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In order to have your boat listed on the BoatBuyer system, we require you to use the services of a professional boat broker or dealer.
BoatBuyer advertising services (excluding listings for GEAR) are only available to manufacturers and distributors, or brokerage firms and dealerships representing multiple boats for sale on behalf of an owner or vendor such as you.
We do not offer private ad services to individuals, except for our FREE service allowing you to advertise GEAR - such as outboards, safety gear, electronics etc.
You may contact boat brokers or dealers via BoatBuyer, by listing the details of your boat by completing our consignment listing form.
The information is then displayed to brokers and dealers registered with the BoatBuyer system.
BoatBuyer receives no commission from boat dealers or brokers, other than the fee they pay us to list your boat.
Learn more about professional representation, and the top ten benefits of listing your boat with a broker or dealer.
The Brokers Role
Boat Brokers work much like real estate agents; they work hard to facilitate the sale of their listings and to protect and promote the best interests of their clients.
The broker or dealer charges a commission when your boat is sold, and the commission amount will be set in writing when you sign a consignment agreement with the broker. If another broker, not party to the agreement, negotiates a deal with buyer, this is known as a conjunction; in this situation the total commission will normally be shared between the brokers.
No two brokers are the same; some specialise in large boats, some in small, and some in particular makes and models. Some operate locally and some operate internationally, so its imperative that you select a broker who facilitates the sale of boats similar to your own.
The beauty of the BoatBuyer consignment system, apart from it being FREE to you, is that in the majority of instances it will take the legwork out of the search for an appropriate broker, or dealer as the case may be. Those interested will come to you should your boat ‘fit’ their brokerage.
By utilising the consignment system, you may also attract the interest of ‘dealers’ who from time to time purchase boats outright, or offer trade-ins should you be in the market for a new boat.
If you are seeking a new boat, such information may also be detailed at your discretion as part of your listing.
Further, you may find that dealers and brokers not having consigned your boat may record your details should they become aware of, or receive an enquiry from a prospective buyer. If your boat has been consigned, this is where a ‘conjunction’ as mentioned above may come into play, or if not exclusively consigned you may ratify a ‘deal’ with the dealer or broker yourself.
Much like a real estate agent, a broker or dealer will assist you in ratifying a fair asking price and will then set about devising a marketing strategy utilising their expertise in this area.
The ‘Top Ten’ advantages of listing your boat for consignment are:
If you are selling a boat and seek professional representation by a dealer or broker, please select the button below to complete the consignment assessment form. The information will be immediately available to the registered brokers and dealers on our system, and they will contact you directly via the method your elect on the form should they feel able to assist you.
Your information will remain in the dealer/broker consignment area until you have either ratified a deal to consign your boat, at which time your listing would appear on BoatBuyer against their account, or for a three month period whereby dealers or brokers could communicate interest in your boat based upon enquiries they receive.
- Listing your boat for assessment by dealers and brokers on BoatBuyer is FREE.
- You will not have prospective buyers make an appointment, only to decide not to attend, or have them show up unexpectedly at another time, potentially ruining your day.
- You will not have to take the buyer on dreaded demo runs; only to find out they are unable to buy the boat or simply wanted a joy ride.
- Your boat will generally receive a greater amount of exposure with a wider advertising regime, and dealers or brokers agree as part of the terms of accessing your consignment assessment listing, that they will list your boat with BoatBuyer. Which obviously works, because you’re here?
- They may already have a buyer looking for your boat, and as their boats change often, this encourages potential buyers to return or keep in touch.
- They can often facilitate finance, and often accept credit cards, which extends the options for people wishing to purchase your boat.
- Buyers are more confident buying from a dealer or broker as they often have a fully equipped service department that will help buyers feel more at ease with the boat they are buying.
- Independent inspections are easily facilitated, and you won’t have to waste time waiting for the arrival of a potential buyer’s mechanic or advisor.
- You won't receive inconvenient phone calls at all hours, or have to play telephone tag.
- You won’t have people coming to your home; this saves you Time, Money and Hassle.
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