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- COMPARTMENTS: Clean mold and stains, check latches and hinges
- HULL: Clean water marks or stains, fix cracks, wax
- ELECTRONICS: Run all functions, check wiring, clean displays
- UPHOLSTERY: Clean and treat with vinyl restorer
- LIVEWELL: Check pumps, remove stains
- MOTOR: Remove rust, lube where needed, check wiring and hoses, change oil and filters
- BRIGHTS: Polish all stainless and aluminum
- TRAILER: Check all hardware, lights and bearings
Clean and detail the boat thoroughly.
Take plenty of photographs of the interior, standard/optional features, accessories, engines, and the hull and exterior, both in and out of the water.
Research comparable boat listings to determine an accurate market value.
A Detailed listing description will help spur interest and eliminate unnecessary questions.
Professional brokers charge a standard 10 percent to list and market the boat.
If listed on a forum or community website, bump the listing to the top as often as allowed.
Be aware of Internet scams or phishing attempts.
Conduct the transaction in a public place. Confirm available funds from the issuing financial institution before the title is transferred. If paid in cash, check multiple identifiers on bills to ensure they are not counterfeit. Both parties should date and sign the bill of sale, and specify any conditional provisions in writing.
Hand over service records, warranty information and the title/registration to the buyer.
Cancel the insurance within 24 hours of the sale.