These little things can make a big difference to a prospective buyer when it comes to making an offer on a boat or moving to the next boat.

  1. MAKE SURE THE BOAT IS KEPT CLEAN! Get rid of the clutter. Yes, it’s a chore but it can add thousands of dollars to your boats value and accelerate the time of sale. This includes cleaning interiors, the deck and hull, bilge, lockers, bright work.
  2. THE HEAD – Make sure the head is the cleanest place aboard your boat and you won’t be sorry when it comes to the close.

  3. MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS – Make sure all systems are in proper working order before you put your boat on the market. There is no bigger deal breaker than a system failure during a survey, mechanical inspection or sea trial.

  4. EQUIPMENT INVENTORY – It makes sense to remove all equipment and items you will not be selling with the boat. Make sure your full specifications are accurate to give the client a proper idea of what they need to purchase to make the boat theirs.

  5. TEAK WORK & BOTTOM PAINT- Often the first thing you see when viewing a boat on the hard is the bottom. Make it pretty and turn key for the next owner. Having woodwork in good condition is a great selling point.

  6. ACCESS – Make your boat easily accessible for buyers and broker to board and inspect the boat. Give your broker updates on when you will be away for extended periods of time.