GUIDE: How to sell your boat with One Marine

If you’re thinking of selling your power boat or sailing yacht but are holding back because you aren’t sure what’s involved, or if you are simply curious as to how we get your boat from it’s mooring to money-in-your-bank, we wanted to put together a guide to show you just how easy it can be to list your vessel for sale with One Marine.

At One Marine Brokerage in Torquay we provide a premium and personal service tailored to you. Navigating the online world of boat sales can be frustrating, with multiple platforms, private versus trade sales, inconsistent listings and let’s not even get into the paperwork yet. We try to remove all the confusion and make listing your boat for sale a smooth and hassle free process. So you can sit back with your feet up and breathe a sigh of relief as we handle everything from initial photoshoot to enquiries, viewings, negotiation and post-sale paperwork.

You’ll see from our website we produce exemplary listings, with high quality imagery which takes understanding of each vessel, extra time and care to produce and it is this which helps your vessel stand out in the competitive retail environment.

Can we list your boat?

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So you’ve thought about it for a while, and you’ve decided to take the plunge and put your boat up for sale. It doesn’t matter why, we don’t judge, whether you’re upgrading, downsizing or quitting the game altogether. Whether you are looking to buy a boat from us, whether you are purchasing elsewhere or simply unlocking funds from your asset. If you want it sold, that’s what we do.

You like the look of the lovely people at One Marine and would like them to begin the process. But do you have the right boat? Is my boat too old? Too new? Too mainstream? Too specialist? Too big? Too small? Too far away? What if I have a sailboat?

Simply, your boat cannot be ‘too’ anything. But let us explore a bit further just so you’re confident we can list your vessel.

Too old – We usually sell boats dating from 1990 to present day

Too new – We can sell your boat even if you bought it yesterday

Too mainstream – As far as we’re concerned there is no such thing as too mainstream, we retail all kinds of manufacturers, Sealine, Fairline, Sea Ray, Bavaria, Bayliner, Cranchi, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Quicksilver, Monterey, Princess, Sunseeker, you name it, we’ll list it.

Too specialist – If you have a very specialist vessel, you might find success through owners forums or a specialist dealer, but we advertise your boat to everybody, and we think it’s a great idea to put your vessel in front of the widest audience possible. You never know who’s out there looking for boats like yours!

Too big – Certainly not, One Marine is a specialist branch of Sunseeker Torquay. This means we are used to selling big boats! And all the details & know-how that is required to do so.

Too small – No way! If you have a little boat, in lovely condition, with correct paperwork (we’ll get on to that bit) of course we will list for you! We sell everything from Jet Tenders and RIBS all the way to super yachts and everything in between.

Too far away – We sell most of boats from Exeter, Exmouth, Topsham, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, Torbay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Kingswear and Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Plymouth. But if you don’t live in Devon, that’s okay too. You’ll see from our website that while a good portion of our listings are local, we can retail any boat from any where, that is the beauty of online marketing. We’ll make a special arrangement with you as a ‘distance’ listing, and we sometimes need a little extra help from you. But we can work together on this and make sure you as the seller are rewarded for that extra input. This guide is aimed at local sellers but most of the process is the same, read on and get in touch if you’re further away we’ll work with you to get the best listing possible for your boat.

What if I have a sailboat? – That’s great news! We don’t only sell motor yachts. Have you met our broker Jamie? His extensive knowledge and experience of Sailing makes a great combination for the Sailor looking to move on his yacht through an experienced sailing broker.

What paperwork will you need to see?



At One Marine, we like to do things properly. So this bit can be a bit tricky, as there can be much inconsistency across boat paperwork not only in the UK but in European countries as well.

Our contracts are all based on the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association standard, which protects buyers and sellers equally across the sale of boats. All our sales are overseen by our in-house lawyer and this really enhances the value of your choice to broker your boat with us. Gone are the days of writing a cheque or a hand written receipts, we make sure our brokerage sales are iron clad and in order to do that we will need to see the below.

What we need to see:

  • – Proof of ownership for the last 5 years. (In the UK this is usually the Bill of Sale historically)
  • – Proof of VAT status. (Usually this is the original invoice for the boat which states the VAT paid on the vessel, but we have seen other forms too)

Of course we love paperwork, and the more the merrier, this includes, logbooks, handbooks, Builders certificates and servicing and repair history, SSR registry if applicable, etc.

