Selling

Boat Advertising Copy: Beware the Buzz

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...]

Selling Your Boat? Minimize Your Personal Stuff

"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

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

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...]

Price Your Boat with NADA Guides and boats.com

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...]

Steady Boat Maintenance Pays Off When It’s Time to Sell

Good, steady maintenance habits during the time you own your boat will make it much easier to sell when the time comes.

We cover a lot of maintenance issues on Boat Trader, and offer plenty of tips on how to sell your boat more easily online. But one reason for maintenance … [Read more...]

Selling Your Boat: Making the Most of Online Price Range

Online buyers usually choose price ranges when they look at boats. If you wanted to get $75,500 for your Boston Whaler 230 Dauntless, you could set a price up to $75,999 to give yourself more wiggle room in the 70K-80K range.

So you’re getting ready for one of the two best days of a boater’s life: the day you sell your boat. First, you need to establish a value for the boat. … [Read more...]

Engine Cleanliness: Use High-Quality Detergent Motor Oil

Using low-grade engine oil and delaying oil changes leads to sludge, and sludge can be a deal-breaker when it's time to sell your boat.

I once went to check out a used boat with a buddy of mine. He had owned boats before so, he was pretty comfortable looking over the boat himself, but he … [Read more...]