Sell Your Boat

Getting the most out of your boat sale requires a significant investment of time, energy, and expertise. We do what we can to take care of all the details so you don’t have to.

We take care of so much more than the listing.

Our job starts with an assessment of your boat and preparation phase to maximize your return.

  • What is your boat worth in the current market?

  • What issues do you need to address before listing?

  • What steps can you take to boost your selling potential?

  • What do you do to ensure your listing gets top exposure among qualified buyers?

We work with you to ensure your boat is well-positioned in the marketplace in order to get the best return for you that we can.

Your broker will guide you through the entire process.

The process of selling a boat involves a lot of steps beyond listing it and accepting an offer. Let us take care of the details so you can dedicate your time elsewhere.

  • We’ll make sure you’re asking the right price.

  • As full-time brokers, we show your boat when clients are available – including weekends and holidays when the buyers have time.

  • We provide a buffer between you and the purchaser, helping to take the emotions out of the selling process.

  • We ensure all paperwork and legal documentation is completed and funds are managed appropriately.

Providing guidance and professionalism while taking care of the details is where a yacht broker can really shine. By putting us in charge of the entire process you have a great chance of maximizing your selling price while minimizing your time spent and risks taken.

The Boat Selling Process

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to selling a boat: we don’t take the exact same steps when selling an Ocean Alexander as we would a Campion. Below you’ll find a quick outline of the major phases of the boat selling process.



Assessment, Preparation, and Listing

We’ll start by identifying your boat’s unique selling features and assessing its fair market value. Before listing, we’ll help guide you through how to best prepare your boat and help arrange for cleaning and mechanical surveys where appropriate. When we’re ready to list, we’ll combine professional photos with an enticing listing marketed on top platforms, and promptly respond to all inquiries.



Buyer Qualification and Showings

Our goal is to showcase your boat to serious buyers who understand its value. After your boat is listed we’ll manage inquiries, screen and qualify potential buyers, and schedule viewings at their convenience. We’ll be present during showings, providing answers to any questions and following up with any leads.



Negotiation and Closing the Sale

With potential buyers found, we’ll negotiate offers to reach a contractual agreement on price and terms. The deposit will be securely held, and we’ll assist with surveys, haul outs, and clearing any conditions. We manage closing documentation, funding, and ownership transfer, ensuring a smooth transaction from start to finish.

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The Boat Selling Process in Detail

If you’d like to dig deeper into our role when selling your boat, check out the linked article or simply get in touch with any questions you have.

Sell Your Boat with Kelly Yacht Sales

We’ll help you navigate the selling process from beginning to end.