Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I get more information on selected barges or vessels?
Contact Marcon with the file numbers you need information on by phone, e-mail, fax, or postal mail as follows and we will send you information on the selected barges or vessels.
Marcon International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1170, 9 NW Front Street Ste 201
Coupeville, WA 98239 U.S.A.
tel: (360) 678 - 8880
fax: (360) 678 - 8890
Q. How do I copy a photo or drawing from your website?
Photos and drawings can be copied from our website to your files by 'right clicking' over the picture that you want to copy. One of your options on the menu that will appear will be 'Save Picture As'. By selecting this option, you may then save the picture onto your own system.
Q. Dimensions and prices?
All dimensions except where noted are in feet and tenths of feet. All prices except where noted are in U.S. dollars.
Q. How much does it cost to list my vessel or barge with Marcon?
We work on 'no cure, no pay' commission basis and there is no charge for listing vessels with Marcon. A commission would only be due if your vessel or barge was sold to a client whom we introduced.
Q. How do I list my vessel or barge with Marcon?
Contact Marcon by phone, e-mail, fax, or postal mail with details on the vessel and your price or charter rate ideas. As much information you can provide would assist us in marketing the unit, such as full technical specifications, an inventory of major items on board, date of last drydocking, class or survey status, drawing(s) and/or photograph(s) if available. Sample listing forms are available.
Q. What is your standard commission?
Our standard commission is five percent (5%) on the initial US$ 1 million price and two and a half percent (2.5%) on the balance. If two brokers are involved in the sale, then this commission is usually split between the brokers. Commissions on 'high value' vessels and barges can vary. Please call and ask if you have any further specific questions.
Q. What is the difference between an Exclusive and an Open Listing?
An Open Listing means that the vessel is most likely listed with a number of brokers and the vessel can be marketed and sold by any of the brokers or the Owners themselves. A commission would be earned by a broker only if the broker brought in a buyer for the vessel (or substitute vessel). If the Owner sold the vessel there would be no commissions due. If another broker sold the vessel, than only that broker would be due the commission unless he was introduced to the vessel by the listing broker and then the commission would be split.
A strict Exclusive Listing would be where the vessel would be listed only with one Seller's Broker and he would market the vessel(s) to both direct buyers and other brokers. A commission would be due to the listing broker upon closing of the sale and this generally would be split if another Buyer's broker was involved. There are many modifications of an Exclusive Listing, some where two or three brokers are given a co-exclusive or where an Owner may exclude a number of clients from the exclusive or even where the Owner reserves the option to sell direct, but refers all other brokers (any inquiries that he does not wish to handle) to the Exclusive broker. There can be as many variables in Listing Agreements as there are in sales themselves. If you have any specific questions, call to discuss with one of our in-house brokers personally.
Q. Why would an Owner consider an exclusive listing?
Every Owner has his own business to run - that of employing the vessels and ensuring that his operation is operated efficiently and in the most cost effective manner. Marketing a vessel or fleet of vessels takes time and effort, from the initial advertising to answering all the inquiries, sending out packages of information and answering questions that come in, sometimes the same ones over and over and over again. Many times potential Buyers want or need the information 'now' and most Owners are not prepared to take time from their regular business. This is where the broker can take care of matters and earn his commission - if he is provided with a good package of information from the Owners in the first place. In both an Exclusive and Open Listing, all the marketing costs are to the Broker's account, but generally in the case of an Exclusive the advertising in trade journals is a little more extensive.
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