Sell Your Boat

We can sell your Great Lakes motor yacht, sailboat or trawler

Sell Your Boat

We can sell your Great Lakes motor yacht, sailboat or trawler

We can sell your boat!  A HarborView Yacht Sales seller’s broker and buyer’s agent has the experience and professional qualifications to make the process of selling your boat a gratifying experience.
We will aggressively market your boat across multiple channels – both online AND offline.
  • We have the expertise and tools to sell your boat quickly
  • We’ll list your vessel on YachtWorld.com
  • We’ll research recently sold boats and selling prices
  • We can improve the look and marketability of your boat

Contact us to start the process of selling your boat.
A  HarborView Yacht Sales broker will help you establish the fair market value  of a boat to help you determine a fair asking price or a realistic offer  price. There is a bit of an art in pricing a boat. A professional broker will know comparable boats and where a specific boat  fits in the marketplace.
 
If you are a seller working on your own,  improper pricing means fewer qualified buyers will be attracted to your  boat and it will likely sit on the market piling up expenses without  selling. A realistic price is one of the keys to successfully selling a  boat.
 
Anyone can look up asking prices on boats in the marketplace, but  it takes someone in the business to accurately assess all the factors  that determine the value of a specific boat (e.g. condition, outfitting,  location) and to be familiar with selling prices.HarborView 

A  HarborView Yacht Sales broker will prepare a complete and accurate listing  of the specifications of your boat that will be used to develop the  print advertising, electronic advertising, and entry into the multiple  listing services (MLS). In a matter of hours, a full description and  photographs of your boat can be made available to brokers and buyers  around the world, or right next door, with a central contact person—your  professional broker—available to answer questions, qualify buyers, and  arrange showings.

A  HarborView Yacht Sales broker will help you prepare your boat for sale by  evaluating its current condition, advising how to put it in “show”  condition, and recommending services specializing in whatever type of  work may be required.

A  HarborView Yacht Sales broker will outline an advertising and promotion  strategy that is tailored for your boat. This will include print  advertising, electronic promotion, MLS systems, and boat shows.

A  HarborView Yacht Sales broker will respond to inquiries and arrange for  showings, with a broker present. A seller working on his own can be  swamped with unqualified inquiries, no-show appointments, people “just  looking,” and maybe, somewhere in that flood, a few people ready and  willing to buy your boat. A professional broker takes care of this for  you, ultimately finding the buyer for your boat

  • After the initial contact with the seller, the HarborView Yacht Sales broker will inspect the vessel and research like vessels on the market and recently sold like vessels and get a feel for the marketability of the vessel.
  • Once the vessel owner decides to list his boat with HarborView Yacht Sales, a written agreement is signed outlining the terms of the agreement.
  • Once the terms of agreement is signed, the HarborView Yacht Sales broker returns to the boat and generates photos and an inventory of equipment, he will also put together a listing to be approved for accuracy by the owner and make suggestions to improve the look and marketability of your boat.
  • The HarborView Yacht Sales broker will advertise and promote all listings by placing vessel information, including photos on top rated multiple listing services and websites such as Yachtworld & Boatrader. Monthly display ads & classified ads are inserted in Midwest regional magazines such as Lakeland Boating & Great Lakes Scuttlebutt. Only brokers can list boats on a multi-listing site which server much like the multiple listing services for real estate agents.
  • The HarborView Yacht sales broker is available seven days a week to show boats to prospective buyers.
  • The HarborView Yacht Sales broker will coordinate with the buyer, haul outs for surveys and transportation if necessary.
  • HarborView Yacht Sales brokers can help you navigate some of the more confusing aspects of selling such as corporate ownership, loan payoffs, bills of sale, and other documents needed for transferring ownership.
  • HarborView Yacht Sales brokers can also help a buyer obtain financing and assist with changing the USCG documentation.
  • HarborView Yacht Sales Can Provide a Strong Knowledge Base
  • Work with a Network of Contacts
  • Establish Value
  • Get Your Boat to Market
  • Negotiate on Your Behalf
  • Complete the Whole Transaction
  • Safeguard Funds
  • Provide an Ethical Atmosphere for the Transaction
  • Build Relationships

Contact Us

Starting the process of selling your boat is simple, just drop us a line with some basic information and we will contact you.