I tell all of my clients that I am not some guy who used to sell refrigerators, I have had my US Coast Guard Captain's license since 1973 and have sold boats for 17 years. Let my experience help you sell a yacht or find the right yacht to buy.
SELLING A YACHT?
FREE UNDERCOVER DOCKAGE FOR OWNERS OF YACHTS FOR SALE
IN FORT LAUDERDALE
FORT LAUDERDALE YACHT BROKER TUCKER FALLON
BUYING A YACHT?
LET ME WORK FOR YOU AS A "BUYER'S BROKER" TO LOOK OUT FOR YOUR INTERESTS. YACHT BROKERS WORK LIKE REAL ESTATE BROKERS, WE DO CO-BROKERAGE TRANSACTIONS WITH OTHER BROKERS ALL THE TIME. LET MY MANY YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY HELP YOU TO FIND THE BOAT OR YACHT THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS.
$18,000 FLORIDA SALES TAX CAP NOW LAW IN FLORIDA
NO SALES TAX FOR NON RESIDENTS
The Florida Maritime Full Employment Act has now been signed into law and became effective July 1, 2010. This law caps sales tax on a yacht purchased in Florida at $18,000. At the 6% rate there is now no addtional tax on boats sold over $300,000.
Since many of the larger yachts sold here were flagged in foreign countries and no tax was paid in the US, it is expected that many buyers will register their boats in Flodrida to avoid the foreign flag issues such as cruising permits, and Florida will actually get more tax revenue than before. Another advantage for a buyer is that they will no longer have to leave Florida after 90 days or 180 days, which was a requirement previously for non resident purchasers. This should keep more boats in Florida, and that will mean more boats and yachts getting work done at Florida boat yards, and more American crew. Update on October 9, 2011, on yachts valued over $300,000, Florida has increased tax collection by 300 per cent since the law became effective.
Florida also has a program for non resident buyers who purchase boats here that allows them to use a boat in Florida for 180 days with no tax due to Florida
I am not a maritime attorney or tax accountant but please contact me about sales and use tax in Florida.
At the helm and on the phone, Yachtbrokerguy on the job! And yes this is a real photo although the water looks like it was photo shopped! Taken on board a 60' Sea Ray I was delivering for the owner just a short trip from Pompano Beach Florida to Bradford Marine.
Many of my listings have sold this year, to get your boat sold contact me for a comprehensive marketing plan.
YACHT SALES YACHT CHARTER
Tucker Fallon is a licensed yacht broker who tells all his clients that he is not some guy who used to sell refrigerators; he has had his captain's license since 1973 and has 15 years of boat sales experience. Tucker is a yacht broker with Bradford Marine Yacht Sales in Fort Lauderdale. Value added services make the difference.
In April 2008 Tucker Fallon became a Certified Professional Yacht Broker. This is a program developed to increase professionalism in the yacht brokerage business. To become certified, a yacht broker must have extensive experience, pass a peer review, and take a thorough test on all aspects of yacht sales. In Broward County, Florida, there are over 1100 licensed yacht brokers and salespeople, but only 25 are Certified Professional Yacht Brokers. As of June 2008, there are approximately 500 Certified Professional Yacht Brokers in the United States and Canada.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
If you want to sell a yacht, you know that the more buyers that can see a yacht for sale, the sooner it will sell. Our Bradford Marine Yacht Showroom is located on Marina Mile in Fort Lauderdale, and is convenient for buyers who come to Fort Lauderdale, to see the yachts for sale in South Florida. Many times, buyers will come to the Yacht Showroom to see one type of yacht, and ask to see another one while they are there. Since we actively encourage other brokers to sell our listings on a co-brokerage basis, yacht brokers know it is easy to bring clients for showings.
Aerial view Bradford Marine
FREE DOCKAGE FOR SELLERS
With a central listing of a yacht with a value over $350,000 we offer free undercover dockage in our Yacht Showroom. There is a charge for electricity, but the undercover dockage is free, and we can accommodate yachts undercover up to 150 feet.
BMYS Yacht Showroom
YACHT BUYING * BOAT BUYING
If you are interested in buying a yacht, Tucker's experience as a yacht broker can help a buyer find the right yacht. Whether it is a motoryacht, sportfisherman, trawler or cruiser, the greatest selection of yachts for sale in the U.S. is often in South Florida. A good yacht broker can find a yacht that fits the client's needs rather than what is available at his dock that week.
YACHT SALES * BOAT SALES
Product, place, promotion and price are the key elements of marketing of a yacht. With many years of yacht sales, Tucker Fallon can advise a seller on a strategy to get the yacht sold. The Bradford Marine Yacht Showroom has the only undercover dockage dedicated to sales of brokerage yachts in Florida.The Showroom's central location allows clients to easily see a number of yachts in one visit. For larger yachts we have listings throughout the world.
For Megayachts for sale we have a Listing Rewards program with free dockage, free hauling for yachts to up 230 feet, free yacht towing, free air support with our company plane, and discounts on service work. See the Megayacht page here.
Yacht management is a service for yacht owners, to oversee the maintenance and repair of a yacht, for an owner who wants to enjoy his yacht rather than use his limited time to take care of it. This service is available for boats and yachts of all sizes. For details on this service click on the YACHT MANAGEMENT link to the left.
FREE BOAT HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOAT BUYERS
Included for all of my clients for owner operated yachts, are instructions on how to safely enjoy your new yacht. Docking, electronics, anchoring, what to do in the engine room and more. Not just 30 minutes at the dock, but enough time for the new owner to increase his comfort level. For some buyers it is three hours, for some it may be three days. These instructions are also available at an hourly or daily rate for all recent boat and yacht buyers.