Q&A

Why buy a new boat, when I can buy pre-owned?

It’s a great question and the answer really does depend on a number of factors, from the opportunity to build and equip the model you choose exactly the way you want it, market dynamics that can influence the availability and selection of pre-owned boats and their pricing, as well as your own personal preference.

The benefits of buying NEW include:

  • The latest in design and technology. For example, beginning in 2015, the Marlow hull design and build placed the brand at the top of its class when it comes to safety, strength and performance, not to mention bright and spacious interior designs and ergonomic deck layouts.
  • State of the art equipment. From electronics, mast and rigging, the sails and new upholstery, this new generation takes the industry to another level.
  • Ease of handling. There is significantly less resistance to the flow of water over the hull, resulting in the fastest hulls ever built. A natural extension of the Marlow advancements!
  • Limited maintenance and upkeep. All boats, no matter their age, should be regularly maintained. It goes without saying that the older the boat, the greater the time devoted to its care and attention.
  • Warranty. With the purchase of a new boat comes the comfort of a warranty.
Truth or myth? Specialty only services Hunters, Marlow Hunters and Marlow Pilots?

MYTH! We service what we sell and that’s a broad scope of brands. Specialty Yachts has been instrumental in getting boaters out on the water since 1964. We have a broad base of product knowledge.

Why List with Specialty Yachts?
  • Our docks are located in the heart of the maritime community and boaters walk our docks at Granville Island all day, every day.
  • We have a strong, experienced team of professional yacht brokers who maintain a large database of customers interested in purchasing pre-owned boats.
  • We have a broad reach and invest in marketing your boat in key publications and online through specialty-yachts.com and yachtworld.com.
  • Celebrating more than 50 years in business, we are a trusted name amongst boaters.
  • We are available to show and sell your boat 7 days a week. Why would we close? We want to capture every customer interested in your boat.
  • We keep your boat looking its best. Our detailers wash your boat regularly so it’s ready to show at its best – any time at a moment’s notice.
  • Our service team will address repairs, large or small, and complete maintenance items you want squared away before listing.
  • We strive for 100% customer satisfaction and find it hard to settle for anything less.  And our customers agree – see: Testimonials