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Now that you have decided to list your vessel for sale, you may be asking what next? How can I prepare? How does the vessel need to be maintained moving forward? How can I keep the transaction as smooth and as swift as possible? A well-maintained vessel and a well-prepared seller will bring higher priced…

The state of the world is uneasy and unsure. We, the boating community, are in this together as we try to tread water, stay afloat, and hope for the best in these uncertain economic times. From tackle shops and service centers, to marinas and fuel docks, we’re all in the same boat. We are trying…

Yachting in an economic downturn can become quite a challenge for boat owners. Even though a yacht offers countless options for freedom and entertainment, owning and maintaining one is a very expensive process. For this reason, every boat owner is looking for additional ways that will help cut back on yachting expenses. This has become…

Many of MacGregor Yachts’ clients are passionate about life on the sea, which is no surprise. That’s why several choose to own a luxury motor yacht in addition to their sportfishing boat and center console. Owning a motor yacht operation has its own advantages and challenges — if it’s something you’re interested in, keep reading…

Build History with Jim Smith The 85′ Jim Smith Ovation is one of the most exquisite large custom sportfisherman vessels ever built. Originally built as the Samari, the vessel is a piece of art built by world renowned custom builder Jim Smith Tournament Boats. The original owner was also a huge figure in the marine…

It’s nearly impossible to find any industry that hasn’t been affected by the Internet, yacht buying included. And like most far-reaching phenomenons, the Internet has changed the yacht buying industry in both positive and negative ways. In this article, we outline how the yacht buying industry has adapted with the Internet, and how you can…

Jim Smith Tournament Boats are legendary for their speed, signature style, and quality construction. Known for being some of the most efficient sportfishing boats in the world, their unique, custom builds are widely sought after.  They have a rich history with a record-breaking design that all came from the mind of their innovative creator, Jim…

In the market for a new boat? Steer clear of part-time yacht brokers, especially if you are a first-time buyer. It’s very important to work through a qualified full-time broker for the best possible experience. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the open water, land that trophy catch or compete in a tournament…the full-time brokers at…

The 2016 86’ Jim Smith Sapelo is one of the most impressive sportfishing boats available. For buyers looking for a combination of comfort, speed, and luxurious amenities, the Jim Smith Sapelo is a top contender. You’ll find this tremendous custom sportfisherman offers a high pedigree quality throughout. The Sapelo is the perfect vessel for luxurious amenities…

As a luxury sportfish yacht and outboard boat brokerage serving South Florida for over 20 years, we’ve received a lot of great questions about boat purchases. One question we occasionally hear from our Evolution customers is: “When I buy a boat or tender from you, can I separate the engines from the hull for tax…

Tournament fishing can be a great opportunity to combine your passion with competition – but there is always more than meets the eye. On the one hand, you can create long-lasting memories with your family and meet others in the industry with the same passions for travel and sportfishing. Getting out and competing can even…

Navigating what types of paperwork are needed for your vessel can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. It is important to understand the differences between documenting a vessel with the United States Coast Guard and titling a vessel with your state in order to choose the option that is best for your boat…

Are you familiar with Florida’s sales tax law? If you’re a boater, you’d probably rather be out cruising on the crystal-blue Florida waters than thinking about taxes. That said, it’s great to be a boat buyer in Florida. Nine years ago, Florida implemented a tax cap on boat purchases that is still in effect today….

One of the greatest achievements for any angler is pulling a swordfish up from the depths along side your sportfishing boat or center console on a moon-lit night. But, in recent years, fishermen have realized that these billfish bite under the sun, just as well as they do under a full moon. This has led…

If you look into the different descriptions and options of sportfishing boats, you will see many different definitions. Most people will agree that there will be some compromise between features and luxury no matter which boat you choose. However, there are two styles that come pretty close to appealing to both the angler and yacht…

We’re in the middle of sportfishing season here in South Florida. With so many marinas along the coast, it can be hard to separate the good locations from the GREAT locations. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help – the team at MacGregor Yachts has compiled a list of the top marinas up and down…

Where do you want 2019 to take you? Did you spend any time last year brainstorming about where you want to travel? Maybe you’re looking to land that trophy catch or maybe you want to cruise to a remote luxury getaway… Either way, let us help! Here is MacGregor Yachts’ 2019 Travel Bucket List. Winter…

Reaching speeds of 68 miles an hour, sailfish are the ocean’s fastest fish. Their sheer size, shimmering dorsal fin, and spirited fight make them a favorite for trophy fishers all over the word – which is why December, the start of Sailfish season, is our favorite time of year! Because these acrobatic fish prefer warmer…

Let our Specialists Find Your Perfect Yacht Asking your yacht broker the right questions is essential, however, it’s also important to note the questions they are asking you. The savvy yacht buyer knows what they are looking for, but does your yacht broker? Your broker’s willingness to ask you questions reflects upon their knowledge of…

Choosing to purchase a sportfishing yacht – whether it’s your first or third – is a very detailed and exhilarating experience. When entering the market for a new boat, you need a reliable, professional and honorable team of individuals to help guide you through the process. First off, what kind of yacht fits your needs?…

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