WHY LIST YOUR BOAT WITH US?

The first step in listing your boat is finding an experienced broker who you can entrust the sale of your vessel. At Stan Miller Yachts, our experienced brokers are equipped with the know-how, marketing resources, and marine industry connections to help you through a seamless transaction.

With three West Coast locations – Long Beach, San Diego and Seattle – Stan Miller Yachts offers unparalleled exposure to qualified yacht prospects. Our brokerage team cooperates effectively through all locations in presenting your boat to geographically-diverse buyers that may have never considered looking beyond their own local market.

Using a professional, recognized yacht brokerage such as Stan Miller Yachts delivers:

  • Powerful advertising and marketing reach
  • A professional yacht sales person to represent your interests in the sale of your boat
  • The ability to bring qualified buyers to the table
  • In-depth market knowledge
  • An expert in the sales process from the offer through to closing

With our exceptional marketing team and efforts, we have reached multiple resources that gain tremendous exposure for your boat:

ONLINE ADVERTISING:

One of our key marketing strategies is online advertising. We create a comprehensive listing for your boat and populate those listings to the most visited sites by people looking for pre-owned boats. Sites such as Yacht World and Boats.com, dominate search engine results and help drive traffic to you boat listing. We also replicate those listings here on our website to help gain additional exposure.  

  • Yachtworld.com including special paid placements
  • Boats.com
  • StanMillerYachts.com
  • Social media advertising and organic posts via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Google AdWords campaigns
  • Online listings via our print ad partners, e.g. NWYachting.com and SeaMagazine.com

We also regularly promote your boat to our cultivated list of boat buyers, via regular email blasts.

BOAT SHOWS AND EVENTS:

Another way for your boat to get exposure is via the multiple boat shows we display at year-round. Each of these shows present a tremendous opportunity for relationship development and face-to-face contact with a qualified group of boat buyers.

Some of our key boat shows include:

  • Seattle Boat Show – In Water – January
  • Newport Boat Show (CA) – April
  • Anacortes Boat Show (WA) – May
  • San Diego International Boat Show – June
  • Lake Union Boats Afloat Show (WA) – September
  • Southern California In Water Boat Show – September

PRINT ADVERTISING:

While many have shifted their focus to the internet, qualified buyers still rely heavily on print magazines to discover the perfect pre-owned boat to purchase. We have one of the most robust print ad schedules of any West Coast yacht brokerage, with regularly featured, full page, color print ads in the following boating magazines and publications:

  • Sea
  • Northwest Yachting
  • Yachts for Sale
  • Pacific Coast Sportfishing
  • The Log
  • West Coast Yachts / Caifornia Yachts Magazine

In the maritime business since 1955, Stan Miller Yachts has earned a reputation for exceptional customer service and operating with the highest level of integrity. Our experienced brokers use a straight-forward business approach that fosters trust and confidence in our buyers and sellers.  We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and help you with selling your boat.

Give us a call or stop by one of our conveniently located offices to discuss how our yacht brokerage services can be of help to you.

RESOURCES:

California Yacht Brokers Association: Purchasing a Used Boat In California (online magazine)

Northwest Yacht Brokers Association: Guide for Purchasing a Boat (external website)

Tell Us About Your Boat

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Geoff was so good to work with. He helped me through every aspect of the buying process which I really appreciated. He kept in touch with me through email, phone calls and texts to make sure I understood everything. Very helpful from the minute I landed with directions and support for hotel room and dinner options in the area to the purchasing paperwork, sea trials and finally handing over the money and receiving the keys. He made it very easy for a first time buyer.

Glen P.

I have bought 3 boats from Stan Miller Yachts. 2 were Cabo Yachts that I purchased directly from Stan Miller, and recently I purchased a Viking Yacht where Stan Miller acted as my broker. I am very satisfied with the help and service that I got from Stan Miller and I would happily recommend them! Very professional and very smart.

Rob M.

Stan Miller helped me sell my Grand Banks 36 Classic and purchase a Grand Banks 38 Eastbay. The process was simple and enjoyable thanks to Ian McGhie who went above and beyond to share his vast knowledge and stay engaged with all involved parties until the deals were complete. Thanks Ian and Stan Miller team, I wouldn’t go anywhere else to buy or sell a boat.

Bill T.

Ian was fantastic from start to finish. He was quick to understand my needs and perspective and worked hard on my behalf. He is knowledgeable, has a great working knowledge of boats and the market. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.

Steve M.

It was my first time using Stan Miller Yachts brokerage services. My boat was docked in Mexico. I needed an experienced broker that understood both U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican government procedures. I chose Blake Oversmith. Blake did a great job in working with potential buyers. We had a very rapid closing. Blake stayed in touch to help the transition to the new owner. I highly recommend the Stan Miller team and Blake Oversmith.

David T.

Ian, Brad and the Stan Miller Yachts team were wonderful throughout the purchase of my first boat in almost 30 years and first major boat. Ian was patient and happy to answer all my questions and make sure that I understood everything and certainly crossed every “t” and dotted every “i”. I can’t say enough about their integrity, support and expertise. Thanks.

Brock W.

About Us

For over sixty years, Stan Miller Yachts has earned a reputation for being one of the West Coast's premier yacht brokerages, offering a wide selection of new and pre-owned yachts.For boat buyers, we offer a dedicated team of experts to assist in finding the right boat for your cruising needs, lifestyle and budget. For boat sellers, we are able to use our cultivated network and targeted marketing reach to find buyers for a wide variety of yachts - from sportfishing battlewagons to cruising yachts and sailboats.

We are proud to be the authorized dealers for Viking Yachts, Sabre Yachts, Back Cove, Kadey-Krogen Yachts, SUMMIT MotorYachts, Mag Bay Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks.

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