We will also need to prove who you are, we will take Passport ID and a current Utility Bill before completing a sale for both the Buyer and the Seller, again this protects both parties in a brokerage sale.

Still not sure? Get in touch and we can talk you through what we need, or better still pop in to the office with your ‘boat folder’ and we’ll take a look!

Strike a pose!

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So now we have the boring paperwork part all covered, now for the good bit! As part of our marketing plan for your boat, we will conduct a full professional photoshoot for each vessel individually.

In an online retail environment we know that the imagery is king, we understand that buyers, will rarely get in touch if your boats photo gallery is not both flawless and extensive. Thats why we focus heavily on creating listings that are not only loaded with information but also that are visually beautiful for prospective buyers.

Photoshoots take time, and this can mean hours for bigger boats not minutes. We use professional wide-angle cameras to demonstrate the space available on your boat correctly and provide potential buyers with an extensive image gallery to encourage them to visit in person. All our images are high resolution and designed to be viewed on a full device screen, either desktop or mobile. Our own website will automatically encourage them the be viewed in this format too, creating an easy ‘swappable’ show-reel. In the comfort of their own home your buyers will get an a true insight to your vessel through its images and the more they like the look of, the more likely they are to come aboard.

We like to shoot boats with the least amount of personal items on show. We understand that your boat can become and extension of your home and that you as the owner will have personal items on board to make you feel at ease every time you get on board. However, from the prospective buyers angle, it is better to see each boat as ‘item’ free as possible, this way when browsing they can begin to imagine their own personal affects in place and see all usable surfaces, lockers, sleeping space and more. This was a buyer can more easily see if your boat will work for their needs too.

You’ll notice on our website that all of our boats have a ‘Hero’ image. This is the main picture on their listing. This should be a full side or 3/4 view of your boat on the water, either on her mooring or ideally away from other vessels. Think of this as your ‘overview’ shot. It’s super important we get this right, first impressions count, and this is the first glimpse of your boat a buyer gets. And this is the only opportunity we have to encourage them to click further and read the full advert, on each of the platforms we advertise your boat on.

Creating your boats listing

Website Listing


Once the imagery is spot on, we move to the next stage of marketing your boat which involves creating an engaging listing that will encourage potential buyers to get in touch. Arguably with the shift to online browsing this is one of the critical elements to get right, and we take a little extra time and care to ensure this is done properly.

We want to know everything! In our consultation, we will need to know as much as you can tell us about your boat. From personal ownership and opinions, to the facts and a full inventory of exactly what is on board and included in your sale.

We will then create a personalised written description of each boat, alongside a comprehensive inventory so buyers know what to expect from the purchase. Features are important here, the more we can shout about, the more chance we have to sell. So don’t be shy and help us shout about how great your boat actually is!

Our listing will be created on our website and a link emailed to yourself for review, we welcome revisions and suggestions as occasionally you will think of something we have missed. This way your boat is represented in a way you are happy with, with our professional touches to finish the advertisement off.

Once happy, this is pushed out to all marketing channels and we begin working through the plan. All our boats are listed on the following sites which we have narrowed down as the greatest chance of making a sale on the UK and European Market.

Our Website | RightBoat | YachtWorld | YachtMarket | |

Social MediaOne Marine Facebook page


Whether you’re an avid user or not, its undeniable the impact social media has had on the selling world, and this is beginning to translate to boats also. In order to stay ahead of the curve One Marine are active across several platforms to give you as the buyer even more exposure. We will advertise your boat across:

One Marine Facebook Page | Facebook Market Place | Instagram

Our social media sites, make it easy for you to share your listing with families and friends, so log on, like or follow us and see your listing come alive on the social web.

NewsletterOne Marine Newsletter


We produce a monthly newsletter which goes out to our email database of users who have chosen to receive communications from us. New listings are featured heavily including any other news or events we have been involved with as a brokerage.

We have chosen not to bombard users with constant nuisance emails, we all have enough of those, instead the comprehensive newsletter is produced once a month for prospective buyers. We aren’t pushy or over communicative, which in our experience can turn prospective buyers off.

Feel free to sign up yourself and see what the next one looks like.

Marina Advertising

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You’ll notice our office is located on Torquay Marina. Situated between the town moorings and the private MDL Torquay marina too. We get a high volume of passing traffic of boat owners and enthusiasts past our office daily, so we are in the prime position for advertising locally. Remember we are the only on-site brokers in Torquay.

