Berthon has a rich history, records indicate that the Berthon Shipyard in the UK has been in existence since Roman times and even gets a mention in the Doomsday Book. Berthon in its current form has been continuously trading since 1877 and remains at the forefront of the marine industry today. Berthon’s brokerage history goes back 1935. This part of the business staged its first boat show in 1955, attracting 120,051 visitors! The business has been trading and evolving ever since and its operations now span 5 countries across 2 continents.
Berthon’s brokerage history goes back 1935 when their first advertisement appeared as ‘Lymington Shipyard – Motor and Steam Yachts’. The first South Coast UK Boat Show took place in 1955. It attracted 120,051 visitors. For the boat show Berthon did not exhibit but ran an advertisement in the yachting press headed ‘BBC’ and explained that “we do not go on air, but we build yachts, launches and tugs”. The business has been trading and evolving ever since and its operations now span 5 countries across 2 continents.
The Berthon Sales Group team are ready to help you with your yachting 7 days a week, with offices in Lymington UK, Mandelieu in the South of France, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Henan on the Ilsand of Orust in Scandinavia and in Newport Rhode Island on the East Coast of the USA. Our friendly brokers have a wealth of experience and work with an international client base. Berthon have dedicated brokers specialising in performance cruising yachts, racing yachts, bluewater cruising yachts and motor yachts both planning, semi-displacement and displacement explorer yachts. We are the go to brokers for the sale and purchase of pre-owned Discoverys, FPBs and Windy Boats, as well as a number of other premium brands across the brokerage market that we know well. When you are purchasing a pre-owned yacht, the Berthon team take the time to work with you to take the time to select the yacht that is right for your needs and use. Berthon is well versed in contract, registration and the sales process and negotiation. As with all yacht brokers we work for the yacht owner, but have a duty of care to the buyer. We take these responsibilities very seriously.
As an international brokerage house we are members of MYBA, YBAA and the YBDSA.
Meet the Teams
Whilst our HQ is situated in the UK, we have an international team of colleagues in France, Scandinavia, Spain and the USA, all experts in their field. Find out more about the Berthon Brokerage teams.
Berthon International believes in the importance of video when it comes to selling yachts – both pre-owned and new examples alike. As such, our YouTube channel has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years – now supported by our use of dedicated BI social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest).
Job opportunities may arise in any of our 5 international office locations. If you are interested in being part of a hard-working, close-knit international team, be sure to check this page regularly for any vacancies.