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Brokerage

2021 was the year when we had to disappoint so many people looking for second hand boats.   The Covid pandemic brought with it high demand from those unable to holiday abroad.  It also delayed the impact of buying second hand post Brexit.  It wasn’t possible to go abroad to buy second hand yachts, so there wasn’t the awareness of the VAT implications of doing so because no-one was doing it.

Now, Autumn 2022, demand is still high and supply low albeit that the war in Ukraine and the looming cost of living crisis are having an impact – as does any uncertainty.  But  Brexit means that UK based buyers are looking for UK VAT paid boats.  Who wants to import an EU VAT paid boat that will attract another 20% VAT on import to the UK?  Of course it works for EU buyers too looking at UK VAT paid boats.  It’s called the ‘law of unintended consequences’ but actually was very foreseeable.

Whilst enquiries were quieter over the summer with everyone using their boats, we listed and are selling several Ovnis.  The market in the UK is very small so the advice here is if you see something you like the look of don’t wait until you’ve had your summer holiday to enquire – it will probably be sold, that’s the case with the boats we’ve been listing.

So, if you are reading this as a potential vendor please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  Our brokerage success is based on our thorough understanding of the yachts we sell, a boon for both sellers and buyers and the fact that we have a lot of enquiries.  

For those where we act as sole brokers (and since we feel we give the best service as sole brokers that’s most of them) we offer ‘Condition Reports’, verbal or written and accompanied by lots of photographs and/or videos.   Whilst not replacing a survey the aim is to use our expert knowledge of the boats we sell as new boats to inform potential buyers about the boats we’re selling ‘pre-loved’ to help buyers identify exactly what we’re offering and save the wasted journeys characteristic of looking at brokerage boats.

After more than 20 years working with aluminium yachts, and as Ovni specialist brokers and sole UK distributors since 2002 we want to give the benefit of our experience not just to new boat buyers but also to those looking at second hand yachts. We are acknowledged to be the UK experts on aluminium yachts and it’s interesting to see yachts coming up for sale now that we sold new having worked on getting the right specification for her owners at the time of build .

As members of the British Marine Federation and the British Marine Boat Retailers and Brokers Association, we operate within strict industry guidelines, brokering a sale between a seller and buyer and very importantly providing the ongoing support to the buyers that is not always available with a non-specialist broker.  If you want a specialist yacht, use a specialist broker who understands not only how they are put together but why they have the features they have.

Below are brief details of the yachts we are listing.  Please contact us about anything that’s not already sold!

Ovni 365#67 2014

Your chance to own a very late Ovni 365, only 3 more were built after her.  A classic two cabin layout, sleeping 6, with a large starboard aft heads which leads to the technical locker which is also accessible from the cockpit.  Fully insulated, stored ashore or under cover in a shed every winter, equipment updated and with excellent paintwork this is one not to miss. Full suit of sails, up to date electronics,  contact us for more information.

For sale :  £180,000 UK VAT paid  – SOLD

 

Ovni 435#82 2005 

A clean, well-equipped Ovni 435 built at the end of 2005.  As with all Ovnis she has a number of custom features both as regards her internal layout and her equipment.  This one has bluewater equipment included in her specification – she’s ready to go wherever you want at short notice.  A spacious 3 cabin, two heads layout, well maintained, Hydranet sails, up to date electronics, Hydrovane self-steering – what else do you need?   Contact us for more information.

For sale :  £205,000 UK VAT paid – NOW UNDER OFFER

 

Ovni 385#17 1999

A custom build Ovni 385 from the time when Alubat’s craftsmen would build whatever layout the owner wanted!  So in this 385 you have the classic Alubat high quality aluminium yacht construction  coupled with a very user friendly interior layout – 3 cabins, 2 heads sleeping 8/9 people.  She has a good level of equipment, well maintained engine, a good suit of sails and navigation electronics.  Like many Ovnis of her age she would benefit from a re-paint but looking past this cosmetic detail she’s a sound boat, surprisingly spacious and a good buy.  Contact us for more information.

For sale REDUCED TO:  £106,000 UK VAT paid – NOW UNDER OFFER

 

Ovni Evolution 52 – 2014

The largest Ovni in Alubat’s range, the Ovni Evolution is about the quality of life onboard, ease of access from the cockpit to the interior, coupled with excellent sailing performance.  This is a four cabin version, 3 doubles and twin bunks, not to mention a sea berth in the main saloon.  Two toilet compartments, a practical linear galley and navigation station complete the picture. Storage aboard is everywhere including the cockpit accessed lazarette locker which has been racked out for long term liveaboard storage.  A good sail wardrobe, full navigation kit, watermaker, generator, heating, dinghy, outboard – a long list of options.

For sale at €490,000 VAT paid  – NOW SOLD

 

Ovni 445 2015

A rare opportunity to purchase a recent Ovni 445.  Three cabins, two heads and a separate shower, flexible layout sleeps 7 in the cabins.  Extensive equipment list – generator, watermaker, Hyrovane, full cockpit tent, asymmetric to accompany mainsail, genoa and staysail, Raymarine instrument set, Eberspacher heating – just a few highlights to whet your appetite.  You may have seen this boat exhibited at Southampton Boatshow – now’s your chance to own her.

UK based and for sale at £360,000 VAT paid  –SOLD

Contact us for the full specification and more photographs. 

Ovni 395 2004 – SOLD

A beautifully maintained two cabin, two heads version of the popular Ovni 395 which can sleep 7.  Built at the end of 2004, launched in Spring 2005 after being displayed at the London boatshow in January 2005 .  Well equipped for cruising with an extensive navigation kit, cruising chute, safety equipment, many features to make life aboard more comfortable including heating (for those heading to colder climes) and insulation.  Ovni aficionados will spot that, like every Ovni, she was indeed built to her owner’s exacting requirements.

 

Price reduced to £152,000 VAT Paid – SOLD

Contact us for the full specification and more photographs. 

Ovni 395 2006 – SOLD

The Ovni 395 is Alubat’s most popular model – EVER.  This one, like the other one we’re listing, is a two heads version but in the aft section has a single cabin/storage instead of a larger heads and storage.  She’s also fully insulated and fitted with a long list of options and many recent updates.  She’s available to purchase ex VAT for a qualified buyer.

NOW SOLD

Contact us for the full specification and more photographs. 

Ovni 445 – 2009 – SOLD

A yard maintained and fully equipped Ovni 445, ready for bluewater cruising – a very full wardrobe of sails, Hydrovane self steering, wind generator, solar panels, generator, watermaker, isolation transformer, fully insulated  – it’s a long list.   She is a three cabin, two heads version in excellent condition and ready to go.  Contact us if you would like to know more.

SOLD – Happy new owners off to start their adventures

Ovni 435 – 2002 – SOLD

Although technically an older example of the popular Ovni 435 she is in excellent condition. Good paintwork, insulated, equipped for global sailing with new high spec sails, rigging, Hydrovane self steering, cruising chute, heating, retractable bowthruster and GN Espace cooker for the wannabee Masterchef ….. it’s a long list as always.  A slightly different layout, the owner’s suite forward has a v-berth, ensuite heads and dressing/storage area that also offers a sea berth.

Contact us if you would like to know more.

SOLD  – Getting ready for new adventures