Buying a Boat

Identifying the Requirements:
At Approved Boats we will listen to what our customers need, want and dream about in a boat. Many buyers, understandably, don’t know exactly what type of boat they want when they first start looking. Our brokers listen to your plans, help establish a realistic price range and, from there, begin searching for a suitable boat.

Offering a Network of Listings:
Our boat for sale listings are updated live from the industries most up to date co-brokerage MLS. If you can’t find your ideal boat now, then you can ‘Save your Search‘ and you will automatically receive an email as soon as a boat becomes available that meets your search criteria.

Conduct Viewings of Suitable Boats:
Our unique listing services and in-depth knowledge of the current market will help you to quickly find suitable boats. We will then make viewing arrangements for you to view the most appropriate boats, saving you the time and effort.

Making the Strategic Offer:
With our in depth knowledge of the current local and international market, the length of time the vessel has been for sale and a familiarity of similar boats, we can guide you to make a realistic offer which will increases your chances of buying the boat for a fair and reasonable price.

Facilitating Negotiations:
We can help the buyer and seller reach an agreement on selling price, we will keep constant communication between both parties and keep possible small obstacles from becoming insurmountable problems. In cases where the buyer and seller disagree, we can use our position as a middleman to instill trust and reason to both parties to allow negotiations to continue.

Finalising the Transaction:
Once an offer is accepted, Approved Boats will ease the process of finalizing the transaction.

This includes:
Safeguarding Funds:
All monies will be deposited and safeguarded in our clients escrow account.
Assisting In Arranging a Survey:
Approved Boats can provide a list of recommended marine surveyors, from which a buyer can then choose to represent them in accurately assessing the condition of the boat.
Promoting Ethics:
Approved Boats position as a broker between buyer and seller places substantial ethical responsibility on us to ensure that both parties are treated honestly and fairly.
Preparing Paperwork :
Approved Boats will assist in making sure all aspects of a sale are properly completed, from making an offer, paying deposits, arranging finance, insurance, extended warranty and ensuring that all title documents are complete and correct.

Once the sale has been completed:
To ensure you make the most of your time afloat we offer a wide range of marine services to help you to look after and maintain your vessel.