Using a yacht broker when buying a yacht will save you time and make the whole process an effortless experience. Our knowledgeable luxury yacht brokers can take care of every detail and streamline the yacht purchase process. Using their extensive network of contacts and market knowledge, your dedicated yacht broker will find you suitable yachts based on your preferences and criteria, oversee contracts and find you the best deal. We offer expert advice on class and compliance, how to best organise your ownership structure, finding the most efficient finance platform and so much more.
How long it takes to buy the perfect yacht is largely dependent on personal preferences and requirements. Once your luxury yacht broker understands the experience you want, they will work to find the best selection of yachts available on the market. Once you have found the yacht that is right for you, the yacht purchase process usually takes from six to eight weeks from contract to completion.
Sea trials and detailed surveys are all part of the purchase process. To avoid conflict of interest, it is our policy not to act as surveyors on behalf of our Clients; however, we will help you to retain the services of an appropriate team of experts once you find the luxury yacht you want to purchase. This includes surveyors, engineers and (if necessary) electricians, fully reflecting the scope of survey you require.
Running costs vary widely depending on the size, build, age and condition of the yacht, as well as the level of maintenance that the Owner wishes to perform annually. Once you have found a potential yacht for sale, our team will be able to best advise on potential maintenance and running costs, while your luxury yacht broker will be on hand to answer any cost queries you may have.
The Ocean Independence Team offers several ongoing services once your superyacht sale is complete. The yacht management team offers a range of services including yacht registration, operational management, crewing, financial services and more. Additionally, if you wish to make the most of your investment and charter your yacht, our Charter Management Team will work diligently to ensure she is offered for charter with a schedule that suits your exacting requirements.
Yes, if Ocean Independence is acting as a stakeholder for a luxury yacht sale. KYC is the process used to verify a Client’s identity. KYC requires proof of identity and residence. This can be a passport or other government ID and utility bill or similar. Originals or authenticated copies may be provided. The information is only required for the purposes of complying with international Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations.
The total cost of purchasing a yacht can vary dramatically and are influenced by a variety of factors. If you're looking for a luxury yacht for sale, think about the size you can afford and for what you're going to be using your vessel. You also need to consider other expenses involved when you buy a yacht, such as insurance, crew and Captain expenses, and maintenance fees.