Global Online Presence
Nobody Will Have a Problem Finding Your Boat Online
No serious buyer of a multihull will have any problem finding TMC’s listings online. They are posted on the most popular yacht search sites in the world, including yachtworld.com, boats.com, Rightboat.com, CatamaransForSale.com, 5OceansMarineGroup.com, and over eight other popular search sites around the globe. It’s TMC’s own website, however, that is the real draw to potential buyers. TMC’s site is full of quality information, pictures and videos, and customer friendly information to help multihull sailors. The site does not require registration and as a result is considered the “stickiest” catamaran and trimaran website in the world – we not only get a lot of visitors, but our visitors spend more time on our site than any other.
Global Print Advertising
Investing in Full Page Print Advertisements Around the World
Print advertising is costly, but research has shown it works by not only bringing listings to the attention of qualified buyers, but by establishing confidence in TMC’s brand with international buyers and sellers. TMC runs extensive advertisements in Cruising World, Multihull Quarterly, SAIL Magazine, All At Sea, Multihulls World, Multicoques (French Version) Magazines, and Blue Water Sailing.
Banking and Escrow Services
Secure Financial Services For Global Currencies
To thrive in the international multihull marketplace, where contracts are made in many different currencies, TMC has established multi-currency escrow accounts with Wells Fargo, a leading U.S. financial institution. TMC holds dedicated escrow account for all of the major currencies and can easily handle conversion of funds for clients which can greatly ease the purchasing process for Australians, Euro-zone buyers, British, Canadian and even American buyers along the way. Because TMC is a large company, well established, licensed and bonded, foreign buyers are comfortable escrowing deposits in our accounts easing the way for a sale that would never occur with a small, unlicensed brokerage company. TMC also works with a range of lenders that are prepared to lend to qualified buyers in just about any location around the world.
Global Yacht Broker Relationships
Cultivating Cooperation To Better Serve Our Clients
Because TMC sells voyaging yachts, they end up all over the world in ports large and small. What this means for a buyer is that The Multihull Company may have a catamaran listed for sale in the South Pacific, or in Asia, or Europe at any given time. For this reason, TMC lists each and every yacht it sells as being “available for co-brokerage” which means that it can be purchased by any buyer who is represented by a professional yacht broker anywhere in the world. At TMC, we recognize that the most important thing for our clients is that the yacht sells. At TMC, the brokers are Old School – buying from others, and allowing others to buy from them, is the way to fairly and ethically deal with worldwide deal making.
Worldwide Appraisals and Market Valuations
Instilling Confidence Through Expertise and Market Knowledge
TMC assists with purchases and sales around the world. That expertise allows us to provide sellers with a very accurate picture of what the market price of their yacht should be in its current condition. That is perhaps the most important thing the brokers do at The Multihull Company. A seller never wants to price his yacht too low, but he does not want to risk overpricing either. The risks of overpricing are real and can be felt in depreciation, dockage and maintenance fees as well as insurance until it sells. At The Multihull Company the peerless advantage the firm has is being able to counsel both buyers and sellers on current market values so they can either make offers with confidence, or accept offers with confidence. Because TMC buys and sells multihulls exclusively, clients can recognize and trust the expertise and the data behind the pricing recommendations.
Global Service and Support
Providing Service That Extends Well Beyond Closing
At TMC, the pledge to provide service and support to its clients extends beyond the waters of the United States. The Multihull Company relies on a trusted network of global partners, contacts and associations to serve its client’s needs. Whether that means setting up a survey in Fiji, a haul-out in Marmaris, or a yacht inspection by one of its agents in the South of France, TMC does what is needed to assist buyers and sellers. In addition, TMC is able to offer a range of storage, haul, docking, and refit services in the Caribbean, Europe, North America and elsewhere in the world.
Boat Show Presence
Covering Docks Around The Globe To Get Your Boat Sold
TMC regularly participates in a range of boat shows around the world, including the Annapolis Boat Show, the Miami Boat Show, the Oakland Boat Show, the Paris Boat Show, Cannes Boat Show, Dusseldorf Boat Show, and, most recently, at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in Australia. Buyers and sellers alike are familiar with TMC’s bright red tent and its staff who stand ready to discuss the sale or purchase of a multihull.
The Best Brokers In The Business
At the end of the day, success for the seller is all about the broker. There are plenty of examples of large marketing budgets spent in service of failing enterprises. Anyone who has spent time in the yachting industry knows that good brokers sell boats, weak brokers a few, and down from there. A good broker earns the loyalty and respect of both buyers and sellers while a weak broker is simply unable to engender the trust required to bring parties together to close a sale. At TMC, we have assembled the most highly educated, well trained, ethical and skillful team of yacht brokers in the multihull industry.