HOW TO SELL A BOAT AS FAST AS POSSIBLE?
Are you planning to sell your older boat, do not want to use the services of boat dealers, but are you interested in how to sell the boat as quickly as possible? If you know how to do it, the first interested parties can appear just a few hours after adding the ad! In the following lines, we bring you some proven tips from practice, thanks to which you will find a new owner for your vehicle really quickly!
REMOVE MECHANICAL DEFECTS
There are also people who don’t mind a lighted check engine light or other error when buying. However, many interested parties are hindered by such shortcomings. After all, you probably wouldn’t want to buy a boat with which you have to visit the service center right away. That is why it is good to eliminate as many faults as possible before buying. Make sure that there are no warning lights on the instrument panel.
Mechanical errors will cause you to spend an unnecessary amount of time selling your boat at a lower price. At the same time, many of them can be repaired really cheaply and will quickly increase the value of the boat. Therefore, before selling the boat, visit an experienced service center and let individual errors be corrected. If it is financially beneficial for you, do not hesitate and have it done.
ATTENTION TO THE VALIDITY OF THE TECHNICAL CONTROL
The ship, or a trailer whose technical inspection expires is perceived by buyers as a big risk. Therefore, its sale often takes a long time and the market value is lower. Therefore, before selling, we recommend having all the necessary inspections carried out, if they are coming in the near future. For potential buyers, this will be a sign that the boat is in good condition, that the seller has taken good care of the boat, and they will be willing to pay more for it. Boats and trailers that have just undergone a technical inspection are statistically sold the fastest.
EXTERIOR FAULTS OF BEAUTY
When the boat is tip-top from a technical point of view, it is worth paying attention to the exterior before selling it. Before taking photos, at least wash the boat properly, or wax it if necessary. If you want to further increase its value and attractiveness, detailing is also worth considering. This includes deep polishing of the laminate, thanks to which the original color and gloss of the paint perfectly stand out. The vehicle will thus look almost like new. Not to mention that it is possible to remove small scuffs and scratches as part of detailing.
A washed and polished boat will not only look great in photos, but will also make an excellent impression on the buyer during a personal inspection. This way, you have a higher chance that the boat will be bought by the first interested party, and you won’t spend a lot of time on the sale itself.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE INTERIOR
Remember that it is not only the exterior that makes an impression on the buyer, but to a large extent the interior as well. First of all, focus on the smells. If the inside of the ship has a strange smell, or you can smell cigarette smoke or mold from it, many interested parties will be put off immediately. Before selling, we recommend that the interior be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using ozone. It effectively eliminates all unwanted odors and creates a neutral atmosphere in the interior.
Vacuum the interior, wash the plastic parts and you will definitely not make a mistake if you pay attention to the skin. If it is cracked and worn, a good solution is renovation. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, but it often works wonders. Leather seats or other parts of the interior will look almost like new and make an excellent first impression.
TAKE QUALITY PHOTOS
When you have your boat ready for sale, take a picture of it. We recommend taking photos in landscape and in a nice environment. Avoid taking photos in the housing estate near the containers, or in the parking lot in front of the shopping center. Choose a nice location and take photos ideally around lunchtime, when the sun is at its highest. This will reduce the risk of unsightly shadows that will deteriorate the quality of the photos.
When taking pictures, try to capture all parts of the boat – front, side and back. Do not forget the photo of the interior. It is also a good idea to take pictures of the condition of the tires, the chassis, or the service book with two boat keys. Although these are details, they can make a good impression on the buyer. High-quality photos of all parts of the boat show that you are a serious seller and have nothing to hide.
ADVERTISING ON THE INTERNET
Nowadays, the fastest way to sell a boat is via the Internet. We recommend adding an ad to Boatsforsale.eu and Facebook marketplace. Most interested parties are looking for used boats in these places. When adding ads, be careful to choose the right cover photo. The best solution is usually a photo of the side of the ship, or a photo of the front part from an angle.
In the text of the ad, enter basic data about the boat – year of manufacture, number of engine hours, motorization and validity of technical inspections. Describe the service performed and the overall condition of the boat. You don’t need to go into unnecessary details, too extensive ads usually don’t have much success. Also highlight a few of the most interesting elements of the equipment. Enter your real name and phone number. If you want to sell your boat as quickly as possible, use the ad topping feature, which will make your listing appear at the top of the search results and be seen by as many people as possible.
PROFESSIONAL BOAT PREPARATION FOR SALE
If you want to sell your boat as quickly as possible, but don’t have time to put it in an attractive condition, you can use our boat preparation service. As part of it, ensure deep cleaning of the exterior and interior, reviving the paintwork and correction of defects, plus professional photography using a mirror camera. All you have to do is add photos to advertising portals and wait for the first interested parties. Mechanical errors will cause you to sell your boat unnecessarily long and below cost. At the same time, many of them can be repaired really cheaply and will quickly increase the value of the boat. Therefore, before selling, visit an experienced service center and let individual errors be corrected. If it is financially beneficial for you, do not hesitate and have it done.