YATCO Member Spotlight: Candas Balci of BLC Yachts

View from the bird's eye of the Kas city, district of Antalya Province of Turkey, Asia. Colorful spring panorama of small Mediterranean yachting and tourist town. Artistic style post processed photo.

At the Cannes Yachting Festival, the YATCO team sat down with yacht broker Candas Balci of BLC Yachts to discuss his company, his YATCO membership, and how the YATCO BOSS platform benefits him and his company. 

How would you describe BLC Yachts and the vision behind your company? 

After more than 10 years of experience in yachting, we founded BLC Yachts to give our clients 360 degrees of yachting services, including yacht sales and charter. We aim to bring a fresh and client-oriented approach to yachting with high-end international standards.

Candas Balci of BLC Yachts

What is the main reason for you to choose YATCO? 

Being a member of YATCO helps us reach our target of becoming a global brokerage company. After we met with the YATCO team, we joined because we realized that YATCO BOSS is the platform we should be in to collaborate with other industry professionals and compete with brokerage houses worldwide. They give us the visibility and awareness we need as a new company. 

Which features of YATCO BOSS make your job easier? 

Searching potential yachts for a client can be a nightmare sometimes because we have to deal with duplicate listings and unauthorized brokers. YATCO makes the process easier because it only has central agent exclusive boat and yacht listings on the platform. YATCO also allows you to build custom brochures, which are personalized for your company and brand.

Candas Balci, co-founder of BLC Yachts and Samantha Pilepich, sales manager of YATCO

How does co-brokerage support the sales of your boat and yacht listings? 

As a yacht broker, we aim to sell our clients’ yachts at the right prices as soon as possible. Collaborating with other companies increases our chances of finding the right buyers sooner. YATCO’s broker-friendly approach makes this collaboration easier for everyone. 

How do you see Turkish yacht builders’ success on a global scale? 

The yacht building industry in Turkey was always within the top 5 of the global order book, and the interest in Turkish brands has increased in the last few years. As a Turkish broker, we are proud to see our brands cruising in the South of France or Bahamas or exhibiting in Monaco or Cannes boat shows. When it comes to new build sales, it is nice to have them on the YATCO platform with updated information about delivery and prices. These projects also reach brokers worldwide, which is a significant advantage of YATCO. 

YATCO is the yachting industry’s official MLS and Software-as-a-Service platform. To find out more about how YATCO BOSS can benefit your business, contact our expert team or meet us at Monaco Yacht Show.  

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