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Below is a list of a few reasons to list with Weber Yachts.

1. We will advertise your boat on numerous online platforms including Yachtworld, BoatTrader,, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Weber Yachts Website.

2. We use Electronic Documentation to keep the process fast and simple, for both buyers and sellers.

3. We will take professional quality photographs, NOT cell phone pictures like many of our competition.

4. We have a growing team consisting of brokers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida. Our team is fully committed to exceptional customer service above all else.

5. For our local customers, we will ensure that your boat is clean and staged properly before any showing.

6. We are present for EVERY survey and sea trial of any boat listed by Weber Yachts. This ensures the integrity and accuracy of survey and sea trial results.

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November 30, 2015 By Mike Dickens Leave a Comment

Yacht Buyer Brokerage Service

Save Time and Cash!

With our yacht buyer brokerage service, you save funds because we at Paradise Yachts are rewarded for our efforts on your behalf by the yacht seller. yacht_buyer_brokerage_serviceWe split the commission paid by the seller. And we usually don’t charge any travel expenses. You save a lot of time because as part of our yacht buyer brokerage service, we investigate, preview and give feedback on all yachts you deliberate before you travel to go to each boat for a private assessment.

Expert Assistance!

With our yacht buyer brokerage service, you profit from our years of experience as yacht owners and expert, trustworthy, knowledgeable yacht brokers. We will act as your spokesperson and act more as consultants than salespeople in leading you to the best yacht for you other than just any yacht for you.

Bear in mind, the listing broker always works for the seller, not you as a buyer. So let Paradise Yachts act as your leader through the potentially complex, time consuming and expensive process of purchasing a yacht.

Paradise Yachts assists you through the complete buying process, even after the transaction is complete and you are underway. We generate your offer and collaborate on your behalf, shielding you from the negotiating practice with the seller.

As part of the yacht buyer brokerage service, we help you in locating the best surveyors, financing, and insurance for your closing. We work as a group with everyone concerned making sure you buy the right boat. We will help arrange deliveries, dockage and repairs or upgrades. We provide hands on training to those that need it. We are always accessible for consultation after taking delivery of your yacht.

Here are the benefits of our Yacht Buyer Brokerage Service:

We work for you the buyer, not the seller
Generally no expenses
Save a lot of time
We do the investigation of suitable yachts for you
We preview the boats for you and give feedback
We create a short list of yachts for your deliberation so you only have to view the right options for you
We can acquire better listing information from listing brokers than you can. They are more concerned in selling you their listing only
We produce your written offer
We negotiate for you so you get the best price possible
We are bonded and licensed. Your deposit is protected in our escrow account
We help you in locating the best marine surveyors
We help you in locating the best financing
We help you in sourcing the best insurance
We complete the marine documentation for you
We succeed as a team with everybody concerned to make sure the entire buying process functions as effortlessly, proficiently and pleasingly as possible
We perform as a consultant more than a salesperson. We provide you with one dedicated yacht professional rather than several listing brokers trying to sell you many different yachts
We are knowledgeable yacht owners and expert, reliable yacht brokers. We put all of this hands-on skill to work for you!
Our sincere attitude to the “business” side of yachting sets us apart from other brokers. Please CONTACT US at Paradise Yachts and start that rapport of superior service, consultation, and assistance, which will carry on long after buying your new boat.

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June 13th 2013. By Lenny Rudow. More Sharing ServicesBookmark and Share|Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedin

How to Become a Yacht Broker

The idea of becoming a professional yacht broker is one that appeals to many, but how do you go about becoming one, and then make a success of the decision?
Although many of us dream of the day we can quit our jobs and go cruising, the balance in our retirement account may not allow for that just yet. For that reason, many people who love boats and know more than their fair share about them often entertain the idea of working in the marine business. Becoming a yacht broker is one prospect many find intriguing; here are some of the basic requirements.

Your boating knowledge can help you become a yacht broker, but there are some other requirements too.

Brokers who specialize in selling yachts should know trends in the yacht industry, be familiar with the various types of boats on the market, and understand how certain brands compare to others in terms of quality, construction, performance and price. Successful brokers say you should know boats and yachts like the back of your hand. You have to be able to discuss boats in detail, because your customers will certainly be able to do so.

A broker may also need to be familiar with maritime law and the environmental regulations pertaining to the areas where his or her customers will dock their new rides. After all, you can’t sell someone a boat that’s not allowed in a close marina where waste water treating capabilities are not up to snuff. Just as critical, brokers require knowledge about the legalities of buying, selling and owning yachts, including state and federal laws.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics says brokers usually require a bachelor’s degree to find employment, although some get by without formal degrees. A high school diploma with some retail sales experience could suffice, particularly if coupled with classes in retail marketing and sales. Computer skills and a familiarity with internet marketing are also strong skills to have in today’s market. Certification isn’t mandatory, but the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) recommends that sales reps get certified.


Not all states require yacht brokers to obtain licenses, but the states that do may also ask for proof of sales experience, specifically while working under a licensed broker. Some states also require background checks. As part of the licensing process, yacht brokers may have to take out surety bonds to protect themselves and their clients financially. Once you’ve obtained your license, you’ll still have to be willing to write more checks in the future; licenses have to be renewed according to state guidelines.


YBAA, one of the key professional organizations in this field, strongly recommends CPYB certification, which stands for Certified Professional Yacht Broker. And chances are good that prospective buyers will feel more comfortable working with someone who holds this certification. Eligibility requirements include at least three years’ experience in sales and yacht brokerage, proof of appropriate trust or escrow accounts, a history of using legal sales contracts, and possession of all necessary licenses. If you meet those requirements, you take a certification exam, which includes questions about broker transaction processes, legal reports, ethics, and sales regulations.

Contact Lists

To be a successful yacht broker, get to know people who own boats or may want to in the future. Join boating clubs, yacht clubs, or other organizations that count among their members people who can afford a luxury purchase. Veteran brokers also stress the importance of patience and persistence, and of developing long-term relationships, since a boat is rarely an impulse buy.

The sale of a yacht can take time, but the return on investment can only fortify that retirement account—putting you on the road to your own cruising a little bit sooner.

For more information on yacht sales and brokering, read:
Yacht Broker vs. Boat Dealer: What is the Difference?
Buying from a Yacht Broker: Commissions, Escrow Accounts, Taxes, and More
Financing a Broker Boat with Bad Credit Lenders
How to Not Sell Your Boat: Our Top 20 Tips

Lenny Rudow Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including and YachtWorld. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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