De Valk Yacht Brokers has opened a new office in the Malaga area of Spain's Costa del Sol

De Valk Yacht Brokers has opened a new office in the Malaga area of Spain’s Costa del Sol. This will enable the brokerage house to offer a locally oriented service to international clients who wish to buy or sell yachts along the Spain’s southern coast.

The Malaga office is the company’s fourth branch opened outside its home base in the Netherlands. The decision to open the Malaga office was influenced by a renaissence in yachting in southern Spain, says the company. New marinas and other maritime services are thriving, and existing facilities have been significantly upgraded, it adds, while a shortage of marina slips in both the Balearic islands and the south of France is leading interest in the area.

The new De Valk office is located near Malaga and specialises in sailing and motoryachts over 15m in length. It is set up to deal with issues specifically related to Spain, such as customs and excise, VAT, importation, insurance and finance. It can also arrange yacht transportation to and from the area either by land or by sea.

De Valk already has an established international presence, through its existing offices in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Antibes (France) and Southampton (UK). These are in addition to the yacht broker’s five locations in the Netherlands (Loosdrecht, Hindeloopen, Monnickendam, Sneek and Bruinisse).