Luxury Yachts

Behind the Doors of a Yacht Brokerage – Choosing your Broker





Choosing your yacht broker can make the difference between an early sale, or no sale at all. With over 2000 brokers available worldwide to choose between the choice can be baffling, so this video takes you behind the doors of a yacht brokerage to show you just what your broker should be doing for you…and more precisely what I do for my clients.
If you are buying or selling a yacht then it is really worth considering your choice of yacht broker very carefully, and I would invite you to contact me at any time to discuss your requirements at david.seal@northropandjohnson.com

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20 comments

  1. Hello David. Great video. If you may be interested I had the pleasure working together with Feadship and would be happy to share my experience with you about this fantastic shipyard.

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  2. I thought we should just call you? Lol.

    I did have a technical question. Recently I saw a review of the Amer Cento Quad from the boat show channel.

    They had Volvo penta engines with the ips pod drive. (Counter rotating propelled azipod style)

    How come the azipod/azipull style thrusters/engines are not seemingly very popular at all?

    I thought they would offer some better advantages over traditional shaft line drive boats?

    I think the wider used azipod style too, similar to Volvo penta. But hybrid.

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  3. Such a great video. It was well explained and simple to grasp 👌

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  4. Great video. Will you revisit the Wider 165 build this spring?

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  5. David is a top tier guy. I nearly bought a 73m project boat via him in 2015. He was fantastic and it would have been a great sale. Sorry, Sir, that it didn't go through. David really gave it every chance it had. Next time… I'm sure. 🙂

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  6. Splendid video David. I always assumed life as a yacht broker was like a floating version of Glengary Glen Ross :-):-) Joking aside, I enjoy the honesty from your videos. Keep up the good work.

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  7. A wonderful and informative video David, thank you for sharing. I like the fact that the boating industry is becoming more open now, well, those who do open up like yourself, gain so much more. Gone are the days when the superyachts were a mystery. And gone are the day old school marketing. If you ever needed a hand with your videos, like holding a camera 😉you know where to find me!

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  8. So, having a broker go over everything, and make sure all my ducks are in a row, before I put my yacht up for sale is a good idea. That way I don't have any surprises come up to sink the sale, at least from my end.

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  9. Great insight! Have you watched the Denison yachting channel? – their yacht tours are also very good.

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  10. Great watching your videos David. Keep up the good Work. Do you sell a Wider 150 in 1/72 scale, not in the position to buy the real yacht in her beauty.

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  11. You would be my choice!

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  12. Very informative. Thanks David.

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  13. Hi David. Great video and you've inspired me to book your services. I am seeking to buy a swan shaped pedalo. My budget is upto £100, look forward to you helping me.

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  14. This is amazing. Thank you so much for your candor. I'd like to give you a little gift in return. I hope it's in your size.

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  15. Hello David. Have you ever thought about making a video about Luca Bassani/the Wally shipyard? You spoke briefly about one of their boats in a recent video but it would be interesting to see a whole video about them. Thank you

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  16. Hi David, will you make a video of the wider 165 when it is finished like you did with the wider 150 (I loved that video, watched it already 4 times)

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  17. Hi David. i'm curious to know, Do Brokers charge a flat fee, percentage of Yacht worth or how much time/effort was needed to get the sale/purchase to completion ?

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  18. It would be very interesting to watch a video of you showing the different steps throughout an actual sale (leaving out confidential info ofc). Explaining how you landed the central agency, what you marketing strategy was, how the buyer was introduced (in house/another broker/yacht show etc), and then the closing, survey/sea trials and delivery.

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  19. Great video as always!

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  20. David, as always an entertaining and informative video. When you are representing a buyer is you process to show them only yachts represented by your firm? Or do you take the buyer's brief and search for what would be best for the client from many other brokers?

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