Do you want to sell your boat? With over 45 years of experience in brokering the sale of motor and sailing yachts, Kempers Watersport is a partner you can trust. At a prime location with 500 berths, 300 parking spaces, 20 skilled employees and endless enthusiasm for water sports, we would love to offer your boat for sale. The boats for sale are located right at the front of the harbour, providing easy access to potential buyers. At the moment, there are about 150 ships there. Kempers Watersport uses professional photography and films HD videos of your boat by using a drone. If you are curious about what we can offer in terms of presentation, feel free to take a look at our current stock.
We advertise in all renowned water sports magazines, including Yachtfocus Magazine and Botentekoop, and on all major boat websites, such as www.yachtfocus.com, www.botentekoop.nl, www.boatshop24.com, www.speurders.nl. There are more than 20 in total
The greatest advantage of our yacht brokerage is that we take care of all your worries. Our full-service policy also applies to selling your yacht. Bring us your boat and we will take care of:
The sales brochure: Together with you, we will discuss the most important features and specifications of your boat. We will also take photographs of your boat. These details and photos form the basis for a full-colour specification that is offered to any buyers.
The berth: During the time it takes to sell your boat, we take care of the berth without any additional costs (storage on the shore or in a (water)warehouse is also an option).
Tours for viewers: We will take potential buyers on a tour on your boat.
Advertise for your boat: We regularly advertise in, amongst others: YachtFocus Magazine and Botentekoop and on different websites including www.hiswa.nl, www.HiswaMakelaar.nl, www.botentekoop.nl, www.euroboats.com and www.boatshop24.com. In addition, we are represented at a number of national and international water sports fairs, such as the HISWAs and Boot Düsseldorf.
The ‘test drive’: This usually takes place once we’ve received an actual offer.
Guidance during expert assessment: When the buyer wants an expert to assess the boat, we will supervise this process.
Hoisting the boat out of the water: Because we have our own boat lift (with a 40 tonne-capacity, even with standing mast), this can be done quickly without additional costs.
Collaboration during inspections and exchange and/or deferred payment options.
Insurances, possible berth and financing for any buyers.
Setting up waterproof contracts.
Supervising payments: We do this correctly and safely, amongst others, by means of a so-called escrow account.
In addition to the full service we provide, there are a number of other advantages worth mentioning. An international database with people looking for boats, increasing the chances of a speedy sale. Moreover, our knowledge and experience enables us to assist you with solutions for complex matters such as registration, import duties, warranties and conflicts. On a final note, we are a member of the HISWA yacht brokers. A boat under the care of a ‘HISWA Qualified Yacht Broker’ generally gets a better price than a boat that is sold privately. After all, watertight contracts, a dispute commission, an escrow account and membership of the trade organisations such as Hiswa and the Dutch Association of Boat Brokers, offer added value compared to a boat that is sold privately.
As soon as you offer your boat with us, the process starts. We assess your boat and determine its current market value. Together, with you as the seller, we will come up with an asking price and specification based on the market value and your own input. Next, we will create a presentation for your boat and then it will be ready for sale. We advise you to moor your yacht in our for-sale harbour for the duration of the selling process. That way, passers-by might get interested in your yacht, increasing the likelihood of sale. If you want, you can of course sail your boat while it is for sale, but we do advise you to consult with your broker first.
If an interested party makes a realistic offer to us, we will discuss it with you right away. If you find the offer acceptable, we will arrange the test drive, possible expert review and full handling of the finances and the delivery of the boat. When doing so, we will determine the settlement for you as seller and transfer the net sale price to your bank account.
All of the above is of course included in the brokerage fee we charge. This fee is 10% of the final sales price, including sales tax, with a minimum of €2,500.
As yacht brokers, we will do everything to make sure the sale of your yacht goes smoothly. We prefer to stay involved with the sale from beginning to end. If, however, you would rather not commit too much to a yacht broker, we completely understand. With this in mind, we offer the option to cancel the sales order. If you as the owner chose to halt the sales efforts, we charge a (storage) rate of €25 per square metre of the boat’s length per year. So, if we were to have conducted sales efforts for six months, that would only cost you 50% x length x width x €25. For example: for a boat that is 12 metres in length, this would come down to about 570 euros for six months.
Kempers Watersport: trusted business partners
As one of the first Dutch yacht brokers, we are proud of our carefully-established good name. Our good name is all thanks to a conviction in our DNA: Doing business Openly & Honestly. Apart from this, we find ‘tangible’ assurances very important in order to convince you to sell your valuable property via our yacht brokers. That’s why we have built in the following assurances:
- As a Hiswa-qualified yacht broker we apply the Hiswa Brokerage Terms & Conditions
• At Kempers Watersport, all transactions are made via an independent escrow account If the parties fulfil all the terms & conditions and the boat is delivered, we will pay the sales price to the seller. The seller will receive the money within two days of delivery. This means maximum assurance for all involved.
• We consider expertise and knowledge of the market to be of the utmost importance, which is why our brokers are EMCI-certified and thereby satisfy permanent education requirements. EMCI-certified yacht brokers have behavioural rules, procedure requirements and fall under complaints & disciplinary law or conflict resolution/arbitrage.
• NBMS membership: Expertise and reliability are core values of the NBMS (the Dutch Association of shipbrokers). Among others, self-regulation and maintaining a professional ethics codex act as guidelines for members in their professional activities.
• Hiswa en NBMS brokers are united in the NLYachts organisation. Hereby, you make optimal use of a carefully built-up and large, international network of yacht brokers. See the up-to-date range here.
As a family business, we focus on the long term, and happy customers give us continuity. Therefore, your happiness is of mutual importance: For yourself as a customer and for us as a yacht broker.