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De Valk Yacht Brokers

De Valk representation

Introduction

By joining De Valk you will gain a competitive advantage allowing you to list more yachts and at a profitable commission and will save time and money on running your brokerage.

We provide the tools for you to be successful.

De Valk

We are a family owned European brokerage house with professional yacht brokers operating in the market of both sailing and motor yachts between 40 and 140 feet since 1947, with a special super yacht division, a network of new yacht sales, charter and insurance activities and yacht management services.

Competitive advantage

To attract and commit yacht sellers, you need to be able to show that you are better than your competitor. As a De Valk yacht broker you will be able to inform prospective sellers that you are part of professional network, a full service brokerage with a strong brand and long history, with a portfolio of hundreds of yachts for sale, and thousands of yachts sold.

Marketing tools

We have been investing in our brand since 1947 and from 2009 onwards we have focused primarily on internet and direct marketing. This can be used to great advantage in listing yachts and finding buyers.

According to Google analytics we receive an average of 3.424 sessions (visits) a day to our site, making it by far the most visited of any brokerage.

We register 10 new buying clients a day and the database holds 9.200 clients looking for a yacht. At De Valk we call this Search Profile technology. Everyday a match is made between profiles and yachts and as a result clients are emailed the yacht details automatically.

Yacht details are exported automatically to over 50 yachting sites.

De Valk newsletters go out to 23.000 clients (filtered email addresses).

We make significant investments in Search Engine Optimalisation (SEO). Advertise using Google adwords and remarketing.

We believe in a strong social media presence and actively maintain Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and Twitter accounts.

In short, we reach a lot of potential buyers and sellers, substantially more than our competitors.

Back office

You will get full access to the De Valk system through Remote Desktop Technology, giving access to Microsoft Office, De Valk CRM, and more from anywhere in the world. Updates, new releases, anti virus software, backups, development of the CRM, are all included.

The internet site, social media, brochures, business cards, advertising are all developed and updated continuously by De Valk.

Knowledge base

You will be able to access the extensive legal and industry knowledge we have built up over 60 years. We will provide you with approved sales documents and contracts and procedures to ensure that sales are closed efficiently and effectively. All sales will make use of our Escrow account giving buyers and sellers peace of mind.

You will be able to discuss deals, pricing, tactics, and our passion, yachting, just for fun, with all the other De Valk yacht brokers. You will be able to follow inhouse training.

Commission

We work on a commission basis only which ensures that we all have the same goal, which is to sell as many yachts as possible.

We want you to be part of a professional and successful team of respected brokers.

Mattijs van Baalen
Managing Director
Email: mvbaalen@devalk.nl


Network Yacht Brokers - Lefkas

Yacht Broker / Boat Salesperson

Yacht Broker / Boat Salesperson- Are you passionate about boats? If So, a professional boat sales dealership and brokerage company are currently recruiting for a Yacht Broker / Boat Salesperson to be based in the Ionian islands, Greece.

This successful company has a number of further associate offices throughout the UK and Europe, and they are looking for an enthusiastic individual from a successful sales background. Marine selling experience is desirable, but a background selling similar luxury products such as cars and property is welcomed. There would be a requirement to occasionally work at boat shows. OR

The ideal candidate should have some experience in boat sales but the company says it will also consider an established sales professional with a good track record in the motor trade or retail sales. Knowledge of boating (Motor/Sail) is essential.

You will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Selling new and used sailing and motor boats
  • Acquiring new brokerage boat listings
  • Preparing boat specifications and taking photos
  • Maintaining Client and boat inventory database
  • Matching customer requirements with suitable boats
  • Following up current and past sales leads
  • Conducting viewings of boats with customers
  • Negotiating with vendors and buyers
  • Working as part of a sales team and meeting sales targets
  • Assisting customers through the sales process and providing after sales care
  • Closing sales, completing sales contracts and associated paperwork
  • Participating in boat shows in set up, promotion, sales.
  • Reporting on currents status of boat deals to management

Skills and attributes required:

  • Have in good knowledge of yachts
  • You must be able to communicate persuasively with buyers and sellers.
  • Be enthusiastic, passionate and sales driven
  • Organised and of smart appearance and able to maintain tidy workspace.
  • Excellent computer, administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Proactive and able to work on your own initiative and also part of a team.
  • Comfortable dealing with customers of all types, in writing, on the telephone and in person
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in communications and paperwork
  • Clean driving licence
  • Boat handling skills (training may be available)
  • Safety conscious and comfortable dealing with working on ladders and boats ashore.

