The biggest complaint of our customers is that there aren’t enough used outboard boats on the market for a good deal and that prices on used inventory are too high. What we are going through is a basic supply and demand period in the boat market. This situation is predictable and understandable. Since the financial meltdown began in 2007, the marine industry had to quickly reduce its manufacturing capacity to 50% of what it was in 2006- a record year for boat sales. This means that since 2007-2008 there have been half the number of boats built, which in a normal business cycle would now be entering the market as used boats for sale. The used boats that everyone wants were not built, so they do not exist, which also happened in the 1990 financial crisis. This is where the supply and demand concept applies. In addition to that, people are keeping their boats longer, and if they really like their boat, many are repowering, upgrading electronics, and otherwise investing in maintenance items such as new canvas and upholstery – making the boat almost as good as new, but again reducing the used boat inventory. Read More
Export Yacht & Ship is the first company to specialize in being buyers brokers. With our team of Captains, Surveyors, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers, Finance Specialist, and Documentation Agents, we are the only firm that handles your entire transaction from start to finish in house.
Don't make an agreement with a yacht owner or another brokerage firm without contacting us first. We are licensed and bonded with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. We are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. Deposit money in our escrow account throughout the transaction process and since we represent you, you don't have to worry about getting it back if you decide that you are not happy with a survey etc.
Almost all brokers list boats with the understanding of a 10% commission. As brokers, we have a way of seeing if the boat is listed as an open listing or a central. If a boat has a central listing, even if the seller sells it to his brother, he owes commission. The buyer never pays commission. Read More
My Hydra-Sports 3500VX arrived safely in Belize. Your assistance in finding the right boat at the right price is really appreciated and your efficiency in accomplishing all that was agreed to compliments doing business with Export Yacht & Ship. The ' Lady Lure' runs like a dream and I will have many happy moments of fishing with her. Much appreciation to you and Export Yacht & Ship.
William Bowman O.B.E. | Belize
Export Yacht & Ship acted on my behalf to secure and export my Mastercraft 280sts to Australia. Mike acted very professionally throughout the transaction and looked after my interests as a priority. I would, and have already, recommend Export Yacht & Ship to anyone seeking an honest dependable service.
Matt Lumb | Perth, Western Australia