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You have a used boat for sale.  But before we jump into the world of how to sell your used boat, let’s look at the question from the buyer’s point of view.  Buyers always have a choice, either purchasing a new boat or a used boat for sale.  Both have their strengths and weaknesses.  If you’re trying to sell your used boat, take a moment to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes.  Take a look at the competition, those shiny, brand new boats for sale by the dealers and the manufacturers.

Used boats for sale do offer the buyer the following key advantage:  a less expensive investment upfront, and the following major disadvantage:  little or no warranty. 

Focusing on these two items will be your most effective strategy and will help you to sell your used boat quickly and for the best price.

First, appearance is the single best indicator of how well you have taken care of your used boat for sale.  Buyers are very concerned about the cost of maintenance and repairs:  both apparent and hidden.  Like it or not, nothing will send your prospective buyer away faster than a used boat that shows poorly.  Buyers know that the overall appearance is a very good indicator, perhaps the best indicator, of the overall condition of a used boat.  Remember that the buyer is looking for indications of care and pride of ownership.

Start with a thorough cleaning of the boat; exterior and interior.  Get the boat out of water, if possible, and clean and wax the hull.  Then move to the deck, windows, and the interior surfaces including floors. 

Replace any worn fabric items such as window curtains, carpet, or upholstered chairs and benches.  If they’re still serviceable and not faded, a good cleaning may do the trick.  Give all hard wood surfaces a cleaning, then oil or wax. 

If the boat has a galley or a head, give it a very thorough cleaning, and make it sparkle.  Notice any odors?   Pump-out the holding tank and add chemicals to eliminate any holding tank odors.

Cleaning your used boat will be much easier if you first remove all of your personal items that you’ve stowed away over the years.  Get rid of the clutter.  Those old magazines, worn deck shoes, and extra fold up chairs need to go.  

Is the engine properly maintained and is the engine oil changed?  Are there repairs that you’ve let slip by ... maybe faulty instrumentation, leaks in the galley or head, burned out lights, or broken latches?  Get all repairs completed before you place the boat on the market.

Second, be reasonable when you price your boat.  An over priced boat simply won’t sell.  Check a marine blue book to determine a fair price range for your boat.  There are three generally accepted blue books or price guides for used boats in the United States:  the BUC Used Price Guide, the NADA Marine Appraisal Guide, and the ABOS Marine Blue Book. Each uses a different method of calculating values. Check with your marine insurance agent for copies.  Boat dealers also have these resources too.  Go to the boatbeyond.com website and check to see what other sellers are asking for similar boats.  Buyers will be checking prices too.

So, you’ve got the basics now on how to sell a used boat.  Good luck!


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List ID 63: 2006 RXP Supercharged Sea Doo
Type: For Sale
Address:
Orange, California      United States of America
2006 SEA-DOO RXP SUPERCHARGED Length: 120.9 in. (307.0cm) Width: 48.0 in. (122.0cm) Height: 42.9 in. (109.0cm) Weight (dry): 790 lbs. (358Kg) Rider Capacity: 1 or 2 Fuel Capacity: 15.9 US gallons (60L) Oil Capacity: N/A Storage Capacity: 10.7 US gal (40.3L)...


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Type: For Sale
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List ID 70: 170' Collingwood Expedition Ship 1966/1997
Type: For Sale
Address:
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043     United States of America
Phone: 941.365.9095
This "go anywhere" expedition is a great charter platform, yacht conversion, or whatever you can dream up! She holds 21,500 gal of fuel and 17,800 gallons of water for truly worldwide range. With her reliable Fairbanks engines and 11-knot cruise she has the range to get you anywhere in a relatively quick and stable passage. ...


List ID 72: 29' Egret "Rush"
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr. Suite #2
Miami, Florida 33133     United States of America
Phone: 305 854-6020
Impecable Engine and all Mechanical and Electrical Installations , VERY CLEAN...


List ID 74: 30' Grady White "Me Shell"
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 S. Bayshore Dr. Suite #2
Miami, Florida 33133     United States of America
Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 75: 31' Cranchi "Sasco"
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Drive Suite #2
Miami, Florida 33133     United States of America
Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 76: 32' Scorpion 2006
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Drive Suite #2
Miami, Florida 33133     United States of America
Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 77: Cape Dory Intrepid 40 for sale
Type: For Sale
Address:
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Phone: 8684736161
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List ID 78: 2009 CUSTOM ALUMINUM BOAT TRAILERS
Type: For Sale
Address: 512 SE 32nd Ct.
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Phone: 954 468 5544
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List ID 79: 32' Luhrs "Stars & Stripes"
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr. Suite #2
Miami, Florida 33133     United States of America
Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 80: 33' Luhrs 2005
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr.l Suite #2
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Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 84: 33' Sea Ray "Cavalier"
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr. Suite #2
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Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 91: Beneteau Sail Boat For Sale
Type: For Sale
Address: 95 Water Island
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802     U.S. Virgin Islands
Phone: 340-774-4592
1991 BENETEAU. Clean Sweet Sailor with Many Extras! Large Cockpit with Cushions. 2 State Rooms with Head and shower. Recent haul out. New bottom paint. Located in St Thomas, Virgin Islands. ...


List ID 94: 34' Rinker Nauti Girl
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr. Suite #2
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Phone: 305 854-6020
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List ID 95: 34' Sea Vee 2005
Type: For Sale
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr. Suite #2
Miami, Florida 33133     United States of America
Phone: 305 854-6020
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