Great experience. Plenty of inquiries and my boat sold for asking price.Keith L. - Grady-White 33 Express
Easy to get our boat listed and you did your part in providing the audience. Now we’re on the hunt for a new one!Terry S. - 2016 Bennington 2250
Your service was excellent!! I’m not that great with computers, and the process was easy for me. Within 24 hours, I received 3 emails from interested buyers. I’d definitely recommend Boat Trader.Cameron D. - Carolina Skiff DLV
I sold our cruiser faster than I expected to on Boat Trader. I chose the top package and it was cool to see my boat on the homepage of Boat Trader. It must have worked because our boat sold in less than a month!Tommy R. - 2007 Sea Ray 480 Sundancer
Whether you’re cashing out of your investment or upgrading to a bigger boat, we can help you sell your used boat online fast on Boat Trader.com - the #1 marketplace for new and used boats. Our paid classified boat listings deliver up to 10 times the exposure of free ads and offer more options for marketing your boat - including guaranteed exposure, buyer confidence, larger photos and featured videos. Select a package below and start reaching the largest audience of boat buyers in the U.S.!
Our Premium Package boat listings are featured prominently in search results and on the Boat Trader homepage, allowing unlimited boat photos and other optional upgrades.
Our Enhanced Package boat listings is our most popular option, offering a 6-week duration and plenty of photos to show off your boat’s best features and equipment.
Our Basic Package boat listings are perfect if you’ve priced your boat to sell fast. These listings may be the best way to sell your boat quickly and include a 2-week duration, 2 photos and basic description.
When it comes to writing your boat listing - be as specific as possible. Try to use the boat builder’s specs, minimum draft, exact dimensions, on-board equipment, engine hours, tank capacities, accessories, outfittings and brand names. Get high-quality photos and videos of your clean boat from all angles - bow to stern - both in and out of the water.
When selling a high-value item like a boat, it’s important that you are reaching the most qualified audience. Research shows that paid classified ads generally deliver 10 times the exposure of free ads because they offer more options for marketing your boat - including guaranteed exposure, longer run times, larger ads and photos and videos. Further, paid classifieds make it clear to potential buyers that the seller is serious about selling their boat, and as a result, consumers feel more confident in their shopping experience.
Generally, boat sellers agree to pay a 10% commission of the purchase price to the selling broker at closing.
Pricing your boat is very important since the starting price can easily make or break the sale of your boat. Asking too much may dissuade potential buyers from requesting more information, while asking too little may make many buyers suspicious and wary of making an offer. If you find yourself asking “how much is my boat worth?” - it’s important to research blue-book type boat pricing data that banks, government agencies and finance and insurance companies will use for valuing your vessel. The boat price checker is a great tool for learning the range of listed prices for your boat, including the average, lowest and highest prices found in Boat Trader's search results.
A boat bill of sale is a contract used to transfer ownership of a vessel from a seller to a buyer. The agreement must be signed by both parties and may also require a witness signature, boat financing lender approval/signature, and in some cases a notary to notarize. The bill of sale should typically only be filled out and signed once the seller has delivered the watercraft to the buyer, and the buyer has remitted payment to the seller.
No, regardless of price point, type or size, Boat Trader will help you reach the number one marketplace for recreational boating in the U.S. This includes all types of boat buyers interested in a wide variety of boat types and price ranges.
Yacht brokers work like real estate agents but specialize in the sale or purchase of a new or used yacht or boat. Selling brokers represent the buyer while listing brokers represent the seller and vessel. Traditionally, the seller pays the commission a yacht broker earns – not the buyer. However, in every transaction brokers have a duty to both the buyer and seller. Brokers can help you understand the laws, negotiate your sale, find the right loan, insurance provider and set up escrow. If it’s your first time buying a boat, it is often wise to work with a broker.