Monday, August 9, 2010

Flats Boats Wanted

In addition to being a full time flats guide for the last 15 years I also work with the brokers at Cape Regal Yachts. Their current inventory consists of 100 exceptionally clean motor yachts, cruisers, and fishing boats mostly located here in Southwest Florida.

Flats boats are as popular as ever and have moved well upmarket in the last ten years. It may seem a bit unusual to buy or sell a flats boat through a yacht broker but ther are a lot of reason why you should. Consider the fact that many of these skiffs are easily worth between $30,000 to $50,000 when new and you'll realize that Craig's List might not be the best place to start a transaction like that.

If you choose to list your boat with a broker it will get worldwide exposure on a Multiple Listing Service, just like a piece of real estate. Currently, Cape Regal Yachts sells 20% of their inventory to overseas buyers. If you're the owner of a top end flats boat like a Beavertail, Maverick, or Hell's Bay we might be able to find a buyer in the Bahamas or Caribbean willing to willing to pay a higher price than a Stateside angler considering the current economy. So if you've got a clean, late model flats or bay boat that you'd like to buy or sell, give me a call at (239)565-2960 and I'll answer any questions and get you pointed in the right direction.