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In today’s modern market place where buyers are able to search globally for boats, a detailed professional approach to brokerage is important. At Red Ensign we undertake a series of detailed actions to ensure your boat is marketed prominently and then take great care to ensure that each purchaser enquiry is handled effectively.


But it’s not just the advertising and enquiry handling that sets Red Ensign apart. We take an in-depth approach to the whole sales and purchase process, calling on professional relationships with reputable marine service suppliers and international brokerage contacts. Once a buyer is found, we make the transaction as smooth as possible for both the vendor and the purchaser. Our many client testimonials, which we value as the true measure of Red Ensign’s success, are proof of this claim.


Your boat doesn’t need to be in Cornwall or Devon in order for us to help with the sale as we have years of experience managing successful sales across the UK and overseas. Combining our expertise with your personal knowledge of your boat, we will work with you to achieve the best result.


Our brokerage team are experienced, qualified sailors with a wide range of knowledge and skills. As a member of the British Marine Federation and the Yacht Brokers Designers and Surveyors Association, you can be reassured of our credentials. Back this up with industry wide connections with a variety of established and respected marine brokers, then you can be certain your brokerage listing is in good hands.


Our commission structure and listing agreements with sellers are based on the British Marine Federation guidance which is widely recognised across the UK. We operate on the common industry terms of ‘no sale, no fee’ basis. Our standard commission rate is the market benchmark of 8%, however we are pleased to discuss preferential rates for specific listings, please talk to our team when you list your boat with us*.


For a straight talking, professional and hardworking brokerage service, choose Red Ensign.

  • Internet listings streamed to internationally recognised search engines
  • Advertisements in national Yachting and Motor Boat publications
  • Experienced brokerage advice from professional sailors who understand boats
  • National and International network of brokerage contacts
  • Sole appointed Rustler, Bowman, Starlight International brokerage agents
  • Full members of the BMF and the YBDSA
  • Comprehensive range of support service contacts in the marine industry



*Please refer to our listing agreement terms and conditions for details.

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