We display printed adverts in our windows to catch the eyes of passing trade, which is where your ‘Hero’ image will really come into focus.

If your boat is on the marina, we are also allowed to display our own ‘for sale’ boards on your vessel if you choose, which is important for passers by, you never know who is walking past your boat day to day!

We will try every possible avenue to ensure your boat has the best exposure and the greatest chance of reaching buyers in todays modern market. Our formula is tried and tested and we have hundred of happy sellers to show for it. All you need to do is get in touch to get the ball rolling!

Getting that initial enquiry


Part of our promise to you is to handle all enquiries on your boat. Whether they come through via telephone, email, website contact boxes, 3rd party sites, social media, WhatsApp or text.

We try to ensure there are no barriers for potential buyers to contact us and make an enquiry. This is why we have over 10 different ways that a buyer can get in touch. In the ever evolving instant world, with multiple contact platforms, we carry mobiles everyday to link us the brokers directly to your potential buyer.

We feel it is important to keep you up to date with the enquiry level on your vessel and as such when they come through, we will let you know, this way we can keep on top of how interested people are and make judgements accordingly if we need to tweak your advertisement while it’s live.

Our goal for each enquiry is to get that potential buyer on board your boat for a visit. We like to believe we are friendly, knowledgable and personable for each client that calls and like to make that first impression count. Confidence in your broker is just as important for the buyer and it is for the seller and we aim to deliver every time we answer a question.

Let’s get viewing!


This is the time where your boat really gets to shine. When potential buyers come aboard it’s the one chance we really have to help your buyer fall in love with your vessel.

At One Marine our viewings are conducted personally with a broker accompanying any viewers around your boat. A good viewing can take anything from 30 minutes to several hours in order to feel thoroughly familiar with a vessel. This time aboard builds a sense of ownership and allows each viewer to understand your boats features in person.

Viewings are conducted by appointment only, we believe a real buyer will be happy to stick by a time and date, so we do not accept on-the-hoof show-rounds and you as the owner will be advised every time we take someone on board.

We will not turn the key, play with electrics or start the engines for any viewing. We understand you might have maintenance work being carried out, and a sea trial is a job for a surveyor and not your broker. This also prevents people who have no intention of purchase, having a ‘boat trip’ on a nice boat under the premise of a viewing.

Trust us, we know how special your boat is and we promise to treat yours with the highest respect. Returning it to how we have found it each time, removing shoes indoors to protect carpets and leaving your personal property untouched. Keys will be returned to their designated safe place or dock office each and every time.

Occasionally, we have an enquiry who for an unforeseen reason loves a boat but is unable to view it in person. Of course we do not want to turn anybody away and limit the chances of reaching a sale for you. So, One Marine have developed the facility to provide personalised video walk arounds which can be sent directly to a prospective buyers email. Wherever they are in the world!


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We work for primarily for you to get your required figure for your boat. We know of course that is is often the case a buyer will want to put forward a discounted offer to you to get themselves a little bit of a deal.

Our promise is to put forward all serious offers to you, and we will negotiate with the buyer. This saves you the stressful task of managing a sales negotiation yourself, and we will act as instructed by you in each and every case.

At the end of the day, our goals are the same. Our ultimate goal is a happy seller and happy buyer. We have years of experience in handling this process and help you every step of the way.

Once agreed we will take a 10% deposit from the buyer, in order to proceed to the next stage.

Sea Trial & Surveys


On successful completion of a negotiation, in most instances the agreed sum will be subject to an independent sea trial and survey conducted prior to conclusion of the sale.

A survey is similar to those conducted with houses. An independent surveyor will be instructed to produce a report on the condition of your boat, cosmetically, mechanically and electrically. This allows the buyer to head into boat ownership with a thorough assessment of the boat they have purchased.

The sea trial and survey will be paid for and instructed by the buyer, through their chosen surveyor within 2 weeks of agreeing a sale.

Your boat will need to be in the water for the sea trial phase and lifted or trailered for a full survey to be conducted. Don’t worry about sorting all this, we can help arrange everything.

The idea of not paying the balance prior to a survey as you can see is to protect our buyers. As brokers we are not experts in the maintained condition of your vessel, and as we are selling boats up to 30 years old, the onus is on you the seller to be marketing a sea-worthy boat to the next owner.

