Brenda Flower, Westwind Yacht Sales

If you are interested in freshwater pre-owned boats and yachts, either purchasing or selling, Westwind Yacht Sales is here to assist. Our exclusive brokerage listings include a select range of quality, freshwater yachts from 20 to 60 feet, many of which are located in the Penetanguishene-Midland-Honey Harbour area of south eastern Georgian Bay, North America's premier fresh-water cruising ground.

Our brokerage office is centrally located at Queen's Cove Marina in the heart of Georgian Bay, and we list boats in several local marinas, including South Bay Cove Yacht Haven , Paragon Marina and Brandy's Cove Yachting Centre in the Honey Harbour area where we are on a very select list of authorized brokers.  We also service listings at marinas in Penetanguishene and Midland (all within a few minutes drive), and farther afield on lakes Simcoe and Couchiching.

The Westwind website is updated frequently with new listings and price changes, so please check back on a regular basis. Unless specifically noted, all prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Our somewhat "retro" site is extremely user-friendly with lots of great photos, and we promise not to annoy you with a barrage of distracting third-party advertising.

Don't see exactly what you want?  Use the Boat Search Form , or give us a call at (705) 528-9979 or toll-free at (866) 363-8754 or send an E-Mail. We have extensive contacts and connections within the industry and can often locate that special boat in a heartbeat.  Please give us a try; there's nothing to lose and you will be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Need Directions? You'll find Queen's Cove within the village of Victoria Harbour, just 90 minutes north of Toronto, and just 10 minutes west of Hwy 400 off Hwy 12.

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See you at the Georgian Bay In-Water Boat Show - June 2-4, 2017

Welcome fellow boaters! Whether you are looking to buy or sell power or sail, or just feeling out the market, Westwind can smooth the ride through an often difficult and confusing process. With 25 years in the marine business, we offer a full-service brokerage experience, and we stake our reputation on transparency, honesty and integrity. Southeastern Georgian Bay (Penetanguishene, Midland, Victoria Harbour, Port Severn, Honey Harbour) is our primary sales focus, but we also list boats in the Simcoe, Couchiching and Greater Toronto Area.

2017 has arrived and promises to be another banner year for sales of pre-owned boats. The US dollar remains strong resulting in a great deal of interest from American buyers looking for savings on Canadian freshwater boats.  We continue to advertise south of the border, particularly in northern states bordering the Great Lakes. Our experience selling into the US market allows us to assist buyer with surveys, transportation arrangements and customs paperwork, thereby making the whole process smooth and trouble-free. 

Here in Canada, rock-bottom interest rates continue to create a favourable buying atmosphere. Canadian buyer interest has been strong right across the board from mid-size cruisers right up to larger yachts and fairly evenly distributed between power and sail. Just how long rates will remain low is anyone's guess, but at some point the rates will start to move up, buyers will gradually be forced from the market, and used boat prices will begin to drop.

If you are thinking of selling, now is the time to get a listing place.  Westwind once again attended the Toronto International Boat Show (January 20-29) with a manned display in the Queen's Cove Marina booth attracting early-bird shoppers. North America’s largest indoor boat show saw all signs of positive growth for the boating industry with a nearly 10% increase in attendance from last year, marking one of the highest-attended shows in the past five years. It was a great show for Westwind and several deals were written in the weeks following as a direct result of show contacts. Many of our boats are accessible for viewing through the winter and serious buyers know they'll get the best selection by shopping before the spring rush.  

We are always looking for new listings and offer top-notch advertising and competitive commission rates. If you are considering a move up or down, or just wondering where the market is these days, give me a call and let's chat - no obligation whatsoever.  

Thanks to all our customers (buyers and sellers) for a great 2016.  We sincerely hope 2017 brings another year of fantastic boating experiences for all.

Sincerely

Brenda Flower

Boating Ontario Certified Professional - BOCP
Owner/Principal

Our Services

Westwind Yacht Sales Canada is a full service brokerage with a solid reputation for professionalism, honesty and integrity.  We recognize that satisfied customers are our best advertising, and we value every opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and commitment. We may not be the largest brokerage on The Bay, but over the years we've earned a reputation among knowledgeable boaters as one of the best boat brokers in Ontario. We truly value our customer relationships as demonstrated by our lengthy list of second, third and fourth-time customers.

If you are a buyer, by all means, browse our current power and sail listings.  There are some great buys from 22' day cruisers, right on up to full size motor yachts.  We specialize in freshwater cruisers and yachts.   Most of our listings are conveniently located at our home marina, or within a few minutes drive.  We take the time to show any boat of interest, then guide you through the offer/purchase process from start to finish to facilitate a smooth, hassle-free closing.  And we'll work with you on any boat, regardless of the listing broker, to see that your best interests as a purchaser are represented.  The purchase of a boat is a significant financial transaction for most buyers. It makes sense to leverage the wealth of knowledge, guidance and piece of mind that an experienced yacht broker can provide.

U.S. buyers are more than welcome. Why not take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar for significant savings on the purchase of a good, clean, Canadian freshwater boat. Prices shown on this site are in Canadian dollars, which convert to US dollars at roughly 25% discount based on current exchange rates. Westwind can assist with arrangements for transport to US destinations by land or water.

Considering a U.S. purchase?  Although the Canadian dollar currently trades at a discount, cross-border listings may be attractive under certain market conditions.  There are many good, freshwater vessels in the U.S. Great Lakes region, and elsewhere on the continent.  Westwind will work on your behalf with U.S. brokers to complete the purchase, and most importantly, help you through the process of having the boat properly landed and licensed or registered in Canada.  Just let us know if you see a listing of interest.  We'll contact the local broker to arrange a viewing, and work with you through the assessment, offer, closing and transport phases, should you decide to proceed.  

Looking to sell?  Westwind is always looking to add clean, well-maintained boats to our brokerage listings.  Our objective is to provide the best service for you, and the best exposure for your boat.  We do not carry new boat inventory.  As a result, you can be assured our primary interest is in the sale of your boat, not on moving expensive new-boat inventory. We focus on the local market, which means we can effectively show our listed boats on very short notice and deliver a level of service that buyers and sellers really appreciate. With many successful years behind us, and hundreds of boat sales completed, Westwind really is your best brokerage choice in the southern Georgian Bay area.

We start with a personal inspection of your boat to assess the overall condition, and provide advice on pre-listing steps that you can take to ensure the best possible presentation.  Extensive interior/exterior photos are taken in preparation for advertising with the largest and best known boating web sites for maximum market exposure.  And we don't just "post it and forget it."  We actively target our marketing to buyers in key geographic areas of the U.S. and Canada who are showing interest in your specific make and model of boat.

Once the listing and related advertising is in place, Westwind manages the sales process on your behalf from start to finish, including coordination of surveys, mechanical inspections and land or water transport if required.  Potential purchasers are pre-qualified, and your boat is shown with the utmost care, consideration and respect, and with the broker present at all times.  All purchase offers are presented in writing with suitable deposit in place.

As with any sale, success depends primarily on condition and price point.  We'll research industry sold-boat databases and suggest a listing price that will position your boat competitively within the current market, taking into account recent actual selling prices of similar vessels.  If you elect to proceed, we will advertise and show the boat, present all offers, handle the negotiations, and coordinate closing activities such as condition and valuation surveys and any mechanical inspections if required.  No broker can guarantee a sale, but Westwind promises every effort will be made to attract serious qualified buyers.

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