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Why choose Ocean Independence?

Purchasing, building or selling? Let our experts guide you towards the ultimate in luxury yachting with first-class service and unparalleled market expertise.

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  • Global reach and knowledge with offices in all major yachting locations
  • We speak your language, with a Team made up of 20+ nationalities
  • Knowledge of yachts available both on and off-market and an extensive network of consultants
  • Stress-free yacht purchases for first-time buyers and seasoned sailors

Yacht Ownership The definitive luxury yacht lifestyle

Looking for a luxury yacht for sale? If you want to explore the world and experience the ultimate in luxury, buying a sailing or motor yacht is the definitive lifestyle choice. While there is significant emotional and financial outlay in the journey towards yacht purchase, in the end, owning a superyacht is an incomparable triumph.

Luxury yacht ownership brings a wealth of opportunities. You can adventure between coasts and islands exploring azure waters and hidden caves, enjoy leisurely lunches on board, teach your children to swim from the aft deck, throw whimsical parties and celebrate family events, secure a trackside view of the Grand Prix or simply follow the sun. Your own private crew can pre-empt your needs and ensure your personal preferences are always their number one priority. A private yacht is a home from home.

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Why Buy From Us? Working with you to find the perfect luxury yacht

Having successfully completed over 500 superyacht sales and purchase transactions, our Team of Sales and Purchase Consultants offer the highest level of experience, industry knowledge and global contacts to ensure the purchase of your yacht on the best terms.

We take the time to gain a thorough understanding of your requirements, preferences and ultimate objectives before using our industry insights to find you the most suitable luxury yachts for sale. Once you have found your perfect yacht, we will guide and support you step by step through the entire buying process, presenting only the best yachts for sale to you.

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"We're dedicated to the details. Purchase a yacht with us and we guarantee an approach centered around you and your needs with no compromises."

Toby Maclaurin, Sales Director

Unrivalled industry knowledge Getting you the best deal

We pride ourselves on finding you the perfect yacht. Whether you are an experienced yacht Owner or first-time buyer, we will make sure that you find the yacht that is right for you at the best possible price.

A reputation built on trust and integrity

Our repeat clients are a testament to our success and integrity. We offer impartial advice every step of the way, from how to get you the best deal to helping you find a suitable team of experts to complete your surveys.

We are the experts so you don't have to be

Our knowledge and experience mean that we have a greater level of insight about available yachts for sale and allow us to guide you through the entire yacht buying process ensuring you are fully informed.

Experienced global network of contacts

We've built our relationships in the yachting industry over a number of years, so we trust each and every one of our valuable contacts. We work with our network to find the best selection of yachts for you and often have knowledge of yachts that are not officially listed for sale.

We take the time to get to know you

We believe that gaining a thorough understanding of what is most important to you, not just in terms of the yacht itself, but also your preferred personal yachting lifestyle, is essential to ensuring that we present you only with the most suitable options.

To Buy or Build? Your Guide to Purchasing a Yacht

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Buying a yacht already on the water

Purchasing an existing superyacht offers the benefit of immediate availability and reduced cost, while also giving you the option of commissioning a refit to suit your tastes and requirements. Use our yacht buying guide to find your perfect match.

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Commissioning a new yacht construction

With a new build motor or sailing yacht, the options are endless, offering you the potential of complete customisation using the latest materials and technology.

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Sell your yacht We are a market leader in global yacht sales

As we're the market leader for the number of yacht sales transactions per luxury yacht broker and have consistently performed as one of the top three yacht brokerage companies since 2006, you can rest assured that Ocean Independence is the right choice for selling your yacht. Our global network, industry experience and effective marketing will help ensure that you achieve a timely sale at the best price.

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Our Expertise Our dedicated yacht sales brokers will guide you through the sales process

Multifaceted, professional and with extensive knowledge of every aspect of buying and selling a superyacht, our dedicated sales and purchase consultants will provide sound, objective and impartial advice to expertly guide you through the process. Our global Team encompasses 26 nationalities, 23 languages, and a vast portfolio of expertise in yachting services. What unites us is our passion for yachting and the pursuit of excellence so you can be confident that we'll find you the perfect luxury yacht for sale.

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Tailored Solutions Yacht Finance Services

Responding to a need for personalised finance solutions, Ocean Independence now offers a bespoke yacht finance service to buyers. With more years of combined marine experience than any other brokerage company, our yacht sales team and designated finance specialists will work with you to source the best possible finance arrangement for the purchase of your next yacht, based on your individual requirements.

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Aftersales support Holistic Operational Support to Provide Total Peace of Mind

After you have completed your purchase, we remain available to assist you in all aspects of owning a yacht. We provide a range of services to simplify yacht ownership for you, such as:

  • Yacht registration
  • Yacht care
  • Day-to-day operational management
  • Crew selection
  • Financial services
  • Corporate support services
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Berths for sale Escape the expense and hassle of mooring by buying your own superyacht berth

Our Team of yacht brokers are able to source luxury yacht berths in a range of marinas worldwide, all providing top class services and facilities.

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Find the Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Buying A Yacht Yacht Purchase FAQs

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Why should I use a broker when buying a luxury yacht for sale?

Using a yacht broker when buying a yacht will save you time and make the whole process an effortless experience. Our knowledgeable luxury yacht brokers can take care of every detail and streamline the yacht purchase process. Using their extensive network of contacts and market knowledge, your dedicated yacht broker will find you suitable yachts based on your preferences and criteria, oversee contracts and find you the best deal. We offer expert advice on class and compliance, how to best organise your ownership structure, finding the most efficient finance platform and so much more.

How long does the purchase process take?

How long it takes to buy the perfect yacht is largely dependent on personal preferences and requirements. Once your luxury yacht broker understands the experience you want, they will work to find the best selection of yachts available on the market. Once you have found the yacht that is right for you, the yacht purchase process usually takes from six to eight weeks from contract to completion.

How can I be sure of the condition of a yacht?

Sea trials and detailed surveys are all part of the purchase process. To avoid conflict of interest, it is our policy not to act as surveyors on behalf of our Clients; however, we will help you to retain the services of an appropriate team of experts once you find the luxury yacht you want to purchase. This includes surveyors, engineers and (if necessary) electricians, fully reflecting the scope of survey you require.

What are the running costs of a yacht?

Running costs vary widely depending on the size, build, age and condition of the yacht, as well as the level of maintenance that the Owner wishes to perform annually. Once you have found a potential yacht for sale, our team will be able to best advise on potential maintenance and running costs, while your luxury yacht broker will be on hand to answer any cost queries you may have.

What services do you offer post-purchase?

The Ocean Independence Team offers several ongoing services once your superyacht sale is complete. The yacht management team offers a range of services including yacht registration, operational management, crewing, financial services and more. Additionally, if you wish to make the most of your investment and charter your yacht, our Charter Management Team will work diligently to ensure she is offered for charter with a schedule that suits your exacting requirements.

Does Ocean Independence require KYC (Know Your Client) information from me?

Yes, if Ocean Independence is acting as a stakeholder for a luxury yacht sale. KYC is the process used to verify a Client’s identity. KYC requires proof of identity and residence. This can be a passport or other government ID and utility bill or similar. Originals or authenticated copies may be provided. The information is only required for the purposes of complying with international Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations.

How much to buy a yacht?

The total cost of purchasing a yacht can vary dramatically and are influenced by a variety of factors. If you're looking for a luxury yacht for sale, think about the size you can afford and for what you're going to be using your vessel. You also need to consider other expenses involved when you buy a yacht, such as insurance, crew and Captain expenses, and maintenance fees.

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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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