Having the know-how about selling a boat is nearly as important as knowing how to buy one. You would obviously want to get the best possible price for your boat without scaring your potential clients away. Here are a few tips to help you with your boat sale experience. Remember to tell you potential buyers a fair amount of what you honestly think of the boat. It will almost always be a waste of time to try and hide any of its drawbacks. The buyers who are looking for second hand boats usually will know a fair deal about what a boat should be, and if they don’t they will probably be accompanied by a friend or relative who can advise them regarding the same. When they see you are being honest about whatever may be wrong with your boat, chances are they will appreciate the gesture of honesty and go ahead and try and make the deal with you – as long as the boat is still in decent shape of course.
First, fair pricing of the boat needs to be done by getting an estimate of its worth. You can consult a professional and put an official value on the boat by having it appraised or follow value estimated in the marine blue booklet and estimate based on accessories and depreciation value of the boat.
It is a pretty serious affair to establish the current value of a boat. You could make a start by getting to know the present going price and deducting depreciation value. Next, add value of accessories along with their condition. This should help you ascertain a fair price both for you as well as the potential clients.
Knowing when it is time to sell your boat
Apart from price setting, you should know when to sell your boat. Take for example making an effort to sell a boat in the winter months will not fetch you potential buyers and may leave you disappointed. However, when you make an attempt to do so at the beginning of boating season may you will probably have buyers flocking to your product and for good prices to match. This lessens the effort you need to take. Therefore, take advantage of the due season to sell your boat.
A little on how one can sell a boat
Knowing how to sell a boat basically means you have it all planned out to the very last detail. All paperwork should be ready and available because misplacement of documents could delay your sale or help lose your potential buyer. The boat should also look its best on display. When you take care of these little things all else should comfortably slip right in to place.