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Buying your own berth

When it comes to yacht berths, there are two main considerations. The facilities that the mooring offers are a priority - from leisure facilities, proximity, stunning cruising grounds and the best restaurants, to parking, electricity, fuel, and water. Some moorings come with all of the above, and some are simply a space to keep your yacht. So, finding the right berth for sale to suit your needs is crucial.

The second, but arguably the most important factor to consider is the cost of the mooring in which your yacht will spend most of its time. Otherwise known as a home berth, the price of the long-term leasehold is the main concern here. With many large yachts due for delivery, and moorings in short supply throughout the peak season, finding top-quality home, and visitor berths for sale at the right price is an increasingly difficult task.

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Escape the stress and expense of mooring by buying your own yacht berth

This is where Ocean Independence comes in. Before you make your purchase, we can advise you on the most suitable location, assess the offer and make you aware of any extra charges that might be levied by marina managers, as well as verify any tax implications.

We can source yacht berths for sale at the most exclusive international marinas, all of which offer top-class services and facilities. With our knowledge, experience, extensive network of contacts and wide range of marina berths for sale, we can help you make the best choice and get the best deal when mooring your yacht.

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FAQs Find the Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Superyacht Berths For Sale

What are the benefits of buying a yacht berth?

There are many benefits to owning a yacht berth from security and investment opportunities to exclusive events, and so much more.

· Security: Enjoy peace of mind with private, gated marinas, ensuring your yacht's safety even during your absence.
· Guaranteed Mooring Space: For yacht owners, the true value of a yacht berth lies in the knowledge that you’ll always have a place to dock. Owners and their crew value the certainty of a fixed berth, especially during peak seasons when rental berths are scarce.
· Long-term Investment: With the prices of berths rising at an index of 2%-6% per year, there is significant potential to earn a return on the initial investment on a long term lease.
· Sub-letting: Sub-letting rights present an opportunity for an additional income stream when your yacht’s slip is vacant.
· Social Events: Marinas present a perfect backdrop for mingling with fellow yacht enthusiasts, in exclusive yacht clubs, surrounded by breath-taking scenery.

How much do moorings for sale cost?

The costs of our yacht moorings for sale depend on numerous factors, including location, lease size, years left on the lease, the facilities included with the marina berth, and the current market. Much like the real estate market, prices of berths will vary depending on a variety of economic factors.

While the upfront cost of a mooring for sale might seem high, owning a berth offers distinct advantages over renting. A strategically located yacht can help mitigate crew turnover, thereby reducing recruitment, training, and inefficiency expenses.

Additionally, long-term leases present diverse revenue streams. Even though these won't cover ownership costs, they significantly offset financial burdens. Typically, Owners utilise their fixed moorings as a secure homeport during the off-season, ensuring maintenance, crew satisfaction, and peace of mind. Conversely, during peak cruising season, these prime berths can be leased out at premium rates, further countering cruising costs.

Does a yacht berth have running costs?

Securing a berth for your floating home-from-home presents its own set of financial considerations. Utilities, including water and electricity, can elevate the tab. Whilst, general upkeep—a combination of routine maintenance, security, and potential local tariffs or levies—adds another layer to the financial outlay.

For example, once a purchase is made for the long term lease of a yacht berth, the Owner becomes liable for maintenance of the berth (community charges for the port), body corporate fees and local taxes, navigation tax or lighthouse fees (government fees). Even when moored, a superyacht is in constant need of attention. To ensure your vessel remains pristine and operational, it's essential to budget comprehensively.

How long does it take to buy a yacht berth?

The length of time it takes to purchase a yacht berth for sale will depend on the country in which it is located. While you should generally allow between 6 to 10 weeks from your initial deposit payment before your yacht berth is ready, each case can vary.

For example, if you are purchasing a yacht berth in Europe, some marinas will need to approve any changes in berth ownership, which can result in a lengthier process. The time between your deposit payment and completion can vary depending on individual circumstances.

I'm selling my yacht - what do I do with my yacht berth?

If you're selling your yacht and struggling to decide what to do with your yacht berth, we advise reviewing the terms of your lease to check if you can sublet. However, if you'd prefer to put it on the market, simply contact us to discuss; we can put your marina berth up for sale and handle the details.

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Need help or advice?

The yachting journey can be complex with many decisions to be made. Get in touch with Ocean Independence, and one of our specialist consultants will help you make the right choices.

As a truly global company with 14 offices worldwide, we’re available 24/7 to help with any enquiries.

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