Sell Your Boat

Yacht Brokerage & Boat Consignment Program

Emerald Coast Marine’s Boat Brokerage and Consignment program in Niceville, Florida  was designed to make selling your boat both easy and affordable. Our business model bridges the gap for those individuals wishing to sell their boat without the hassles and time requirements of handling it themselves or using the, often, very expensive services of other boat dealerships.

ECM ADVANTAGES:

Free Market Analysis

We will provide you with a free market analysis of your boat illustrating current market values, previous sales comps along with additional market data to allow you to make a well-educated decision on the sale of your boat.

Targeted Marketing Approach

We will take professional photos and videos of your boat using the newest technologies available. We will then advertise your boat using our marine dealer network as well as our exclusive pre-owned marketing campaign. Our exclusive pre-owned marine marketing campaign is far more dynamic than simply listing your boat online. We utilize a proven method of marketing your boat in specific geographic markets using various marketing mediums that get your boat in front of hundreds of thousands of potential buyers. Simply put, our marketing approach will be specifically designed for YOUR boat.

No Trailer, No Problem!

Many of our customers do not own trailers. Whether you live on the water, dry store with a marina or keep your boat in a wet slip, we can help. ECM is also a Magic Tilt trailer dealer and will pair your boat with a matching trailer increasing your boat’s marketability to a wider audience of potential buyers. What’s best, is you do not even need to make the investment upfront. We will package your boat with a trailer for a small monthly fee until the end-buyer makes the purchase.

No Listing or Mandatory Reconditioning Fees!

That’s right! Unlike other dealers, we do not charge you a listing fee so that we can then profit again from the sale of your boat. We also do not charge mandatory reconditioning fees. Again, this is another profit area for other boat dealers. They typically will charge you $250 or more to inspect and tell you what you already know about your boat. They will then make costly recommendations to bring your boat up to “tip-top” shape. We have recognized that the only thing “tip-topping” is the dealer’s profit line. We will, however, make recommendations to have your boat detailed and take care of any items that may turn-off potential buyers, all while respecting the fact that you are selling a pre-owned boat.

Communication

Regardless of the program you choose, you will hear from us frequently. We will update you with the level of interest your boat has received, feedback from potential buyers, number of phone calls and internet leads received to date as well as an updated market analysis ensuring your boat is competitively priced with the market. We will not tell you what you WANT to hear, but what you NEED to hear to sell your boat effectively. You simply tell us your preferred method of communication, whether it is phone call, e-mail, text, or even a face-to-face meeting.

ECM Ownership

Emerald Coast Marine was founded on the premise of providing our clients with a higher level of service, communication and value than most other marine dealerships. While we do not have a fancy showroom, expensive equipment, and multiple layers of administrative and management salaries, we also do not have the expense associated with these types of operations. Most communication will be handled directly by ownership, providing you with a higher level of service. This business model allows us to pass the savings on to our clients while remaining profitable.

YOU CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SERVICE

Our Brokerage and Consignment programs offers two levels of service to fit both your time and financial needs.

ECM PREFERRED PROGRAM

Let us handle everything with our net listing agreement. You simply let us know the net check amount you are willing to accept and your preferred method of payment. We will handle everything else! From keeping your boat clean, properly marketing with the use of professional videos and photos, handling all walk-in customers, phone and internet leads, sea trialing qualified buyers, handling all the complex title, registration and financing paperwork - Emerald Coast Marine will handle it all!

ECM CUSTOM PROGRAM

At ECM we understand everyone’s needs are different. Some sellers may have a product in high demand, yet still be intimated by the process of selling their boat themselves. Even products in high demand require a professional marketing effort to get in front of qualified buyers. Others sellers may have a product in lower demand that requires a significant targeted marketing effort to gain the proper exposure. In either case, it can still be a stressful and daunting task to consummate the sale of your vessel privately. ECM is here to help! We will market your boat with our exclusive pre-owned marketing process. We will then weed out the “lookers” from the “buyers”, pre-qualify and handle all the showings. We will keep you informed throughout the entire negotiation process, present all offers and close the deal! Our commission will be based on a small agreed upon percentage of the sale price.

With either program you can choose to maintain possession of your boat or yacht and continue to enjoy it while we find the right buyer.