How to Sell Your Boat
Sell Your Boat Quickly with Boatmax
After years in the business we’ve learned a lot about how to sell a boat quickly. From pricing it correctly to preparing your boat for display to storing it at a convenient location for buyers to view your boat, to listing your boat for sale online in the right places. There are many tricks of the trade. Once you’ve decided to sell your boat you will most likely want to do so as quickly as possible.
Boatmax can make selling your boat simple.
Here's how it works at our City Island Brokerage
We help to make selling your boat simple and fast.
- Pick Up – We pick up your boat by land or see for FREE.
- Boat Prep – We clean and stage your boat for sale.
- Pricing – We appraise your boat and help you to price your boat to sell.
- Advertise – We list your boat online for FREE.
- Showings – Buyers can view your boat in person at our Marina on City Island.
- Offers – We bring you all reasonable offers as they come in.
- Escrow – We act as your escrow agent to make sure that the sale is safe.
Boatmax Tips: How to Sell Your Boat
Tip 1 - Price your boat correctly.
It’s important to price your boat correctly. Knowing your boat’s price point by getting a professional appraisal and help to set your price point will ensure that you get enough for your boat while still pricing it to sell.
Tip 2 - Location
You can park your boat in front of your home with a for sale sign. You can store it in your backyard. But if your boat is in our program we will store it for free at our location in Minneford Marina on City Island. Once the season opens up, your boat will be where the buyers are … at the waterfront!
Tip 3 - Clean your boat from top to bottom!
We always say that your old boat is someone else’s new boat. Remove all personal items and declutter your boat. Prospective buyers need to see a clean, uncluttered boat. Professional detailing is always a smart move.
Tip 4 - Small updates make a big difference
Small changes such as changing the upholstery on your seating or painting the bottom of your boat will go a long way in making your boat desirable to buyers.
Tip 5 - List your boat online
Be sure to get your boat listed on the popular websites. Professional photos as well as detailed descriptions are important. If you list with us, this listing is included in the boat sale process for free.
Tip 6 - Hire a professional
Selling a used boat is not simple. We are happy to represent you as your broker and guide you through the process fully. Just let us know!
Knowing how to showcase your boat really does make a difference
in how quickly you can sell your boat and can help you to get a better price for your boat.
This is an example of how it should not look!
Sometimes a small change in the coverings of the cushions can make a big difference.
Ready to sell!
Detailing is more than cleaning!
Let Us Sell Your Boat for You!
Come join our everyday boat show by listing your boat with Boatmax!