Selling a Boat - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Contributing Authors > Buying a Boat Articles
 Not a Member? 


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-01-2001
Contributing Authors
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Jon Shattuck is on a distinguished road
Selling a Boat

I am contacting you with the hope of getting an idea of how long any given boat may be registered with BoatSearch, and to get an idea of how long it takes most boats to sell. Can you give me an aproximate or average selling time for a sailboat in the 25-foot range that was built between 1975 and '80?

Jon Shattuck responds:
Some boats sell in less than a week, and some sit on the market for years. I'd say the average is six months, depending on a boatload of variables.

A 25-footer of that vintage is a tougher sale, and smaller boats tend to sell best in the spring selling season, while larger boats tend to sell well year-round. That said, you have to have your boat on the market in order for it to sell. I usually advise putting a boat on the market three to six months before you are really ready to let it go, as the selling process demands time and patience.

Preparing a boat for sale is the first step, researching the market is the second, and creating a complete equipment list is the third.  (See the Seller Tips section in BoatSearch for help with the first two steps, and you will accomplish the third when you list your boat for sale in BoatSearch.)

There are three listing fee options in BoatSearch; $9.95 for one month, $1/foot of boat length for three months ($20 minimum), or $49.95 until the boat sells (no time limit).

Happy selling!

Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.