Ocean Drive: Expert advice for buying a second-hand yacht

Ocean Drive: Expert advice for buying a second-hand yacht

A successful Yacht purchase with Ocean Drive
With access to a wide selection of pre-owned yachts, we successfully guide our clients in choosing the most suitable product on the market. Similarly, our pre-qualified database of potential buyers and brokers is an asset when advising sellers on how to best market their yacht. Once you have defined the type of yacht you are looking for as well as your budget, Ocean Drive will help you to:

✓ Find and shortlist potential yachts
✓ Organize and inspect yachts for/with you
✓ Assist you in making an offer and negotiating with the seller
✓ Draft the Sales contract and act as stakeholder in the sales process
✓ Mandate a surveyor to proceed with a technical survey and sea trial
✓ Manage to carry out due diligence and KYC (Know Your Clients) procedures and collecting the whole requested documentation from Seller & Buyer to finalize the closing
✓ Deal with the change of ownership and deletion of flag (if needed)
✓ Hire a captain/crew to do the handover (if requested)

The market for second-hand boat sales (or ‘brokerage’), much like interest in all boating activities, is booming in France at the moment. This popularity is evident in the increasing numbers attending specialist shows such as the Cannes Yacht Show, Monaco Yacht Show and Nautic (Paris International Boat Show), which now welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

To keep up with this rise in demand, Ocean Drive’s expert team are on hand to help you select the right boat for your needs, assisting you in your search through used yacht adverts to match your requirements, navigational needs and budget.

Purchase of a second-hand : a taylor made solution to achieve your project
The yachting sector is constantly expanding in France and internationally, this strong dynamism has opened up new opportunities for future buyers of second-hand vessel.

Whether you are looking for luxury yachts, a Fast, Open or Flybridge boat, our ads for used boats are numerous and varied. Faced with this multitude of advertisements for second-hand boat, it is not uncommon to find yourself a little lost, because there are many elements to take into account in finding your boat:

  • The type (Fast, Open, Flybridge, sailboat, etc.).
  • The length
  • The number of cabins
  • Use (pleasure or commercial)
  • The condition and year of construction (close to new or used)
  • The location (its home port)
  • Engine power
  • The brand and model (Arcadia, Lagoon, Baia, Mondomarine, Ferretti, San Lorenzo, Otam, Itama, Pershing, Canados, Mangusta, Azimut, Heesen, Sunseeker, Wally, Sunseeker…)
  • The target price according to your budget

As the purchase of a used yacht is a binding act, it is important to make the right choice to ensure a successful acquisition.
With regard to a wide and complex second-hand boat sales offer, using a professional broker such as Ocean Drive guarantees you a tailor-made approach capable of meeting all of your expectations in complete safety.

In fact, since the yacht listings presented online have been carefully inspected by Ocean Drive’s specialist brokerage teams, you are protected against any unpleasant surprises.

Ocean Drive: Expert advice for buying a second-hand yacht
A specialist in yachting since 1999, Ocean Drive offers the highest levels of expertise to help you purchase a second-hand vessel.
Our professional yacht brokerage team provides an end-to-end service that enables you to easily find and purchase the right second-hand boat for your needs. We’ll help you:

  • Define your wants and needs
  • Asses your budget for both initial purchase and maintenance
  • Manually sort through every used yacht advert
  • Filter, check and verify listings
  • Draft a sales contract, including any special clauses
  • Choose a destination for your yacht
  • Register your boat
  • Find the right insurance
  • Select a crew
  • let ocean drive help you buy a second-hand yacht in the Mediterranean
  • Based in Golfe Juan, Ocean Drive is an agency with highly specialised expertise in the yachting sector, particularly in the French Riviera and Monaco but also in the entire Mediterranean, spanning France, Spain and Italy.

Being geographically close to the yachting destinations on offer ensures real efficiency and local knowledge, which are essential when selecting a broker to help purchase a second-hand yacht. Ocean Drive’s location has resulted in a strong network of local contacts, which can be relied on for exclusive used yacht listings.

The Ocean Drive Team covers the following ports to find you the very best second-hand vessel for sale ; Contact the Ocean Drive team today to purchase a second-hand yacht with our expert help and guidance.

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