Selling

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...]

Five Things to Do to Prepare Your Boat for Sale

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it also helps boats sell. Make your boat as clean as a whistle before listing it for sale—inside and out. Photo by Gary Reich.

While it’s about as cliché as boat sayings get, this one certainly has some truth to it: “The two happiest days of boat ownership are the day you … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Used Boat for Sale

f you’re getting your boat ready to sell, a moderate amount of time and effort will add genuine value and help justify your asking price.

First impressions are everything when you're trying to attract buyers to your used boat for sale. Just as important as when selling a house, proper staging … [Read more...]

Selling Your Boat: Emphasize the Extras

Try reading Boat Prices with NADA Guides for ideas on how to value extras in good condition.

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...]

Price Your Boat with NADA Guides and boats.com

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How much is your boat worth? What asking prices are owners setting for similar boats? And that slightly larger boat you've been eyeing yourself—is the … [Read more...]

Selling Your Boat? Mimimize Your Personal Stuff

Empty, clean lockers will be a draw. No need for the five-gallon bucket, though.

"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...]

Selling Your Boat? 10 Tips for Sprucing Up Your Engine

No used engine will look as good as this brand-new one, but a bit of time spent with cleaner, rags, and Q-tips can often get you pretty close.

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...]


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