Originally Posted by fowlerpb
... I can't seem to trust a buyer's broker. They are paid by commission and as such are fundamentally pushed away from really viewing boats the way we view them.
First, FWIW there is no such cat as a buyer's broker in the yacht world. Any broker you deal with will be compensated by the seller, in the role of the selling broker or the listing broker.
In your case you definitely want to work with an experienced broker...just remember his/her split motivations. It's OK, it can work well for you..just remember his/her split motivations.
An experienced broker can save you a lot of time and effort, and make your search successful...just remember his/her split motivations. It's really pretty much the same as buying a house...find someone that you enjoy riding around with, seems to know the market, and you feel a rapport with...like buying a house...just remember...
You can get advice on this board, worth all what you pay for it...but a 20 minute conversation with an experienced broker, face-to-face will take you far further and far faster, towards finding a good boat for you needs.