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Broker Insight: What’s the Brokerage Market for a Bertram 46 Convertible?

Bertram 46By Jason Y. Wood

If every boat has a story, there’s a good chance many of the Bertram 46 convertibles out there will tell one that prospective owners may not want to hear. That’s the danger of looking for a sportfisherman and a good sea boat—those captains bought them because they could handle the rough stuff, and keep fishing.

Show Stoppers: Five Ways to Screw Up Boat-Show Success

If you’re headed to Miami this week to buy a boat, you know everybody and their brother has plenty of advice on how to spend your hard-earned money. We say: Why bother? All that planning and careful consideration don’t sound like fun. Just go—it will all work out for the best. Here are five ways to waste your time at a boat show:

Currency Events

By Jason Y. Wood

Boat buying has become a truly international sport over the last few years, and the foibles of the world financial markets have made for a pitching and rolling playing field. One month may see Australians dropping dollars on merchandise in marinas Southern California and South Florida, while the next may put Koreans in a buying mood, only to be followed by a South American spending spree. Globalization has finally ended the last of the real-estate analogies for boat buyers. Location, location, location is dead, dead, dead.

New Year, New Boat?

By Jason Y. Wood

Another year has nearly passed, and boat buyers and sellers are peering into the great unknown and wondering what the coming season will bring. Just like with any challenges people face, the new year is a time for fresh starts and redoubled efforts. Make some resolutions and make 2012 the best year yet.

Buyers and Sellers Should be Thankful—and Show It

By Jason Y. Wood

While the foibles of the marketplace make it difficult for some of us to feel thankful, all boaters should consider the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity, a time to reflect and consider our good fortune in all aspects of our lives. This holiday above all others can provide a much-needed change in perspective, for both buyers and sellers.

Show Boating

By Jason Y. Wood

Call Your Broker

By Jason Y. Wood

Joel LIpton
As world financial markets wallow in volatility, boat owners may again find themselves questioning their long-term plans for their boat. Start the search for the next boat? List the current boat and test the waters? The temptation to put the next move on hold until markets stabilize is a strong one.

Get Back in the Game

By Jason Y. Wood

The market for buying and selling boats is still there. It hasn’t gone away, it’s just been going through some changes. There are deals to be had, if you know where to look. The good news is that brokers have stayed in the game, watching the fluky market. The right broker can help you find what you need. It may be time to get off the bench.