How To Sell Boat
Making the decision to learn about how to sell a boat could be a hard call and, hopefully, it's due to upgrading to a larger boat. But still, parting from a boat, where emotional ties may abound, can be a difficult thing. There are a few ways though to make selling a boat with little to no hassle.
- Get your boat detailed so it's in spectacular shape. Either pay a professional company to do it or detail the boat to an impeccable state.
- Do any small repairs needed. It's amazing how much a torn seat cushion can affect a boat sale. It's not so much that the cushion is torn, but a buyer could look at the rip and see an owner who just doesn't care. Not a good thing when you're trying to sell a boat.
- Get in touch with a yacht broker. Drive through any marina in the area and you'll see signs on boats for sale. Take note of which broker's signs are most prevalent and make a phone call. You'll pay a commission but the price might be worth the service they provide of showing the boats and handling the sales.
- Know the blue book value. Head to the Boating Association website and check out the pricing for power or sail boats even if you are going to use a broker. You'll find boat pricing from 1975 to 2010 all in one fell swoop!
- If you choose to sell your boat yourself, advertise. With the advent of the internet, advertising a boat for sale no longer will cost, well, a boatload. Post free ads on craigslist.com but beware of scams which abound.