YachtFocus.com is the leading Dutch website for selling yachts. The majority of renowned shipyards, importers, dealers and yacht brokers in the Netherlands use the portal to advertise their complete offer, and it is the largest Dutch boating site. YachtFocus.com offers boats in all sizes, up to superyachts. The site runs equally well on smartphones, tablets and PC’s.
Daily new arrivals
Yachts on offer in the Netherlands are often first shown on YachtFocus.com as companies also use the site to feed their own websites and forward to other sites on which they advertise. The extremely up-to-date and constantly changing overview makes the website well worth a visit. This is underlined by the 500,000 interested buyers that visit YachtFocus.com monthly. The website is popular both among the Dutch and international buyers.
On the right side of the screen visitors will find a button which translates all pages into almost any language, allowing them to read the specifications in their mother tongue. Additionally, all yachts are posted with an unlimited number of photos or videos, PDF documents and sometimes even 360° images. This provides visitors with extensive information before they contact the owner by e-mail or phone. When e-mailing a seller, remember to state your preferred language to ensure optimal communication. In addition to businesses, private owners can also use the website to sell their yacht and optimise their selling chances.
Search by map
Another practical feature for international visitors is the button ‘show on map’ halfway down on the homepage showing the business locations in
the Netherlands. This feature is a great help to those less familiar with Dutch geography. It shows you at a glance where many of the watersports business are located so that you can easily plan your visits. Most companies are in fact found in the water-rich north or south-west parts of the country. Eighty percent of Dutch yacht builders are located in these regions and on the line that runs between them.
Separate searches for new builds or price reductions
Most of the yachts for sale are pre-owned and the number is increasing every day. The other yachts are new builds. The latter, either from Dutch builders or from importers and dealers who advertise with attractive offers on newly built yachts from international yards, can easily be searched individually. Using the button ‘reduced price’ in the header of the site, you can see all yachts with a recently lowered asking price.
Most recently added yachts
If you visit YachtFocus.com regularly it is much better if you can see the yachts that were added in a certain period rather than the complete offer. This is why the website allows visitors to search for yachts added over the past 24 hours, week, two weeks or three weeks. This way you will always be up to date. There is also an e-mail service to receive new arrivals every day in your inbox.
As well as its website, YachtFocus also publishes a glossy 180-page monthly magazine. Like the site YachtFocus Magazine is a market leader with the largest number of yachts on offer. It is distributed free of charge among some 500 watersports companies, so there is a big chance you can pick up your free copy next time you visit a Dutch yard. Don’t be afraid to ask! The magazine is also available in around 700 bars, restaurants and hotels near the water, and is distributed at some 16 watersports events including all the major boat shows. As an international reader you can subscribe to the magazine by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The shipment costs in Europe are € 150,- including VAT for a year (12 issues). After this period the shipment will stop automatically as the odds are that you will have already found your dream yacht by then!