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Yacht Brokerage service above and beyond the expected
Serving boat buyers and sellers for over 30 years
2003 53' Gozzard Pilothouse SOLD
Custom Canadian build. $795,000. This beautiful pilothouse motor yacht
is now in Florida. Call Mark Ferrier for up to date information 410.980.5364
"Yacht Brokerage Service above and beyond your expectations."
Greetings. I have been selling boats since 1977 and self employed since 1981. Our business as it now exists was established in Annapolis in 1991. Some very radical business swings over the years. My yacht brokerage education over those years is worth billions (OK thousands)
I am very lucky to have attracted the best brokers I have ever met. Our squad is dedicated, motivated and focused on their clients ultimate goals. As time goes on we keep tweeking our business model and making it better even as we exit a contracted market period. We are very pleased that our listings and sales keep refreshing following the market spikes and valleys.
Time away from business I enjoy sailing my Salona 37 (light racing), cruising in our Jarvis Newman and cycling. My wife of 30.2 years and I live on Queenstown Creek off the Chester River.
The yacht brokerage business is very exciting. The challenges and opportunities of the last 3 years have changed the market significantly.
Please contact me anytime if I can be of service.
See us at the Palm Beach Boat Show March 2014
Custom Dyer 29 with S/Yanmar. Recently serviced and ready to sell. Nice value.
Yacht Basin Company, Annapolis from the YBC web site
Established in 1937, The Yacht Basin Company is the oldest privately owned marina in Annapolis. Located in the heart of Maryland's state capitol, the Yacht Basin offers a large, modern facility. Clean, bright bath houses and a new laundry room, along with WiFi access, are just a few of the conveniences awaiting our guests.
Our accommodations include over 100 fixed slips and three deep water face docks that routinely welcome vessels up to 240 feet. Five high speed pumps deliver GULF fuels year 'round, plus volume discounts.
With easy navigation from the Chesapeake Bay, transient business is brisk at "The Basin". Daily, weekly and monthly stays should be reserved in advance. Sorry, the annual slip holder wait list averages several years.
Historic Annapolis, Maryland's state capital, is just steps past the Marriott hotel on the marina's north side. All around are 18th century homes and narrow streets with a wide variety of shopping and eating establishments. Tour schedules to all sorts of exhibits, including public and private buildings are available. A casual stroll south over the Spa Creek draw bridge is the Maritime Republic of Eastport…a sailor's paradise.
The Yacht Basin's experienced management and friendly dock hands are happy to provide information on local events and activities. if you have any questions, please contact us at 410-263-3544.
Yacht Watch Program in the Annapolis area
Capt Rob Simkins has over 20 years experience operating & maintaining power & sail boats of all sizes. Capt. Rob has developed a cost effective concept offering several levels of security, repairs and detailing management.
You may reach Rob at 410.279.2224 or Simkinsyacht@gmail.com
ONE MORE REASON TO BUY A BOAT
Scientists see rapid sea level rise on the horizon
An international panel of scientists says it has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.
The scientists, whose findings are reported in a draft summary of the next big United Nations climate report, largely dismiss a recent slowdown in the pace of warming, which is often cited by climate-change doubters, attributing it most likely to short-term factors, according to The New York Times.
The report emphasizes that the basic facts about future climate change are more established than ever, justifying the rise in global concern. It also reiterates that the consequences of escalating emissions are likely to be profound.
“It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010,” the newspaper cited the draft as saying. “There is high confidence that this has warmed the ocean, melted snow and ice, raised global mean sea level and changed some climate extremes in the second half of the 20th century.”
The draft comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of several hundred scientists that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, along with Al Gore.
Its summaries, published every five or six years, are considered the definitive assessment of the risks of climate change and they influence the actions of governments around the world. Hundreds of billions of dollars are being spent on efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions, for instance, largely on the basis of the group’s findings.
