Selling My Boat
The Right Broker For The Job
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 covers 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.
Selling Your Boat
Selling 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 long standing builder relations with Grand Banks, Hinckley, Sabre, Krogen Express, Marlow, Hatteras, Viking, Ferretti, San Juan and Bruckmann and more.
Here are many of the important elements we have perfected to ensure your boat gets maximum exposure within the marketplace.
Comprehensive And Proven Marketing Plan
We will develop a personalized marketing strategy unique to you and your boat to ensure all the available tools are being utilized on a regular basis to get your listing in front of buyers and brokers nationwide.
Informative New Website
We have worked with leading website development firms to create a site that is dynamic, easily navigated and loaded with valuable information for buyers and sellers alike. Make www.essexboatworks.com your go to boating website for information.
Search Engine Optimization
Working with our technology firm, we implement all available measures to ensure your boat reports high on search result lists from the leading web browsers. We use Google Analytics and other resources to constantly monitor our search result performance.
We utilize all of the industry resources which capture sold boat data and value analysis. We can see all the comps, analyze how your boat compares and make sure you are properly positioned among the competition.
Our marketing reach is global, not limited to regions as boat dealers often are. If there’s a buyer out there for your boat we’ll find them and fast!
Boat Show Participation
We participate in the major shows on the East Coast beginning in September with the Newport Boat Show all the way through to Palm Beach in March. Your boat may qualify for display in these shows, we’ll make sure you are aware of these opportunities.
Powerful Print Advertising
We submit powerful full page advertisements in leading publications featuring our Central Listings in an attention getting graphic layout. Our advertising budget adequately supports the needs and expectations of our listing clients.
We’ll make recommendations on what enhancements or improvements should be undertaken to optimize impressions of your boat during showings. In many cases suggested repairs and improvements can be performed right in our yard under our management.
Full Service Boat Yard Integration
When listing your boat with us you may take advantage of special values on storage and service and get work done timely in conjunction with the sales effort. Our large indoor storage shed ensures your boat will be in good showable condition year around.
We handle all aspects of marketing, showing, demonstrating and negotiating over the course of a transaction. Always of course while conferring with our listing client through frequent communication. If our role defines we can generate purchase and sale agreements and other needed documents and circulate them via a convenient digital signature format.
Closing And Documentation
Once an agreement is reached with a buyer, we perform our roll as determined by the deal structure to manage survey and sea trial coverage, closing preparations, lien satisfaction, documentation, registry deletion etc. required to properly convey ownership and secure sellers proceeds. We have long standing relationships with the leading surveyors, lenders, insurance companies and documentation firms to aid in the process.
After Sale Support & Service And Storage
Having been through the sale we know the boat very well and will offer our support and service to the new owner for years to come. This often gains the confidence needed by buyers to know they have someone to go to for all of their boating needs.
Donation – An Alternative To Sale
Some owners following a lengthy term on the market recognize the benefits of donating their boat to a charitable organization. We work with a number of such organizations which benefit kids, the environment and many more worthy causes. Ask us for more details regarding donation, it may make sense for you.