I have discovered that when I transferred this blog from my former blogspot, wordpress took it all by the coma and letter. Maybe you know, that blogspot is a very unreliable platform, now acquired by Google, who may or may not improve it. All in all, my posts came here with their original fonts and settings, and now, as I have all the time in the world, I have to clean their mess. Actually I don't have that time, but I'll scratch for it, a few minutes per day :). Tip: A major one, … [Read more...]
Tips and Practical Things
Tips and practical things in the yachting and yacht brokerage world.
Happy New Year, dear yachtsmen, dear readers! Before continuing with more yacht brands, they are more than one hundred, I chose as my first post this year, another "chapter" for brokers, related to customer care. In a previous article, I've said something about assessing the virtual customer from the beginning. I've read advertisements saying that a certain broker offers lodging and leisure to any customer ready to accept his offers. Such a guy overplays. Rich, very rich people aren't … [Read more...]
I know someone who claims that there's no good customer or bad customer. All customers are equal. You just work with some more than you work with others. To sell a yacht, is work. To buy a yacht isn't that consuming, everything being determined by the budget. An important thing, you fellow yacht brokers and friends. You have to know the budget before starting any negotiation in the name of a customer. You lead the game, you, the broker, not the customer. If is not you who leads the game, you … [Read more...]
I have to expose now some "secrets" about assessing brokers and boat owners, when approaching them to buy your first boat. Doesn't matter at this stage if you buy a motor boat or a sailing one. Let's presume you don't have the minimum budget for a brand boat, like the samples exposed in my previous posts. They can be "custom" made, definitely no name brands, like the one that I'm going to show you here. This is the boat, as real as it could be. Seeing the name is no help in a better … [Read more...]
I just found this table for the pricing method of some Turkish Marina, which may be a custom there, but one has to check first. For a calculation in advance, it is good to anticipate. To calculate your price, multiply your boat LOA with your beam to get square meters, then find the column corresponding to this size. As you see there are sizes between 24 - 59.99 m², 60 – 119.99 m², 120 – 179.99 m² and 180 m² and more, fact that makes four area columns. The time period is calculated in days, and … [Read more...]