage or an upgrade to the engine. By thinking carefully about what you want to achieve with your boat, it makes it much easier to find a used yacht broker to help you find the boat of your dreams.
This article was written by Ed Massey, President of Massey Yacht sales and service. Massey Yacht Sales & Service has continuously been in the yacht sales and outfitting business since 1986. At Massey, customer satisfaction has been and will remain our most important measure of success. If you are looking for yachts for sale in Florida then contact us today!