Sailors Choice                   Yacht Brokers

Yacht Broker \yot \Bro"ker\ (n) def. 1) One who acts as agent in buying and selling ships, boats and even dinghies, etc., (like arrange your charter, whether local or in some far off exotic port, get you sailing lessons, or give you advice on financing, insurance, documentation, cruising and life in general).
On this page, you can go directly to the Yacht Broker of your choice, check out a harbor for local brokers or read on about the advantages of using the services of a Yacht Broker...................

Dream Catcher Yachts is located in Dana Point Harbor and is the dealer for Pacific Seacraft and Ericson Yachts and quality used boats.  If you want to go cruising check them out. 

Welcome to Yachtfinders/ Windseakers
WE'LL FIND YOUR BOAT AND OFFER YOU A WORLD OF SUPPORT!  Be it near or far, we will do the research and legwork to locate the proper yacht for your needs. The after sales support that we will give you is also of major importance to us and our clients. 2330 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 207, San Diego, CA 92106, USA , Tel (619) 224-2349, Fax (619) 224-4692

Welcome to Hellier Yacht Sales! Broker for new Catalina, Tartan and Island Packet Yachts. In addition to quality new sail and power boat lines including: Catalina Yachts, Tartan Yachts, Island Packet Yachts and Packet Craft, we are pleased to offer a fine selection of pre-owned boats for sale. These include carefully selected boats that we represent for the current owners, as well as a limited number of boats that we own, having taken them in trade on a new boat. "A sale is never final, only a beginning!"  128 Howard Street, New London, CT 06320, USA, Tel 860 442 1154
Fax 860 442 3622
Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales...Dealer for Viking Yachts, Viking Sport Cruisers, Sunseeker, Cruisers Yachts and Silverton as well as a Full Service Brokers for large 'FRESH WATER' power boats from 25'-100'. We are one of the oldest and most respected dealers in the Great Lakes and are recognized for 'Under promising and Over delivering'. 24400 East Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.  586-778-7600, Fax 586-778-0742

Visit these Harbors for more Brokers
Santa Barbara Harbor |  Ventura Harbor | Channel Islands Harbor | King Harbor | San Pedro Harbor  | Long Beach Harbor |  Alamitos | Avalon | Two Harbors  | Newport Beach Harbor  |   Dana Point Harbor | Oceanside Harbor | Mission Bay | San Diego Harbor | Ensenada Harbor

Why a Broker? And which one

Since 1983, we've owned 6 boats and 4 dinghies between us and  sold 4 of the boats, given away one of the dinghies and sunk another. What does this mean to you and why should you care? Well, the boat I still have is the one I went through a Broker to purchase. He did such a good job in matching me to my boat that I now call her home!

I've found that word of mouth is the best reference a Broker can have....ask a lot questions of the folks that you know that have the type of boat you want.... the last one being "who did you go through to get it?" If they like their boat, you'll find a Broker who listens!

There are a couple of things to look for in choosing "your broker". First, you must determine just what you are looking for and be ready to explain it. Do you want a cruising sailboat, a coastal cruiser, a boat to take to the Island for the weekend or a hot little number that has the potential of taking first place in the buoy race? Do you want a powerboat that Mama is happy on for a week or one that has enough beer cooling space for your fishing buddies? What you want will help you determine which Broker you chose.
Second, try to find a broker who has an interest, background and experience in the type of boat you are looking for.  It was no coincidence that the Broker I got my '36 through bought one 6 months later!  It was his dream too!  A Broker's experience is invaluable and they can direct you to good sources of documentation services, shipyards, finance, surveyors, slip space and all the other good stuff that will suddenly be dumped in your ditty bag when you buy or sell a boat.
And, finally, find a Broker that you like and shows genuine interest in what you want. (This is a common sense thing, hopefully he or she will be spending some time with you and if you can't stand the pitch of their voice or the way they chew gum, you'll go nuts!)

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