Sell Your Boat

Put our team of experts to work selling your yacht

8 Brokers, 3 Offices, 2 Yards

And 88 Years Of Experience Working For You

At McMichael, our team features experienced and dedicated professionals. Our yacht sales consultants are knowledgeable, energetic boaters, having made a career of helping clients buy and sell boats. When you list your boat (or search for a new one) with McMichael, you are getting their collective and undivided attention, access to McMichael’s extensive data base of buyers and sellers, digital and print advertising,  all supported by McMichael’s professional Sales Coordinator, Listing Secretary, After-sales Manager and two highly respected service yards at the ready to assist.

our value advantage

McMichael is unique in how we build powerful, engaging, and influential content that we then leverage through an array of digital tools reaching our network of qualified active buyers. Providing you with the latest data to calculate the highest, fair market value, ensuring the best price for your yacht.

What's Your Boat Worth?

WHY LIST WITH McMICHAEL?

Our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable Yacht Sales Consultants are all accomplished boaters with an average of 15 years of experience. We have sales offices in Mamaroneck, NY, Huntington, NY and Newport, RI.

THE LISTING

Our expertise is knowing what makes a powerful listing to ensure a yacht sells for its highest value in a reasonable amount of time. Here are some of the ways our inhouse marketing team will make a listing more powerful and successful:

  • Staging you yacht to show its best in high-definition exterior and interior images
  • Capturing HD drone video and stills of your yacht underway
  • Creating multiple HD video feature segments
  • Develop a detailed brochure
  • Review and features articles
  • Sharable digital model and listing page
  • Content on sailing or engine performance

INTEGRATED MARKETING APPROACH

A family-owned and operated business in the marine industry for over 88 years, we have a network of thousands of active boaters and enjoy an exceptional reputation for professionalism and customer service. We have a set of tools and processes we use to sell your yacht, including the following:

  • Promotions and features of your yacht in the McMichael newsletter
  • Ongoing highlights in the McMichael Social media networks
  • Direct email promotion to the McMichael boater network
  • Video hosted on Vimeo, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram Reels
  • Review and features articles
  • McMichael online inventory tool
  • Listed on all major third-party multiple listing service sites.

McMichael has a specialized team of service technicians in our two service yards to ensure your yacht is in its best possible condition and prepared for survey.

Your personal Yacht Sales Consultant will be actively promoting your yacht in the following ways:

  • Scheduling viewings
  • Personal email reach out to their boater network
  • Links to videos of your yacht on their social media network
  • Phone call reach out to their boater network
  • Leverage their fellow McMichael Sales Consultants' boater networks
  • Direct networking with other dealers' sales consultants

McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers employ over 35 people that continue to "provide good service in a friendly manner." Our service yards are widely recognized as one of the top choices in the East or laminate repair and offshore race outfitting. Our brokerage office is staffed by some of the most experienced and respected yacht sales consultants and administration in the industry.

McMichael Summer Sales Plan

MAY 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30

(All boats must be listed with McMichael yacht Brokers as Central Agency Listings)

Cost $25.00/ft. Includes hauling for land display or space at our brokerage float (at our option), bottom pressure washing and blocking. Boats in the water will not be run or used other than for a sea trial with owner’s permission prior to each sea trial. Owner MUST remove and store sails below or the yard will remove the sails and the owner will be charged. (Severely fouled bottoms will be charged T&M.)

Boats not under contract by October 15 will be launched at no charge or they may stay for winter storage at prevailing rates. If you stay for the winter, a $5.00/ft. credit on the winter storage charge will be given, provided that the customer account is current and the yard is in receipt of a Winter Reservation Form and accompanying $500 deposit prior to October 15.

Boats under contract on October 15 must leave the yard prior to October 31 to avoid winter storage charges.

The Summer Storage is offered for one summer only.  Thereafter, listed boats remaining on-the-hard will be required to pay the prevailing Summer Storage Rate.

Contact McMichael today to include your boat in the Summer Sales Program.

Winter Storage Rebate Program

McMichael offers a Winter Storage Rebate Program for brokerage clients that want to sell their boats over the winter. Our brokerage display is the best way to maximize your exposure in the marketplace. By offering “One Stop Shopping” to prospective buyers, your boat gets shown far more often, and to a much broader range of potential buyers. It is quite common for us to sell a client a boat in our display that was not even on their list until we invited them aboard.

The Winter Storage Rebate Program is available to qualifying listings selling for $200,000 or more. Boats over 42’ are taken on a case-by-case basis due to hauling constraints; contact a yacht sales consultant.

The Winter Storage Rebate applies to the cost of winter storage calculated by multiplying the per-foot rate for winter storage times the LOA of the boat. Additional services, including decommissioning and commissioning, are not eligible for the rebate. Prior to hauling, McMichael mechanics will winterize engines, heads, electronics, and water systems. Flat rate winterization charges apply and are payable within 30 days of completion. If you have not received the complete Winter Storage agreement, please contact your yacht sales consultant or service@mcmyacht.com.

If the vessel is still on the market in the spring, there are three options:

  • Launch boat for your personal use – McMichael will honor the rebate if the boat is under agreement within 30 days after launch
  • Leave the boat on-the-hard; if all winter billing is paid in full, summer storage is at NO CHARGE through Sept. 15th.
  • The Summer Storage is offered for one summer only. Thereafter, listed boats remaining on-the-hard will be required to pay the prevailing Summer Storage Rate.

McMichael reserves the right to ask you to remove your boat from our yard after May 31 if the boat is not priced competitively in the marketplace.

Rebate amounts:

Note: The rebate is based on the net commission to McMichael, which can be reduced to 5% if the boat is co-brokered with an outside firm (i.e. another brokerage firm is acting as the buyer’s broker). Winter storage must be paid in full; the rebate will be paid by check after closing.

Contact McMichael if you would like an electronic version of the Winter Storage Rebate Program sent to you.