The main responsibility of a yacht broker is to sell boats. You are finding customers to buy, and you are finding boats to sell. You must be very good at networking and seeking opportunities for new listings and people that are looking to sell their boats. A yacht broker will help people that own boats to sell them, and people that are looking for boats to buy them.
There are no formal qualifications to work as a yacht broker. A key skill for this role is to be a good people person; as a yacht broker you will be working with people that have very high expectations, and that needs to be managed.
Working hours vary; in the Winter it is relatively quiet, but in the summer working hours are more intense, and have particular peaks, mainly around boat shows. In September there is the Cannes boat show, the Palma Boat Show and the Southampton Boat Show, and a good yacht broker will be going to all of these.
The working conditions are varied; there is time spent in the office competing administrative based tasks, and lots of time on the phone buying and selling boats. On other days, a yacht broker will spend time on the water with customers, completing sea trials of beautiful superyachts, which will involve travel around the UK. There is also overseas travel in this role to attend boat shows.
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