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Mike Burns Chats About Boat Pricing
Mike Burns, President of North South Yacht Sales shown here with Erik Kyle, publisher of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt at the 2015 Toronto Boat Show talks about finding the right boat and the right fit for each customer.
On the question of boat pricing, Mike explained that the market has corrected itself and particularly for the last two years prices have been pretty stable. North South Yacht Sales anticipates more US boaters venturing to Canada to take advantage on the currency exchange.
If you are interested in bringing a boat across the border, the CPYB brokers at North South Yacht Sales, are experienced at facilitating international transactions. Whether you are looking to import or export a vessel between Canada and the US, we are able to assist with the logistics of getting your newly acquired vessel to it's destination from completed paperwork to vessel transport.
Learn more our international services and the North South Nautical Group Advantage.
Operating under the North South Nautical Group banner, North South Yacht Sales specializes in the sale of pre-owned power and sailing yachts. With its head office based in Port Credit Harbour Marina, North South Yacht Sales is one of the largest yacht brokerages in Ontario with several locations throughout the province. In addition, the NSNG team has strategic alliances with brokerage firms in the United States and the Caribbean.
Heading up North South Nautical Group Inc. is Mike Burns, President. Burns has an extensive knowledge of the marine industry, and brokerage sales in particular. In addition to being a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, Burns was the General Manager of the largest yacht brokerage in Canada, Clift’s Marine Sales, for more than 6 years. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Yacht Brokers Association of America, and serves on the Certification Advisory Committee for the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program.
Working closely with these esteemed organizations, and adapting the high level of standards and practices that these organizations demand enabled North South Nautical Group to become the first yacht brokerage in Canada to attain the recognition of CPYB Endorsed Brokerage.
Joining Burns at North South Yacht Sales are Don Allin (Port Credit), Rocco Barca (Orillia), Greg Stratychuk (St. Catharines) and Fraser and Annie Campbell (Eastern Ontario). Allin, Barca and Stratychuk were long time brokers with Burns, at the former Clift's Marine Sales.
According to Burns,
"The North South Nautical Group marketing strategy is to emphasize the fact that our company is a ‘Pre-Owned Yacht Specialist’. Our goal is to become the preferred brokerage of choice for customers who are either looking to buy or sell previously owned yachts. New boat dealers that also sell pre-owned inventory may tend to focus on selling new boats and trade-ins. Arguably, boats on consignment do not receive the same level of service. With NSNG, our entire focus is pre-owned —there is no potential conflict of interest."
Read about North South Nautical Group in theYachtworld.com Magazine.