Market Scan Service

What is the market scan service?

This unique, low cost, service is designed to help you find the right boat at the right price. It is intended for those who are new or fairly new to boating – perhaps buying your first or second boat, or crossing over from sail to power, or power to sail. It will help show you the options within your budget range.

What do we do?

We gather your requirements, then trawl the market to identify boats currently on the market. This will, importantly, help you:

  • Identify if your budget is realistic.
  • List a broad range of boats that will meet your needs.
  • Reduce the risks of buying something unsuitable.

  • This may include boats:

  • That are publicly advertised.
  • That are for sale, but are not on public advertisement.
  • That are listed only in trade sources.
  • For sale by private individuals on a confidential basis.

What do you get?

You get a ‘long list’ of boats that will include a basic description of each, including for example:
  • Boat Type.
  • Manufacturer.
  • Model.
  • Year.
  • Size.
  • Engines (Number, Size)
  • Hull Construction.
  • Berths.
  • Special Features (Bow Thruster, Electric Winch etc.)
  • Country of Location.
  • Asking Price (Rounded, as for example some may be in other currencies)
  • The extent to which it meets your criteria.
  • Our notes and comments.
Note that this is not an introduction service, so we do not give contact details. It is exactly what it says – a low cost market scan service. We think that this is a sensible first stage in finding the right boat for you.

At a later stage we can optionally make introductions, arrange inspections and surveys and negotiate discounts (in some cases very substantial discounts) for you.

The number of boats in this long list will depend on your budget and criteria – but typically about 10. Specialised requirements or high value boats may require a different approach – in which case we will discuss this with you individually.

The cost?


That’s all. Nothing extra for this service.

What do I do next?

The first step is to complete our Contact Us form. Be sure mark "Market Scan Service" as a service that interests you. We will then contact you for a further discussion.