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When is the perfect time to sell?

Feb 08, 2024

If you're dreaming of a new boating adventure, you're thinking of switching things up, or it's just time for you to retire from boating, this is the ideal time of year to get your boat listed with us.

Last year we sold over 300 brokerage boats, so we know a thing or two about getting it right. To help you out, we've got a great limited-time offer and some of our top tips below.

Our top-tips for selling your boat

Pick the right time of year
With the start of the season just around the corner, February is the perfect month to list your boat. Those looking to get out on the water from March will already be on the hunt for the perfect boat, so you don't want to miss out!

Avoid spending money on berthing costs
There's nothing more frustrating that being tied into an annual berth if you know you'll be selling your boat. As part of the boatfolk family we're able to help you with flexible berthing or storage options that won't leave you short-changed.

Give your boat some exposure
Selling your boat quickly and easily is all about getting your boat in front of the right buyers. As the UK's biggest boat broker and part of the boatfolk family we've got access to thousands of potential buyers looking for a boat just like yours.

Show your boat at its best
If there are areas of your boat that are looking extra well-loved it's worth tackling things which might slow down a sale. If you're selling with us we'll give you our advice, and connect you with our boatcare team to get the job done in the most hassle-free way possible.

Take the stress out of the process
You could sell the boat yourself, but life's too short and having a helping hand can make the whole thing a lot less stressful. Our dedicated team handles the entire process, from valuation to viewings, paperwork and beyond. 

Our exclusive listing offer

Here's an extra helping hand to make parting with your boat a little bit easier. If you want to keep your boat afloat whilst you wait for it to sell we can keep it on the water at any of our boatpoint locations for free whilst you're listed with us until 31st March 2024.

If you'd rather keep your boat ashore we can cover that too, with 2 months for free, all you need to do is cover the lift-out cost.

Both of these offers are subject to availability, but if you're keen to sell and we don't have space, with 8 offices across the UK we're bound to find you a spot to store your boat. 

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