How to Buy a Boat

Are you ready to begin your boat buying journey? Let’s get started! 

Whether you are a seasoned boat owner, or a first-time buyer, having a broker assist in the purchase of a boat is fundamental. Using a broker comes at no additional cost to you and provides you with access to their invaluable expertise, network, and resources every step of the way.

Don’t have the listing you’re looking for? Not to worry! We can use our broad network to help you find your perfect boat and get you on the water in no time. Having a broker represent you and your interests is vital and will add a sense of security to the entire process.

Here are some other services your broker can provide:

  • Help with financing and paperwork
  • Perform a market analysis and recommend an appropriate offer
  • Negotiate a fair and final selling price
  • Recommend a surveyor and breakdown the survey results
  • Help coordinate transportation logistics, maintenance recommendations, and storage
  • Assist with video walkthroughs for boats that are not local

We make it our mission to leave our customers happy and satisfied with their purchases, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here are some testimonials from a few of our valued customers!

 

Dave -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“We’ve had the opportunity to work with Joe and Ian on a sale and a purchase, both the sale and buy came with great results!  Islandside brings knowledge and professionalism to the table making for two seamless transitions, wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again and will be referring them to friends and family. Really, [it] pays to have a broker!”

 

Anthony- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Joe at Islandside Yacht Sales was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable about the boats he is selling, he will go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable with your purchase.  Joe was always available to answer questions when we needed him, and he took the time to make sure our experience with Islandside would be first rate.  We could not have asked for a better experience and are looking forward to taking delivery of our Key West this spring.”

 

Jason- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I could not have been more pleased! Joe was attentive and thorough! He pulled together a tough deal out of state. He was on top of it the entire way and with his experience in the market, he had all the contacts needed to make it happen and get it delivered to my doorstep. I will be using him again when it’s time to upgrade!”

 

Devin- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“When I first approached them about buying a boat, nothing on the market was a good fit. Thankfully, they recommended I don’t rush into something because a little while later they reached out to me when a good opportunity for my family came on the market – a good condition Limestone 24′ cuddy cabin. They coordinated the sea trial, closing documents, and vessel acceptance professionally and without delay.”

 

Mary- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“As first-time boat buyers, we hit the jackpot with Joe. He walked us through all of our options for styles of boats, gave us a very clear understanding of the finances of both buying and owning a boat – leaving no surprises. His knowledge of the industry and thoughtful approach to selling led us to our Dyer 29. He made the experience fun and his passion is evident. The process was enjoyable because Joe’s approach is focused on building good relationships and the sales follow.”

 

Let’s start your buying journey today!