Great Lakes Boat Sales

Find the perfect freshwater motor yacht, sailboat or trawler

Great Lakes Boat Sales

Find the perfect freshwater motor yacht, sailboat or trawler

HarborView Makes Buying A Large Boat Easy

HarborView Yacht Sales has the experience, contacts and professional qualifications that will make the process of finding and purchasing your next yacht a gratifying experience.

We are proud members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).

All transactions made by HarborView Yacht Sales buyer’s agent, will be in accordance with YBAA Standards & Code of Ethics.

Grand Banks Classic 36
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1997 Pursuit-SOLD!!
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1997 Hunter 28 MkII- SOLD!
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2013 40' Marlow Hunter
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Silverton 37 Convertible
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Sea Ray
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Spindrift Pilothouse
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Peterson Schooner
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The buyer’s agent is paid only when the sale is made. The listing broker splits their commission with the cooperating agent. A large percentage of yacht sales are consummated through this arrangement and most professional yacht sales communities participate in cooperative efforts on behalf of their clients.

When using a buyer’s agent it is important that you make it known upfront in all discussions that you are being represented by your broker.

Safeguard Funds

A  HarborView Yacht Sales Professional will safeguard funds in an escrow account.  They will assure that any existing loan or other encumbrances will be  paid off, or otherwise satisfied, at the time of closing and that no  other liabilities remain outstanding.

This is critically important to  the buyer and the seller and can be a potentially serious hazard in a  private transaction not involving a broker.

Negotiate On Your Behalf

The HarborView Yacht Sales broker facilitates negotiation. The art of negotiating is one of the most important benefits of using a professional broker; they will provide you with one of the best negotiating tools you will ever have – the person who can say, “I’ll have to discuss this with my client and get back to you.”

The element of time and insulation from immediate answers is one of the biggest leverage factors that both parties bring into any negotiation. Further, a broker can often help to structure a deal in creative ways to reach an agreement that might not have otherwise been possible.

A HarborView Yacht Sales  Professional will keep small obstacles from becoming insurmountable problems.

No-Risk Boat Buying

The buyer’s agent is paid only when the sale is made. The listing broker splits their commission with the cooperating agent. A large percentage of yacht sales are consummated through this arrangement and most professional yacht sales communities participate in cooperative efforts on behalf of their clients.

When using a buyer’s agent it is important that you make it known upfront in all discussions that you are being represented by your broker.

  • Search for vessels that meet your criteria
  • Research competitive market pricing and recorded actual sale data
  • Help negotiate a fair deal
  • Advise and help with the assembly of a competent professional survey team
  • Coordinate schedules for the survey event, schedule short haul or launch with the boat yard
  • Renegotiate price/terms based on reasonable survey deficiencies
  • Negotiate escrows that may need to be established & hold funds in a client escrow account
  • Perform title search, order USGC abstract of title & prepare official closing documents
  • Satisfy any and all existing loans/liens against the vessel prior to seller receiving net proceeds
  • Advise on sales tax laws which will vary by state
  • Prepare USCG documentation application and state registration paperwork
  • Provide finance and insurance options
  • Advise on shipping options or help with securing delivery captain & crew
  • Provide assistance with slip and storage options
  • Suggest maintenance services that are available for hire

We are proud members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).

You can be assured that you are working with a professional who abides by the industry Code of Ethics one who meets industry knowledge, skill, and experience, one who strives to meet established standard practices and ethical conduct.

Yacht  Sales Professionals subscribe to, and abide by, a stringent Code of  Ethics. The role that they play between the buyer and seller requires  substantial ethical responsibilities to ensure that both parties are  treated honestly and fairly. Without a professional broker, this ethical  standard is left to chance and blind trust between unknown parties.