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BoatZone has hundreds of boats for sale in the UK and beyond. If you are looking for yachts for sale try our two categories organised by boat length. If you are looking for fast craft try our speed boats section. If you are looking for narrowboats for sale then, yes, we have that section too as well as houseboats and liveaboards. If you prefer smaller craft then we have jetskis for sale, canoes and kayaks for sale and dinghies for sale. In fact, if it floats, we probably have it. BoatZone is not only for pleasure craft: we have commercial vessels including MFVs, ships, ferries and tugs. And, for the seller, its free to list your boat. Please take a look at our boats.
How to sell my boat: simply click on the "advertise your boat" link at the top of the page and follow the four simple steps. For a standard listing there is no charge, and it is very easy to do. The advert will stay on our site until sold, until you take it down, or until 20 weeks have expired.
A brief guide to selling your boat.
Right now there are probably several boats quite similar to yours for sale, so its important to put in some effort both in terms of preparing the boat and also getting the advert right if you want to achieve a successful sale.
When to sell? Good timing can make a difference to recreational boats although its less important for commercial boats. for yachts in particular the early spring tends to be good and then that time onwards through to just after the Southampton Boat show in October. This may mean working on your boat in the cold winter months but it will be worth the effort. You will get more enquiries and a better price for your boat if its is photographed and prepared well. Decluttering and cleaning are important. There is nothing more inviting than a clear deck and sparkling paintwork. Give attention to all of the areas that a buyer will be interested in such as the hull, the decks, the engine area and bilge the sails, sail covers, fenders and so on.
Make sure everything is working so that when someone comes to see your boat you will be able to demonstrate all the features of the boat in confidence. Pay particular attention to the engine, navigation lights, horm, pumps, heads, cookers and heaters and so on. A buyer will want to see electrical equipment such as vhf radion,GPS and fishfinders working so also remember to check these over. Where possible replace any items that are not functioning or which are looking scruffy. Common culprits are sheets and mooring ropes, old damaged or dirty fenders and anti-foul. Check the oil and coolant in the engine and make sure that all the relevant documentation is in order.