Sometimes, a surveyor will pick up on an essential item which might need to be repaired or replaced before the boat can go to sea again. This is where we step in and help mediate the sale in this instance. To provide the best result for both the seller and the buyer.




We said before, at One Marine we like to do things properly. So once we have taken a full balance we will draw up contracts in accordance with the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association standard, which will be legally checked and a few other handover documents to support the sale too.

You will both receive copies so you as the seller have a proof of sale. And we handle everything from our end.

The full balance deducting only agreed commission will then be transferred securely and straight to your chosen account. We understand that boats are a big purchase and because of this we use the most robust accounting system in the industry, for safety in the transfer of funds, seller account verifications and more. There are no hidden or added fees, and we don’t take any payment until this stage of the sale is completed.

And that’s it!

Silverton 38 Express for sale


Paperwork, Photoshoot & Listing, Enquiries, Viewings, Negotiations, Sea Trials, Surveys and Contracts we look after it all. In a one stop service, from an experienced and professional team.

Ready to sell your boat?

If you like what you see and think One Marine are the brokers for you. Don’t hesitate. Contact us now to begin your sale. | contact us | 01803 293939 | Facebook






Featured: MDL Torquay Marina – The Big Bay Eco Challenge

Our very own Tom Wills took on an almighty challenge and did us proud at the MDL Marina Big Bay Eco Challenge last weekend! We wanted to feature a little bit about the event, its cause and naturally give you the results too!

The Challenge

Sail vs. water pedal power vs. road pedal power vs. electric car vs. stand up paddleboard

Raising money for the RNLI in a race that will test the ultimate strength of Lee Constable participating on a Schiller Water Bike, the speed of a Bavaria sailing yacht, the arm strength from the SUPs, the pedal power of Tom Wills and the electric power of a BMW i8. Will the traffic be against electric? Will the wind be against sail? Will the SUPs fall off or will Lee & Tom’s legs simply give up? It’s anyones race.

With a start point of Brixham Marina to the Finish at Torquay Marina, by water and road, without using fossil fuels of any kind!

2019 Big Bay Eco Challenge Race Map
2019 Big Bay Eco Challenge Race Map

The Charity

We are all familiar with the vital work carried out by the RNLI, saving lives at sea.

For nearly 140 years Torbay Lifeboat Station has operated an all-weather lifeboat and today the station also has an inshore D class lifeboat. The crews have a remarkable history of bravery with 52 awards for gallantry.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. The Big Bay Eco Challenge has chosen to support our local lifeboat station by taking bets for a prize draw to raise funds for the Torbay Lifeboat Station.

The Competitors

Tom Wills – Road Bike

As a father of 2 Tom has always enjoyed cycling. But in more recent years this has involved either towing or carrying his young children on his bike! Tom is confident that his ‘weight’ training will put him in a great position to win.

Tom Bills – Bavaria Yacht

Not to be confused with our own Tom! Tom Bills is a Master Mariner and a captain of the high seas, he’ll certainly know what he’s doing behind the helm. But will his experience and sailing skill be enough to leave everybody in his wake or find himself left high and dry?

Iconic Racing Driving – BMW i8

Some say he’s in with a good chance. The team at have kindly asked their most talked about racing driver to pull out all the stops, no holding back here.

Lee Constable – Schiller Water Bike

Marina Manager Mike Smith has had to step down due to a broken leg he sustained at home, Lee Constable has taken over and as a semi-pro bike rider he should do Mike proud.

Sean White – SUP

A senior SUP instructor for 10 years and the owner of WeSUP Sean is one of the founding ambassadors of the sport. Will his passion of SUP be enough to see him across the finish line?

The Race Sponsors

A big thank you to all race sponsors :

Sunseeker Torquay | Devil’s Choice | Schiller Bikes | AXOPAR London Group | Ocean BMW | MDL Marinas |


Most Importantly….The Results

1st GOLD – Iconic Racing Driver – BMW i8

2nd SILVER – Tom Wills! – Road Bike

3rd BRONZE – Tom Bills – Yacht

4th – Lee Constable – Schiller Bike

5th – Sean White – SUP


We are so proud of your effort Tom! And great fundraising from everybody who got involved with the event too supporting your local lifeboat crew!

