If you're thinking of selling your boat, or even trading it in for a new boat, here are some suggestions that will help you maximize the value of your old boat:
Clean it up! Though it may seem obvious, too many sellers have mentally moved on to their new boat and disregard the impact of showing a clean boat. This includes not only the interior, deck and hull, but should also include the bilge, lockers, all stainless steel (topsides and below), running rigging, etc.
Teak work and bottom paint. Once again, sellers have typically moved on once making the decision to sell and the last thing they want to do is refinish the teak or paint the bottom! Such a small investment can make a large return on your sale - nothing compares to a fresh coat of bottom paint and beautifully finished teak on deck! Remember, it may be an old boat to you, but to a prospective buyer, it's a brand new boat!
Hopefully these tips will help guide you to maximizing the value of your boat and allow you to afford that new boat you are moving into. Although the market will dictate how much you are able to sell your boat for, a clean, well presented boat will sell quicker and for more than a tired poorly presented boat. Once the boat is clean and presentable, we at Coneys will take professional level photographs and video to create a unique listing that will best dispay all your boat has to offer.
These comments are not all-inclusive, and calling your Coneys Marine salesperson can further help you get onto the road of selling or trading in your boat.
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