Vancouver Yacht Sales

November 30, 2015 20:22 ET

United City Yachts Network Opens West Coast Yacht Brokerage

The United Yachts Network, a Canada-Wide Network of Full-Service Certified Yacht Brokerages, has Just Opened Vancouver Yacht Sales, a New Vancouver Yacht Brokerage That Serves British Columbia and the North West United States

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 30, 2015) - United City Yachts Network, parent company to Toronto Yacht Sales, Kingston Yacht Sales, Georgian Bay Yacht Sales, Montreal Yacht Sales, and International Large Yacht brokers has opened a yacht brokerage operation in Vancouver to serve Vancouver Island including Victoria, Sidney, Swartz Bay, and the north-west USA including Washington State. Vancouver Yacht Sales' new website features powerboat and sailboat feature listings, a free online boat evaluation, custom yacht searches, and a sold boat comparison database.

"It was the next logical step for us. The Vancouver area represents one of the biggest yacht markets in Canada. Ultimately, our goal is to offer brokerage services right across Canada, coupled with a speciality, large yacht international service to sell and source large yachts in out-of-country locations. We travel a lot. Unlike most Canadian brokers, we spend a fair bit of time in international hot yacht destinations like the Caribbean, Pacific US Coast and the Eastern USA seaboard. Our main regional centre offices all have brokers who can serve our clients locally," says Andre Ganton, one of the company's partners.

Over the past year, United Yacht Sales has had staff on the west coast scouting out brokers to join the team, and getting acclimatized to the area. Now they are ready to go, and their local broker already has some great listings.

"Our inventory doesn't usually sit for long. For sellers, we offer a quick sale at fair value, and for buyers, we offer a tremendous selection of both used sail and power yachts. We work with sellers to price their boats competitively so that buyers are assured of good value. We want to get top dollar for our sellers, but we also want our boats to be priced to be the best available value because buyers generally do their research. We don't want over-priced yachts that just languish because they don't represent fair value for buyers. Stale inventory doesn't work for buyers or sellers. Sales momentum is important. It's a balancing act, but we always review selling prices of comparable yachts with comparable hours with both buyers and sellers so that there are no false expectations. Our Canadian dollar is now a major factor, and many of our boats are being sold down into the U.S.A. via private sales and U.S. brokers. Canadian boats are a bargain right now for U.S. buyers and in some cases they can get Bristol yachts that have never seen salt water at great prices," adds Adrian Philpot, a partner with United Yacht Sales.

"We are really expecting Vancouver Yacht Sales to be a dominant player on the west coast brokerage scene over the next few years. We have proven ourselves over the years in central Canada, and our brokerage model is tried and true. Boat sales are better right now than they have been for many years" adds Ganton.

About United City Yachts: Canada's premier yacht brokerage network, United City Yachts Network is a team of cooperating full-service yacht and boat brokerages located across Canada including Vancouver Yacht Sales, Toronto City Yacht Sales, Kingston Yacht Sales, and Georgian Bay Yacht Sales. Offering yacht buyers and sellers an unparalleled level of service, this network of Canadian yacht brokerages handle all aspects of yacht sales and boat brokerage services in Canada, the U.S., and overseas. Each brokerage works closely with both buyers and sellers to ensure everyone's complete satisfaction. Their knowledge of the industry and current market conditions is unsurpassed. Toronto Yacht Sales, located at the Toronto Outer Harbour Marina, serves the Toronto area. Kingston Yacht Sales specializes in used powerboats and sailboat sales in the Kingston area. Georgian Bay Yacht Sales is a full-service brokerage on Georgian Bay. Based in Vancouver, Vancouver Yacht Sales offers yacht brokerage services in British Columbia and the Northwest United States, and Montreal Yacht Sales serves boaters in Quebec.

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