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You plan to have your own trawler at some point in your life.  This is never an impulse purchase and there is a lot to prepare for.  What do you need to know? When is the right time? It’s a personal decision that only you can determine by asking yourself if you are ready or not.

There is a marketing phrase a couple of boat builders have used in print ads, “If not now, when?”. Overused perhaps, but the simplicity of the message is on target for those of a certain age and phase in their lives who see the trawler lifestyle as an enriching alternative to enjoy a few years away from the routines and confines of civilization.  

Do you want to get away? Where will you go? Wouldn’t it be great to purchase your own trawler and determine where you go and for how long? This underlying appeal to take off cruising has inspired so many people like you to (and now I’m borrowing from Nike), “Just do it!”.

We have these conversations several times each month with people who have the same ambitions as you. Your desire is real, but the process from shopping to owning can be a little bit complicated. 

You can learn all about trawlers by getting aboard at boating events and during showings, by reading magazines and scouring the websites, videos, blogs, etc., on the internet.  Most of our clients can easily envision friends and family joining them for adventures, but they are not sure about the purchase process or how trawler ownership works. Owners, who wish to become sellers, need to figure out the best method to market their trawler. As a buyer, you know this is a sizeable purchase requiring deep research and proper representation. Whether you are relinquishing the helm or looking to steer your own course, you should go into this informed and aware. 

Jeff has written a column for PassageMaker magazine called, Trawler Transactions. These articles are also available to read here.

The team at JMYS works exclusively with buyers and sellers of trawlers, full time. We are neither distracted by nor have a conflict of interest running a service or repair business. Each of our brokers is a trawler owner-operator, providing a resource of incomparable product knowledge. To work at the highest level and insure client confidence, each JMYS broker is licensed in California and/or Florida, and a member of a regional yacht broker association which demands adherence to a strict code of ethics. We use our experience, to ensure you have the best experience!

The initial Covid wave of demand for trawlers peaked and we are seeing more opportunities to purchase and sell trawlers as we journey into the new year.  Leap years are special, the Olympic Games and national elections will soon create a lot of noise. What are your intentions for 2024? 

We are available to work together with you as a trawler buyer or seller – please get in touch. Now is a great time to refine your ambitions and realize your goals – are you ready to pursue this? 

JMYS Trawlers

We have a great new selection of available trawlers available for viewing all over the country!

N40 Limerick

Nordhavn 40 Okie Dokie

Located in Holden Beach, NC

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N40 Limerick

Nordhavn 40 Limerick

Located in San Diego, CA

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N47 Navigator

Nordhavn 47 Navigator

Located in Manitowoc, WI

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N50 Grey Goose

Nordhavn 50 Grey Goose

Located in Vero Beach, FL

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S55 Finish Grade

Selene 55 Finish Grade

Located in Hilton Head, SC

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N56 Perelandra

Nordhavn 56 Perelandra

Located in Solomons, MD

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KK58 Bulldog Sally

Kadey Krogen 58 Bulldog Sally

Now located in Stuart, FL

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N62 Island Greeter

Nordhavn 62 Island Greeter

Located in Anacortes, WA

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S73 True Love

Snowbird 73 True Love

Located in Deltaville, VA

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JMYS Listings Sold

The Nordhavn 50 Mabuhay has sold! Congratulations to broker Mark Pittman, the new owners, and the sellers. Although she has sold, the brochure will always remain available for educational purposes on the JMYS Listings Sold page.

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JMYS YouTube

Thank you for following along and watching our JMYS YouTube channel! We appreciate every comment and thumbs up from our followers. We have new videos to share below, and more in the works!

Watch Nordhavn 56 – Talk Through Tour
Watch Baltimore Trawlerfest – Dock Walk and Talk
Watch Nordhavn 40 – Talk Through Tour
Welcome Eric Bescoby!

JMYS is pleased to introduce our newest broker to the team, Eric Bescoby! Eric is a California Licensed Yacht Salesperson, a member of the California Yacht Brokers Association and the Offshore Cruising Club. He is moored in southern California, and a very accomplished trawler owner-operator, eager to share with others what he knows.

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Trawler Transactions – Critical Issues

Allotting time for a post-survey recap is a vital step in the boat buying process. Find out why by reading Jeff’s latest article for his Trawler Transactions column in Passagemaker Magazine titled Critical Issues.

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Baltimore Trawlerfest Recap Article

We had a fantastic fall Trawlerfest event in Baltimore. JMYS was represented by Jeff, Pam, Pam’s father Jon, and broker Mark Pittman. The team stayed busy meeting new faces, hopping on different boats, and catching up with old friends. Did you miss the event? Read our recap article!

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New Postcard in Paradise!

Mark and Sally Ethell sent us this beautiful shot of their Nordhavn 52 Sally Forth anchored at the Great Barrier Reef! 

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It’s Never Too Early…..

Will you be looking for a trawler specialist in the next 30-40 years? We might know a guy!

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Save the Date – Stuart Trawlerfest!

JMYS is gearing up for another great week of trawler education down in Stuart, FL on February 27th-March 2nd! We will have two boats on display – the Nordhavn 50 Grey Goose and Selene 55 Finish Grade. Ready to buy tickets? Use discount code “jmys” at checkout for 15% off!

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Thank you for staying in touch, it’s always great to hear from you. 
Jeff and the JMYS Team 

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