Market Trends, new construction 80 feet and upShowBoats Int'l
Ranking nations by the aggregate length of their current projects, Italy is still by far the number one yacht-building nation, but The Netherlands and Turkey have consolidated their places. The USA is losing its lead over UK builders, whose tally is up 51 percent in the last two years. Greece clinches the tenth place this year, pushing France out of the list.
Consumer confidence is back to pre shut down level
Consumer confidence, which had slipped in November, rebounded in December.
“Consumer confidence rebounded in December and is now close to pre-government shutdown levels” in September, Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at The Conference Board, said in a statement.
The board’s Consumer Confidence Index was at 78.1 in December, up from 72.0 in November. The September level was 80.2.
Confidence in current conditions reached a 5-1/2-year high and was greater than it had been since April 2008.
“Looking ahead, consumers expressed a greater degree of confidence in future economic and job prospects, but were moderately more pessimistic about their earning prospects,” Franco said. “Despite the many challenges throughout 2013, consumers are in better spirits today than when the year began.”
2006 65' T/John Deere steel trawler stabilized
Diamond in the rough. Some commissioning required but the owner is ready to make a deal. Opportunity for someone.
Mexico impounds 338 foreign yachts (from Latitude 38)
We received a phone call on Sunday from Jorge Gamboa, the head of Tourism for Mexico in California. As you might imagine, he's very distressed that a reported 338 foreign yachts, including Profligate, have been impounded in the sense that they are under orders from Hacienda (the Mexican IRS) to not leave the marinas they are in. After all, just when things have been looking up for the image of personal and fiscal safety of foreigners in Mexico, this bomb blows up, reinforcing every gringo fear that Mexico is a scary place where nothing is safe. And believe us, if your boat has been impounded, despite having all the correct paperwork and with no reason given why, it is scary. Especially since Hacienda says that they have 45 to 120 days to make a decision on whether your boat will be fined, confiscated or set free. For a lot of sailors, that can blow almost the whole cruising season. For those who were cruising Mexico in anticipation of doing the Puddle Jump, it can lay waste to all their plans. It's also very expensive.
So Gamboa called us yesterday to say that he will be speaking with the head of Hacienda and the head of SCET, which controls ports and port captains, to try to resolve this issue. For Mexico's sake, as well as the sake of every boatowner, we hope he's successful. We fully believe in Mexico's requirements for Temporary Import Permits, boats checking into the country, and crew checking into the country. All we ask is that we not be convicted without an opportunity to prove our compliance.
Some readers have asked where boats have been impounded and which ones have been impounded. We do not have a list of the boats. But we do know they are from two marinas in Ensenada, one in La Cruz, at least one in San Carlos, at least one in Nuevo Vallarta, at least one in Mazatlan and at least one in Cabo San Lucas. We don't have a complete list, but have been told there are 12 marinas in all. This does not mean boats in other marinas won't be checked in the future.
1984 58 Bertram MY
A heavily built sea going motor yacht. 18' beam, island king bed aft with tub.
Galley down, 3 staterooms. T/12V71's 1450 hours. One of the latest teak interior boats. Very lightly used and enjoyed. New Listing
2006 49 Cruisers SOLD
Take a look at all the photos and details. Twin 575 Volvos with only 550 hours. In Annapolis. Contact Mark Ferrier 410.980.5364 or Mark@walczakyacht.com
2001 40 Legacy custom build jet drive T/Cummins
Do yourself a favor and click on our listings, page down to Ta Ta. You will be glad you did. Two staterooms, 2 heads. Beautiful saloon, galley down.
Helm & companion seats with side deck access doors. Propane stove, generator, inverter, san juan sun shade... great package.
1998 31 Cabo
Updated, serviced and clean engine room with 1560 hours. Marlin tower, interior shows like a newer boat. Very nice buy. Original owner. Owner has his eye on a new boat. Offers encouraged, in the water.
