Q: What is All Ocean Sailing Yachts .com?
A: ALL OCEAN SAILING YACHTS is a specialized company dedicated to large world cruising yachts 70' and above. The sailing yachts we work with have the features and designs needed for sailing around the world and cruising extensively in remote areas. The crew at ALL OCEAN YACHTS SAILING brings years of experience in operating, marketing, design and brokerage to our clients. Our extensive background in world cruising vessels, sail and power, assures our clients that we have the depth of knowledge and market background needed to help you locate and purchase the right sailing vessel from 70' to ultra large, to meet your specific requirements. We work closely with our clients and take the time to get to know them so we can identify the features and needs that will enhance their world cruising enjoyment and safety.
ALL OCEAN YACHTS SAIL has the worldwide exposure and expertise to market large world cruising sailing yachts across the globe. Talk to us about listing your yacht and our marketing philosophy.
Q: Who are you and what is your background?
A: I am a mega yacht broker in Fort Lauderdale Florida with 17 years of experience in sales, new construction and
18 years as a sailing captain. Please see My Bio for additional information.
Q: Are you restricted in what yards, sail designers or sailing vessels you can work with?
A: NO, though there are particular yards and sail designers shown on this site we are not restricted in any way. The object is to find the right combination for each client, from high-end Dutch yards to commercial yards that have the facilities to produce a quality vessel with either a mega yacht level interior finish or a home-style interior.
Over the last 17 years, I have taken the time to visit and inspect shipyards all over the world, recently returning from inspecting yards in Europe, China, Brazil and New Zealand. I also spent time searching out lesser know yacht yards and commercial yards that have built mega yachts or are capable of making the transition. I inspected half a dozen yards in the US Gulf of Mexico area from Texas to the Florida border and found several that have the capabilities and motivation to be involved in building sailing yachts. "One of the key elements I look for in a yard is a high degree of personal pride in the product that the yard puts out, whether work boats or yachts and their willingness to work with a team of professionals to improve their product and create a vessel of high standard at reasonable value." This has proved to be very successful with the South American yards I have worked with.
Q: I always hear "You get what you pay for". I want a safe, reliable sail yacht but I do not want to dedicate a FORTUNE to it. Is this possible?
A: There is a certain amount of truth to that quote. You will pay a lot more for the final top 10% in quality and you stand a high chance of getting every penny's worth. However with knowledgeable assistance you can pay less and get more. If you do not want or need that final 10% it is possible to get "more than what you paid for" in relationship to others.
Q: What is the best material for a world cruising ocean sailing yacht?
A: Steel, aluminum, fiberglass and all of its derivatives all have advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, a steel hull offers the best all-round qualities. Low cost of construction, excellent abrasion resistance, ease of repair (newly developed coatings greatly decrease maintenance), durability, and high resistance to impact damage are only a few of these qualities. You will need to explore the links and information offered on this site and then we can discuss what is best suited to your needs.
Q: If I want to build a boat, why should I use a broker when I can go straight to a yard or a sail designer?
A: This is not a simple question to answer; it is as complex as successfully sail designing and building a quality yacht. The short answer is, when you go direct to a yard you almost always end up with the sailboat the yard wants to build, not the yacht you want. A good designer is part of a team, you want his efforts directed at the design issues and not at organizing and directing the team. He is going to pick the shipyard that is best for him and often does not consider practical issues and resale into his thinking.
A broker brings a wide variety of experience to the table for negotiating build contracts, refining specifications, insuring future resale value and the ability to present the bid package to qualified builders world wide to name just a few key points.
My hope is when you have finished exploring this site and the information available through the links, you will come to your own conclusion why you should have a knowledgeable sailing yacht broker by your side.
Q: What is the Sailing Yacht Links Page for?
A: The Sailing Links Page is for the use of the visitors of this site as a useful resource. You will find exceptional links to sites for adventure yachts components, boat services, classification societies, online weather and other sites of interest. These linked sites aid the viewer in the decision making processes in equipment and services needed by an explorer yacht and the ongoing running of the vessel.