Why You Need a Buying Advocate

Oct 9, 2017 | Bluewater Perspective, Featured, Magazine, News | 0 comments

With so much data available on the internet today, you might be asking yourself; Do I really need help buying a boat? The answer is a resounding yes. Purchasing a boat is an exciting venture, but often it comes with surprises or red tape that could quickly take the fun out of the process.

Hiring a skilled agent is one of the best investments you can make.

One of the best investments you can make to ensure your boat purchase is hassle-free is to enlist the support of a Bluewater buyer’s agent. By your side throughout the purchase process, this highly trained industry expert is dedicated to looking out for your interests first as they help you find the right boat that fits your budget and boating needs.

Beyond determining your ideal boat’s price range, functionality and aesthetics, there are a myriad of less obvious, but critical, aspects surrounding your purchase. Only a professional with a keen understanding of the process, such as a Bluewater sales professional, can prepare you for every scenario along the way. For starters, a Bluewater buyer’s advocate can help ensure you are aware of every listing on the market that meets your search criteria, including “pocket listings” that are not yet publicly available.

Sales Professional

When looking for a new model boat, the initial call to Bluewater can connect you to a brand expert for the exact type of vessel and boating you want to experience. We proudly partner with some of the world’s most respected sportfish, cruising and motoryacht brands, and we provide added value by investing in factory training for our sales and service teams. Our sales team is encouraged to focus on the respective brands that resonate most with their own boating lifestyle and experience. These brand experts continually track product availability for both new and used boats, and are aware of specific model nuances, equipment options and pricing trends that can make your experience more enjoyable.

Additionally, Bluewater’s nine-location footprint, spanning from Maryland to Florida, offers you the opportunity to participate in a variety of high-end events. Whether it be a tournament, boat show or rendezvous—we delight in providing you first-hand insight as to how varying boat configurations can be used and enjoyed.

Once you’ve worked with a salesperson to pinpoint your next boat, the Bluewater administrative team springs into action on your behalf. Full-time, professional sales assistants work behind the scenes on the tedious details of documenting a new boat’s options, or verifying that a pre-owned vessel is free of liens. From a paperwork standpoint, we use IYBA brokerage contracts that ensure clear language for both parties. Our expert closing team oversees nearly 400 deals a year and will courteously manage all the minutia and possible headaches of the closing. This includes ensuring that all parties stay within the contract, and amendments are made as needed to protect your deposit. The team is adept in running abstracts to check for any liens that may have been attached to the vessel, and will follow-up to ensure that proper payoff of those loans are received in order to provide you with clear title. While selecting an independent surveyor is up to you, we are able to guide you to individuals that have a deep understanding of a particular brand and the mechanics associated with that model.

While many brokers in the industry are trained to handle purchase activity, Bluewater’s 50 years of continual investments in infrastructure, network, personnel and procedures ultimately deliver a greater value to our customers than our competition. Our goal is to not just sell you a boat, but to build value in our relationship and ensure first-rate service experiences after the sale. When your boat is commissioned and ready to set off, our team will help personally deliver and orient you with your new vessel. We will review all systems and are glad to organize a maiden voyage with one of our experienced captains. Your Bluewater service liaison will ensure all break-in periods, warranties, and protection plans are properly executed with recommendations for routine service scheduling. Should any warranty issues arise, not only will we coordinate this with the manufacturer, we can also provide the convenience of having the work performed at one of our three award-winning service facilities. Despite servicing over 1,200 yachts per year, we seek to maintain family-like bonds with our customers and communities—you’ll never be just a number to us.

While many brokers in the industry are trained to handle purchase activity, Bluewater’s 50 years of continual investments in infrastructure, network, personnel and procedures ultimately deliver a greater value to our customers than our competition. Our goal is to not just sell you a boat, but to build value in our relationship and ensure first-rate service experiences after the sale. When your boat is commissioned and ready to set off, our team will help personally deliver and orient you with your new vessel. We will review all systems and are glad to organize a maiden voyage with one of our experienced captains. Your Bluewater service liaison will ensure all break-in periods, warranties, and protection plans are properly executed with recommendations for routine service scheduling. Should any warranty issues arise, not only will we coordinate this with the manufacturer, we can also provide the convenience of having the work performed at one of our three award-winning service facilities. Despite servicing over 1,200 yachts per year, we seek to maintain family-like bonds with our customers and communities—you’ll never be just a number to us.

The Bluewater Network of companies possess a wealth of knowledge and are eager to share these entrenched experiences to make your boat purchase and ownership as enjoyable as possible. With more than 300 team members along the Eastern seaboard, the Bluewater family is one of the most experienced communities of boaters and fishermen in the world. Just as our founding partners and their families have demonstrated their dedication by remaining owner-operators for five decades, we pride ourselves on remaining committed to the values that built such a successful and sustainable business. It is important for our team to build loyal customers throughout multiple generations as we boat and fish alongside you every day. Ensuring your satisfaction as you begin the next chapter of your boating adventures is the ultimate Bluewater Advantage that we genuinely look forward to providing you.