Selling

Polishing Aluminum: Curb Appeal for Your Boat

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Typically, aluminum on a boat is either anodized, powder-coated, or bare metal. How it looks on the boat you’re selling can have an effect on the price … [Read more...]

How to Shine Chrome on a Boat

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Most of the steel bits on boats are stainless, and for good reason. But some is chrome, and if not cared for properly, it can really detract from the boat’s … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Boat to Sell: Winter Work Is Worth It

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Hopefully you’ve winterized and covered your boat by now. As temperatures drop, your hopes of selling your boat may also be depressed. The good news … [Read more...]

Boat Buying and Selling: Skip the Remorse

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Perhaps the best advice I ever got is one of the few rules that applies to both sides of a used boat transaction: Stop Selling after it’s sold, and Stop … [Read more...]

Price Assessment: How Boat Brokers and Surveyors can Help

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Most people would prefer to sell their boats without a broker and not have to pay the broker’s fee. For smaller boats, less expensive boats, and common … [Read more...]

Video: How to Sell Your Boat for Big Bucks

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For most of us, selling our boat is how we get the down payment for our new boat – so we need to make sure we get the best price we can. Two main factors … [Read more...]

Gelcoat Maintenance: Shiny Side Up

Proper gelcoat care can keep the finish from become chalky and oxidized. And it’s a lot less work to maintain a finish than it is to try to bring it back.

When it comes to caring for the finish on your boat, there are essentially five steps to the process and two approaches. The steps are, in order: Wash Clean Polish Protect Maintain The … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of an Old Boat

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Note: For your safety Boat Trader does not publish comments that contain personal phone numbers and email addresses. If you have an old boat you'd like … [Read more...]

Boat Flippers in a Down Market

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With the U.S. economy sputtering, discretionary spending on boats has been off for several seasons. This is not news to folks like you who scour boat listings … [Read more...]

Determining Value for a Used Boat

A 1960 Glasspar G3 for sale in Florida, but at what price?

One of the common questions we get here at BoatTrader.com is, “what is the value of my used boat?” The common answer is, whatever the actual selling … [Read more...]


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