The role of the Central Agent is similar to that which is performed by the multiple listing agent in real estate. Once a Central Agent is selected, the seller is no longer obligated to speak with other brokers or prospects. Instead, the Central Agent manages the flow of information and communication to and from all other appropriate brokers and agents as well as members of the buying public.
The Central Agent positions the yacht for maximum exposure in the appropriate markets in an effort to procure a sale.
Once negotiations are entered, the Central Agent confirms the validity of the buyer and ensures that proper deposits are in place. In short, when an owner of a yacht chooses a Central Agent, he has selected one individual to represent his interests and should expect a commitment of efforts.
Westport offers significant advantages to owners wishing to sell their motoryacht or sportfishing boat. Thanks to the scale of our brokerage operations serving prime yachting markets, we can provide maximum exposure of your vessel to a large, qualified audience of prospective buyers.
Westport advertises in leading yachting magazines & publications, maintains a heavily visited and continually updated web site, participates in the world's major Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and attends the major boat shows of the world. Westport yacht brokers apply their experience and thorough knowledge of the category to recommend optimum pricing.
Westport assembles all purchase offers for the vessel and transmits them immediately to the owner in the appropriate form. More importantly, we, to the limit possible, ensure that all offers are complete in form and content.
Moreover, we continually update the appropriate audiences as information about the yacht changes (e.g. location, sales status, price, arrangements for inspection, etc.)
Since there are many nuances to the appropriate and responsible representation of a yacht, we would expect to discuss any questions you may have regarding this very significant role in the marketing of your yacht.