I’ve done a lot of business with Frank Gordon over the years, and whether I was representing the buyer or the seller, Frank somehow made sure that at the end of the day everyone was happy.
That’s hard to do in today’s crazy world and just Frank seems to have a gift for getting people on the same page.
From the time of the initial offer, through the survey of the yacht and machinery, and even up to the day of delivery, Frank was there every step of the way to make sure the right thing happened for both the buyer and the seller.
He is a true professional and someone I am proud to call my friend.
Michael Joyce, CEO, Hargrave Custom Yachts
The broker I used is Frank Gordon Yachts. He has an interesting business model. He lists the boat on YachtWorld and potential buyers contact him. He emails the buyer’s contact info and you contact the buyer.
If the buyer comes to you thru Frank the fee is 5%, due upon sale of boat. If you find a buyer without Frank’s help the fee is zero.
If a broker contacts Frank on behalf of a potential buyer you have the option of showing the boat or not. If you sell with the other broker involved the fee is 10%. It is a very flexible plan.
We showed the boat to about 6 buyers, two of whom made offers which were 2k below asking. I also listed Sabbatical on BoatTrader and two other buying services before I went with Frank. They generated zero interest or calls. A total waste of time and money.
Boats in your price range, in my view, need to be listed on YachtWorld to get buyer exposure.
When the offer came Frank did great job of taking deposit and that sort of stuff. Both buyers seemed far more comfortable sending deposit to a broker than directly to me.
I’ve known Frank Gordon since 1978. In that time I’ve bought AND sold 4 Hatterases and one Donzi/Roscioli through Frank. I can assure you that a rarely used word “honorable” applies to him. Also, having been involved in boating all my life (I’m 75) if you want the job done right and expeditiously, leave it to the professionals.