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?
We have a great new selection of available trawlers available for viewing all over the country!
Nordhavn 40 Okie Dokie
Located in Holden Beach, NC