For many years we have assisted customers purchasing yachts from different sources. Wether you are looking to buy a used yacht or a new built we have been successfully helping yacht buyers to realize their dream and to maximize their purchasing power.
Here are a few reasons why you should hire a buyer’s representative:
About Buyer’s And Seller’s Representation
Is Hiring the seller’s representative to represent your interests as a Buyer the best decision?
Is giving your deposit to the seller’s representative instead of your own agent seems the best choice?
Did you know that the listing commission paid to brokers is a fixed percentage amount of the sale; therefore buying in direct with the listing agent or your agent doesn’t change the amount the seller will pay?
Did you know that the commission is split between listing and buyers agent therefore you don’t have to pay your agent?
Hiring A Licensed Yacht Broker
Hiring a Florida Yacht Broker means you are hiring a licensed and bonded agent on your side ( not every states requires a license and a bond application, including background check). Next Generation Yachting is also part of the IYBA ( International Yacht Broker Association) which requires to be selected and vouched for by two other yacht brokerage companies as well. This obviously shows not only that Next Generation Yachting has established a reputation in the industry but also that we have created strong relationship with other brokers which in return will help us represent best.
Looking For The Right Yacht
As Buyer’s Agent we start by assessing your yachting needs based on multiple factors: usage, geographic area of cruising, budget, market price, resale time frame, future purchase plans. These are sometimes complicated questions we help answer and that will determine the ideal yacht for you.
Is Financing A Good Option For You?
Cash buying might not be the best choice for you, foreigners with no credit score in the US might need banks that are ready to finance them, some customers will need a foreign flag and therefore special financing options… There is so many choices and determining what might be better for you is sometimes challenging. We can help point in the right direction or simply provide the best professionals to help.
The art of making offers in the yacht market is not as simple as in real estate for exemple, yacht sales prices are sometimes quite different depending on various factors and not only on model and year. The Next Generation Yachting team has access to a database of previous yachts sold and can determine what other similar yacht sold for and even sometimes what this exact yacht you are looking at was sold for years before. Your broker can also find special situations that would allow under market price purchases or also steer you away from a bad deal you might not see through a listing agent eyes.
Securing Your Deposit In Your Agent Escrow Account
Our escrow account is located in the the US ( Florida), having the peace of mind to secure your deposit with a reputable brokerage company and under US jurisdiction should be very important. Your deposit is fully refundable as long as you follow the purchase agreement steps and shall you not decide to proceed with a purchase. Sometimes the fact that your deposit is in your agent account will help you recover it or maybe faster in the event you would want to cancel the sale during the acceptance period.
Preparing For Survey
Surveying a yacht is the most important part of the purchase process. Having a good surveyor with reputable experience will help making sure you dont miss any big issue during the Sea-Trial or Haul out survey. Your Buyer’s Agent is here to help you find good surveyors if you require him to do and to participate with you or on your behalf to the survey in order to understand if there are any issues that could be a deal breaker or a good reason to re-negotiate the deal before closing. This extra experience on your side will help you take the right decision at that moment.
Deciding What Is The Best Registration For Your Yacht
USCG ( US Coast Guard ), foreign registrations , regular title, and many more to chose from will decide wether you will have to pay importation duties or sales taxes or what type of legal protection you will have from a lawsuit or any claim against your vessel and your personal assets. There is many factors involved and we will help you find answers that fits your yachting lifestyle.
Avoiding Costly And Unnecessary Closing Expenses
What is the best closing set up? Offshore closing, inland closing, in person or via courier? Have you anticipated the process in order to be able to do so without having to take time off from your business or without having to flight to a foreign location? A buyer’s agent can help anticipate this process and save you time and money.
We have a list of selected contractors and crew to help each and every new yacht owners to succeed with their yachting needs. Our standards of work is not only to find your yacht but also to help you enjoy the formidable lifestyle a yacht can bring you and your family.
- Yacht Dockage
- Yacht Insurance
- Boat Detailers
- Freelance Captains
- Freelance Stewardess
- Freelance Deckhands
- Air Conditioning Specialists
- Canvas and marine upholstery companies
- Carpet cleaning companies
We Take Trades
Are you looking to trade in your vessel to purchase and new Yacht? There is good chances we can help you prepare your yacht in order to improve her value and to create presentations that will appeal to potential customers. This is an important part that can literally save you a great percentage of your deal and you shouldn’t have a seller’s representative evaluate your yacht.
