Best Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Boat
1. Did you use your boat enough?
Each year, we see a few boats in the boatyard that "collect dust". These boats show no signs of life, are not moved into the water, or worked on at all. Sure it is only a select few, but we often think of how many people would enjoy playing on the Bay on that same vessel. If you are guilty of this, or simply found that your priorities have changed, it may be time to consider selling.
2. Does it have enough room?
Life happens! Your family may be growing and you need a few more cabins below to accommodate. Or you are spending more time on the water with friends and wish you had a bigger cockpit to hangout in. Whatever the case may be, if you need more or less room, why not trade-in or sell your boat and find one to fit your lifestyle?
3. Is it time to move into a newer boat?
Often we find that boat owners accumulate a "wish list" for what they want on their next boat. Maybe they met someone at a marina with new electronics or easier docking system. Whatever the case may be, consider trading-in and buying new. That way you can have the benefit of warranties and upgraded systems that will make your boating experience a better one.
4. Have your boating needs changed?
This is a great question to ask. Since used boats are selling so quickly it may be time to make a change if your family needs have changed. Get together with your loved ones and discuss what will make your boating experience a better one. Perhaps the boat you have will work just fine, but if you find yourself on the fence, we reccommend talking to a yacht sales professional to weigh out your options.