1. Do your homeworkWhen you see a boat we have on our listing please give us a call. Ask us if we have any additional information about the boat, its service history, when the boat was last blacked, how many owners and any additional photographs, etc.
2. Arrange a viewingIf the information you have received has wettled your appetite then the next stage would be to view it. Just in case the boat may have been sold and save you a wasted journey, we recommend you contact us first.
3. Make your offerGreat, the boat has ticked all the right boxes. It’s time to make an offer, as most owners are a little flexible on their asking price. It is not our place to influence what you may offer or what the owner may accept, merely to conduct the negotiations. When agreement is reached you will be asking for a deposit of 10% of the agreed price subject to survey and/or river trial. Your deposit is paid into a Brokerage Client Account and is fully refundable and protected up until the point that you enter into a signed sale agreement (this is broadly similar in process to the exchange of contracts in a property sale). We will not accept a deposit from you, if the purchase funds are being raised from the sale of a house or boat UNTIL you have exchanged signed contracts with a completion date.
4. Under offerFor as long as the boat is formally under offer to you we will not accept any other offers and will assist to complete the purchase.
5. The contractYou will be asked to sign a binding Sale Agreement contract (subject to satisfactory survey). The contract specifies the conditions of the sale and how, where and when the balance of the purchase price has been paid.