2014 Chesapeake Harbour Marina
Annapolis in the water showroom. We dock many of our local listings ( as do other brokers) at Chesapeake Harbour Marina. We typically have 10-20 boats on display for your inspection. Our brokerage boat program includes discounted dockage for all our listings. Clean, secure first class facility with a friendly helpful staff.
private docks, security
clean facility & showers
easy access to the bay
Our office is open weekends
Mobile numbers for our brokers:
Mark Ferrier 410.980.5364 Mark@walczakyacht.com
Chris Buchheister 443.926.1278 Chris@walczakyacht.com
Frank Gary 410.703.4017 Frank@walczakyacht.com
Bill Walczak 410.353.4712 Walczakyacht@yahoo.com
Our high profile office in the Annapolis Yacht Basin Co., next to Yacht Club has excellent drive by and foot traffic. We are open 7 days a week 12 months a year.
Network with 1500 other brokers to encourage the sale of our listings
"A" frame advertising signs featuring professional posters of 12 listings each that are displayed in high traffic boating areas in Annapolis.
Advertising display in the breezeway of the Yacht Basin Co in Annapolis.
10 full page color ads in Yachting magazine annually.
We display 10-20 of our listings at the Yacht Basin during the Annapolis Boat Shows
Spinsheet & Proptalk Magazines Our internet ads include yachtworld.com, yachtcouncil.com, marinesource.com, iboats.com and boatquest.com.
Our photographic representation of our listings is high quality and updated often
We have customized for sale signs created for appropriate boats.
Our diversified list of boats include trawlers, motor yachts, all styles of sail, express and downeast boats as well as euro style. This product mix attracts shoppers.
Email broadcast campaigns to our client database and 1,500 brokers announcing updates on pricing and availability.
All of our brokers carry iphones and respond to inquiries quickly
We offer discounted dockage for brokerage listings at Chesapeake Harbour Marina. Beautiful, secure marina to display and show our boats. Convenient for buyers flying into BWI or Signature Aviation. Average travel time from the airport is 25 minutes.
Google and Yahoo search engine advertising
We are active at boat shows from Newport to Miami.
Member of yachtcloser.com making the flow of paperwork much more efficient for our clients.
We sell and ship internationally.
Yacht Brokerage expands in Palm Beach, FL
By Robert Janjigian
Daily News Business Editor
The debut of Edmiston & Co.’s yacht brokerage on Peruvian Avenue, along with the recent openings of Viking Sport Cruisers in Royal Poinciana Plaza and Worth Avenue Yachts at 150 Worth Ave., points to changes to the island’s business landscape as it evolves in the post-recession era.
Before the entry of these new yacht brokerages, the only game in town in terms of yacht sales and leasing was Camper & Nicholson, which has had a Palm Beach office near Royal Palm Way since the early 1990s.
With the recent approval of the Town Council, yacht brokers can now set up shop in spaces formerly restricted to retail use.
Monaco-headquartered Edmiston was attracted to Palm Beach for its prestige image, similar to that of Monte Carlo, as well as the increase in the quality of the boating repair, maintenance and storage facilities in the local area, said Nicholas Edmiston, chairman of the international firm he founded in 1996.
“Whilst Fort Lauderdale is considered by some to be the center of yachting in South Florida, we believe that Palm Beach is superior and the clientele more in line with our style,” Edmiston said of the reasoning behind locating its first Florida brokerage office on the island.
“It makes sense that such firms as Edmiston would be in Palm Beach,” said Chris Ramey, president of the Coral Gables-based Luxury Marketing Council, who analyzes the affluent consumer market in south Florida. “The top 1 percent has not been impacted negatively during the recession, continuing to spend on luxury goods and commodities, and Palm Beach is their backyard.”
Players in the yachting industry are smart to establish themselves in such pockets of wealth where their potential customers live, he said.
In addition to Palm Beach’s reputation and demographic, Edmiston favored Palm Beach because of his confidence in Bill Sanderson and Rachel Finkbeiner as representatives of the firm on the island.
“They are a strong and experienced team,” he said.
