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 at marinas in the Heart of Georgian Bay, the gateway to North America's premier fresh water cruising grounds.

Our brokerage office is centrally located at Queen's Cove Marina in Victoria Harbour. We list boats in several local marinas in Penetanguishene, Midland, Port Severn and Honey Harbour (all within a few minutes drive), and farther afield on lakes Simcoe and Couchiching and at Toronto area marinas.

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 advertising.

Don't see exactly what you want?  Use the Boat Search Form , call us at (705) 528-9979 or send an email. 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 I think 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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2021 Toronto International Virtual Boat Show

  2021 Virtual Toronto International Boat Show

See you at the show - virtually!

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. We list boats located on Georgian Bay and in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We sell boats to customers across Canada and the US.

2021 has arrived and promises to be another banner year for sales of pre-owned boats. Not surprisingly, COVID-19 has significantly affected the used boat market as we've seen a major surge in demand for both new and used boats of all shapes an sizes as the public turns to one of the few recreational family activities that can still be enjoyed safely.

Demand was so strong that we sold off our entire 2020 listed inventory.  If you are thinking of selling, now is the time to get a listing in place. Serious buyers are out there now looking to snap up the best listings before the spring rush, and we typically see a significant spike in interest following the Toronto International Boat Show in January. This year's show has gone "virtual" with many of the vendors many virtual booths that the public can visit with a simple mouse click or two, and this year admission is free.  

Whether buying or selling, it makes sense to work with an experienced, professional yacht broker who knows the market and can provide a stress-free 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 2020 a great year, despite the COVID menace.  We truly hope 2021 brings another year of fantastic boating experiences for all, and wish you and your family a safe and healthy season on the water.

Sincerely

Brenda Flower

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

Westwind 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 minute's drive.  We take the time to show any boat of interest and we guide you through the offer/purchase process from start to finish to a smooth, hassle-free closing. We can work with you on any boat, regardless of the listing broker, to see that your interests as a purchaser are well represented.  The purchase of a boat is a significant financial transaction and it makes sense to leverage the wealth of knowledge and peace of mind that an experienced yacht broker can provide as the sales process proceeds.

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 20% discount based on current exchange rates. Westwind can assist with arrangements for transport to US destinations by land or by water, and with preparation of the required customs documentation.

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 US Great Lakes region, and elsewhere on the continent.  Westwind will work on your behalf with US 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 we will 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.

How does it work for sellers?  We start with a personal inspection of your boat to assess overall condition, and we provide advice on pre-listing steps that you can take to ensure the best possible presentation. 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 decide to proceed, extensive interior/exterior photos are taken in preparation for advertising with the largest and best known boating web sites for maximum market exposure.  We actively target our advertising 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 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 by the buyer.  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. With any sale, success depends primarily upon condition and price point. One thing is certain; with more than 25 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, bar none.

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