About Us

The Company

Offering over 20 years of continuous experience in the UK and International brokerage industry, Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing is a South Coast UK based specialist in the sale of both brokerage and new high quality blue water and performance cruising yachts.

Based in Lymington in the New Forest, our professional yacht brokerage services cover the South Coast of England with further services offered throughout the UK and Internationally. For more information please email us or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

We are proud to offer the Hylas Yachts range from Queen Loing Marine as exclusive UK & European Sales Agent, the More Boats range as UK agent, and the Vismara Marine range as exclusive UK Brand Ambassador.

We also uniquely offer a bespoke & dedicated conveyancing service; for instance, when a buyer and seller have already agreed the basis of a sale. Direct access to this information can be found via www.yachtconveyancing.com. For more information please email us or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

As a result of our extensive experience in the industry, we have been able to build up strong working relationships with a number of well-established companies offering additional services such as marine financing, insurance, marina berthing, boatyard services, delivery, shipping & transportation, tuition and charter.

Operating in full accordance with the Association of Brokers & Yacht Agents (ABYA) code of practice and utilising dedicated client accounts (in Sterling, Euros and Dollars) written in trust at Natwest Bank, we are a fully-insured brokerage operating to the very highest of industry standards.

Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing is the principal trading name of Grabau International Limited, a VAT-registered limited company registered in England & Wales

Having initially studied Naval Architecture in Southampton before graduating with a degree in Marine Management, Alex went on to work with one of Europe’s leading independent yacht brokerage houses where he remained for 15yrs rising to the position of Senior Yacht Broker. During this period, Alex also completed his first trans-Atlantic crossing as part of the World Cruising Club’s ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers).

With an International reputation for the very highest professional and knowledgeable service in the specialist field of high quality blue water and cruising yacht brokerage, Alex started Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing at the beginning of 2015 to continue doing what he loves best.

A full broker member of ABYA, Alex is also a long-standing member of the ABYA committee, with particular interests in development of sale & purchase contracts and broker training. Alex has also previously sat on the British Marine Federation’s Boat Retailers and Brokerage Association (BRBA) committee and was one of the first brokers in the UK to receive the ABYA/BRBA Boat Sales Qualification which is an industry-led qualification designed to provide recognition for the professionalism of yacht brokers.

In the rare moments when Alex is not working, he can usually be found either sailing with family members aboard his own yacht which is kept close by in a Lymington marina, or following his passion for road cycling and mountain biking in the New Forest or further afield in the French Alps.

Alex Grabau - Managing Director of Grabau International Yacht Brokerage & Conveyancing

Lymington

A view of the Keyhaven River, just along the Solent Way from Grabau International's base in Lymington

Grabau Internationa Lymington office

Our main offices are based in the popular & lively market town of Lymington, neatly sandwiched between the yachting mecca of the Solent and the serene calm and natural beauty of the New Forest. Frequently described as one of the ‘best places to live’ in the UK, the town is very much focussed on yachting with two large marinas and two renowned yacht clubs.

By Road – Lymington can be quickly and easily accessed from the M27 motorway, leaving at either Junction 1 via Lyndhurst or Junction 2 via Beaulieu. Those travelling from the West may leave the A31 at Picket Post and approach Lymington via Burley. London and the M25 can be reached within 1hr 30 minutes.

By Air – Lymington is approximately 30 minutes from Southampton and Bournemouth International Airports, around 1hr 30 minutes from London Heathrow and around 1hr 45 minutes from London Gatwick.

By Rail – Lymington can be accessed via a short but very picturesque branch-line from Brockenhurst station where there is a direct connection to London Waterloo, which takes just 1hr 35 minutes.Grabau International Lymington office location

Through cooperation and alliances with select strategic partners in the Mediterranean, Grabau International can place a proactive ‘man on the ground’ in the very heart of these important yachting centres. Our partners include:-

South of France

Yacht Consultant

A well-established brokerage specialist based close to Antibes in the very centre of the Côte d’Azur with encyclopedic local knowledge and experience in this bustling yachting mecca.

Yacht Consultant - Grabau International strategic partner for the South of France

 

Balearics

Marlin Yacht Surveys

YDSA-member yacht survey company based in Palma de Mallorca offering survey, guardinage and both vendor and purchaser support in the sale and purchase of yachts.

Marlin Yacht Surveys - Grabau International strategic partner for the Balearics

 

Turkey

Evo Yachting

Based in Bodrum, Evo Yachting provides logistical support to yacht owners in the waters of the Aegean with services such as customs clearance, paperwork, tax free diesel supply and technical servicing.

Evo Yachting - Grabau International strategic partner for Turkey





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