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Windy City Yacht Brokerage, LLC

Jeff Pierce, CPYB 1-630-240-0409

Jeff Pierce, CPYB 630-240-0409
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Selling Your Boat Tips

Reprinted here with permission from "PassageMaker Magazine"

Why Use a Yacht Broker

The Right Broker: an essential part of the successful sale of your boat

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Why Use a Professional Yacht Broker?

Chicago’s Yacht Broker

Boat transactions customarily represent large financial investments. It’s not unusual for transactions to exceed $100,000, and in some instances they may exceed $3,000,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem or a $100,000 legal question, would you attempt to handle it without experienced professional advice?

Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be folly to consider a transaction in yacht brokerage without the professional assistance of a qualified Yacht Broker. Jeff Pierce at Windy City Yachts is dedicated to providing skilled professional advice to the Chicago Boating Community.

Whether you are buying or selling, WCYB’s Buyers Checklist » provides valuable guidance to a successful outcome.

The Chicago Yacht Broker

Chicago’s Yacht Broker

Windy City Yacht Brokerage LLC is owned and operated by Jeff Pierce, CPYB(see below for explanation) since 2004.
Not only is Jeff a Yacht Broker, he is also a boater himself, having totally restored a 1986 52' Jefferson.
Windy City Yachts uses standard Yacht Broker Association of America contracts, used by hundreds of other brokers so you know everything is being conducted in an ethical manner.

Whether you are buying or selling a boat, Jeff makes certain that it is an easy and satisfying experience.

* What does the CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) designation mean?

  • A yacht broker who has passed a rigorous 3 hour exam.
  • A yacht broker who follows the Code of Ethics from the National Yacht Brokers Certification Program.
  • A yacht broker who has completed the necessary continuing education requirements to maintain membership.

There are only 5 CPYB yacht brokers on Lake Michigan from Milwaukee to Saugatuck.