Waterside Properties announces move into the yachting market

Following the recent acquisition of the new and extremely successful yacht brokerage Forty Plus Four, Waterside Boat Sales are delighted to announce the opening of three new yacht brokerage centres in Southampton, Portsmouth and Portchester.

As part of the Waterside Properties Group the new brokerage joins the largest specialist marina and waterfront property company in the UK. The move into brokerage provides a natural extension of services offered to existing customers, many of whom are boat owners.At the same time it opens the door of group marketing to a much wider boat owning and buying public.

Group Managing Director, Peter Halliday, explains, “As we come out of recession we have chosen to innovate and broaden our market.  Waterside can now add a very comprehensive range of boat buying, sales and storage services from our network of south coast offices, to our specialist estate agency and property management services. A real one stop shop for the waterside lifestyle buyer”

Managing Director of newly formed Waterside Boat Sales, Marcus Munt added “The initial launch will be from 3 Solent offices in prime marina and boat yard locations central to the yachting community on the south coast of the UK. Thereafter we plan to extend the brokerage network to other Waterside Properties office locations including Poole, Brighton, Eastbourne & Hythe, with the potential for property/boat Franchises around the country and overseas”.

Marcus and Chris Ibbotson, Brokerage Director, have both worked in new boat sales and brokerage in the marine industry for many years and are ABYA members. Their experience of the boat industry means Waterside Boat Sales are perfectly placed to help those looking to sell and those wishing to buy.

Long time marina residents and boat owners, Ian & Cilla Wellcoat, commented “We have known Waterside Properties for a long time and have always been well satisfied with a knowledgeable, professional and helpful service. This move into brokerage makes perfect sense to us and is a great idea. We look forward to developing the same relationship with the boat sales team and wish them every success”.

At PSP Southampton Boat Show, 11 to 20 September, Waterside Boat Sales will be offering introductory commission and storage rates with immediate listings on the leading brokerage websites including watersideboatsales.com. Come and see us on stand E002 and learn about the new brokerage and storage services from Waterside Boat Sales.

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