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IYB Yachts... Who We Are, What We Do

IYB1.Inc. image My one sentence resume. I was born in the USA to an American father and French mother, raised in France, Germany, England, Sweden, and Spain, I became an avid boater at the age of six by sailing my first sloop-rigged sailboat in the fountain at the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, after which I completed an MBA education followed by Fortune 50 company experience, I came to the conclusion after owning and captaining yachts and enjoying the cruising life, that I should help others find the yacht of their dreams.

A yacht is a reward for a job well done. It’s the culmination of all the hard work that you did to be able to kick your feet up, smell the sea brine while sipping a glass of wine and forgetting that once upon a time you woke up at the crack of dawn to chase the American dream. Now, you want to live the dream! However, finding the right yacht requires planning and work before you can dream.

The single most important criterium is to know what you want. On this site we offer a method to do that called “16 Questions Before You Buy.” If you don’t narrow down your search, you will waste your time visiting yachts not appropriate for your needs. Secondly, let us, visit and inspect the yachts of interest to make sure they are as represented in the ads. This will save you travel time and survey expenses. The objective is to be able to narrow down inspections to a half dozen boats.

Finally, once you have made your decision and final selection, let us negotiate the best possible acquisition price. We will provide you a market analysis using as many comps as possible and utilizing the same database as NAMS and SAMS certified surveyors. Why is this important? You need to know ahead of time that your offer is based on actual market value and that the surveyors will not determine a completely different value that would kill the deal. Furthermore, if you decide to finance the yacht, banks require NAMS or SAMS surveys and these must sync with your final purchase amount otherwise, if you pay more than market value for a yacht, you will need to pay more than 20% deposit to obtain financing.

Note: We are yacht consultants (euphemism for buyers’ brokers). We have a few listings on YachtWorld that we consider “good deals” and we price them aggressively. We prefer open listings because it allows us the freedom to price the yacht at a value, we believe is market value (most prices on yacht sites are ridiculously over-priced). We avoid central listings, unless the client is realistic about the price. In fact, here’s the email we send yacht sellers who want to list with us exclusively (central listings):

Featured Boat
photo of 120' ISA 120
120' ISA 120
2005 US$ 1

In 2018, $800.000 was spent to update the following:

New Exhaust System

Kamewa electronic upgrade

New speakers ($2000 each).

New Underwater lights multi light color selection

New Boat Name Lighting

2 new wave-runners (10 hours each)

New salon carpeting

New Automatic doorway to Galley

New enclosed Eisen Glass enclosure for Flybridge seating

-Engines painted, all new hoses, 

--$40,000 bottom paint (includes sanding, running gear paint, zincs, etc.)

--New Wet Bar Flybridge

--$28,000 Humphries system to reduce pitching synced with GPS

--New Fridge Master Stateroom

--New Centralized computer for yacht communications

 Go to this website to see 360 degree walk through: my.matterport.com/show/?m=eKeC39uyrrj&brand=0

This ISA was originally refitted by the current owner  between September and April 2016. Over a million dollars was spent on her. The Kamewa (Rolls Royce) Jet drives were completely dismantled and rebuilt at a cost of $180,000. This jet drive refit is mandatory every ten years to maintain the yacht in class. This also means that the next owner will never have to do this until 2025.. 

-During this 2015-2016 refit, a new galley was built with new equipment, new soles, and new decor. 
-The interior lacquered cherry was redone wherever necessary. 
-All the staterooms have new soft goods (by the way, the current owner has never slept aboard! He keeps the boat in Miami to entertain his guests with day cruises! )
-$400,000 of new equipment was added in the engine room: new converter, generator, new garage for tender, etc. 
-New audio visual equipment which includes 12 underwater lights that can be synchronized with the Cantelupe music system 

A 60' Opera Tender is available with this yacht optionally. Crew is available depending on new location.



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