Both Sanderson and Finkbeiner worked for Edmiston when he headed up Camper & Nicholson in the early 1990s, working for that brokerage on the island.
“We heard that Nick, who is a friend, was interested in opening an office,” said Sanderson, an accomplished sailor who has been a yacht broker since the mid-1970s.
“The timing was just right,” said Finkbeiner, who manages the Edmiston office at 333 Peruvian. Both had been working for Camper & Nicholson, now a competitor, until recently.
Edmiston, like most brokerages in the boating world, handles charters and sales of so-called super yachts valued from a few million dollars to upwards of $100 million. The firm also acts as a representative for buyers of new yachts at major shipyards around the world.
“It’s an aggressive business, especially now with the Internet,” said Sanderson. “It’s more about service now. That’s how we stand out.”
Sanderson projects sales of four or five vessels a year, principally in resales of so-called superyachts through the office, with the bulk of Edmiston’s business in the charter area. Weekly charters for superyachts, which measure 80 to 325 feet in length, cost from $30,000 to $1 million, he said, noting that most of the demand currently is for vessels in the 200- to 325-foot range at the higher end of the scale.
Plans are to add a few more brokers, specialized in charters, to the island office, Finkbeiner said.
“It has never been a better time to be a buyer,” Sanderson said, explaining that inventory is at an all-time high and that prices are 30 percent to 35 percent lower than they were even two years ago.
And for those looking to charter a boat, it is also a buyer’s market, he said. “Prices for charters are more negotiable, too.”
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2000 38'+ BOAT LISTINGS WANTED
We are actively looking to replace the 67 central listings we sold in 2013.
Call, stop by or email us for a comprehensive plan on values, comps and market expectations.
Winter/Spring 2014 shoppers are starting their searches!
Power, Sail, Downeast, Trawlers wanted for our Summer/Fall marketing drive.
direct mail to boaters
email blast list over 5000 clients
Photo above is the Yacht Basin Co where our office is located.
Brokerage boats selling prices have stabilized.
Depreciation of boats is a fact. Avoid the falling value by being accurate and "show" ready reducing the time it takes to sell... There is a price at which your boat will sell within 30 days. Most of us would not accept that low "quick sale" price but between that number and the last few comps selling price is a sweet spot that should be your target. Hanging on for years with a unrealistic asking price is a very expensive choice. The values tick down, the equipment gets older, the boat requires upkeep and service and it all adds up.
The depreciation in 2008-2009 was 25% on the quality boats and more where supplys were high. The depreciation since then is more in the "normal" range particularly on late model boats less than 5 years old.
Price it very close to the real value
Get the boat ready to show, neat, clean, staged, pillows, detailed
Professional photos away from the dock and interior machinery detail
Listing should be detailed including service history
Broadcast emails to client base and 1200 brokers
Print ads in Yachting magazine
Yachtworld.com, Yachtcouncil.com and marinesource.com exposure
Boat Shows work for some listings
We have all our listings on our dedicated youtube channel.
Stop in when you visit Annapolis by boat or car. Located between the Annapolis Yacht Club and the waterfront Marriott on Annapolis Harbor.
1985 43 Swan performance cruiser
Long list of lightly used laminated saills, 3DL North main. Only 5'9" draft. Electric primaries. Located in Oxford, MD and ready to sell. Yanmar fresh motor!
1996 43 Sabreline aft cabin SOLD
This is a 3 stateroom galley up model. Lying Solomons. MD and easy to see. Contact Frank Gary 703.703.4017 Frank@walczakyacht.com
1959 39 Concordia Yawl
Abeking Rasmussen built stunning example of this classic. Yanmar diesel, updated electronics, refastened ... lavished with care. The owner is ready to make someone a very nice buy. Opportunity to cruise to the classic yacht events and have some fun.
1987 47.7 Bristol aft cockpit
2001 47 Sabreline Palm Beach Boat Show
Optional 600HP Cats will get you there fast when you need it.
