Sea Independent services – a buyer’s perspective:
The first step in finding the “perfect” yacht is a thorough research into the various possibilities which best match the buyer’s criteria and preferences. To effectively facilitate this step, Sea Independent provides comprehensive presentations of yachts with high quality photographs and detailed specifications. Once a short list of potential yachts is compiled, physically seeing the yacht enables the buyer to not only gain a visual but also contextual insight into his/hers future yacht purchase. Sea Independent provides this service and offers further assistance on yacht surveys with qualified surveyors. Additionally if deemed necessary, advice is provided on maintenance, repair and refit costs.
Once the perfect yacht is found, financial transactions come into play. Sea Independent offers assistance in handling the multiple aspects of negotiation, control of the sales transaction and advice on legal and financial options. Assisted, if deemed necessary, by specialists in legal matters, registration, flag choice, and taxes.
Sea Independent also assists in considerations pertaining to guidance in renting or purchasing berths and advice on operating budgets and yacht management for charter activity such as: finding qualified crew for yacht charters, private holiday’s or simply leisurely cruising around the world. Concerning technical needs, Sea Independent offers reliable after-sale services and repairs assisted by qualified and efficient technicians and suppliers.
Finally, Sea Independent provides total financial security. This means that all monies are paid into an escrow account until all necessary documents to proceed with the transfer of ownership are received and cleared from encumbrances. Only at this time, payment will be made to the seller.
Sea Independent services – a seller’s perspective:
The first step in selling your yacht is compiling accurate and aesthetic information about the vessel. Sea Independent creates and compiles full specifications and professional photos of the yacht and then actively markets the yacht by sending this tailor made information package to specific targeted potential buyers. Additionally Sea Independent advertises the yacht on several international websites and in the yachting press and dispatches the information package to the world-wide Sea Independent network of yacht brokers. There is also the possibility – pursuant to prior agreement - of showing the yacht at international boat shows and/or participation in other marketing actions or events.
Once an interested buyer is found, Sea Independent not only takes care of the technical and commercial communication with the buyer but is also present at yacht viewings; ultimately handling all aspects of negotiations and sale transactions. Handling negotiations and sale transactions, entails a variety of different responsibilities such as: setting up the memorandum of agreement, clearance of the deposit to the escrow account, organization of survey and sea trials, drafting of final contract to be signed by the buyer and clearance of the balance payment on the escrow account and finally yacht delivery to the buyer. The professional, accurate and efficient undertaking of these tasks enables a smooth transfer of ownership and payment.
Finally, Sea Independent provides total financial security. This means that all monies received by the buyer and held on the escrow account will be released to the seller upon completion date.
Sea Independent – only the best is good enough:
Our primary objective is to support our clients as best as possible. This can only be achieved if we set our standards high. Everyone at Sea Independent has the required knowledge, skills and ethics, and maintains this through permanent personal education. We work according to the FACE principle: Facilitate, Arrange, Care and Execute. A designated yacht broker assists you throughout the entire process and brings in the necessary experts in technology, finances, flagging, crewing, tax issues, insurance and law when relevant.
Thanks to our high level of professionalism and experience in the yachting industry, our clients have always been very pleased with these services, often resulting in repeat yacht purchase and sales transactions. Whether you are thinking of buying your “perfect” yacht or selling your vessel, do not hesitate to contact us and we will offer you the best personalized service in the yachting industry.