Buying a Boat – Riviera or Sea Ray ?

Buying a boat is not just a material acquisition, it’s buying into a lifestyle. I swear when I am out on the water, time slows down. A few hours out there feels like a weekend away on land. I’m not sure if it’s the motion of the boat, the fresh air, the negative ions in the ocean which we gather to combat stress or the sheer pleasure of being away from a computer, but it feels exceptionally good. Buying a boat can be daunting to those totally new to the game – which brands are better ? Petrol or Diesel ? Or even simpler sail or power ?
Every person you speak to will have different advice – it’s like cars – Holden or Ford – Sea Ray or Riviera ?
As your Boat Broker we are here to make buying a boat not just an acquisition but an experience. We are getting involved in your lifestyle choice so – we listen to why you are buying a boat, what your needs are in a boat and how we can make it easier for you to buy and enjoy the boat. We’ll put you onto the experts you need for maintenance, and for newbies we often recommend a couple of months here at the marina where you surround yourself with knowledgeable and helpful staff, specialists and other boaties before you head out to that lonely mooring – it makes an even better start to this incredible lifestyle that no-one should miss out on.
Here’s what some of our clients have said about us here at Empire Boat Sales :

“I have recently purchased an Arvor Series 2 through Empire Boat Sales. I found the attention to detail of the Team to be beyond compare, however it was their friendly, personal and accommodating nature that sets them apart from others. The entire process was made simple- no request was ever an issue, and any queries were consistently followed up with a prompt and informed reply. Having purchased a number of boats through other avenues, I would highly recommend Empire Boat Sales to anyone interested in purchasing a boat, and plan on using them again in the future myself.” Kevin O’Keefe

“As a keen boatie dealing with a broker I feel comfortable with is important to me. I selected Jason at Empire Boat Sales purely on the basis that he sounded like a good guy. This was confirmed over and over in my dealings with him as he has a terrific easy approach, a broad knowledge basis and a professional courtesy that makes both buying and selling through him a pleasant experience. His advice and guidance on price point, advertising strategy and client base allowed us to sell our boat quickly, so reducing our stress on having committed to buying one already. The service we received at Empire Marinas in greeting us and looking after us at the marina was great and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jason and Empire Boat Sales to anyone looking to buy or sell a boat, as for us, both were great experiences with every promise followed through. Thanks Jason we look forward to enjoying our Halvorsen.” Gavin Smith

Keep an eye on future posts on different brands and why they suit different styles of boating and clients – every brand has a different reason for being…