Friday, 30 December 2016

2017 is nearly upon us, and are you thinking that you may like to make a change to your current job? Why not consider becoming a yacht broker with Boatshed?

Since 1998, Boatshed have been selling boats across 50+ locations across the world. Boatshed have over 700,000 registered customers and sell over 1000 boats per year.

"Well as the New Year will mark one year exactly since I decided to make Boatshed my full time job, I can say it was the best decision I ever made. I now run two brokerages with over £3,000,000 worth of stock and get to manage my own time. I spend days out on boats coming down the River Thames and meeting people from all walks of life looking to buy a houseboat for a change of pace amongst the hustle and bustle of London.

Committing myself to the business full time has also meant the business has developed exponentially as I have spent more time in the marinas forging relationships with harbourmasters, owners and buyers alike. It's one of the most important parts of the job and I enjoy it immensely"

Angus Rose, Boatshed London

About you -

You'll be passionate about boats, and able to comfortably chat to yacht owners about their pride and joy. You may have a background in customer service or sales, or you could be looking for a complete change of career. You may also be interested in working as a broker alongside your existing job or business.

Happy with up to date technology, you’ll be trained on how to list a boat with Boatshed, so if you are new to brokerage or moving to Boatshed from another brokerage we will ensure you are fully trained.

You’ll be self disciplined and comfortable working on your own, searching for and pursuing every opportunity to make sure that your role as a member of Boatshed’s Central Sales Team is a profitable one for both parties.

About the role -

Whilst we can’t tell you what everyday will be like as each can be so varied, a few of the tasks you’ll be undertaking will include;

  • Finding listings (boats to sell),
  • Photographing and videoing boats,
  • Liaising with owners and prospective purchasers,
  • Accompanying viewings,
  • Accompanying surveys and sea trials,
  • Handling enquiries.

Boatshed HQ offer ongoing support, guidance, regular training sessions and an annual conference.

"One of the most exciting things I find about Boatshed is the constant investment in the upgrading of technology. It doesn't replace us people, but when you merge machine learning with human insight you get a very potent mix .. one that helps sellers find buyers with great efficiency"

Ken Lawless, Boatshed Ireland

Interested in finding out more?

If this sounds like it is something you’d be interested in chatting to Boatshed about, in the first instance take a look at our specific Boatshed Business website and then contact Chrissie Capel, Boatshed’s Business Development Manager.