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Unhappy Where to advertise Islander Freeport 41?

I am trying to help some dear friends sell their Islander Freeport 41 that they have lived on for 8 years. He has been diagnosed with a fast acting cancer and She is in shock and anxious anticipation and so cannot handle the complexities of placing boat ads. Can anyone suggest some places where I might advertise a boat that they are asking 77K for but probably will get less than 40K? Thanks.

PLEASE PM ME FOR PERSONAL EMAIL OF OWNERS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS BOAT. THEY HAVE GOTTEN TO A POINT WHERE THEY HAVE THE STRENGTH AND DESIRE TO SELL IT THEMSELVES NOW THAT IT'S READY FOR SALE.

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You will need a broker to get a listing on Yachtworld.

In fact, using a broker is probably the best bet for these folks.
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By all means recommend a broker. These folks don't need to be dealing with anything such as "showing, sea trials, surveying, etc. etc. etc.". Couple that with the fact that broker's can usually expose the boat to a larger potential customer base and it's a win-win situation, imho. Best of luck to them.
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I would think that dealing iwth buyers and showing the boat and everything else might be just a bit much for him right now. Get recommendations for a broker in their locale, whatever that is. Motivate the broker and make sure the offers get passed back--even if they are below what yor friend thinks is reasonable.

Ask the broker about leaving the boat in the water, for an easy sea trial, versus hauling, for easy bottom inspection. And remind them, clean boats sell faster. That means everything off, and everything scrubbed down. Hire some help and stuff it in a locker if they have but, but clean it up fast so it can show fast.
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I am so sorry for your friend. And, I am interested and would like more information.

Thank you,
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I just bought a used boat this fall. Anytime I encountered someone who was "helping out a friend", I lost interest in that boat because I suspected the "friend" was a scammer or an undisclosed broker.
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Not scammer or undisclosed broker

Nope, just helped them clean out the boat from 8+ years of living aboard and helped them write and place a few ads. I got them to a point where they can handle it themselves so I am referring any interested parties to them directly now. Brokers are too expensive for these folks, they need every penny from this sale in this depressed economy to live on.
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PS Aquarian, if you would like their direct email please send me a PM. I guess I'm not allowed to send you a PM yet as I haven't posted enough.
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Well, it looks like you've already advertised it here, which is outside the rules of this forum. If you'd asked, where is the best place to advertise a sailboat in the 40 foot range, I wouldn't say this, but you included the length, make, and PRICE. And you're not a regular poster on this forum. C'mon.

You've received some good advice on how to market. I would also suggest that you either pay for the marketing you choose, or go where you can get it for free, legitimately.
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