Buying a boat with Sealion Yachts
Are you searching for a Yacht? Have a look at our selection of used Sailing Yachts and Motorboats presently For Sale at Sealion Yachts and send us your inquiry!
If we do not have what you are looking for, order a search with Sealion Yachts to find the yacht of your dreams! Tell us what you require in a boat, such as the size, how many berths or cabins, budget, type of propulsion and other specific needs or wishes. Together we establish a profile of the boat that fulfils your requirements. We follow the developments in the market and may already be familiar with the boat you are looking for.
If you have an interest in a particular Yacht which is located in The Netherlands, you can also use our brokerage service to prepare and establish your purchase. We can visit the boat, make a photo report, investigate the Right of Ownership, perform a Registry check, or draw up the Contract of Purchase in case you decide to go ahead with the deal. This service is tailor made and we charge an hourly rate with a maximum of 2% ex VAT of the vessel’s total purchase amount. Contact us for more information about our purchase brokerage service.
A Yacht can be registered in the public records of the Netherlands Ships Registry. The ship will be marked with a unique number applied by the Ships Registry. This type of Registration is the only legal proof that you are the rightful owner of your ship, even in the event your ship would be resold after theft. In case you wish to finance your purchase by a mortgage, then registration is a mandatory procedure.
Sealion Yachts examines in the public records who is registered as the lawful owner of a boat and whether the boat is encumbered or not. Thus we try to avoid any unpleasant surprises afterwards.
If you buy a motorboat that is less than 20 meters long and/or which can go faster than 20 km/h on engine power, it must be registered with the RDW. Registration of the motorboat is required when using the vessel on the Dutch inland waterways. If you buy a motorboat with a Dutch registration mark and registration license, you must have the registration transferred to your own name or the name of a legal entity. For more information, please refer to the website of the RDW.