DH Yacht Sales experienced brokers are here to help
Here are a few tips:
- Checking for Physical and Mechanical issues
- Maintaining your vessel on a regular basis
- Removing unnecessary things on your vessel
- Consulting with a professional captain, broker or surveyor
- Prepare your paperwork
- Having communication with your broker
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Check and Fix Mechanical Issues
First, you want to make sure your boats system is working in proper order. Be sure to test all functions and check the wiring to make sure the boat will run properly for survey and sea trial. Make sure to closely check the following:
- All mechanical, electrical and navigation systems
- All cabin lights, navigation lights, window latches, water taps, etc
- Air conditioning and refrigeration
- The engine room to make sure no fuel, oil, or water leaks
Deep Clean Your Boat
Like selling your home you want to make sure to clean the clutter with excessive personal things as It will be hard for buyers to see past all that to picture their own stuff. Removing as many personal items as possible to maximize the boats interior and exterior. Having the boat feel clean and orderly will minimize any uncertainty or doubt in the mind of the buyer. Making sure it doesn’t feel messy as the buyer will assume the boat has been neglected which puts the sale of the boat at high risk.
Present Your Boat
Before any showing of your boat it should be staged properly. Usually your broker will have this done and who will arrive beforehand to turn the A/C, lights and music prior to the buyers arrival. The small details will make the best first impression and ensure the showing goes as planned. There should be marketing material prepared for your boat with high resolution pictures, descriptions and specifications for the buyer to remember important information.
Having the boats maintenance records and recent survey helps the buyer feel more confident in moving forward with the sale. Make sure to have all relevant paperwork prepared including the title, registration and loan information for when the offer is accepted and ready to close. Overall all of these tips are very helpful in preparing your boat to go on the market. Appearance and dock appeal is key along with maintenance history and knowledgeable and strong broker to present the sale of your boat.
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