michael schmidt & partner yacht brokers

Michael Schmidt and Partners are part of the Inspiration Marine Group, offering independent brokerage for used sail and power boats from our UK and Mediterranean locations.

If you are considering selling your current boat, or are specifically looking for a used Hanse, Dehler, Moody or Fjord, please contact us to see how we can help.

Why MS&P?

At Michael Schmidt & Partner we pride ourselves on working hard to get the best results for our customers. Our ABYA trained, Association of Professional Yacht Brokers are knowledgeable, friendly and professional and our offices are located at the UK’s key boating locations.

We would love to help you to sell your boat, you can expect us to go above and beyond to ensure that she is presented to the best of her ability and marketed as widely and effectively as possible. Should you be searching for your next boat, we can offer friendly advice and the benefit of our experience to get you on the water in the right boat.

Whether you are buying or selling, Michael Schmidt & Partner are perfectly placed to help you do so.

ABYA Certified

Promoting the highest standards of professionalism and expert knowledge in the field of yacht sales

UK CLient accounts

Your money is safe in our ring-fenced client account

effective presentation

Using various methods we ensure your boat is presented in the best way to help find its new owner.


MS&P are proud to be part of ABYA (The Association of Brokers & Yacht Agents) and actively encourage our team members to embrace the professional training and resources offered by being members, experience that in turn benefits you the customer.

ABYA exists to promote the highest standards of professionalism and expert knowledge in the field of yacht sales and expects high standards of its members.

As ABYA Brokers Michael Schmidt & Partner work to uphold these standards to the highest level and as such offer to our clients the following services;

·         Ring fenced Client Account – For the security of both buyer and seller.

·         ABYA standard sale and purchase documents and listing agreements

·         Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance

·         ABYA code of practice throughout the sale

·         Customs Warehousing scheme to offer ex VAT boats for sale correctly in the UK

·         Advice on boat registration, Insurance and Finance.

selling your boat

With boat sales offices throughout the UK, the MS&P team are well placed to find a new owner for your boat.

·         Display Walkways and presentation berths for easy access

·         360° Tours to help buyers view your boat

·         Drone photography

·         Professional photography

·         Extensive marketing reach to maximise visibility

·         Professional & Friendly Brokers

With bases both North and South in the UK, stretching from Hamble to the Clyde in Scotland plus partner offices in Spain and further afield, we cover Europe’s boating playground.


The Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) exists to promote the highest standards of professionalism and expert knowledge in the field of yacht sales and expects high standards of its members which we adhere to. 


Michael Schmidt opened his first brokerage office when building and importing boats in Hamburg.

The brokerage accompanied his successful boatyard Yactwerft Wedel which is best known for the many famous racing yachts which dominated the Admiral's Cup scene in the 1980s. Boats such as ’Dusselboot’, ‘Outsider’, ’Rubin’, ’Pinta’ & ’Container’. Not only did Michael helm his business to success, but also ’Rubin’ when Germany achieved the Admirals Cup.

His brokerage grew to create a network spreading across Europe and in 1992, having been Westerly’s agent in Germany, he took over the Westerly’s yacht brokerage in Hamble and created the UK Michael Schmidt & Partner Yacht Brokerage.

In the meantime, with the reunification of Germany, he moved to the historic Hanseatic league port of Greifswald and set up Hanse Yachts, later purchasing and enhancing the prestigious Fjord Motor Yacht brand, the Moody Yachts brand and finally Dehler Yachts.

Concentrating on these concerns he has passed on the UK Michael Schmidt & Partner Yacht Brokerage to the owners and management team, Inspiration Marine Group. A team with years of experience, dating back to the heydays of British yacht manufacturing.

The UK Michael Schmidt & Partner brokerage is run as a totally independent brokerage by long term marine industry professionals.

We have seen a lot of changes in the sailing scene and have grown with them; we are brokers who really understand what comprises good sound boats and the niche they sit in.

With our enhanced display areas, raised access walkways and priority berths, buying and selling a yacht has never been easier.

Please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss your requirements.