Mecum Yacht Auction

Mecum Yacht Auction

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Megayachts like Crowned Eagle, are just some of the yachts on auction.

The world’s largest collector car auction expands their high-class, high-end inventory to include boats and yachts of all makes and sizes for 2014.

Mecum Auctions are world renowned for placing some of the hottest, fastest luxury and collector cars on auction blocks—an average of 18,000 collector cars a year, to be exact, with more than 125 million viewers tuning in to their coverage on NBC. Mecum president Jerry Berton is happy to announce a new addition to the company’s regular auctions that will appeal to boat-loving bidders. Mecum Yacht Auctions are quickly garnering interest from individual buyers, brokerage agents, and builders through listings that range from 20-foot center consoles to 130-foot megayachts and 150-foot sailing yachts. “And this is not an auction with bank repos or distressed boats; we offer very high-value boats,” Berton says.

Live television coverage of Mecum’s yacht auctions expands the marketing of each vessel while also providing affordability that might not otherwise be available with boats of this caliber. Berton explains how the concept of televising yacht auctions is ideal for owners, brokers and buyers in the marine industry and explains the many benefits. “Brokers and builders are encouraged to work with us to move their inventory and help their customers, which benefits everyone. And we have a nice commission program for them.” He adds that the auctions help manufacturers sell trade-ins they might otherwise be stuck with; help brokers and customers sell their boats quicker, so brokers no longer have to “baby-sit” a brokerage boat; and help customers earn top dollar when auction fever hits.