Welcome to MacDonald Yacht Brokerage
For buyers, we have global connections to yachts for sale and their agents. Each member of our staff is a seasoned professional broker/yachtsman.
With a MacDonald Yacht Broker, at your side, as your buyers agent, you can cover the entire marketplace. Your agent will find what you want, negotiate the best price, assist with inspections, transportation, insurance and slip location.
For those who are planning to sell their boats, we have extensive experience in sales, yacht trades, property exchanges and donations. Together we will map out the marketing strategy that will be most productive for your boat.
This can be one of the best experiences of your life. Call us or email us. Get started today.
WHY MACDONALD YACHT BROKERAGE?
Our sales staff are fully licensed by the California Dept. of Boating & waterways.
Our broker of record, Kevin Mac Donald, is a former member of the board of directors for the California Yacht Brokers Association. The association is dedicated to setting and upholding ethical standards in the industry.
Each of our sales staff is a member of the California Yacht Brokers Association.
Members of the San Diego Port Tenants Association.
In business at the same location for over thirteen years.
Good standing within the local and national yacht brokerage community.
Many satisfied clients, both seller's and buyer's.
California Yachts For Sale Magazine
Yachts For Sale Magazine
Latitude 38 Magazine
Periodic ads in the San Diego Log
Periodic ads in Mexico's 'Yates & Villas
Comprehensive Internet Marketing: We have a very comprehensive Internet presence. Our dedicated Internet marketing is via our expanding site on this domain (macyacht.com) on our own server provides high access speeds. This presence features complete listing specifications and photo tours for each of our yachts that we can direct interested buyers to after they have given us a call. We also present each of our listings on the Yachtworld and Yachtcouncil multiple listing systems. Essentially we provide an Internet presence that guarantees easy access to your listing.
E-mail capable: Our Internet marketing provides us with a truly global reach. Our ready response to e-mail inquiries allows us to transfer information in a way that is attuned to the Internet boat shopper. The Internet is the marketing medium that allows us to do the most advertising for you, and do so in the shortest time. We happened to be the first yacht brokerage to recognize this when our site first went up in 1992, since then we have continued to be innovative in the use of the Internet for the marketing of brokerage yachts. To underscore the usefulness of this ability one of our first Internet generated sales was a 38' sail boat in San Diego to a buyer in Russia. As the Internet market continues to mature and expand at a rapid rate we are there to properly present your yacht.
Inclusion and representation at Regional boat shows at sellers request.
Standardized listing agreements that define and protect the interests of the seller.
Standardized purchase agreements that define and protect the interests of both the seller and buyer.
Personal listing agent to communicate all negotiations between seller and buyer (or buyers agent if other than listing agent)
Bonded escrow trust account.
Buyers deposit placed in trust account prior to sea trial and survey.
Broker facilitated Sea Trials and Surveys
Broker facilitated closing with agreed upon closing statements for buyer and seller prior to disbursal of funds.
Well connected with local Maritime Documentation Service, Marine Financial Services, Marine Insurance Underwriters, Local Boat Yards, Marine Surveyor's, Marine Mechanic's, and local Marinas. We are able to provide valuable assistance, guidance, and advice pertaining to all aspects of the purchase or sale.
Personal Listing Agent. Your personal listing agent will handle all communications and details of listing, marketing, and sale. With your Listing Agreement, you have an accountable individual to work with.
Each member of our sales staff has an in-depth understanding of the yacht brokerage business, proven negotiating skills, and long standing experience in boating.
Our sales and secretarial staff keep our offices open from 8:30 to 5 seven days per week.
Our extensive advertising keeps the our brokerage in the public eye on an ongoing basis.
Our Internet presence provides e-mail and advertising world wide.
We offer two convenient office locations on San Diego Bay.
Our central office on Harbor Island at the Cabrillo Isle Marina is a short walk from the luxurious Sheraton Hotel. This office is the closest Yacht Brokerage to San Diego's Lindbergh International Airport. Upon your arrival to beautiful San Diego, We will be more than happy to escort you to our main office.
Our branch office also in San Diego, is located at the prestigious Shelter Pointe Marina Inn on Shelter Island. The Shelter Pointe Marina Inn shuttle service will bring you from the airport to our Shelter Island office. The Shelter Pointe Marina Inn is the home of the renown Kona Kai Marina.
MacDonald Yacht Brokerage