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Current State of the Used Boat Market

We wanted to share some insights into the current state of the boat market.  We were at a Yacht Broker’s Association of America  (YBAA) seminar a few weeks ago and were able to gauge the temperature of the industry from other brokers.  The general consensus reflects our own sense, that, while things are slowing, good… Continue reading Current State of the Used Boat Market

“Gayle Wix Memorial Rendezvous”

The Monk36 Owners Association “Gayle Wix Memorial Rendezvous” Opening day took place this month on Wednesday, June 8th. John and Gayle Wix of Woodbridge, Va owned the recently sold 2002 Monk 36 Safe Return together for seventeen years and collected many memories & nearly 4000 hours on her during their adventures.  A couple of years ago, Gayle passed… Continue reading “Gayle Wix Memorial Rendezvous”

Why You Should Use A Buyer’s Broker

There’s a lot of value in using a buyer’s broker for your next boat purchase. Brokers have the knowledge and experience to help you through the entire buying process, from vetting the boat to handling negotiations with the selling broker. We can provide you with an outside perspective of the boat at the time of… Continue reading Why You Should Use A Buyer’s Broker

Surveying the Jeanneau Yacht 51 “Bolero” In Savannah, Georgia

The stunning 2019 Jeanneau Yacht 51, ‘Bolero’ was put under contract while located at Hilton Head Island for the winter.  The nearest boatyard that could haul her was Thunderbolt Marine in Savannah, a 26 mile boat ride away, by the shortest (circuitous) route.  Owner, Chris set out with Jon and Anne as crew on a… Continue reading Surveying the Jeanneau Yacht 51 “Bolero” In Savannah, Georgia

The Traveling Yacht Brokers: Ibiza

As many of you know from following along on our adventures, we recently made a trip to Ibiza, Spain to inspect & survey a 2015 Oyster 575 named “African Starling”.     The Sailing Yacht caught our buyer’s eye with its outstanding sailing capabilities, luxurious living space, and stunning aesthetics. Let’s just say she made… Continue reading The Traveling Yacht Brokers: Ibiza

Finding Your Best Boat: Things To Consider

The boat-buying process is a minefield.  There is much to consider and so much to learn, especially if you are a first-time boat buyer.  We have put together a few suggestions about what you should think about as you embark on the journey. *YaZu Tip #1* When buying your boat, consider the 80/20 Rule. How… Continue reading Finding Your Best Boat: Things To Consider

Changing Tides: From Sail to Power

Written by Sue Hichens (Former Owner of Annapolis Yacht Sales)     When we returned to Annapolis in 2019 after our last 6 month trip to the Bahamas, we decided to sell our much-loved Beneteau 423 as we weren’t sure we would be doing another long trip; we had the Harbor 20 to sail, and… Continue reading Changing Tides: From Sail to Power

YaZu Boat Show Guide

The US Sailboat Show & US Powerboat Show in Annapolis are perfect opportunities to review all of the latest and greatest that the yachting world has to offer.  All of the major production manufacturers and gear manufacturers are represented at these annual boat shows.     First, here are some #PROTIPS from YaZu’s own experiences… Continue reading YaZu Boat Show Guide

Why You Should Buy A Boat In Deltaville, Virginia

On the coast of Virginia, where the Rappahannock and Piankatank Rivers meet the Chesapeake Bay, lies the quaint village of Deltaville, which has gained the title of “The Boating Capital of The Chesapeake Bay”. A History of Boatbuilding Deltaville, Virginia, despite its size, is home to thousands of vessels of all sizes, manufacturers, and classes.… Continue reading Why You Should Buy A Boat In Deltaville, Virginia