High gloss exterior awlgrip finish sparkles.
RIB and low profile davit
All fresh Garmin touch screens, AIS, weather, depth and wind.
Custom mahogany interior with updated softgoods
Very special example of this popular cruiser.
1/2014 complete Cat cooling system service including after coolers.
Lying: Sarasota, FL
Dawn of the remote-controlled SHIP: Massive crewless vessels could soon set sail to save money and improve safety at sea
Researchers envisage shore-based captains working in a replica 3D bridge
From here they will be able to remotely-control dozens of ships at a time
Not only would this cut down on cost, but scientists claim it would make ships safer and more efficient
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 06:29 EST, 27 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:01 EST, 27 December 2013
You might think remote-controlled ships are the preserve of toy companies, but huge crewless versions could soon be roaming our oceans.
European researchers have plans underway to see shore-based captains working in a replica 3D bridge to remotely-control dozens of ships at a time.
Not only would this cut down on cost, but scientists claim it would make ships more efficient and safer, reducing risks such as piracy.
Discovered some troubling information.
Beneteau Boats lost money on a P&L basis again this year.
Group had $130 million negative cash flow over last 2 years.
Group S,G,&A is 60% of revenue 6 years into a downturn.
Group eliminated its dividend.
2005 15'6" Gloucester Light Dory
My dory is going through a winter refit at Zahnisers Yachting Center in Solomons. Full paint, varnish including the oars. She is looking good!
How are boat sales going?
US diesel brokerage power & sail boat sales over 34 feet.
Values and depreciation have improved significantly as healthy updated boats become harder to find.
Yacht Sales in the United States Climb 18% in November 2013
Yacht Sales in the United States Climb 18% in November 2013
December 11, 2013
Yacht brokerage boat sales in the U.S. rose 18% in November as 1,983 boats were sold, a gain of almost 300 from the same month in 2012.
The value of boats and yachts sold during the month totaled $233.7 million, a 6% increase from 2012. November also was the seventh consecutive month of record sales for the years 2008 to 2013, according to YachtWorld member brokers reporting in SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database.
Brokers selling powerboats reported especially improved sales. The 1,535 boats sold were a 21% improvement from November 2012. The total price paid was up 6% to $195.2 million, reflecting a lower average sale price.
Sailboat brokers had similar results: 448 boats were sold, an increase of 8%, but the total sale value was $38.5 million, a gain of only 5 percent.
The strong volume increase in November can be attributed to gains in the mainstream of the market — boats under 45 feet. Sales of boats 36 to 45 feet were up 20% to 511. The aggregate price paid rose 39 percent to $68.8 million, lifting the average price paid from $116,000 to $135,000.
Among boats 26 to 35 feet, sales were up 10 percent to 739. A smaller increase in the average price was achieved as the total value of sales increased 13 percent to $44 million.
In the smallest size category, boats under 26′, the volume increase was the greatest (29%) with 532 sold. Average prices declined slightly as the aggregate price paid ($11 million and up 25%) did not match the increase in volume. That contrasts with sales values in this category for the year to date: 5% more boats have been sold, a total of 9,697, at an average price that has increased from $20,600 to $21,800.
With 11 months of the year on the books, nearly 30,000 boats have been sold and the number already has exceeded the sales of any year since 2007, when 34,000 changed hands.
1981 53' Hatteras classic motor yacht
The interior of this boat has been fully updated with soft goods, appliances, granite counters, head system etc. Very comfortable good looking boat. Main engines have low time after a full rebuild a few years back. Owners of 9 years are moving on to other interests. Come have a look. $225,000. or best accepted offer. Also we have a 1984 53' stabilized. Call Mark 410-980-5364
2005 42' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge
New style very nice boat with two staterooms and euro dinette galley. Best price on the planet. Owners are moving up to a pilothouse boat. $229,000. Boat is in the water here in Annapolis and ready to sell. Come have a look.
