Brokerage Services / Listing Your Boat with Marine Group
There are several factors One should consider when selecting a Yacht Broker to sell their vessel. Following are just a few of the basic considerations:
How long has the company been in business / overall experience of their sales team?
Marine Group has been in business for over 30 years and has developed a long and respectable list of Clients who come back to Marine Group time and time again when it’s time to sell and upgrade or maybe sell and downgrade in size a bit. At any given time, we have Buyers actively looking for specific vessels through their Marine Group Broker. When you hire Marine Group to sell your boat, you are not only getting the service of what we are going to do to sell her, you are also able to benefit from our 30+ years of developing a significant client base to market to, along with the work we have done to create and maintain a reputation within the industry as a respected, trustworthy, and very capable Yacht brokerage organization.
Geographic and Demographic Marketing Program
“Will my boat be advertised Nationwide and World Wide?” Yes, the truth is most of the larger, well-known brokerage companies utilize many of the same mediums of advertising. The difference in brokers is not founded in where they advertise. The ad content including the description, photos and or videos determines whether a prospective buyer contacts the selling agency. How well is the ad written? How professional and detailed are the photographs? Does the video contain information not normally found in other broker ads? Does the Broker representing the listing have the experience and knowledge required to describe your boat to a prospective buyer in a manner which peaks the buyer’s interest? Marine Group utilizes the latest and most popular industry websites for online advertising including, but not limited to Yachtworld, Boat Trader, Yacht Council, Boats.Com, Usedboats.com, and of course MarineGroupEC.com. Generally, you can expect the ad to be shown on 8-10 websites at all times. The quality of the ad and of the sites it is listed on is what matters. Your boat will be seen on all the top websites! We also maintain a presence in “Marlin” and “In The Bite” magazines as well as various other specialty publications as deemed beneficial for any particular vessel. We also participate in a number of regional boat shows and are generally among the top three brokers at any given show.
Does Marine Group offer full brokerage services including escrow and full closing services?
Yes. We will handle all aspects of the showing and sale including: initial information gathering in order to properly represent the vessel, meeting potential Buyers to show and explain all the features of the vessel, preparing offers, determining value for Buyers and Sellers, negotiating the offer, accepting escrow deposits, verification of clear and transferable title, preparing full and detailed closing documentation for Buyer and Seller, assisting Buyer with financing and insurance, delivery of the boat whether local or out of State or Country. In addition, we can instruct the new Owners on proper use, handling, maintenance and other vessel procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable boating experience.