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How to Sell a Boat Fast


Owning a boat is a huge investment, so it’s always best to maintain its condition, especially when it comes time to sell. Selling your boat may be a bit overwhelming at first and it’s important you do it right the first time so you can sell it as quickly as possible. Consider the use of brokers/dealers. Professional help will come at a cost of 5-10% of the purchase price. But, odds are if you have a 1976 Champion bass boat, you’re going to sell it privately to make the most profit. Here we have provided some simple, helpful tips to sell a boat fast.

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Scour and Declutter

CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN! Scrub the boat from bow to stern as much as possible and empty the inside of any remnants from the last trip to the lake. Cleaning out the boat and all its compartments also doubles as a marketing technique to showcase all the available storage areas.

Boat Remodel/Detailing

Looks are imperative. So a decision needs to be concerning the condition of the boat and whether or not repairs or remodeling will be done. If you don’t want to make any more investments into the boat, a quick way to improve the look before you show your boat is to spray furniture wax on the hull of the boat.

Another quick way to improve your boats likelihood of being sold is to include a boat cover or Bimini top with the sale! We are more than happy to give you a 10% discount on either of those items if you call us and mention this blog post.

Be Informed

You need to know as much information as possible on the boat. This includes the year, make, and model of the boat along the sale receipts for any purchases on the boat.

Time to Advertise

Now it’s time to advertise as much as possible! When you advertise your boat, be sure to include all the correct details on the boat as well as pictures. Focus on the best features on the boat. For example, ” like brand new”, “great condition”, “garage kept”, “newly replaced boat carpet” Phrases like these will catch people’s attention and keep them reading.

Don’t over price! Compare boat prices online and check NADA guides. Everyone wants the most money out of their boat, but you must be realistic about the prices for the quality of boat you have. You can easily boost the value of your boat by including a Carver Boat Cover! This way the buyer will have a way to protect their new investment from outdoor elements!

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Have You Already Sold Your Boat?

We would love to hear some of your advertising tactics! Or maybe you have some creative suggestions on how to sell a boat fast? Please tell us below in the comment section!

If you contact us and mention this blog post, we will give you 10% off your purchase! A new cover or Bimini Top would be an excellent add on to make your boat look even more attractive to potential buyers!

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