Sell a ship

How to prepare my boat to sell it?

The key to a quick and successful sale is to create good first impressions.

Sellers who take the effort to present their boat with care and attention are much more likely to receive more serious offers when they put their boat up for sale, so it is worth spending some time preparing your boat to make it attractive to potential buyers.

Bellow, you will find a list of tips on preparing for the sale of your boat:

1.聽聽聽 Gather all the boat's documentation:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Verify that everything is complete and up to date.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Collect also the history of maintenance and repair invoices.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 In case of doubt, consult with your trusted nautical company for help in compiling and verifying the documentation.

2.聽聽聽 Remove personal effects as much as possible to make a good photographic report of the boat. It is especially important to remove from the boat all equipment that you do not want to include in the sale of the boat to avoid misunderstandings.

3.聽聽聽 Thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the boat:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The first impression when visiting a boat is the most important.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Make sure the boat will be cleaned regularly during the winter to avoid the accumulation of dirt and mildew on deck.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Depending on the condition of the bottom hull, assess the need to polish that part of the hull.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 It is also advisable to use a heater and dehumidifier on board to keep the boat dry during the colder months.

4.聽聽聽 Before making a suspension at the request of a prospective buyer, make sure the hull is clean. If the boat is out of the water, leave the hull with the antifouling applied to make it look better.

5.聽聽聽 Check that all equipment on board is in proper working condition. For example:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Safety equipment.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Electronics.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Rigging, sails and sheets.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Navigation lights, horn and bilge pumps.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Interior lights.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Air conditioning and heating.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Stove and gas appliances.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Generator

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Taps and toilets

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 And more...

6.聽聽聽 Make sure the engine is running properly:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Check that the engine compartment is clean and free of leaks.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Check the condition of the batteries so that the engine starts on the first try.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 It is important to keep the engine up to date in terms of inspections during the sales process.