Your Yacht Search
Not sure yet?
See some of our customer reviews below:
In 2016, I decided to buy a Catamaran. Nicolas helped me to find it. I was new in buying boats and Nicolas managed a visit to Lagoon Factories in Bordeaux, France. He traveled there and we joined and made the visit. Finally, the selection was a 450F. I enjoyed the boat for almost 03 years and decided to replace it with the new Lagoon 46. So, I sailed the 450F from Fajardo - Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale, in order to sell the boat. Of course, NYG took charge of everything, that is, the reception of the boat, private docking, the cleaning service, review and maintenance of the main equipment (engines, electric generator, air conditioning, water maker, etc.). All at very competitive prices. In a month, Nicolas had firm proposals and quickly the sale was closed. The paperwork and documentation flowed very quickly. Finally the deposit of the money was realized with no events. In summary, Nicolas and his team are great people to work with, professional, efficient, honest and reliable. Impossible to have a better service!
The boating industry has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to brokers. I went through my share of them on my quest to buy my dream boat. By pure luck I found Nicolas and NGY. Nicolas was the best to work with. He was a straight shooter, was patient with me and some of my crazy requests, like a low ball offer on an extremely nice Kysna. He knew I was nuts, but obliged, hey you never know until you try, and he was right.
When we finally found THE boat he guided us through the process, managed some behind the scenes BS that he shielded my wife and I from (I won't go into the details but he was looking out for our best interest and negotiated on our behalf. I found out later and was super grateful we were not involved or even knew about it).
I can't say enough good things about how happy we we're to have Nic on our side. I would highly recommend Nic and NGY.
Nicolas assisted us with the purchase of our 52 Lagoon. He made the process simple, negotiating and advocating on our behalf to reach a fair deal, and then went above and beyond in assisting us with the details once the sale was completed. He continues to offer his advice and support, and we are pleased to consider him a friend thru this process!
My experience with Next Generation yachting was extremely positive. Nicolas sold me a Catamaram at the end of 2016. I was impressed with his industry knowledge and ability to help and guide me thru the purchase. Nicolas carefully took in consideration the scope of my project and was always a phone call away to help me thru the buying process. More important after the sale he continued to be available and I never felt I did not have an answer for my questions. After my project was over in 2018, I asked him to get involved on the sale of my vessel, Nicolas helped me in all aspects of the sale minimizing and eliminating any potential headaches associated to a very burocratic transaction of selling a used sailing catamaran. I know that because of him I was able to sell my boat at top price. I had never been so satisfied and honestly very happy to pay a commission in the end of the day. I highly recommend his service and definitely plan to buy another boat from Next Generation yachting in the near future.
Nicolas is a dedicated, conscientious professional who is willing to go above and beyond to make sure that his clients are assisted in all aspects of the purchase process. He is able to call upon a wealth of information and a network of like minded professionals to ultimately provide an exemplary experience....almost a concierge service for yacht purchase. I couldn't ask for anything more, and I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for either a power or sailing vessel.
I worked with Next Generation Yachting over several months to identify a suitable boat for my family. I found Nicolas very helpful and supremely understanding of all the factors that determine the appropriate boat for our needs. My only disappointment is that I chose not to complete a purchase through Next Generation Yachting. If I had proceeded with Nicolas I would have my boat now rather than having to wait till who knows when!
Spence C O’Neal
Very insightful and a pleasure to deal with. Not only does he know the ins and outs of yachts, but also trends in the market and where to get the best price/options given you're specific needs. Highly recommend to anyone in the market and encourage people to inquire as you always learn something new when dealing with Nicolas and Next Generation Yachting.
I had the opportunity of meeting Nicolas as the seller´s broker when I bought a Lagoon 52F in October 2015. He was really helpful for both parts and I doubt it could be done without his professional advice and his special attention to the details. One year and a half later, I still ask for his advice when I need some technical information or recommendations for modifications, and he answers me on time and giving his best to help. If I would need a broker in the future to move to other boat, I am sure I will call him and work with him.