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Athan Anas

Let me tell you a little about myself…

I’m a native San Diegan and I’ve lived in San Diego my entire life.  The ocean brings me great joy.  I’m an active water man.  When I’m not working on helping you find the perfect boat or locating a loving home for your existing boat, you can usually find me out on my sail boat doing some fishing or out at the local surf breaks paddling around for waves.  Whether it’s deeply rooted in my Greek lineage or just because of where I grew up, I have such a strong passion for navigating the ocean, which is why I decided to get into the yacht brokerage business.

I love helping clients realize their dream of being on the water.  If you’ve owned a boat before, you definitely understand the excitement and freedom that yachting offers…and if you haven’t owned a boat before, then I’m here to help you experience that feeling.

I’m an experienced and licensed yacht & ship salesperson.  Here’s why it’s best to go through a broker like myself when trying to sell your boat…

Postings on Craigslist or “For Sale” signs in yacht clubs and marinas are a good tactic but when listing with me, especially with larger boats that have a smaller pool of buyers who may not even be in the same state, I can market your boat through websites such as Yachtworld, which is easily searchable by anyone, anywhere in the world. Only brokers can list boats on the site.

-Selling it yourself
There’s only one advantage (which only appears to be an advantage) to this…you get to keep 10 percent more than if you used a broker, but you now have to go it alone.  You won’t be able to get the same kind of national exposure I can, and you’ll be responsible for keeping the boat in top condition and always be available for showing. And, because most boat shopping occurs on weekends, expect to be tied down during your time off. Finally, like many others, you may simply dislike negotiating.  By the time everything is said and done, the 10 percent that you “saved” will have cost you more in time and headache.

-Correctly pricing a boat
This is critical to getting it sold, and I can give you a very good idea of what a boat will sell for and can price it accordingly. I have access to what similar boats have sold for.  I’m here to help navigate some of the more confusing aspects of selling for you such as corporate ownership, loan payoffs, bills of sale, and other documents needed for transferring ownership. Aside from listing and advertising the boat, my most important job is helping move the process along once a buyer is found. I can also help a buyer obtain financing and assist with changing the USCG documentation.

When buying a new or used boat, there’s a lot to consider.  I’m here to be a knowledgeable resource and to take care of all the stuff you didn’t even think about!

-Choosing the right boat
You may be an experienced boater who knows exactly what you want, in which case I’m here to track it down for you at the right price.  Most of the time my clients have an idea of what they want in mind, but a lot of times, they end up deciding on something they didn’t anticipate.  That’s because I can access thousands of boats and bring some to the table that you probably didn’t even know about.  We’ll go look at any and all boats that pique your interest until we find the perfect fit.

-Managing the money
Buyers tend to get apprehensive once it comes down to writing a check. This is where I can make the process less stressful. Ensign Yachts, the broker I work for, has a separate bank account for holding deposits. Within the paperwork for the deal, it specifies what the sale is contingent upon as well as how and when the money will be returned if the sale falls through.

-I’ve got YOUR back
When buying a boat, it’s important to remember that you’re most likely going to be dealing with a broker who’s representing the seller and is getting paid by him or her, not you. That broker will try to get the highest possible price (since his commission is based on that) and will try to hard sell his client’s boat even if it’s not necessarily the best deal for you. Without a broker to represent you, you’re on your own with negotiations and paperwork advice. That’s where I come in…to assist in negotiating a price, and help with the paperwork. The best part is, I get a commission split from the seller’s broker so there’s NO COST TO YOU.

-The technical stuff
Once you decide on a boat, it will need to go on a sea trial and be hauled out and surveyed — something that’s usually paid for by you, the buyer. I’m here to help guide you through that process too by providing you with 2-3 qualified, unbiased surveyors to choose from. The surveyor will have no stake in the outcome and will provide a comprehensive, accurate survey that will reveal needed repairs and deficiencies, as well as establish a fair market value, all of which can be used for negotiations. It will almost certainly be needed for financing and insurance as well.

If you have any questions about anything marine related, don’t hesitate to email, call, text…or simply fill out the form to the right.  I’m here to be your resource of information and I can always point you in the right direction if you’re looking for information about something specific.

athan@ensignyachts.com | 858.705.4670




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