Boatshed has a global reach, but understands the importance of ‘local boots on the ground.’ Boatshed is now the largest yacht brokerage organisation in the world, with agents, partners and brokers working across the UK, Europe, US, Asia and Emerging Markets. But we are also local, meaning that we are close by to handle your boat sale.
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With its international reach, cutting-edge technology and improved processes, Boatshed consistently sells boats faster and at greater value. Boat and yacht sellers often choose a broker based largely on the rate of commission. But a low commission rate can hide poor performance.
As one of the largest international yacht brokers in the world, Boatshed is well known for selling just about any and all types of boats: sail or motor; compact or super-sized; cheap or expensive; inland or ocean going, since 2001 we have dealt with everything that floats.
Getting regular updates from your yacht broker about sales activity on your boat is vital. As well as regular broker contact Boatshed offer all boat owners a secure area where they can obtain live information on the activity, viewings and sales data of their boat for sale.
These days there are lots of ways for an owner to try and sell a boat, from advertising it on Ebay or in a local newspaper, to handing it over exclusively to a professional broker. Nevertheless, at Boatshed we remain firmly of the view that the best option for selling a used boat continues to be Boatshed.com!
Our BoatBid online boat auction site provides the perfect platform for specialist boat auctions for a versatile range of boats from Cruising boats to Commercial, classic wooden boats to luxury motor yachts, houseboats, inland waterways, contact us if you are interested in entering your boat into our next auction.
We are always looking for new franchisees, brokers and sales agents to join our expanding team. You can become a local business owner, or work as a full or part-time broker for the Boatshed sales team. We provide full brokerage and sales training, industry leading online systems, complete support and over 30 years of successful experience selling all kinds of boats.
Buying and selling a boat can be quite a daunting process, not to mention emotional, especially if you are selling something that has given you a tremendous amount of fun, challenges and happiness over the years and has become close to your heart.
Boatshed’s unique Preferred Partners Scheme connects boat buyers with marine suppliers and service providers, internationally, nationally across the UK and locally. When buying a used boat from Boatshed, many of our buyers require equipment, accessories, sails, insurance, transportation, berthing facilities, upgrades and other essential products and services associated with boat ownership, maintenance, cruising and racing. Often, these are required immediately upon purchase of the boat, or soon thereafter, and are regarded by our customers as part and parcel of buying and equipping their ‘new’ boat.
Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina some 15 years ago, by seasoned sailors Neil and Mandy Chapman, after years of adventures offshore, has grown into a major international business and is a cornerstone of the yacht brokerage industry in the UK and overseas.
We are always told that Boatshed's website and online platform for the sale of boats is 'the best in the industry', but our technical engineers are always trying to improve it. We have added new features to our website and boat search system to make these even easier and quicker for boat buyers and boat sellers to use.
An important part of what we do at Boatshed is help our owners’ boats stand out from the crowd and attract serious interest in a busy, often crowded marketplace. The strength of our website and IT platform, and the attention and importance our brokers place upon extensively photographing and detailing every aspect of a boat for sale, is a key part of that philosophy, but we are always devising new ways to support this effort.
Saturday the 3rd of May saw Boatshed Norfolk at the Horning Boat show. The event was launched last year and proved to be popular so we decided to ensure Boatshed had a presence this year. The show is a one day event which saw many of the big names in the industry attend. In order to project the right image we had to invest in quality advertising, display boards, roll up banners etc. We even brought along a little electric slipper launch which attracted an amazing amount of attention and helped draw people to the stand. We had 500 colour booklets printed showing our full stock list which we handed out to everyone who came on to or near our stand! The 3 of us were kept busy all day (Will, Keith and myself) and we came away having booked several viewings and over £200k of listings. As Will says, we only need to sell one of the listed boats and the cost of putting on the show has been repaid. Thanks to Suzanne from Boatshed who came over for the day and had advised us prior to the show on how it should be done as she is expert on putting on a good show !! All in all a great day and certainly well worth doing.
The Boatshed crew recognise that buying a boat is a major decision, which is why you have chosen to use Boatshed as your professional broker to guide you through what can be a daunting process. We believe in offering the very best quality of service and provide our buyers with all the resources they need to ensure total peace of mind.