The company will consider an enthusiastic trainee for this role for an exceptional candidate, where full training will be given.

This is a Full-time position including Saturdays on a rotation basis. On offer is a competitive basic salary (dependent upon experience), with uncapped commission.

This is fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant company who pride themselves on their service. If you are interested in this role and have the relevant skills, please apply by forwarding your CV.

Send CV to paulaconroy@gmail.com


Tewkesbury Marina Limited

Boat Broker – Harbour Staff

Tewkesbury Marina Limited, a family owned business of 50 years standing, is seeking a confident, enthusiastic and outgoing individual to take over our Brokerage / Boat Sales department. The role is dual hatted, covering an element of support to the Harbour Staff team during busy periods. This is a full time salaried position with normal working of approximately 40 hours per week, routinely Tuesday through Saturday and 28 days holiday (including 8 days bank holiday) per annum.

The successful applicant will become a key member of a small team focused toward the operational running of the marina, providing the highest standard of care and service to its customers. He / she will co-ordinate the Brokerage / Boat Sales sub department and will be directly accountable for its operation.

Ideally the position is open to a qualified and experienced boat broker, however we will consider all applications and can support training and the route to membership of ABYA (The Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents) for individuals considering this career path. This will require the incumbent to operate within ABYA professional standards and codes of practice.

This can be a physically demanding role that requires agility, resilience and a willingness to work in both an office environment and outdoors as necessary to deliver output. It is ideally suited to individuals with a mature personality and boat handling experience, preferably at RYA Powerboat Level 2 standard.

The core function of this job is management of the Brokerage sub department on behalf of the Senior Broker / Managing Director, to include advertising, boat record and sales management, customer engagement and negotiation on behalf of both vendor and buyer to achieve successful sales. In delivering this output you will be assisted by the Harbour Staff team as necessary. In addition you will support the Harbour Staff team during busy periods, for which routine tasks include operation of the boat service quay, dispensing fuels, chandlery and other consumables and basic levels of customer account administration for which training will be provided.

You should be a good team player but able to act confidently on your own initiative. We seek to fill this vacancy as soon as possible. Accordingly, only candidates in the local area rather than those willing to relocate are likely to be considered. Potential candidates will be called forward for interview at the marina.

Salary will be dependent on experience and includes a basic salary plus commission.

Please contact Clarke Brown (acting Marina Manager) on 01684 293737 or by email at Clarke@tewkesbury-marina.co.uk for further details and to forward your CV.


Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd

Yacht Broker, Falmouth

Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd, Europe’s largest firm of yacht brokers is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Yacht Broker to join their Falmouth office. Individuals will need to demonstrate excellent sales and communication skills as well as a good working knowledge of both power boats and yachts. The successful candidate must have local knowledge and live in the area. A ‘can-do’ attitude is essential as well as the tenacity to provide the highest level of professional service.

For a detailed job description, interested individuals should contact by email Joanna Despard, HR Manager, Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd at recruitment@ancasta.com

Closing date for applications is 12 July 2019.


Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd

Office Manager, Falmouth

Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd, Europe’s largest firm of yacht brokers is looking for an efficient and professional Office Manager to join their Falmouth office. Individuals must display strong administrative and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to liaise with customers and colleagues alike. The successful candidate will be responsible for all the office administration as well as assisting in daily brokerage tasks. Knowledge of both sail and powerboats is desirable but is not a prerequisite for the role.

For a detailed job description, interested individuals should contact by email Joanna Despard, HR Manager, Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd at recruitment@ancasta.com

Closing date for applications is 12 July 2019.