Brian Franc of United Yacht Sales – Emerald Coast Division has over 20 years of successful yacht sales and manufacturing experience, having started his boating career in Atlanta, GA in 1995.
His extensive knowledge expands the globe of many yacht manufacturers such as Viking, Hatteras, Bertram, Princess, Benetti, Azimut, Ferretti, Marquis, Marlow, Horizon, Ocean Alexander, Prestige, Grand Banks, Maritimo, Tiara, Sea Ray, Cruisers, Regal, PLUS many others giving Brian the expertise to find the ideal yacht for his clients. Additionally Brian is the Brand Manager for Newport Offshore; a Power Catamaran Custom Builder from 50 – 112Ft. Looking for a Custom Super Yacht built in Europe or China? Brian has the contacts and relationships already established. Brian recently attended the Monaco Yacht Show meeting clients and educating himself on the Latest offerings from the Super Yacht Industry such as the New 70Meter Heesen Yachts “Galactica SuperNova”. In addition, he has attended and participated in other International Boat Shows overseas such as the Dubai and Genoa Yacht Shows along with Major USA Boat Shows in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Stuart, Newport, RI, New Orleans, Houston and The Wharf Boat Show in Orange Beach.. Moreover he attends and works many other smaller boat shows with the objective to increase his Global and Domestic awareness, exposure, and expertise in finding the “Right Yacht Fit” for his clients no matter their ultimate destination.
Brian has been a Licensed Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) since 2007 and a long-standing member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), recently renamed the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). He has previously represented Top Dealerships such as Galati Yacht Sales, Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group, and was employed by Super Yacht Builder, Westship World Yachts and Yamaha Boat Company in Upper Management positions.
Brian also holds a Master’s Degree (1992) from Carnegie Mellon University- Pittsburgh, PA. With main focus of Information Technology and Marketing Management, a University which is ranked in the top 10 Curriculums in the USA. His main focus in heading up United Yacht Sales’ Emerald Coast Division is to conduct himself as a Professional Independent Yacht Broker and match new or pre-owned yachts to his client’s requirements with “Service Before and After the Sale” being Brian’s creed. He takes pleasure in helping his customers enjoy their yacht purchasing experience from start to finish. When asked what makes him successful, Brian states “Customers expect reliable information from a dedicated, trustworthy, salesperson. My conviction is that I earn their trust before the sale and continue to deliver high quality personal service after the sale”.
As an IYBA member broker, Brian agrees to fully comply with the IYBA Code of Ethics & Business Practice as a condition of membership and furthers his commitment to maintain the highest industry professional standards.
When considering whether to Buy or Sell your next yacht Brian has a fresh “New and Improved” marketing approach to selling your yacht. His enhanced strategy utilizes the latest cutting edge technology in today’s complex yacht marketing environment.
Why List your boat with Brian Franc?
In addition to these new techniques and marketing strategies, Brian Franc will personally assist you in your strategic planning of your next yacht purchase or research and analyze the optimum selling strategy when listing your boat for sale. Brian will take the time to explain the entire boat purchase process from making an offer, to trial run and survey. He can also assist in directing you to other yachting items such as boat financing and yacht insurance. Along with Brian’s strong Domestic marketing of your boat he adds a Global exposure rarely seen in the industry that has helped international boat buyers worldwide find your boat offering desirable in the size range of 30Ft to 200Ft PLUS!!. All styles and Brands Super Yachts, Motor yachts, Sportfish Convertible, Express, Sedan/Flybridge, Trawlers, Long Range Cruisers, Go Fast High Performance, and Sailboats. For Boat owners looking to sell their yacht Brian will market and sell your yacht utilizing the latest Drone Technology, mobile marketing technology along with the best traditional strategies available.
To Whom It May Concern,
I met Brian about 15 years ago when he was a Yacht Broker for one of my friends in Destin FL, and he has done a good job of staying in touch through the years. I have two friends that had very good success with Brian as their broker on three different boats and I made the decision to work with Brian on the sale of my motor yacht based on the way he handled my friend’s sales.
Brian assisted me in preparing the boat for sale by advising what was necessary to bring the boat up to date, and recommended the necessary vendors to help with that task as I am not from the local area. At his suggestion we decided to place the boat in a show in the Orange Beach area, with him arranging slip space and assistance in arriving at the difficult task of deciding on a fair listing price. Brian was very helpful during the entire process, very responsive to emails and phone calls, completely caring for all of the many details to show a boat successfully.
Brian seemed to be well respected by the buyer’s agent and they worked quickly and fairly to arrive at a fair contract for both parties. Brian conducted himself as a professional at all times and followed every detail to completion.
I would not hesitate to work with Brian again and again; in fact, he is searching for my next boat now!
He is a professional in every sense of the word.
(By the way, he had a contract on my boat the second day of the listing, agreed to and executed by both parties on the 4th day, and we closed within 30 days!!)
That doesn’t happen often!
Thanks Brian for a great job.
Don L. Hearn
Former owner of 60’ Viking Sport Yacht High Maintenance
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Certified Professional Yacht Broker – CPYB
International Yacht Broker Association – IYBA
Florida Yacht Broker Association – FYBA
Certified Training by Manufacturer’s such as:
Newport Offshore / Cat Cay
Dynasty Super Yachts – China