Your brokerage questions answered

What are the benefits of buying through Oyster Brokerage

We are the original manufacturer and we know Oyster Yachts inside out. We have sold over 900 pre-owned Oysters, from 26 to 100 feet, and have an extensive collection of Oysters for sale.

Will I get the necessary help for transfer of ownership, yacht insurance, licence, and registration requirements for my Oyster Yacht?

Yes, the Brokerage team will be with you every step of the way. We will help you sort out the transfer of ownership, insurance, licences and registration

How long does the purchase process take on a pre-owned Oyster Yacht?

This depends on the buyer's situation but, on average, it takes four to six weeks to buy a brokerage yacht from first enquiry to signing the paperwork.

Are the listing prices negotiable?

Prices can be negotiable, depending on the circumstances. For example, the length of time the yacht has been on the market may open the door to a discussion about the price.

Do you offer financing options for pre-owned yachts?

We can introduce you to third party finance options, which are only available for buying a pre-owned yacht.

Can I get an Oyster Yacht surveyed before I close the deal?

In short, yes! We strongly recommend this, using an independent surveyor, so you know exactly what you are buying.

Can I get information on how the yacht has been used previously?

Yes, just ask - if it's available we'll be happy to share it with you.

Can I get information on why the yacht is being sold?

Yes, just ask - if it's available we'll be happy to share it with you.

Can I take a pre-owned Oyster Yacht for a sea trial, before purchasing?

Yes, as soon as we have contracts and deposit in place

Will I get access to the maintenance and expenses history of a yacht to estimate the maintenance it will require?

Yes, just ask - if it's available we'll be happy to share it with you.

Do Oyster Brokerage yachts come with a warranty?

We do not issue a warranty but you should be reassured by the results of your survey.

How long will it take to sell my Oyster Yacht and what are the most important factors to consider?

Lots of factors can have an effect - whether it is the price of the yacht, where it is located and its condition.

Why should I use Oyster Yachts when selling my Yacht?

Oyster Brokerage is the pre-owned Oyster specialist, with unrivalled expertise in buying and selling brokerage Oysters. We have brought buyers and sellers together for more than 38 years.

Does Oyster Yachts require KYC (know your client) information from me? What is KYC?

KYC stands for Know Your Customer. Oyster Yachts is fully regulated and must comply with UK legislation, so we do KYC checks on all potential owners.

When buying a pre-owned Oyster Yacht, what documentation and history will I be provided with?

You will get the original title documentation and key documents when you take delivery of your yacht.

Which trade organisations do Oyster Yachts belong to?

We are accredited by the ABYA in the UK, YBAA in the USA, MYBA - Mediterranean in Palma

Do Oyster Brokerage offer representation for Oyster yachts not listed through Oyster Brokerage?

Yes - we are willing to offer support for any transaction in terms of advice or assistance during the process.