The One Marine Team

Featured: Blue Marine Foundation

Our oceans are beautiful. So what can we as boaters do to help maintain their natural abundance and protect our marine species?

The oceans make up 97% of the living space on earth. So far from being a niche interest, the ocean is fundamental to habitability of planet earth, therefore it deserves to be centre stage.

Ocean Stats

Who are the Blue Marine Foundation?

The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) exists to protect our oceans we do this by creating large-scale marine reserves and restoring biodiversity. BLUE is a UK-based charity, established in 2010 by the team behind the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line, which brought the world’s attention to the crisis of overfishing.

BLUE is helping to protect the seas for future generations and aims to increase awareness through encouraging people to start thinking about the oceans and to start taking action to save our most valuable resource. One Marine want to share with you the Blue Marine Yacht Club Charter and what BLUE recommend boaters do to help protect our planet.

Blue Marine Yacht Club

The Blue Marine Yacht Club was launched in 2012 by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. It was formed to unite the world’s yachting community in a clear mission to protect our oceans.

The BMYC brings a modern approach to environmental protection. It provides a platform in which members can express their concern for the ocean and desire to protect its future. By members joining, they are helping provide a legacy for the world that their children and grandchildren will look back on with pride.

All revenues raised from membership go directly to support BLUE’s work around the world towards its mission of protecting at least 10% of the world’s ocean by 2020.

One Marine believe all yacht owners can take a leaf from the yacht clubs charter, and if we all follow the guidelines, we can really begin to influence change today.

Anchoring & Mooring Anchoring & Mooring

Seagrass captures CO2and provides crucial habitat for marine life. Coral reefs take hundreds of years to grow and harbour extraordinary biodiversity and a poorly laid anchor chain can destroy coral or seagrass in minutes.

  • Never anchor on seagrass meadows, coral reefs or other fragile marine habitats.
  • Always use moorings where available. Eco-moorings are even better.
  • Never anchor in areas where anchoring is prohibited, this information is marked on navigational charts.
  • Anchor in designated ‘zones’ if available. If you need to drop anchor on the seabed, do so with the minimum possible impact on sandy/rubble substrate.

Endangered Species

Endangered SpeciesIn areas where whales and dolphins are spotted, slower motoring (10 knots or less) significantly reduces the risk of mortally wounding the animal if it is struck.

  • Drive slowly and carefully to avoid propeller injuries, especially in areas where whales and dolphins have been spotted.
  • Sea turtles feed, migrate and reproduce throughout the world’s oceans. They eat jellyfish and are especially vulnerable to plastic waste.
  • If you find a turtle entangled in marine debris, do your best to cut it free.
  • Around 100 million sharks are killed by humans each year. These fish play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem. We stand together against shark finning.

Eyes on the Ocean

Eyes on the OceanThe protection of the world’s oceans is a shared responsibility. BMYC members and our fellow seafarers are in a unique position to spot and report illegal activity. This is our watch.

  • BMYC members are encouraged to help environmental enforcement by monitoring for illegal/pirate fishing activities.
  • Upon siting suspicious fishing activity, especially in protected areas, call the relevant local authority and report accordingly.
  • Check with local authorities or the Blue Marine Foundation as to the specific regulations in marine protected areas.

Seafood & Fishing

Seafood & FishingOver 90% of large fish have gone from the world’s oceans. Stocks can recover if we change our eating habits.

  • Ask restaurants where your seafood comes from:
    Is it local, sustainably caught and the correct season?
  • Practise catch and release sport fishing.
  • Avoid eating endangered species such as shark, grouper, tuna, marlin, and swordfish. See for details.
  • Ask for local, responsibly caught seafood from local fishermen. Favour small species over large.

Marine Litter

Marine LitterPlastic waste kills marine life.

  • Do not discard any waste overboard.
  • All waste should be disposed of onshore or stored onboard and taken home.
  • Always use port recycling facilities when available.
  • If you find discarded fishing nets on the beach or floating in the sea, pick them up and dispose on land.
  • Endeavour to reduce plastic products onboard, try to use reusable water bottles instead of single use plastic bottles.

Protected Areas

Protected AreasMarine protected areas means they contain more fish and plants, greater diversity of species, healthier ecosystems and bigger fish.

