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Buying Yacht Broker

Elmar Teeuwen

As an EMCI certified Yacht Broker & Appraiser I guided many sailors with purchasing their dream yacht at various yacht brokerage companies. I know the pros and cons of many boats from my own experiences as I have been offering onboard training and yacht deliveries all over the world, since 2000. I am an experienced yacht owner myself after I competed in club regattas with my own sailing team and refitted a steel, classic sailing yacht. In addition to my native language Dutch, I speak English, German and Italian. My knowledge, experience and network could be off great value to anyone who is looking for the yacht of his dreams.

WHY assigning a BUYing YACHTbroker?

Buying a yacht is most of the times the result of love at first sight. However the wrong choice can really cause many sleepless nights. To prevent this: ask a second opinion from an EMCI Certified Yacht Broker & Purchase Appraiser who also is a very experienced sailor and yacht owner. I am able to provide valuable advise about which yacht is the most suitable for your sailing plans, crew and budget. My services are applicable for used and also new built yachts.

Many buyers do not realize that selling yacht brokers are primarily acting on behalf of the seller, not on your behalf. As buying broker I serve primarily your needs. As a buying broker I look with different eyes at which yacht is really suitable for your yachting plans.

MARKET SCAN & pre-VIEwings

With a market scan you can compare similar yachts on the market, looking at the most important decision making factors. Also I do pre-viewings on yachts that are located on remote locations and with the use of video-calling we can have a look onboard together.


I also am happy to assist buyers during sea-trials and inspections by marine surveyors. I will look with a critical eye to the survey reports and advise you what to do in case any unexpected issues come up.


After many years working as a yacht broker in the most luxury segment of yachts from 20 meter and having been involved in many transactions, we are able to advise you with all the paperwork like the MOA, proof of ownership, VAT certificates, registrations and mortgages.

Since 2007, I have been working as an international yacht broker & appraiser for various offices. My focus has always been on selling (semi-)custom sailing yachts from 20 meter. Most of them built in steel or aluminium. I have been responsible for various deals with satisfied buyers and sellers. Part of the work is participation in yacht shows in for example Monaco and Cannes. Moreover, I have produced various valuation reports for sailing yachts between 20 and 30 meter.

  • Yacht sales and brokerage
  • Yacht marketing
  • Yacht valuations
  • Yacht photography & (drone) video production
  • Yacht brokerage contracts & yacht documents
  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Italian

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a boat and that’s pretty much the same thing.”