So says William Molloy, a sales and charter yacht broker with International Yacht Register in Monaco, as he prepares for the busy summer yachting season in the Mediterranean.
“Right now,” Molloy says, “the market is the place for genuine yacht lovers to find the right boat at a really good price.”
The reason is that owners who spent big bonuses or hoped to cash in during the heyday of buying before the global recession have been worn down by several years of the brokerage market stabilizing. Those owners are still trying to sell, Molloy says, and what he calls the “real yacht lovers” who have waited patiently can find some gems at great prices.
Plus, Molloy says, yacht brokers are ultra-keen to make deals work nowadays, following several years of being worn down themselves. Brokers are willing to work hard — and creatively — to help any buyer willing to put an offer on the table.
Two of the brokerage yachts that International Yacht Register is currently advertising as ideal for true yacht lovers are the 119-foot Feadship Our Toy and the 119-foot Amels Secret Love.
Our Toy is a 1991 build that accommodates six guests in three cabins. Secret Love (shown in the photograph above) is a 1990 build that was extensively refit in 2006 at the Lürssen shipyard.