If you are thinking about selling your boat, Calibre Yacht Sales can help. We have a unique combination of marketing tools that work. They work because we execute professionally, strategically and with discipline for all our listings.
It is our objective to maximize the selling price of your boat and to sell it quickly. How do we achieve this?
We have brokers in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Maple Bay, Comox, Sunshine Coast and Powell River. Our regional representation puts your boat immediately and effectively in front of local buyers.
We conduct a price analysis based on historical sales and current listings of similar vessels. It is our duty to be candid and forthcoming about the value of your boat. We do not want to negotiate a lower price due to a misunderstanding between perceived and real market value.
We have a particularly strong online presence. Your boat will be seen on our website (over 19,000 unique visits each month) and on the top MLS Yacht Sales sites such as YachtWorld.com, Boats.com and Boatdealers.ca.
Our YouTube channel has over 10 millions views – yes, that’s right, 10 MILLION views! and over 26,000 subscribers. There is no other BC brokerage even close to those numbers. YouTube is particularly effective in selling to an international market. We can cite several examples of our videos being directly responsible for immediate sales into the US.
We are active in promoting our listings on Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram and Marketplace.
We have a very large client base that receives regular emails. We specifically target buyers with boats that meet the criteria they are shopping for. We also send emails to other brokerages letting them know that we have a new listing they might be interested in.
We will develop a custom marketing plan for your boat. Based on current market conditions, advertising opportunities and the unique characteristics of your boat, we will adjust our strategy to ensure we are speaking to the right target group in a written voice and images that are effective. We are happy to share a sample plan with you.
We follow a prescribed process involving legal paperwork, transferring of funds in secure holding accounts, surveys, mechanical inspections, sea trials, etc., to avoid costly errors and delays. We will never sell a boat without using an independent, secure holding account.
Calibre brokers are members of the BCYBA and are active in CPYB programs. We conduct ourselves according to the standards set by these professional yacht broker associations.
You pay us only when you have your money. We view our work for you as a partnership. We need each other to succeed, and we both seek success. It is a very simple idea: Your success is our success.
WE LOVE BOATS!