How we are working to help keep you safe whilst buying & selling boats

Despite the current health situation we are still busy with buyers and sellers getting ready for the coming season. We understand, with travel abroad and social distancing measures likely to last for some time, getting afloat could be a great way to enjoy your summer!

However, we need to keep you, as well as our team and other customers, as safe as we can, so have implemented some changes. To help buyers who would prefer not to travel or are feeling unwell, we can do video tours and 360 degree images of any boat located at our main offices, Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Burnham Yacht Harbour and Chatham. Please be patient as each video takes time to create, we will try to offer this for other boats locally too whenever we can. We have implemented a new digital signature system to allow contracts to be signed at a distance, and will work with higher risk buyers and owners to minimise any physical contact needed. Our contracts have also been adjusted to allow for long delays getting boats surveyed or lifted, so you can buy without worrying about timescales.

To reduce risk of contamination, our offices will now be manned by only one team member with everyone else working from home, so you may not see your usual contact. Keys will be sanitised between all viewings, handshakes are put on hold, and we recommend wearing gloves at all times as an extra safety barrier. All viewings are also now only by appointment at all locations, as we may have to close an office at short notice or be out doing a video tour.

Finally, the team at Clarke and Carter would like to wish you all good health and thank you for your continued support both now and across the years.