Here at Imperial Yachting we know the decision to sell your boat can be an emotional one. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and stress free service to help you complete the process of selling as quickly as possible.
We have listed down the answers to questions frequently asked by those thinking about selling a boat or yacht

Why use a broker?

A good broker will provide a professional and personal service tailored to suit the requirements of the vendor and more importantly the boat in question. With considerable amounts of money involved the involvement of a broker provides vendors and purchasers with additional security and comfort.


As part of the process of taking on any new listing Imperial Yachting will check through the boats papers to ensure all is in order.

  • Bill of Sale in favour of the vendor, if the boats been owned for 5 years or less we would also expect to see the previous bill of sale.
  • Builders certificate.
  • RCD Certificate of Conformity – for boats built after 1998.
  • VAT invoice, acknowledged as paid.
  • Registration certificates, Part 1 or Part 3 (SSR) (if registered).

What’s the Market Value?

As part of our brokerage service we can provide a no obligation free valuation. This process can normally be completed with a few details of the boat and a selection of photographs. When looking at prices of similar examples of the boat currently on the market, you should allow for the achieved selling price being below this, often as much as 10%.
Inventory does have an effect on the boats value.

Presentation of your boat.

First impressions really matter. With buyers spoilt for choice it pays to make some investment to ensure your boat is in the best possible condition for anybody viewing it.

  • Professional clean and polishing of the hull and deck mouldings.
  • Professional cleaning of any on deck timber work, refreshing bright work.
  • Professional valet of the boat internally, including cleaning of the bilges and upholstery.
  • De-cluttering of the interior !


An eye should always be focused on the end result. It’s unlikely any offer for a boat will be made without being subject to survey and often a sea trial. The survey is often the last hurdle on the road to a successful sale.
Spending a little before putting your boat up for sale can be a very sound investment.

List your boat with Imperial Yachting today by simply filling out the contact form and remember no sale no fee.