  • Anchoring and fishing is prohibited in certain marine protected areas.
  • Check marine charts or ask local authorities about the location and regulations of specific marine protected areas.
  • We encourage BMYC members to visit and support marine protected areas through entry fees and/or donations to the relevant authority.

Organic Waste

Organic WasteNever dump raw sewage into coastal waters as this can encourage eutrophication and damage marine environments. Seagrass and coral reefs are particularly vulnerable to pollution.

  • Utilise holding tanks or onboard waste processing systems if possible.
  • Dispose of waste and bilge water at a port facility.
  • Opt for protective clothing rather than sunscreen when swimming near a coral reef.

Diving & Snorkelling

Diving & SnorkellingIf you dive or snorkel, follow these tips so as to enjoy observing marine species and ecosystems whilst promoting their conservation:

  • For the duration of the dive, balance and control your buoyancy, avoid grabbing rocks or touching the seabed.
  • Never touch any living marine organism because they are very fragile and can be disturbed and harmed.
  • Report the presence of abandoned fishing nets or anything likely to cause pollution or danger to people or the environment.

One Marine wants everybody to enjoy the sea for generations to come to make sure boating is sustainable hobby by reducing our impact on the environment. You can find out more about supporting the Blue Marine Foundations and their aims and projects by clicking here.

Happy Boating

Tom, Jamie & Sophy


Featured: Selling Super Yachts with Sunseeker Brokerage

Sunseeker Brokerage? I thought you were called One Marine….

Well yes, you are right, but One Marine is not your average yacht broker. We are part of Sunseeker Torquay, so they’re a bit like our big brother. Whilst One Marine caters as a brokerage for a broad spectrum of vessels, which includes almost all power boats and sailing yachts. Sunseeker Brokerage specialises specifically in luxury Super Yachts.

So, in case you’re sat in the sun on the deck of your 75 footer and thinking about selling her. Here is a little information on why selling your yacht with Sunseeker Brokerage could be right for you.

Why sell with Sunseeker Brokerage?

Sunseeker is a world renowned leading brand in the industry that promises quality and prestige in every vessel they manufacture.

Being active for over 25 Years, Sunseeker Brokerage have built a strong and successful reputation in providing complete brokerage services for their clients. From initial enquiry to after sales, service and final registration, your entire acquisition will be expertly managed.

With a professional and highly experienced team in over 40 offices worldwide, Sunseeker Brokerage continually betters industry sales figures year on year.

Sunseeker Brokerage Sales Stats

Haven’t got a Sunseeker? Not a problem…

Sunseeker Brokerage is, (as you would hope) the largest Brokerage House in the world for the sale of Sunseeker’s, whilst establishing itself as a global market-leading platform for the sale and purchase of all makes and models of yachts from 40 feet upwards.

Including but not limited to: Azimut, Beneteau, Cranchi, CRN, Dominator, Falcon, Fairline, Ferretti, Jeanneau, Leopard, Mangusta, Pershing, Prestige, Princess, Riva, San Lorenzo, Sealine, Sessa Marine and of course Sunseeker’s too.

Sunseeker Brokerage Yacht Makers

Why sell with Sunseeker Brokerage?

With an industry leading reputation, we pride ourselves on our strong and increasing success in sales. Our ever-expanding portfolio offers a comprehensive selection of pre-owned boats including manufacturers such as Princess, Benetti, Fairline, Azimut and more.

2018 saw another incredible year for Sunseeker Brokerage, with a total value of boats sold reaching approximately £82 Million.

Value of Sunseeker Brokerage Sales 2018

World’s Largest Sunseeker Dealer

As the world’s largest Sunseeker Dealer, covering all of the key areas across Europe, we currently operate over 40 offices within 20 territories, giving your boat maximum exposure to the marketplace. No matter the location of your boat, one of our experienced sales brokers will be on hand to assist you, at any time.

Sunseeker Dealership Locations

What we do: Professional Photography

It is a known fact that quality imagery plays a huge part in helping your yacht sell. Our experience in the suggests the most important factor is in fact how she looks to a potential buyer. An attractively photographed vessel will generate considerably more interest than any others on the market. Evidence provided by the world’s leading marine websites prove that displaying over 25 quality images can improve your enquiry rate by up to 35%.

Whilst your appointed Sunseeker Broker will endeavour to take the very best quality photographs of your yacht themselves, we also encourage the use of recommended professional photography services to ensure that your vessel is quite literally seen in the best light possible.

