You don’t have to know everything about the classic yacht market. That’s what we specialise in.
We are uniquely placed to offer impartial, up-to-date market information and objective advice to our
clients. Sandeman Yacht Company differs from some brokers, dealers and auction houses in that we act
solely and exclusively for one client in any given transaction.
This means that we only take a fee from the client instructing us. The fee structure is straightforward,
transparent and free from conflicts of interest.
We fully understand that buyers will one day become sellers – and vice versa – so you would not expect
our opinion about the market to waver depending on which we are advising – and it doesn’t. If you do
seek our assistance you can reasonably expect frank, informed opinions and the inside track.
These are just a few of the areas where we can add value and accompany you in the decision making
Recent market data and sentiment: You may have seen the headlines, but what may have been going on
behind the scenes and how does it affect your yacht?
To restore or not to restore? We recognise the expectations of buyers; what they like and what they
When you embark upon work, from a refit to a ‘keel-up’ restoration, who should you use, what’s a fair
price, and who is the best to supervise the result?
Shipping is a minefield. Who can you trust with your pride and joy? What questions should you ask?
What’s a fair price? We’ve learned the hard way so you don’t need to.
Structural condition, history, originality and provenance are the (four) most important factors
determining the value of a top-tier classic yacht. We help buyers, sellers and owners verify all.
Unlike an estate agent a yacht broker handles all the contract work. The numbers are significant and
therefore accuracy and knowledge are vital. Of course we hold the full PI cover but we use the ABYA
sales contract and the documents are regularly updated. Peace of mind is important.
If you would like to take part in Classic Regattas, but the choice of eligible yachts is baffling – we
will help guide you towards a competitive boat. Or perhaps you want a boat for family cruising – what
are these yachts like to sail? We have not yet sailed all but we’re rarely short of an opinion!