Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, announces a new program — Modular Brokerage. This innovation creates a unique opportunity for those already in the marine industry and entrepreneurs to take on a share of brokerage commission on every boat we sell.
Our BoatBid online boat auction site provides the perfect platform for specialist boat auctions for a versatile range of boats from Cruising boats to Commercial, classic wooden boats to luxury motor yachts, houseboats, inland waterways, contact us if you are interested in entering your boat into our next auction.
Boatshed’s unique Preferred Partners Scheme connects boat buyers with marine suppliers and service providers, internationally, nationally across the UK and locally. When buying a used boat from Boatshed, many of our buyers require equipment, accessories, sails, insurance, transportation, berthing facilities, upgrades and other essential products and services associated with boat ownership, maintenance, cruising and racing. Often, these are required immediately upon purchase of the boat, or soon thereafter, and are regarded by our customers as part and parcel of buying and equipping their ‘new’ boat.
We are always looking for new franchisees, brokers and sales agents to join our expanding team. You can become a local business owner, or work as a full or part-time broker for the Boatshed sales team. We provide full brokerage and sales training, industry leading online systems, complete support and over 30 years of successful experience selling all kinds of boats.
Boatbid.com is an online auction site for used boats. Set a reserve, enter your boat into an auction and our clever algorithms will highlight potentially interested buyers from millions of boat viewings our systems collect and then match these buyers to your boat. Sellers can be confident as sales are still handled by trained and experienced brokers, and boats are still inspected and surveyed, with all the usual contractual requirement, giving buyers peace of mind.
One of my friends living aboard as a continuous cruiser very much enjoyed being able to moor up at some idyllic rural location, with not another boat to be seen around. Imagine his surprise one day then to find that a mother and young child had decided to have a picnic quite close to his boat. Obviously fascinated by his mysterious and romantic lifestyle she said to my friend,
“You’re so… free aren’t you?”
I don’t know how he replied to her but afterwards we laughed about it. He had wanted to say,
“Not really. I have a job and bills to pay just like anyone else!”