Want to sell your yacht? Read these Tips

By: Aqeel Syed

What's the best time for selling?

There are certain times of year are better for selling than others, andwill have a direct impact on both the price you can get for it, and howlong it takes to sell. More people tend to be searching for a yacht atthe beginning of boating season, and will frequently pay a bit more.That's not to say that you won't be able to sell your yacht outside ofboating season, it may just take more time and effort and you may endup with a lower price than you'd hoped for.

Setting the Price

Many sellers going through the selling process unaided make the mistakeof setting an unrealistic price that doesn't reflect its true value,and then wonder why they yacht isn't selling. Setting the right priceinitially will ensure a quick sale, and not leave you disappointed. Toselect the right price to sell at requires some market research. Ayacht broker will do this for you, or if you have time can be doneyourself. The age of the yacht, condition, and accessories all need tobe taken into account, when comparing to other similar .

Good as New

If she's starting to show her age after many happy years sailing, itstime to treat her to a lick of paint, and have her looking like newwith a wax and a polish.

It's no good having your yacht looking good on the outside, but a messon the inside - prospective buyers will want to look inside as well.Start by de-cluttering, and make sure everything is clean and in goodworking order. Selling a yacht is a bit like selling a home. Thatdoesn't mean to say you need to have the smell of bread baking orfreshly made coffee wafting around, but you do need to keep it smellingfresh and odour free.

Good Engine Health

Prospective buyers will want to test everything onboard. Make sure thelights, radio, autopilot etc are all in good working order. Keep theengine room clean and get the engine serviced if it hasn't been for awhile.

Keep Documents

If work has been done to your yacht over the years, dig out thosereceipts. Keep all the receipts together and close to hand when showinga prospective buyer round. If you choose to go through a broker, keepthese onboard so they have the information available if a prospectivebuyer has any questions.

Advertising your Yacht

If you are selling your yacht online, take lots of photos inside andout. Without good photos, you will struggle to sell it online. Pick thebest ones for each area of the yacht. If photography's not your thing,consider hiring a professional. A yacht broker would be more than happyto arrange this for you.

When you are writing a description for either your online or offlinead, make sure you include all the vital stats: Make, Model, Year,Length, Price. Any accessories purchased for your yacht are worthmentioning, to make it stand out from other similar yachts.

If you're not a confident salesman, or simply don't have the time, you might consider using a to help sell your yacht. With expert knowledge, a broker can help you sell your yacht quickly and in a hassle free manner.

Cars
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Cars
 



Share this article :
Click to see more related articles