By far the most stressful part of the process of change boats is the selling process boats. When you finally decide to make the switch there are a couple of things you need to know before you decide to sell boats.
The Economy, regardless of where you are or what the value of your boat is, the economy is going to affect how easy it is to sell boats. When the economy is in depression few people have disposable incomes and even fewer are willing to spend frivolously. If you are mid depression then it can often make sense to hold onto your older boat rather than selling it, if you can wait a year or two you can quite likely increase your overall sale price by a considerable amount. Economies can be tricky and can effectively turn overnight if you’re not monitoring the situation closely.
While you may live in a certain area, listing your boat there may not be as effective as listing it in a slightly different location. If you’re going to sell boats, location is everything! Living in a remote area might be nice for the fishing, ambiance and overall beauty of the location, but it may not be an area that is sufficiently stocked with potential boat buyers. If you live in a remote area or a smaller town, consider selling your boat in the closest major city rather than your local area. You may find this draws a considerably larger number of potential buyers and yields a significantly higher final sale price. Secondly, if you live in an area that is characteristically away from the water you may want to sell your boat in an area that is likely to be inhabited by more boat users. Areas near lake, harbours, rivers and the ocean make better selling locations than deserts or inland cities.
Time of the year, it may sound strange, but the best time of year to sell your boat is actually right at the end of winter rather than in summer. People who buy boats in summer know they are likely to only use it for a month or so before having to cover it up and store it for winter, this adds considerable expenses in the first period of ownership while minimising the amount of initial usage. Those buying at the end of winter will gain maximum usage before the weather starts to turn cold again and they are forced to store the boat, possibly at great expense.