Selling a boat

WHY LIST WITH US

You have made a considerable investment of both time and money in your boat over the years, making her the best on the water. Find a buyer who will value your boat as much as you do. Selling your boat will require considerable effort to get the best price in the fastest amount of time. Our experienced, qualified, licensed professional brokers want to help you find that perfect buyer and avoid the possible pitfalls that could undermine the deal.

1: EXPERIENCE & CONNECTIONS

  • EXPERTISE from selling sail and power boats since 1987.
  • Over 100 YEARS of combined experience with 7 professional brokers in 3 locations in 3 states.
  • Vast NETWORK of personal contacts and current clients; extensive private database.
  • Industry LEADER as the exclusive Beneteau dealer for the Southeast with close relationships to brokerages all over the country.

2: RESEARCH & STRATEGY

  • Conduct an in-depth MARKET analysis based on a careful research of the market.
  • Strategic PRICING of your boat with a competitive and reasonable figure.
  • Carefully inspect your vessel and recommend minor repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly ENHANCE the sell-ability of your vessel.
  • Assure you the best return on your INVESTMENT.


3: ONLINE MARKETING & ANALYSIS

  • Meticulously gather all of your boat INFORMATION and take numerous photographs to enhance your on-line listing.
  • Detailed listing PUBLISHED in YachtWorld, the industry’s leading MLS platform
  • Web sites will be created on YachtWorld.com, Boats.com, MarineSource.com and St-Barts.com with enhanced OPTIMIZATION on search engines.
  • Listings are offered for co-brokerage to other brokerages, MAXIMIZING the opportunity to sell your boat nationally.
  • Email flyer sent to private database of over 20,000 potential BUYERS.

4: INFORMED SUPPORT & NEGOTIATIONS

  • Up-to-date INFORMATION on what is happening in the marketplace.
  • TRACK the number of hits your listing gets each week looking for red flags as to why your boat might not be getting leads or offers.
  • Objectively EVALUATE every buyer’s offer to purchase.
  • NAVIGATE potential pitfalls such as appraisals, inspections, negotiations and financing.
  • Coordinate financing, survey, documentation, insurance, transportation, delivery and service, assuring you a SUCCESSFUL closing.

 

Interested in listing your boat?Let one of our professional Brokers help you determine the most strategic pricing.

Dear Mr. Laughlin,

I thought I’d take a moment to let you know how satisfied we were with St. Bart’s Yachts and, in particular with Andy Roberts. We had owned a Catalina 320 for about 13 years and decided to sell. Having no experience in selling a sailboat we, on the recommendation of several friends and knowledgeable local people, enlisted the help of Andy Roberts to act as our broker. The process couldn’t have been easier for us. Andy responded to our inquiry within an hour, met with us at our convenience, fully explained the process he followed, and gave us an honest appraisal of his sense of the value of the property when we asked for help in setting a fair price. Although we were 3 hours away from the boat,  we do know from those at the marina just how many prospective buyers he met with to show the boat. And he was diligent in keeping us informed about how things were progressing, When an offer was made and accepted (within weeks-not the months we expected) he walked us through the necessary paperwork which we would have had a hard time negotiating ourselves.  We do know that the buyer was also impressed with Andy’s knowledge of boats and the industry having met him to tour the boat.  To say we were completely satisfied would be an understatement. We will now be in the group that will recommend Andy and St. Barts in the future.
Sincerely,

— Jim and Babs Brown, Durham, NC