Ready To Sell? Then Let's Get To It!
If you are
considering selling your narrow boat you need to do a few things to make the
process as simple, stress free and straight forward as possible. Just like when you put
your brick home on the market and prepare your house for buyers, you need to get your boat ready for buyers to view.
With so many
narrow boats for sale it’s a buyer’s market - so you need to make sure that your boat
stands out from the rest.
Follow our guide to prepare your boat
ready for sale:
Preparing your vessel:
by removing your personal possessions and staging the boat for sale. This will
help potential buyers to see how their possessions will look inside the boat.
boat a good clean inside and out. Take time to make sure all areas look the
best they can. If some fittings have seen better days then consider replacing
that are broken. Don’t give a buyer an excuse to knock the price down because
they have a list of things that need fixing.
time to look at the electrics on your vessel, for example; battery voltage, clean
around appliances such as inverters, chargers and the control panel. Check the
wiring, if in doubt contact an expert to do this for you.
Have all the
paper work connected to the boat in a folder ready to give the new owners.
Where to sell your boat?
boat is in tip top condition you can do one of two things, you can either
market the boat yourself, or you can use a brokerage company to handle the sale
brokerage company has many advantages over selling the boat yourself. Once you
have prepared your boat for sale and it is in a broker’s marina, it is in the
best place for a quick and easy sale. Let’s look at some of the benefits of
using a brokerage company.
*Benefits of using a GOOD brokerage company:
audience – have buyers waiting to buy.
tools such as website, social media, and magazine adverts, mailing lists etc.
to sort out any alternations or repairs on hand.
moorings whilst the boat is being marketed.
and knowledgeable sales team to get the best price for your boat
7 days a week
- Facilities for hauling out the boat for pre-purchase surveys
*The benefits listed above apply to our marina's - Whilton Marina and Venetian Marina in Cheshire, so please bear in mind all marinas are different, so check out each marina you approach regarding selling your narrowboat first.
boat is ready to go on the open market it is very important to take the advice
of the experts when it comes to the price you try and sell your boat for.
boats just don’t sell it’s that simple, so if you are wanting a quick sale then
take the advice of the broker that values your boat.
If you would
like a FREE Narrowboat Valuation then give us a
call today we would be more than happy to come and see you, and remember we offer three ways to sell your narrow boat; Brokerage, Cash or Part Exchange!