How Do I Sell My Boat?

If you’re ready to part with your boat or are in the market for a new vessel, there are things you’ll want to take care of to ensure a quality sale.

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Step 1: Decide how you want to sell

When you sell your boat, you can do so privately or through a broker. While private sale means you keep all the money you make – no commissions or fees – and you maintain control over the whole process, there are downsides. A professional broker or boat seller will liaise with prospective buyers and will handle all the legal aspects of the sale, and they’ll likely help reduce the time your boat spends on the market. Professionals like the team at Ballina Marineland have the industry knowledge and experience to perfectly prepare your boat for sale, find a potential buyer, and even get you the best price.

Step 2: Prepare your boat

General maintenance and clean-up are important when selling a boat. Make sure you remove all personal effects and clean as much as you can. Our team at Ballina Marineland conduct all the necessary inspections and assessments to ensure the boats we sell are safe and seaworthy.

Step 3: Set your price

You’ll then need to set an asking price for your boat. This is where the professionals at Ballina Marineland can come in handy. We know the industry and the going rates, and we can market your boat at a price that’s competitive but that will also bring you a good return.

Step 4: Advertise

There are plenty of options when it comes to advertising your boat, and the more information you provide the greater chance you’ll attract interest from a buyer. When you sell your boat with Ballina Marineland, every care and effort will be put into creating a great impression of your boat. Our sales advisers are experts in the field and deeply knowledgeable of the boats we have on offer, and they’ll work hard to match your boat with the perfect new owner.

Get in touch

If you’re selling your boat in Ballina, choose Ballina Marineland. We offer a great range of new and pre-loved boats and trailers and have technicians on hand to perform expert maintenance and repairs. And if you’re in the market for chandlery and boating accessories, we have all you’ll need right here in store. Contact us today on 02 6686 2669!