Just like we thought.
We saw the signs last month that activity was good and people were looking for their dreamboat.
After selling 6 boats in August, we sold 3 boats in September. October is showing the activity is continuing.
As we have highlighted before, vessels need to be ready for survey prior to offers coming in and certainly before sea trials.
Several of our sales recently had closing dates delayed from September due to minor mechanical and cosmetic issues that could have been resolved months earlier.
While it may be hard to justify spending money on anything you are selling, most people do for their house or car.
How can Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales help prepare your boat for survey and sea trial?
We are implementing a service offering a marine technician to do a pre-survey checkout of any vessel for only $150 for up to 35’ and $250 for vessels over 35'. This will provide a helpful list of items you may want to address prior to any survey and sea trial. If you decide to implement the repairs identified, MPYS will credit back to you the fee at your boat’s closing.
This service is not intended to replace a survey by a NAM or SAM certified surveyor, but should avoid last minute delays in closing.
Please speak with your broker to see if he recommends this proactive service for your vessel.
This pre-survey checkout is being requested of all future listings based on our past experiences and the benefits we know it will provide.
Time is money and getting your boat closed after an offer is received is just as critical as attracting an offer.
We hope you will ask to take advantage of this new offering.
On another note, we want to extend our prayers and a speedy recovery to the many people effected by Hurricane Michael. Thank you to all who are supporting the relief effort and especially to the first responders.