Selling

Selling Your Boat? 10 Tips for Sprucing Up Your Engine

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It's hard to work on a boat when you're planning to sell it. You're busy with a million things, and you just want to move on. So it's tempting to overlook dirt, … [Read more...]

Boat Advertising Copy: Beware the Buzz

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There's a joke in real estate ads about certain watch words that don’t necessarily mean what the writer wants you to think they mean, but something else … [Read more...]

Selling Your Boat? Emphasize the Extras

This boat has an extra-big inventory of PFDs, including several for visiting kids and infants, and even one for a dog. This could be noted in a seller’s ad copy.

One of the pleasures in buying a good used boat is knowing that previous owners have absorbed most of the depreciation. Another is knowing that they’ve added … [Read more...]

Where to Sell Your Boat Online

Boat Trader attracts a high volume of visitors because it features hundreds if not thousands of models in popular boat types.

To sell your boat, you only need one buyer, but if you are like most sellers, you’ll need an online advertisement with local, national, or even international … [Read more...]

Selling Your Boat? Minimize Your Personal Stuff

Every used boat will have parts that need replacement. Some parts will be easier to find than others. In this photo note the gas struts lifting the locker covers, the locker gaskets and latches, and the rubber covers on the rod holders. Where do you find such things?

"Do unto others" is a commandment that works well when it comes time to sell your boat. Put yourself in the potential buyer's shoes. Figure out what would … [Read more...]

Close the Deal: Boat Registrations, Titles, and More

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Here's an overview of the paperwork you'll need to complete any boat sale. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.  Whether … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate Boat Prices

How firm you are on the selling price of your boat will be affected by a number of factors, including the market and its condition.

Get the sales price you want for your boat. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.  The final sales … [Read more...]

How to Choose Between Boat Brokers, Boat Dealers, and For Sale By Owner

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When it comes time to sell a boat, many choose to handle the sale themselves. Before going this route, make sure you are properly educated about the process … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Used Boat

A elbow-grease weekend spent restoring and shining your boat's gelcoat can make an outsize difference in the selling price.

So, the time has come to put your boat on the market. Maybe you want to cash out of your investment to finance a bigger boat. Maybe you’re downsizing. … [Read more...]

How to Write a Classified Ad For Your Boat

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The key to marketing your boat as a private seller is to create an ad that stimulates interest, but doesn’t come across as too, well, “sales-y.” … [Read more...]


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