October 4th, 2022
With the fall of sterling in the past week, there is incredible value to be had for those with US$s in the European market for all those yachts priced in pounds sterling. The euro is also weak relative to the US$ and so it also offers very good value.
Yacht purchase in Europe and the opportunity to take advantage of the pricing advantage for US$ holders does not have to be a black art for those outside Europe.
Berthon has an office in Newport, Rhode Island with five experienced brokers who are able to act as your local broker in the European market.
With European offices in the UK, France, Sweden and Spain, we have a strong international team and we all work together – and have mostly known one another for many years.
We are able to find you the right yacht, manage payments within the USA and to structure an American YBAA contract for purchase.
On the ground, our offices in Europe will help with inspections, survey, sea trial and dealing with any local matters to make the process simple, straight forward and we hope, fun.
We are used to arranging flag change, and delivery or shipping back to the USA as needed. If you are interested to keep your new yacht in Europe, we can advise on mooring, service, and all aspects of keeping your yacht in the Mediterranean or elsewhere in Europe. We have a professional service and guardiennage operation in Palma de Mallorca employing around 30 people and a large shipyard facility at our UK headquarters with around 100 craftsmen on the shop floor.
Aside from that, we are able to offer a lot of local knowledge to make sure that you get the most out of those waters the other side of the Atlantic.
This is a great opportunity to buy for the 2023 season at a very attractive price and also to benefit from currency in terms of running and mooring the yacht. As non-UK, and non-EU nationals you do not have to pay VAT on either the yacht purchase or refit services provided the local regulations and procedures are observed. We understand the processes, and together with the team at Berthon USA can guide you through all of this.
Our international listings can be found here: https://www.berthoninternational.com/yacht-sales-brokerage/yachts-for-sale/.
For more information about the opportunities that exist for great value yacht purchase provided by current currency shift please contact our brokers at Berthon USA