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02-18-2004 08:24 PM
ross99
selling a boat...

I would be interested in other''s opinions of Boat Trader. I listed my boat there, a PY-26 pocket cruiser, late 70s vintage, with 3 or 4 pics showing pretty good condition. Never got an inquiry, fortunately sold the boat locally after a month or so with ad in my marina. Is there a geographic or age or boat size that Boattrader is good for?? Anyone else ever sell a boat there?
02-06-2004 03:46 PM
kokopelli9
selling a boat...

Now that''s the kind of help I''m used to on this site. Thank you very much to each of you.
Jeff H., no problem about missing my post at first...I would''ve "yelled" louder if need be...but I figured some patience might pay off. I had already listed the boat at Cruisersforum, but I will definitely try the others.

Thanks again,
Bobbi
s/v Kokopelli
02-06-2004 01:37 PM
clearskies
selling a boat...

I agree, Boattraderonline.com is the best as far as people doing a search for a boat! I know I searched/looked for two years, and always seemed to end up there.
02-06-2004 01:31 PM
clearskies
selling a boat...

Don''t know what type/vintage of boat it is that you are selling, but here are some that are free.

www.everythingboats.com

www.boat-world.com

www.boatmall.com

www.ladyben.com

www.oldboat.com

02-03-2004 02:56 PM
bthomasail
selling a boat...

Bobbi,

Try http://marinersguide.com/dockswap/ I don''t know if this is what you are looking for, but you can post a boat ad for free and by the region in which you live.

Good luck,
Bryon
"Shore Leave"
02-03-2004 11:04 AM
Sailmale
selling a boat...

You might try any bulletin boards meant for owners of the manufacturer of the boat you''re trying to help sell.

For instance, I used to own a Morgan, and I sold it last summer within a few weeks of mentioning that she was for sale on a bulletin board for Morgan owners. And not only did she sell quickly, but there was no cost to me. (One thing that clearly led to the quick sale was that she was priced right. I could have held out for a few more grand, but I was interested in moving her quickly so that I could buy another boat. The buyer got a bargain and I was able to get on with my life...the best of both worlds!)

I''ve found that would-be owners of certain types of boats subscribe to those lists in an effort to learn more about the boat they want to buy.
01-29-2004 10:14 AM
hamiam
selling a boat...

I dont know of any free sites, sorry. Try using google to search.
01-28-2004 06:01 PM
Jeff_H
selling a boat...

There used to be a whole rash of free sites on the internet but one by one they have gone away. The last time I looked www.Soundingsonline would run a free ad for a short period without a picture. WWW.cruisersforum.com will also run free ads with pictures as well. I have had a fair number of hits from ads on the Sailnet site and sold my Laser 28 through a listing on Sailnet. $50 bucks for an unlimited length ad is next to free.

I am not sure why I did not see your post but we all can''t be everywhere at once and it is becoming an increasingly difficult question.

Jeff
01-28-2004 03:31 PM
kokopelli9
selling a boat...

hamiam,
I did not post an ad here nor would I...and this is a situation in which right now my neighbor is not being foolish. I appreciate the attempt to help, but I am often amazed at the lack of reading that people do on these posts...my original question has yet to be answered. The free site was recommended many times over the past few years...and it is that site that I hope to get hooked up with.

Thanks.
01-28-2004 02:22 PM
hamiam
selling a boat...

no offense, but your seller is being foolish. pay the nominal amount to advertise it here or in soundings or on boatraderonline and you will reach a far wider audience. Not to squash Jim, but I think sailnet frowns on posting ads in the forums as they have a business to run and run a site that lists boats for sale called www.boatsearch.com / You can list the boat there for a flat fee of $50 and they keep your ad up until the boat sells.
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