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Lior Sofer

With more than 25 Years of professional marine business experience, managing a brokerage company (Tiltanit ltd) selling 2nd hands and New yachts (Jeanneau dealership), Co-owning a sailing school (Via Maris ltd), managing a yacht boat yard dedicated for commissioning and maintenance services (in Port Napoleon France, and Herzliya marina)


ex Captain in the Navy, holding University degree and Lloyds diploma in Small craft Surveying, and professional sailing licenses complete my pro-resume. 

ready to offer my love to the sea and boats along with my dedication and full attention, to my customers.


Dedication, accurate information and a Fair deal: that's my motto.

Dedication, accurate information and a Fair deal: that's my motto.

 Why Use Sofer Lior as your Yacht Broker in your "Buy a Boat" process: 

Yacht Brokers are agents that people consult to find and buy a boat, and who people hire to list, represent, and sell boats for them. Traditionally, the seller pays the commissions that a yacht broker earns, yet brokers have a duty to both buyer and seller in every transaction.

assign SOFER LIOR as your personal yacht broker, and consult with me about all of your boats of interest, and let me  represent you in your enquiries and transactions. – As a professional broker working on your behalf, I will listen closely to your wants and needs and will help you determine if the boat you have in mind is right one for you and whether it represents good market value. I will help you determine whether there are similar boats on the market,  check for the history of the yacht, her service state, gear included, and find out the motivation of the seller. 

  • Making an Offer on a Pre-Owned Boat and Making an Offer on a New Boat – As your  Yachts broker, I can assist you  decide on a realistic offer for your desired boat that increases the chances of buying her for a fair and reasonable price, and with the necessary elements in place to protect your interests.

  • This same service I give to all the boat owners I represent : a fair market Evaluation, will make your boat advert to be seen and sold . Fair Deal is not a slogan, it is the way I work.

  • as your yacht broker, I will prepares the purchase offer for both parties to agree too, with clear simple he terms of sale, including obligations for both Buyer and Seller and a timescale for these deal to be fulfilled. I will see to get  a "good-faith deposit" on the boat, placed in  a  "broker’s client account", and  then, subject to a satisfactory sea trial and survey, we can "Close a Fare Deal".

 Paperwork – Brokers are familiar with all the paper work needed to check whether the vessel has a clean and unencumbered title, including the paper trail to show payment of VAT where appropriate, and will check that there is no outstanding marine mortgage secured on the boat.


  • Sea Trial and Survey– The buyer of a second-hand vessel will usually request a sea trial and have survey carried out. Buyers pay for the survey and for hauling the boat out of the water for inspection. The buyer’s yacht broker can attend the sea trial and marine survey, helping you determine how to address the surveyor’s recommendations yacht survey issues and put the problems in context. They can help estimate time and cost of correcting, and where to obtain accurate quotes for items that are unfamiliar.

Dedication, accurate information and a Fair deal: that's my motto.

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Member of International Yacht Brokers Association 


Graduate of Lloyd's Maritime Academy

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