Turning Tide. RV Sales 2009: 165,000/ 2013 over 300,000
RV industry is hitched up and rolling again
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — RV manufacturers expect to pass another milestone in their steady recovery from the recession that landed the industry in a deep ditch.
Led by sales growth for towable RVs and pricier stand-alone motor homes, recreational vehicle makers expect to ship more than 300,000 units to dealers’ lots this year for the first time since the economic downturn battered the industry in 2008 and 2009.
Those grim days are now in the rear-view mirror. Employment across the industry has rebounded, and consumers who once picked small, no-frills travel trailers — dubbed “recession trailers” — are now trading up or buying larger, pricier RVs.
“We’re back to a more normal market where people are stepping up and buying nicer equipped travel trailers,” said RV dealer Debbie Brunoforte, who has logged her best post-recession sales year at her lots in Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.
Shipments from RV manufacturers to dealers — a key measure of consumer demand — are expected to reach 316,300 units in 2013, up nearly 11 percent from last year’s total of 285,749, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said Tuesday on the first day of the industry’s trade show in Louisville. More gains are projected for next year.
“These are good times, you guys, really good times,” RVIA President Richard Coon said at the trade show’s kickoff event Tuesday. “Business is good.”
Through October, 2013 shipments were up nearly 13 percent from the same period last year, the group said.
Indiana is the manufacturing pacesetter, accounting for 83 percent of RV production in 2012. Oregon, California, Iowa and Michigan were next, each with a sliver of output.
Next year’s overall shipments are expected to rise another 6 percent, to 335,500 units, putting production in the neighborhood of 2007′s total of 353,400.
It’s a big turnaround from 2009, when shipments sank to 165,700 units amid weak demand and dried-up credit that left dealers’ lots filled with the hulking vehicles. Some manufacturers closed their doors, and those that survived cut their workforces.
Now, easier credit is helping fuel the comeback as dealers obtain financing to fill lots and consumers get loans to drive away with RVs bound for campgrounds or tailgates.
“It’s back at a point where it’s not too easy, it’s not too tight, it’s about just right,” said Doug Gaeddert, a general manager with Indiana-based RV maker Forest River Inc.
Brokerage sales continue gains in November/Dec 2013
Brokerage sales continue gains in November
Posted on December 11th, 2013
Written by John Burnham, YachtWorld.com
Brokerage boat sales in the United States climbed 18 percent in November as 1,983 boats were sold, a gain of almost 300 from the same month in 2012.
The value of boats sold during the month totaled $233.7 million, a 6 percent increase from 2012. November also was the seventh consecutive month of record sales for the years 2008 to 2013, according to YachtWorld member brokers reporting in SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database.
Brokers selling powerboats reported especially improved sales. The 1,535 boats sold were a 21 percent improvement from November 2012. The total price paid was up 6 percent to $195.2 million, reflecting a lower average sale price.
Sailboat brokers had similar results: 448 boats were sold, an increase of 8 percent, but the total sale value was $38.5 million, a gain of only 5 percent.
The strong volume increase in November can be attributed to gains in the mainstream of the market — boats under 45 feet. Sales of boats 36 to 45 feet were up 20 percent to 511. The aggregate price paid rose 39 percent to $68.8 million, lifting the average price paid from $116,000 to $135,000.
Among boats 26 to 35 feet, sales were up 10 percent to 739. A smaller increase in the average price was achieved as the total value of sales increased 13 percent to $44 million.
In the smallest size category, boats under 26 feet, the volume increase was the greatest (29 percent) with 532 sold. Average prices declined slightly as the aggregate price paid ($11 million and up 25 percent) did not match the increase in volume. That contrasts with sales values in this category for the year to date: 5 percent more boats have been sold, a total of 9,697, at an average price that has increased from $20,600 to $21,800.
PALM BEACH BOAT SHOW
We will have a boat on display at the Palm Beach Boat Show March 20th to the 23rd, 2014. Please stop by if you are attending the show.