The 4 Worst Things About Selling Your Boat on Your Own

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Selling a Boat Is Not as Easy as You Might Think

Unless you have a lot of free time on your hands, selling a boat on your own is not a good idea. Breast Cancer Car Donations points out the four worst things that can happen to you when you try to sell your boat on your own:

1. Sell your boat at an unfair price.

If you lack market knowledge, that’s one downside of selling your boat on your own. You need to hire a broker to ensure that the sale of your boat is handled by a professional who has years of experience and continuous insight into the market. With a broker, you can be sure that you’ll get a fair price for your boat.

2. Pay the high costs of marketing your boat.

Selling your boat on your own means you have to shoulder the cost of listing your boat for sale with online or offline ads. Another thing that you should consider is that the longer the time it takes to sell your boat, the more it will cost you in the long run. Unfortunately for most inexperienced sellers, their boats end up where they usually do — in the driveways or at the docks collecting dust, rust, and bills.

3. You have limited reach.

Private sellers usually sell to other individuals. If you’re hoping to sell your boat quickly, getting a broker is the way to go. Brokers are well-connected within the boating industry, so your listing will reach a wider audience. Another advantage is that brokers may know other brokers who are looking for a boat like yours. This saves you a lot of time.

4. You waste precious time dealing with prospective buyers.

Letting a broker represent you means you don’t have to run down to the marina whenever a prospect wants to see your boat. Aside from representing you in the sale, the broker will also be the one to take care of all the necessary paperwork, saving you a lot of time and effort. Other benefits of getting a broker include not having to screen inquiries and not having to negotiate the sale price. When you hire a broker, the only thing you need to do is to pick up the check after the sale of your boat.


Donate Your Boat and Help Save Lives

Is your old boat sitting idle at your garage, dock, or marina? Are you paying high insurance, maintenance, or repair fees for a vessel that hasn’t been used for ages? Are you thinking about selling your boat but don’t want to endure the hassles of advertising, phone calls, showings, and price negotiations?

Why not use that boat to support a worthy cause? When you donate it to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations, you’ll be helping save the lives of destitute breast cancer patients in your community.

Aside from your unwanted seacraft, you can also donate a car or any other type of vehicle whatever its age or condition.

We’ll auction off your donated vehicle to provide funding for our IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners. These charities are dedicated to helping patients who can’t afford the high costs of breast cancer treatments. They provide their beneficiaries with low-cost or no-cost breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

Donating to us will only take a couple of minutes of your time in the comfort of your home. Just contact us and let us know that you’re donating a vehicle. We’ll then arrange a time and place for the free towing of your vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored anywhere in the United States.

Your donation will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll send you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt following the auction of your vehicle.

On top of the material rewards that will come your way, you’ll also experience the priceless joy and satisfaction of doing an act of charity that will help save lives.

Got a question for us? Get in touch with us at 866-540-5069 or message us here. You may also browse through our FAQs page to learn more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process.


Fight Cancer Using Your Old Boat Today!

That old boat that you no longer use can mean the world to the impoverished breast cancer sufferers in your community. Donate it to Breast Cancer Car Donations so you can help them beat the deadly disease. Call us at 866-540-5069 or fill out this form now!


Last Updated: March 10th, 2023