Cherubini Yacht Brokerage
Special Brokerage Services
When we sell or broker a boat, service comes along with the boat.
For new runabouts, we will provide in-the-water training either at our yard (on the Delaware River) or at your home port if we deliver the boat to you. We will also review engine maintenance issues, deck maintenance, safe boat operation, and trailering safety. New boats are warranted by us, and the equipment on the boat carries warranties by the respective manufacturers.
For pre-owned runabouts, in addition to the above services, we advise and can arrange for engine servicing as appropriate. We can also make sure that the boat has all equipment required by the U.S. Coast Guard. These services will be at the expense of the buyer.
For pre-owned sailboats, we encourage prospective buyers to engage a professional marine surveyor to examine and evaluate the boat. We can suggest local surveyors and we are also happy to assist any other surveyor you engage. A survey may uncover issues that enter into discussions about the price of the boat.
While a professional survey is very useful, it must be realized that it will not identify every possible shortcoming of the boat. Surveyors are very clear that they do not probe deeply, they do not disassemble components of the boat, and they do not put wrenches or screw drivers on every nut and screw. The survey is very helpful but is not a guarantee that everything on the boat is perfect.
With regard to the engine, engine fluids (oil, transmission oil, coolant) can be collected and sent out for laboratory analysis. A good discussion of this issue is at:
In addition, we advise and can arrange for engine service to ensure full reliability before you leave with your new boat. This can include tank cleaning (especially if the boat has been out of service for more than a year), changing oil, fuel and oil filters, transmission fluid, and seawater impeller. We strongly urge that the new owner be aboard when this service is performed, so the new owner learns how these normal maintenance procedures are done. This is also a convenient time to make sure the boat is supplied with spare filters, fluids, and the necessary tools. This service will be at the expense of the buyer.
In addition, we will provide a full day for learning about the boat. We’ll make sure you understand the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. We’ll get on the water, hoist the sails, and review the rigging details.
We can also make sure that the boat has all equipment required by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Finally, sometimes we can provide an experienced crew member to help the owner move the boat to her new home.
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