We get many Manufacturer Leads from Catalina, Com-Pac, Hunter & Precision
We have a National and International customer base. 40% of our sold boats ship out of state. Some have gone as far away as Russia
We Advertise Nationally on Yachtworld, Boats.com, Boatbuys.com, Sailboat Listings & other sites
We offer our own Internet Advertising at SnugHarborBoats.com
We advertise in Southwinds Magazine
We offer the area’s Largest Selection of sailboats which draws customers from all over the country
We offer Proximity to a Major International Airport. Located just 1-hour North of Hartsfield International, we make it easy for customers to view many boats in a short time
The Broker’s Role in Selling Your Sailboat
Selling your sailboat is a complex transaction, with lots of steps between the first interest and the final closing and delivery. Let the brokerage professionals at Snug Harbor Boats & Co. assist you in finding a buyer for your sailboat.
Yacht brokers work like real estate agents. They are agents whom people consult to find and purchase a boat, and whom people hire to list, represent, and sell boats for them. Traditionally, the seller pays the commissions that a yacht broker earns; yet the brokers have a duty to both buyer and seller in every transaction. Listed below are many of the ways the Snug Harbor Boats & Co. Brokerage department can assist you in selling your boat.
1.) Professional “know how”: Snug Harbor Boats & Co. brokers understand the principles of the brokerage profession. Documents such a Statements of Origin, Security Agreements, Bills of Sale, Transfer of Title of documented boats, as well as Agency Contracts, Listing Agreements, Closing Statements, and Escrow Accounts will be used when appropriate.
2.) Determining a Fair Asking Price: To ensure a timely sale, it is essential to ask a fair price. Snug Harbor Boats & Co. brokers have access to data from their central agency connections and national network of corresponding brokers. This information is not available to the public, but is necessary to make good decisions.
3.) Preparing the Listing for the Public: Snug Harbor Boats & Co. brokers will prepare the listing for distribution in various electronic and print media, for distribution to clients and other brokers. Distribution of information will be through multiple tools of online services such as Yacht World, BoatTrader Online and others. This will also include the multiple listing services that are available.
4.) Preparing the Sailboat: Snug Harbor Boats & Co. brokers will advise of any improvements that should be made to compete within today’s market, identify possible problems and solutions.
5.)Surveys and Orientation Sails: Snug Harbor Boats & Co. brokers will help you determine how any discovered deficiencies from a survey of your boat should be addressed in the purchase negotiations. They will also take part in the vessel’s orientation sail with the new owner to ensure a smooth delivery.
6.) The Art of Negotiating the Deal: The Snug Harbor Boats & Co. broker can use his position as a middleman to keep the negotiations between the buyer and seller moving to a successful conclusion.
New listings are always welcome at Snug Harbor Boats & Co. Please inquire about selling your boat by calling us at 770-831-0403 or by e-mailing our brokerage department at email@example.com
The Broker’s Role in Purchasing a Sailboat
First time boat buyers may have difficulty deciding what features they need. This can be a price sensitive issue and can change the whole perspective on what to buy. In many cases you seek out someone who has done the research, someone who already owns a boat and is ready to share all his or her wisdom.
Snug Harbor Boats & Co. Sailboat Brokers are here to help. We will assist you in navigating the pitfalls in purchasing your next sailboat. Listed below are some ways we can support you in getting the right boat at the right price. “We don’t sell sailboats; we help our clients find their boat.”
1.) Get Focused: Several factors may affect your selection. Will you use the boat for racing or pleasure, where will you use the boat, how many people will be involved, and what kind of boats are popular in your area? Consider the style of the boat. Should it be traditional or contemporary? Suit the boat to your own personal style and taste. Price of the boat should not be the whole factor. Quite often the more expensive boat will resell quicker, with less depreciation.
2.) Pre-Purchase Boat Research: If you are looking at a particular boat, we can help you decide if this is the right boat for you at this time. We will provide the boat’s current survey, history and condition, as well as the motivation of the seller, prior to your spending time with research or inspection of the boat. A Snug Harbor Boats & Co. broker can give accurate market pricing of boats of this style and can also research what selling prices have been on similar models. We can also let you know if there are other boats of this type available.
3.) Concluding the Deal: When you place an offer on a boat, the Snug Harbor Boats & Co. broker can improve your chances of acceptance in several ways. We will help prepare an offer with a realistic price, with terms that the seller and buyer can agree on, and by holding a good faith deposit which will demonstrate to the seller that this is an earnest offer. We will use our position as a middleman to keep the negotiations between buyer and seller moving to a successful conclusion.
4.) After the Sale: The Snug Harbor Boats & Co. broker can lead you in the right direction for many things you may not have originally considered such as, insurance, docking, storage and possibly sailing lessons. We can provide an orientation sail to help familiarize you with the boat. Our experience on local waters can help you plan your future sailing adventures and we can put you in touch with sailing clubs, for races or rendezvous.