Wikipedia has inspired me with a new post when in making a list search, comparing it with yachtworld. Not that I hundred percent trust Wikipedia, but at least, it seems that some things are more thoroughly done than others, and in this case they were more reliable. I was looking again for a list of manufacturers, to have it handy when I make a review, and I found a list of boat types, which I’m going to adapt and make a complex post here, one that I want to be of reference, like a real Encyclopedia, with “term”, “definition”, and “sample image”. I have worked lately to redesign the site, and I’m a little bit more comfortable with it, even if it doesn’t shows immediately. There are some changes in “depths”.
[The above image has nothing to do with the things related in this post. The source is mentioned, and I thank the original poster for that]
So, coming back to what I wanted to point oiy, when I tried to find an updated sailing yachts builders list on yachtworld, a site/company I have had many connections, I found again the same lack of interest on their side. If money pours in their accounts, for the services they expensively provide, the information presented doesn’t count. Looking over a sailing boat manufacturers list on the site, I found listed also brokers as “manufacturers”. I have recognized a fictive company name for sample, run by a single guy who hasn’t built even a paper boat in his life, put on the list near Beneteau, or Bavaria. Nice, yachtworld, you deserve a prize.
Generally speaking, I know that if some sick guy barely speaking English, fills his “company” name in the “manufacturer”‘s space, on all of his listings, some “specialist” at yachtworld will check that out before approve them. It’s about their high profesional status, in the end. Unfortunately, they don’t check! The process became automatic, so, dear folks selling boats, if you want to list a “Tayana” for sample, on your broker page “hosted” by yachtworld, and you want to fill up the form saying that you have manufactured that, I think that after the tenth listing you’ll make the manufacturer’s list in any search on yachtworld. Compelling, isn’t it?
There is always the disclaimer working, you know? What you declare as a broker you declare on your own responsibility, blah, blah, so how comes that you became overnight, from merely a petty intermediary in cheating the potential buyers, the manufacturer of what you sell? Wow! Your lies are backed up now, you are not an intermediary, you are a dealer of your own merchandise. Thank you, yachtworld! I know you are not responsible of any deal who went wrong, resulted from the info you facilitate to be provided on your site!
I respect confidentiality and I’m not going to name anyone practicing this at the moment, because I’m sure that if you have your judgment sound, you’ll figure out on your own that certain “sailboat manufacturers” doesn’t exist, even if they are listed by an incompetent automatized system. Anyway, reading this note, you can feel yourself warned. Check on Google, or even “Bing” it (like Spiderman), before contacting such a fake 🙂
I’m going to write more about brokerage, soon!
In the end of the note, some good news, If you hover the Pinterest buttons in the footer or sidebar, you’ll notice the change. The Yacht Owner site or blog, or magazine, no matter what you name it, has a separate Pinterest account. It is very fresh :). So, all the pictures in these posts, will be pinned on the boards there, so they will look like a visual collection. Cheers! Enjoy!
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