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Terms and Conditions

1. Declarations by the Owner/Owners

1.1 Declarations by the Owner as to his business and VAT status and the VAT status of the Vessel

1.1.1 This sale is / is not related to the Owners business, trade or profession

1.1.2 The Vessel is / is not VAT paid in the EU.

1.1.3 VAT is / is not chargeable on the selling price.

1.2 The Owner declares that the factual matters set out in the description of the Vessel on page 1 of this Agreement and in this Clause 1 (and its sub-clauses) are true and that he is the sole legal and beneficial owner of the Vessel and Absolutely entitled to transfer his interest in the Vessel, subject only to the concurrence of any joint Owner, mortgagee or financier whose details and identity have been disclosed above. Furthermore he understands that the Broker will rely on the accuracy of the facts and matters referred to in this Clause 1 and that the accuracy of the information provided by him to the Broker forms a material part of the consideration for this agreement.

1.2.1 Declarations by the Owner as to correctness of particulars

1.2.1.1 The Owner hereby instructs the Broker to act as his Agent for the sale of the Vessel, and declares that to the best of his knowledge and belief the particulars attached or otherwise signed or supplied by the Owner are correct and all known defects have been disclosed.

1.2.1.2 The Owner accepts that the Broker shall qualify any particulars issued in relation to the Vessel with a disclaimer in the following or similar form:-
"In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. We are informed that this sale is / is not related to the Owners business, trade or profession Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute
a term of any contact. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trial and opened up ".

1.3 The Owner agrees to indemnify the Broker against any claim or liability (including the cost of defending any such claim or resisting any such liability as may arise) from any third party should any of the information provided by or on behalf of the Owner and subject to these declarations prove to be incorrect or misleading.

2. Agreement to sell

2.1 The Owner agrees to sell at the asking price or to negotiate reasonably for and enter into and perform a sale and purchase agreement upon the introduction of a willing buyer by the Broker. The intended form of such agreement, subject to negotiation with the Purchaser, is the standard form Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of a Second Hand Vessel.

3. Brokerage Commission.

3.1 If a sale of the Vessel is completed to a purchaser (or his nominee or agent) who was introduced by and and/or with whom the Broker conducted negotiations in relation to the Vessel during the validity of this agreement then the Owner shall pay commission to the Broker on the actual price paid by the Purchaser at the rates set out in Clause 3.2 below. This commission shall be payable whether the sale occurs during the term of this Agreement or within 12 months after the termination of the Agreement.

3.2 Commission Rates
The rate of commission to be paid by the Owner to the Broker shall be 8% plus Vat (min fee of £500 plus vat) which shall be calculated on the net sale price of the Vessel. The Broker shall, in addition and where applicable, be entitled to charge and recover VAT on any commission earned at the rate then prevailing in the relevant territory 

3.3 If the Broker introduces a prospective purchaser for the Vessel, the Broker shall be entitled to one half of the agreed commission on the agreed price if

3.3.1 The purchaser defaults on his obligation to complete the purchase in circumstances in which any deposit which he has paid becomes forfeit; or

3.3.2 A sale falls through following survey and the Owner is unwilling to abate the price or any analogous term in any other contract form, for defects in the Vessel or deficiencies in the inventory revealed on survey and not previously disclosed by the Owner to the purchaser.

3.4 If the Broker introduces a prospective purchaser for the Vessel who is ready, willing and able either to complete the purchase at the asking price, or (where the price has been renegotiated with the Owners consent) at any renegotiated price, but the Owner refuses to proceed with the sale of the Vessel in a reasonable time or manner or at all then the Broker shall be entitled to his full commission on the asking or renegotiated price, as the case may be.

4. Retention by Broker of commission and outstanding charges

4.1 On completion of an agreement for sale the Broker may deduct commission and VAT from the proceeds of sale and any other reasonable outstanding charges.

4.2 When the Broker is entitled to half commission in accordance with clause 3.3 the Broker may deduct commission and VAT and any other reasonable outstanding charges from any deposit forfeited by the Purchaser.

5. Client monies and Proceeds of Sale

5.1 The Broker shall receive and hold all deposits or purchase funds in a designated Client Account.
The basis and capacity in which such funds are held shall be determined in accordance with the contractual instrument under which they have been paid, which will normally be as agent for the Owner. The Owner hereby authorizes and instructs the Broker to distribute the net proceeds of any sale in accordance with the registered ownership of the vessel or as directed by all parties to ownership, within 10 days of completion and delivery of the Vessel to the purchaser.

6. Sole brokerage agreement

6.1 Ideal boat sales will have sole rights to market the vessel.

7. Insurance

7.1 Unless otherwise specifically agreed the Owner confirms that the Vessel is insured against usual marine perils and third party risks and will remain insured until completion of a sale and such insurance shall cover all viewing and

Sale arrangements, including slipping for survey, and sea trials. Further, unless otherwise specifically agreed the Owner shall also be responsible for all cleaning, maintenance, berthing, storage and security of the Vessel pending sale.

8. Access To View And Key To Be Available

8.1 The Owner will give written instructions to the relevant mooring or marina operator to permit the Broker to access the Vessel at any time and shall make keys available for this purpose. Where appropriate these instructions may be given in the Brokers standard form.

9. Submission Of Offers

9.1 The Broker undertakes to submit promptly to the Owner every offer received for the Vessel, regardless of whether such offer shall be at the asking price or at a level known by the Broker to be unacceptable to the Owner.

10. Minimum Period And Termination By Notice.

10.1 This Agreement shall be for a minimum period of 6 months (unless the Vessel is sold or the Agreement is terminated or frustrated)

10.2 If the Vessel shall remain unsold 5 months after the date of this Agreement either party may terminate this agreement by giving 30 days notice in writing to the other

10.3 Termination of this Agreement shall not affect the Brokers right to be paid commission in the event of a sale to a purchaser who was introduced by the Broker or with whom the Broker conducted negotiations during the currency of this Agreement in accordance with Clause 3.1.

11. Termination On Insolvency Of Either Party

11.1 This Agreement shall terminate automatically if either party becomes insolvent or undergoes any formal insolvency process or compounds with his/its creditors.

12. Storage fees whilst your boat is onsite at Ideal Boat Sales

12.1 All vessels on brokerage occur brokerage rent,

Jet skis and Tenders £5.00 per week

Boats under 20ft £6.95 per week

Boats up to 30ft £7.95 per week

Boats from 30ft to 39ft £9.50 per week

Boats 40ft plus £15.00 per week

Please note that the above storage charges apply from March 1st to October 31st. Different storage rates will be charged for winter months.


Whilst boats are on sale the owners are responsible maintenance and valeting, however ideal boat sales offer very competitive valet prices. Please ask for a quotation.

13. Law And Jurisdiction

13.1 This Agreement is subject to and governed by the law of England and Wales and any dispute arising shall be referred to the jurisdiction of the English High Court.