Buying a yacht

Buying a yacht is not an everyday affair. Sometimes we notice that our clients are not quite sure of their wants and wishes. Nicolaas Witsen yacht brokerage has many different, well maintained motor yachts for sale. Nearly all lie in our halls in Alkmaar.

Dry, clean and indoors, allowing you to look and compare at your leisure. We will gladly join you on board to discover what suits your needs.

Have you found your dream yacht? We can take care of the financial and administrative handling and all required documentation, such as the purchase agreement, bill of sale and any survey required. We are able to check if the VAT was paid, whether a mortgage was taken out on the yacht and whether it is registered in the National Register. Because of our experience, we know exactly what to look out for. There will be no unpleasant surprises.

After your purchase, your yacht remains in good hands with us. We offer a total package of possibilities for storage, maintenance, repairs, refits and panelling. Water sports runs through our veins.

Nicolaas Witsen - jachtmakelaardij
Nicolaas Witsen - jachtmakelaardij

Sale of your yacht

Quite a bit is involved when you wish to sell your yacht. It is not something you do on a daily basis and so this can turn out to be quite an exercise. Nicolaas Witsen yacht brokerage takes the sales process off your hands. Below you can read how we take care of that.

First of all there is an introductory meeting. We discuss you wishes and we explain the options and brokerage fee, free of any obligation. Needless to say, we take a look on board – we want to have a good impression of your yacht. We conduct a market scan and give you free advice about the suggested asking price.

If you wish to work with us, we set the agreements in a brokerage contract and get started on your behalf.

In order to sell your yacht as quickly as possible, good presentation is important. We can help you prepare your yacht for sale. Examples of this could be removing all personal belongings or tidying and cleaning of the interior. Also important is the washing and/or polishing of the hull and superstructure, possibly applying anti-fouling and performing any necessary repairs. You may also use our yacht service for these tasks.

Once your yacht is completely ready for sale, we do an extensive photo shoot and draw up the specifications with a detailed description. After your approval we enter your yacht in our system and it will be advertised on our website and various (inter)national sales sites.
Needless to say, you wish to receive the best possible price for your yacht. For this reason, we will conduct all negotiations with the potential buyer together with you. Once you accept a potential buyer’s offer, we will draw up the sales contract and the bill of sale. Of course we will keep you constantly informed of the developments and take care of the financial and administrative processing to the last detail.

Your best opportunity to sell is by making use of our sales hall in Alkmaar. In the summer period you can have your yacht placed in our sales hall. After October your yacht can be placed in our winter storage (see prices). Of course you can also leave your yacht in your own marina, allowing you to make use of it during the period of sale.

Nicolaas Witsen - jachtmakelaardij
Nicolaas Witsen - jachtmakelaardij
Nicolaas Witsen - jachtmakelaardij
Nicolaas Witsen - jachtmakelaardij