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There are yacht brokers who are like used car salesmen, and there are yacht brokers who are more like... yacht brokers. A yacht broker, though he does want you to buy a boat, wants you to buy the right boat for you. That way, you're a happy customer, and will tell 5 other people who are looking for boats what a good job he did for you. If he sells you the wrong boat, you'll be an unhappy customer, and will tell 50 other people who are looking for boats what a crummy, ignorant, and incompetent lout he is. There are not enough people looking to buy a boat that a yacht broker can afford sell you the wrong boat. He may not have the right boat for you in his yard, but he can certainly steer you in the right direction. He (or she) probably has a lot of insight into the local conditions, the different designs available, and pricing that could be very valuable. Ask around at various marinas and docks in your area and see whose name keeps coming up as the best candidate, and check him out. It will likely be worth your while.
 
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