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Selling a boat

I'm looking to sell a sailboat that's been gracing the backyard for a couple of years.. Does anyone have any good ideas about where to advertise it? It's not an expensive boat, so a broker isn't much of an option. It's an Albin Vega, in decent shape.

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Several routes, but beware

We recently sold a boat privately and started out with ads in local sailing magazines, "buy & sells" etc. Pictures really help if the boat looks good since they catch the shopper/browser's eye more than a simple print ad. only accepts broker listings, but others accept private ads (such as A warning here, after including an email address in the ads we received several fraud attempts via email. They were pretty obvious ("We will buy your boat, we will look after shipping to Germany/Israel/Turkey, please send banking info so we can wire you the money"..... yeah sure.) We did report these attempts to the authorities but they are powerless to do anything unless you get suckered in, but then it's likely too late.
My son recently bought a boat through a local magazine ad from a private seller and all went very well indeed.

I think honesty in advertising and a realistic asking price are the tickets to a successful sale, what ever the venue.
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