Buying My Boat

Don’t Go It Alone

Our experienced team, led by managing broker, Bob Jarrett, includes Captain Andrea Gaines, and Jack Zacks who collectively offer over 60 years of experience in new and brokerage yacht sales. Over the years, more than 600 families have entrusted Bob and his team in the purchase or sale of their yachts. From Connecticut, to Newport and Florida, our yacht sales division travels the east coast to provide our customers with the best sales experience. We know the market and EBW utilizes leading marketing techniques including multiple MLS system placements, a robust and powerful website with extensive search options, print advertising, direct mail and e-mail broadcasts to brokers and consumers alike.

We are proud to offer you experienced brokerage representation backed by integrity and results.


Buying your boat can be one of the most important decisions in your lifetime. Aligning with a well-established, recognized, and respected broker is key to navigating through the process of sale and purchase of your boat. We offer a personalized approach to working with our customers to determine which boat best fits your needs at the highest quality available within your budget.

At EBW, our brokers are CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) certified, meaning the broker has successfully completed rigorous training and testing, and participates in continuing education courses to keep to date with industry trends and guidelines. Our brokers have experience in a broad array of yachts including, but no limited to: cruising sailing and motor yachts, trawlers, raised pilot house and sportfishermen of all sizes. We have longstanding builder relations with Grand Banks, Hinckley, Sabre, Krogen Express, Marlow, Hatteras, Viking, Ferretti, San Juan and Bruckmann and more.

What Is The Right Boat

To determine the right boat you must predict and or evaluate your needs. If you are an established boater this may be perfectly clear however it can be more challenging if you are new to boating. You need to think about how you will use your boat, necessary accommodations, performance, operating costs, maintenance requirements, slip or mooring parameters, resale, etc. Our experienced managing broker has been through this process with hundreds of families and can share many experiences that may aid in determining the right boat for you.

What Is Pedigree

When selecting a boat, you are adopting the reputation of the builder and the historical performance of the design. Often a reputable builder can provide valuable support and insight over the term of ownership. Some boats are well built and have withstood the test of time and the sea and others not so much. Our broker and full service yard experience can provide valuable insight on virtually any boat. Our crew with many years of hands on experience has pretty much seen it all.

Strong Client Relationships

Many of our client relationships truly last a lifetime. We have seen numerous families through multiple sale and purchase processes over many years of their boating careers. We are alwasy just a phone call away available for valuable guidance and advice.

Informative New Web Site

We have worked with leading web site development firms to create a site that is dynamic, easily navigated and loaded with valuable information for boat buyers and sellers alike. Make