Australia’s Premier Yacht Group
Australia’s Premier Yacht Group

Sell Your Boat

 

Looking to sell your yacht?

Motor – Sail – International

When you list your yacht with Ensign Yachts, you gain access to the skills, network and experience of Australia’s premier yacht group. With our five-point sales process, sophisticated and secure marketing and sales process, comprehensive listings, numerous offices, experienced team and unsurpassed internet and social media presence, we consistently achieve the best all-round results.

Speak with a professional Ensign Yachts salesperson to discuss how we will find the right buyer for you.

 

For most of us, our yacht is our pride and joy. We maintain it, handle it, and sail it with care and precision. We expect anyone who sells our yacht on our behalf to treat it with the same care. And we expect that they will have the professional expertise, ethical standards and a network of prospective buyers to make the experience smooth and effective.

At Ensign Yachts, we have developed a highly professional sales process and an experienced team of sales professionals who hold themselves to these standards. Our five-point plan includes:

  1. Transparent communication
  2. Pre-sale preparation
  3. Marketing showcase and network reach
  4. Robust, secure contract process
  5. Sales and negotiation expertise.
 
1. Transparent communication

Throughout the sales process, from your initial brief to the completion of the sale, it’s important that you are fully informed and equipped to plan each step carefully. Ensign Yachts’ Sales Professionals are trained to speak with you at every stage of the sales journey. You’ll hear from them regularly with calls and in writing to keep you updated with progress, including news, updates, market feedback and important details regarding enquiries, inspections and negotiations that are underway.

2. Pre-sale preparation

Buyers can tell a lot about how a yacht is maintained by how it is presented – first impressions are often the make-or-break step in the journey to buying a yacht.

When selling a yacht, pre-sale preparation and presentation is essential. Ensign Yachts’ sales professionals will recommend the most appropriate pre-sale preparations for your vessel, including marina dock presence, professional detailing, servicing and the collection and presentation of essential documentation and records.

We will make recommendations on the exterior and interior presentation of your yacht, including general maintenance and cleanliness and the effective operation of important sailing, navigation and safety equipment and systems. We also advise about the display of cushions, pillows and bed linen, the operation of entertainment systems including TVs and sound systems – even the appliances, interior lighting and other small things that show the attention to detail that Ensign Yachts are renowned for.

3. Marketing showcase and network reach

With our presence in key locations around Australia, a sophisticated database system that enables us to immediately match newly listed yachts with active prospective purchasers, and with a digital and social media reach second to no other yacht brokerage in Australia, we give your sales process a valuable head start. Our database has been developed over four decades in the business with more than 40,000 customers and 10,000 unique visitors to our website each month. Buyers come to us because of our reach.

Ensign Yachts’ team of experienced sales professionals will work with you to prepare a marketing description and photos that will highlight the best features of your yacht and showcase it in the marketplace. We may recommend additional marketing packages to amplify your showcase and maximise the opportunity to capture the attention of active prospective buyers.

4. Robust, secure contract process

Ensign Yachts’ sales professionals are trained, highly experienced professionals who operate ethically and diligently to enable owners and buyers to sell and buy their yachts in complete confidence. They will discuss and recommend the most appropriate agency agreement to protect your asset from being mishandled and fulfil your desired outcome in the marketplace. The Ensign Yachts sales process protects the seller and buyer from uncertain outcomes at settlement by:

  • Tried and tested contracts developed by our in-house legal team over decades in business
  • Using a specification and inventory sheet that clearly identifies equipment and accessories to be included and excluded at completion so everyone is clear
  • Holding funds in trust until settlement in accordance with our well-established procedures and processes.
5. Sales and negotiation expertise

Ensign Yachts’ sales professionals each sell multiple yachts on behalf of their satisfied owners every year. They offer extensive, current knowledge of market valuations, and the skills necessary to bring sales to completion effortlessly, professionally and in a timely fashion. And what’s better, they work as a team across Australia drawing on the expertise and knowledge of our entire sales and management team.

 

Listing your boat with Ensign Yachts

Listing your yacht for sale couldn’t be simpler. To begin with, we encourage you to fill out the form below. This will give us the general specifications of your boat. Please ensure that all fields are filled out before submitting the form.

Once you’ve submitted the form, one of Ensigns Yachts’ sales professionals will call you to gather other information, including documentation such as recent surveys and inspections, recent exterior and interior photographs and perhaps even high-quality video or drone footage.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact any of our professional team members directly by phone or email: enquiries@ensignyachts.com.au.

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