Professional Yacht Photography

What we do: Drone and Videography

Another advantage offered by Sunseeker Brokerage as part of our marketing package for clients, is the production of unique a promotional video of your yacht. A professional video of your yacht will be the most valuable marketing material when selling your boat. Creating video content is extremely quick and easy. Sunseeker Brokerage can organise the entire production process for you, from the filming of your boat out at sea to the video montage which will form your promotional video. We employ all of the latest drone technologies and work together with specialist teams to bring you the very best videos for your yacht.

Sunseeker Videography Example Click Here

Sunseeker Videography

What we do: Web Portals / Websites

We continually utilise a number of specialist brokerage websites that are dedicated to the sale of pre-owned vessels.

Sunseeker Brokerage’s online advertising reaches well in excess of 4 million prospective boat buyers every single month. You will see from the statistics below that we take every step possible to make sure that your Yacht has the largest possible digital footprint.

Sites including YachtWorld, and Cosas de Barcos combine to offer a powerful and effective global marketing force. Yachtworld has over 100,000 brokerage boats worldwide and delivers around 40,000 leads across the site each month. Cosas de Barcos has 500,000 unique visitors each month, logging 3.5 million page views and delivering 19,000 leads.

With over 45,000 boats and yachts for sale, TheYachtMarket averages over 4.75 million page views every month. TheYachtMarket prides itself on being “the most user-friendly website” in the market and the site had 2 million unique users last year. now has 25,000 boats listed globally. The website is generating around 150,000 visits and in excess of 4 million total page views every month.

The International site now has over 44,000 on site adverts, with averages in excess of 900,000 page views per month and over 115,000 unique visitors on a monthly basis.

The UK targeted represents 375 businesses within the UK maritime industry and has over 14,000 adverts on the site. It averages in excess of 200,000 page views on a monthly basis.

BoatsandOutboards has over 16,500 adverts averaging over 950,000 page views on a monthly basis from approx. 95,000 unique users.

By choosing to place your yacht with us, it will appear on the 28 individual Sunseeker office websites. These sites regularly attract thousands of visitors, with an average of over 10,000 page views a week.

Your listing will also show on the Sunseeker Brokerage website which features the full range of our brokerage listings. This website had over 750,000 page views in total over the last 12 months from over 75,000 unique visitors.Boat Sales Websites

What we do: Digital Mail Outs

Sunseeker Brokerage benefits from an extensive worldwide partner network. Crafted from an excellent rapport with over 1500 brokers across the industry for the past 25 years. Along with our clients, the broker network is supplied with regular mailshots of our listings with descriptions and photographs. So all subscribers are kept informed of new listings, price reductions and location changes. In total, your yacht has the potential to reach over 1600 individual brokers and 17,000 of our client network.

Digital Mail Outs

What we do: Print

As well as marketing in domestic publications within our territories, regular adverts for Sunseeker Brokerage are placed in the most popular industry magazines Boat International and Motor Boat & Yachting. These magazines have a circulation of 32,500 and 18,500 respectively,  and our full page publications will be seen by over 50,000 readers each month. Please contact your listing broker to discuss advertising opportunities and rates in further detail.

Motor Boat & Yachting and Boat Magazine

Sunseeker Brokerage Marketing Methods

For those boats located near to a marina based office. We employ the tried and tested technique of the “For Sale” board with great success, because we know it’s guaranteed to attract people’s attention in the marina. Our branded boards instantly make your boat stand out from the crowd. With actual boat photographs, we have seen a big increase in the number of enquiries generated by this medium.

Sale Board Marina Marketing

International Boat Shows

Sunseeker prides itself on an outstanding presence at the world’s best boat shows. Celebrated for our impressive displays, our exhibition stand gives us the ideal global platform to exhibit our pre-owned collection. Whether it is Southampton, Cannes, Monaco, Barcelona, Genoa, Dusseldorf, Athens, Istanbul or Valetta. All of our listings are accessible to the interested public via our attending brokerage teams.

European Boat Show Calendar

All this from your local Torquay yacht broker….cool eh? This is what makes both One Marine and Sunseeker Brokerage the ideal people to sell your boat. With all this capability, you couldn’t ask for more opportunities.

Get in touch today, and let’s begin the conversation.

Tom, Jamie & Sophy