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Old 12-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #21
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Thanks Skipperdude and JD for the reference.
I sent a private message to Karl yesterday about moving his boat to Fort Lauderdale but I understand he may not want to do that as it makes the boat harder to use.
If he does not want to move it here I suggested he get a broker who is really close to the boat. There are lots of good brokers around but having a broker close to the boat is very important, I also believe having the boat where buyers will see it easliy is more important. Deerfield beach, FL is only 18 miles from Fort lauderdale but Fort Lauderdale is where the buyers go to see boats, buyers from all over the US and many other countries.
The more expensive the boat, the farther a buyer will travel to inspect it in most cases. Nordhavn buyers will travel long distances to see a boat, for boats in the lower price ranges, (relative to boats), the travel cost to inspect, survey and then move the boat home will often be too much to travel far away.
But here are some suggestions on how to pick a broker.
Find a broker who has done this for years, the more the better.
Find a brokerage company that has been in business for a long time.
Find a brokerage company that has a general market, that sells many types of boats from trawlers to go fast. A Californian may not qualify as a trawler to some buyers, but an aft deck motor yacht can appeal to many trawlers type buyers.
Find a broker who has an office, preferably nearby. There are many cyberspace brokers now who have listings all over the country but have not even seen many of them in person.
Find a broker who is a member of one of the brokerage associations as they have educational seminars and work closer with other brokers for a co-brokerage sale. Some brokers are part of the national Certified Professional Yacht Broker program, but it is still a fairly recent program.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:59 AM   #22
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I have developed a checklist to provide sellers on how to choose a yacht broker for selling their boat

http://www.paradiseyachtsales.net/Ch...Your_Yacht.pdf
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #23
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #24
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #25
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I haven't read every word on this thread but in case it hasn't been mentioned I'd ask local surveyors. They deal w the brokers all the time and should have some objective input. However, they could be working as a team w the brokers to expand their business and get your money into their pockets instead of the other guys and the other guys could be the best brokers.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #26
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I indicate Jeff Garcia, a French guy that already navigate a lot and now, is the owner of QPS Marine.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #28
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I can third the Rec for Tucker, he set me on the right path for selling my old boat, even though it was priced WELL below his normal range.

I actually used Joe Hamilton, at Advantage yachts in Stuart (not too far from Deerfield) and I have nothing but good to say about him. He was professional, fair and honest all the way through. I believe that John Nall, who is also on this forum, and bought my boat, would say the same thing. Shoot me an email if you want Joe's contact info.
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Doug Cole wrote:

"I actually used Joe Hamilton, at Advantage yachts in Stuart (not too far from Deerfield) and I have nothing but good to say about him. He was professional, fair and honest all the way through. I believe that John Nall, who is also on this forum, and bought my boat, would say the same thing."

Yes, I would indeed say the same thing about Joe Hamilton. I highly recommend him. And just as a general comment to the whole thread, irregardless of whatever apparent qualifications a broker may or may not have, I personally believe that the most important thing is to talk to someone who has dealt with that particular broker. That is the point at which the rubber meets the road, so to speak.

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Have you talked to Julee Jackson. Was with Hal Jones for years. Now with HMY. She lives on her trawler. Based at Stuart office.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. This has been very interesting and educational. I'm still in the stage of deciding whether I will list it. I'll keep you all posted with what I do. I only received private emails from a few brokers, so that was not so overwhelming. Again, thanks.
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Does anyone have any experience or opinion on Peter Kehoe & Associates in Pompano BEach, Florida?
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