Brokerage you can rely on
Our promise to you is to find a buyer in the shortest possible time, at a price that’s right. In today’s marketplace this means that exposing your boat to the worldwide boat buying public is just as important as asking the right price and present your boat most favourable. We make a clear agreement with you, no small letters or negative surprises. We promise you 100% no-cure-no-pay as we believe in our efforts. We offer you a very professional sales process with a maximum chance on success against minimum costs. Forget about a “do-it-yourself” adventure, we take care of everything, even if you keep your Yacht in your own mooring!
What does our service €ost?
We work completely no-cure-no-pay: haven’t we sold your Yacht within 9 months, you are free to set a different course and you do not owe us anything. Even not for the advertisements and the visits. Only for a mooring if you used one from White Whale, but this we agree clearly upfront.
We charge you a very low commission of only 5% excl. VAT , paid over the actual selling price of your Yacht, with a minimum fee of € 3.000,- excl. VAT . For yachts sold over € 150.000,- we even charge 4% excl. VAT commission. For boats laying far away from our offices (more than 1 hour drive) or in countries where we have no offices, we like to make a special proposal that fits your wishes. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free appointment.
The Global Market
White Whale Yachtbrokers, along with all of our global partners, will expose your boat to the global marketplace as soon as your boat is listed with us. We’ve partnered with the worlds best online portals to make sure that boat buyers all over the world can see your boat. Every day our boat listings are exported to websites specialising in different countries all over the world. White Whale attracts more traffic per displayed yacht than any of our competitor’s. We also work with partner brokers all over the world to ensure that your boat is represented in every corner of the globe. You’d be surprised how far your boat could travel! In 2016 we have sold 168 yachts, of which 75% of our yachts to buyers from a different country.
Yachtbrokerage is a combination of old fashioned experience and professional know-how together with the most modern media and software. Every White Whale office has this experience and knowhow and makes use of the most modern software. Due to that, we always are some steps ahead of our competitors. All White Whale Yachtbrokers will understand the principals of the brokerage profession, such as certificates of ownership, security agreements, bills of sale and other documents needed to register and transfer titles to boats. They will understand maritime and admiralty liens for the type of vessels they represent, as well as mortgaging and transferring title to documented vessels. They possess a sound knowledge of agency contracts, listing agreements, closing statements, deposit requirements and escrowed accounts to safeguard funds.
Determine a Fair Asking Price
We have the experience and knowledge to determine a fair asking price. To ensure a timely sale, this is essential. All White Whale Yachtbrokers have the latest industry data available to help establish fair-market value for your boat .
Prepare a Marketing Strategy
Your White Whale broker will outline a marketing plan for your boat to be advertised in the most advantageous way with the appropriate media. There are many different boats, needing a different approach. The broker’s objective is to devise a campaign with the best chances of reaching the most interested and qualified audience for your boat. The broker will prepare the listing of your boat for distribution in various electronic and print media, to reach as many serious clients as possible. Besides that, we will inform our existing European wide network with the data of your yacht. This all free of charge!
Prepare the boat
Your broker will advise of any improvements that should be made to compete within today’s market, identify possible problems and solutions, and help organise upgrades & repairs for your boat if needed. Your broker can also help for the right mooring and/or storage if needed.
Visits of your boat
A visit will always be accompanied personally by us, also if the boat stays in your own mooring close to one of our offices. Viewers never get the keys. You do not have to spend any time in the whole process, we take care of everything. Is your boat far away or abroad, then we also have possibilities to fit your wishes. We take care of the negotiations, off course you decide about the final price. After that we prepare the agreements in the desired language and take care everybody lives up to the appointments made.
Sea Trial and Survey
The buyer will usually request a sea trial and the services of a marine surveyor. The buyer pay for the survey and for hauling the boat out of the water for inspection. Your yacht broker will usually attend the sea trial and marine survey and help you determine how any discovered deficiencies should be addressed in the purchase negotiations. If all this has happened and the funds are paid on our escrowed accounts , the yacht will be delivered to the new owner with signing a Deed of Transfer. After this all is done, White Whale often helps the buyer with preparing the boat for a journey or trip over the road. We have the right connections and know-how to give the new owner the right start he/she is looking for.
White Whale Network
8 Offices through Europe, 13 brokers, almost 12.000 enquiries last year and still growing. No empty promises but true success. We get to work straight away and don’t stop until we’ve found a buyer. Who else can sell your yacht better? As no other broker we are specialised in the bigger and wel-known brands like Bavaria, Hanse, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour, Dehler, Linssen, Fairline, Princess, Hallberg Rassy, etc. No broker will put so much energy, efforts and advertising power in selling your boat as the brokers do from White Whale Yachtbrokers.
We advertise with all our boats in every edition of the Yachtfocus Magazine (each month over 30.000 copies) and on following websites among others:
www.Yachtfocus.com www.Botenbank.nl www.Botentekoop.nl www.Speurders.nl www.Waterkampioen.nl www.Boten.nl
Take advantage of our service and contact us to make a free appointment.
White Whale Yachtbrokers was recommended to me as being the best boat estate agents in Enkhuizen and I was not disappointed. Robert de Vries managed to sell my boat in a matter of weeks. He went beyond the call of duty, from not only contacting previous owners of my boat when we couldn't find the papers we needed, to sweeping the leaves from the deck. I think he secretly cleaned the deck actually some super detergent because the deck which was usually grey all of a sudden appeared beautifully white. Robert was always on time for all appointments and his communication with me was excellent.
Very professional and helpful. Gave good advice and guidance to find the right boat for us. Managed the sales process smoothly and communicated effectively across different languages and countries.
The broker contacted us directly after our request. He was very helpful to find out details of the yacht and also to help us to arrange all things from Finland. We will strongly recommend your firm!
Ein Boot verkaufen ist ein internationaler Beruf. Dies ergibt sich aus den 80% ausländische Käufer, die wir anziehen. Wichtige Aspekte in unserer Branche sind international Entschieden, große Auswahl an Gewerbe, niedrige Kosten, gute Kundenerfahrungen, umfangreiches Netzwerk von Partnern, 100% Zuverlässigkeit und nicht zuletzt die Fähigkeit, zu handeln. Wir garantieren, dass White Whale Yachtbrokers diese Aspekte besser kombiniert als jeder andere Broker in Europa. Daher ist es unser Ziel, mit mehreren Niederlassungen in Europa und einem Jahresumsatz in gebrauchten Boote von mehr als € 20 Mio, Ihnen Erfolg zu garantieren. Käufer und Verkäufer profitieren davon.