Why delay? Contact us now – download our Authority to Sell and Boat Specification sheets here, and email or snail mail them back to us – or call Janis Marler Ph 021 658 668 or Blair Harkness Ph 021 245 880 and we’ll talk you through it.
City of Sails Marine Brokers,
27 Longfellow Parade,
How does a yacht broker work?
We list your boat and promote it on our website and in our regular advertising in Boating New Zealand magazine. We charge a commission at an agreed and competitive rate on the gross sale price reached for your boat, plus GST.
Our sales director will visit you and your boat, agree on the terms and conditions of the sale process (including specifications and inventory), take first class pictures of her, and show buyers your vessel, all at no cost to you until we sell.
When we receive an offer, City of Sails Marine Brokers will negotiate on the seller’s behalf with all parties on the price and any conditions agreed, such as the need for a sea trial, and/or a survey of the boat above and below water. The buyer then deposits at least 10 per cent of the offered price in our Trust Account. The Vendor generally pays the cost of haulout and return so that the surveyor can fully check the hull and all equipment.
Sometimes particularly fine or unusual boats require a specially prepared promotions and marketing plan. We can recommend and arrange a campaign with sellers to ensure that the vessel is properly promoted to specialist or foreign markets. Enquire online or call us now for more information or advice: