Brenda Flower, Westwind Yacht Sales

If you are interested in quality 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 Victoria Harbour, your gateway to the finest freshwater cruising on the planet. We list boats in several local marinas in Honey Harbour, Penetanguishene and Midland (all within a few minutes drive), and farther afield on lakes Simcoe and Couchiching and in Toronto.

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 intentionally "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 us an e-mail note. 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 our office at Queen's Cove marina 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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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 26 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 area, but we also list boats in the Simcoe, Couchiching and Greater Toronto Area.

2019 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 US states bordering the Great Lakes. Our experience selling into the US market allows us to assist US buyers with surveys, transportation arrangements and customs paperwork, thereby making the whole process smooth and trouble-free.  We also see interest in Canadian boats from international buyers and recently shipped a diesel trawler via New York to her new Australian owners.  Canada is seen world-wide as an excellent source for hight quality pre-owned power boats and sailboats, and foreign interest in our brokerage listings increases each year.

Here in Canada, 2018 was a banner year for brokerage boat sales by Westwind. Buyer interest was very strong throughout the year and we sold out almost our entire listing inventory. Interest rates are heading up again while stock markets are cycling down, all of which will affect 2019 demand. If you are thinking of selling, now is the time to get a listing in place. 

The 2019 Toronto International Boat Show (January 18-27) is a great kick-start to the spring season and brings local boaters out in droves. North America’s largest indoor boat show saw increased attendance in 2017 and 2018 and the trend is expected to continue this year.   Serious buyers are out looking to snap up the best listings before the spring rush, and we typically see a significant spike in interest following the show. Many of our listed boats are accessible for winter viewing and it's not unusual to close several deals over the winter.

It makes sense to work with an experienced, professional yacht broker who knows the market and can provide a stress and hassle-free sales process.  We always welcome 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 us a call or drop buy our office at Queen's Cove Marina and let's chat - no obligation whatsoever.   Should you decide to sell, we'd welcome the opportunity to earn your business and turn you into another satisfied, long-term Westwind customer.

Thank you to all our boating clients (buyers and sellers) for making 2018 a great year.  We truly hope 2019 brings another year of fantastic boating experiences for all.

Sincerely

Brenda Flower

Boating Ontario Certified Professional - BOCP
Owner/Principal
Westwind Yacht Sales Canada

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. Our inventory list is often very short compared to other brokers because we focus so hard on selling. Have a look at our sales archives and you'll see how fast we are able to move our boats. And keep in mind, that a short inventory list means we can focus much more attention and advertising on your boat, and that means shorter time on the market and a better sell price for you.

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.  Unlike some brokers, we don't just "list 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. We also provide objective feedback on buyer interest levels as the sales campaign proceeds.

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.

No broker can guarantee a sale, but Westwind promises every effort will be made to attract serious, qualified buyers who won't waste your valuable time.  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.  

With twenty-six successful years behind us, and literally hundreds of boat sales completed, you can be confident that Westwind is your best brokerage choice in the Southern Georgian Bay area!

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