Boat Sales

Inside MarineMax, Part 4 — Building the Boating Lifestyle

Getaways that bring boaters together from across different regions are MarineMax stores’ signature events.

Showing people how to have fun with their boats and fall in love with the boating lifestyle is MarineMax’s central tenet. This article originally … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 3 — An All-Inclusive Approach

MarineMax Getaways events are hosted by each store and offer opportunities not only for fun but also to learn more from staff and other owners along for the trip.

The boats.com team toured a variety MarineMax stores to speak with staff members in sales, business, service, training, and marketing to learn how the … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 2 — A Simpler Process is the Priority

The MarineMax staff at Lakes of the Ozarks is one of several MarineMax teams focused on simplifying everything possible for customers.

Due to its scale, MarineMax aims to create a one-stop shopping experience for customers. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 1 — It’s Not About Buying the Boat

MarineMax stages Getaways events from every one of their stores, including trips to the Bahamas.

What does the sales approach look like that helped MarineMax become the biggest boat dealer in the U.S.? This article originally appeared on boats.com. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

10 Things to Ask Your Boat Dealer Before You Buy 

Does your dealership participate in any events with customers -- raft-ups, poker runs, or picnics? Events like that show a long-term commitment. Photo courtesy of boatinglakemead.com.

Buying any boat, new or used, is enough of a commitment to justify some really careful planning, including solid ideas of where you'll keep the boat, … [Read more...]


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