Buying or selling a yacht is much like buying or selling a home. After all, a yacht is home for the few weeks every year in which an owner is cruising on it. And just as most people would use a real estate broker to buy or sell their home, many opt to work with a yacht broker to buy or sell their yacht--or a share of a yacht. 

What is a yacht Broker?

A yacht broker is a yachting expert who represents a buyer and/or seller in the sale of a recreational yacht. These experts uphold industry standards of skill, competence and character in service to their clients; they follow an established code of ethics, must be members of a recognized yacht broker trade association, and take part in continuing education throughout their career. 

Why are yacht brokers beneficial?

As yachting experts, yacht brokers know how to translate your unique wants, needs and lifestyle into a yachting experience fit just for you – from knowing the right size and style of yacht, to amenities, crew size, cruising location and more. 

Yacht brokers also offer insider access to the yachting world. Their expert network is your expert network. If you need to make updates on your yacht before selling it, they’ll know which service providers in the area can do it best. If you want to sell a share of your yacht, they’ll know who to sell it to. If you have a specific yacht you want to buy, they’ll know where and how to find it. 

Plus, when it comes to negotiating a deal, yacht brokers are your secret weapon. They negotiate yacht sales on a daily basis and have all the strategies and experience you need to get the deal you want. 

Yacht Brokers and Yacht Co-Ownership

Helping someone buy or sell a yacht is a feat in and of itself. But helping someone buy or sell a share of a yacht adds a level of complexity to the process and therefore requires a unique skillset. Not only is the yacht broker tasked with finding the right seller or buyer for a yacht, but they must also find the right co-owners for you to share it with. This takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources – all of which our Shared Ownership Specialists can offer. 


AvYachts is the expert in yacht share brokerage. Whether you’re looking to sell a share of your yacht to a like-minded partner, or you want to buy a share of a yacht, our dedicated team of yacht brokers and veteran matchmakers is here to guide you every step of the way.  Let us match you with just the right yacht, just the right partners and just the right ownership structure for you. Yacht to the fullest without the full costs of ownership.