We bought our beloved 2006 Com-Pac Sun Cat, Wily Conch, back in 2009 and have enjoyed owning her very much. At right is one of my favorite moments, sailing in the 2013 Sun Cat National Championship Regatta with my friend, Pete. While working as … [Read more...]
Buying & Selling Boats
The two happiest days of a boat owner's life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Also, every boat owner, from the day he buys a boat, is already planning for his next boat. That's just the way how it is.
There is nothing better than the feeling of setting out on a voyage in your own cruising boat, with all preparations made to your liking and a new adventure ahead. One feeling that comes close is the feeling of taking such a trip and then just … [Read more...]
Lots of boat owners overlook proper preparation for the sale of their boat, and as a result the boat will take longer to sell and the seller will receive less money. The first thing to do is strip the boat. Remove everything that is not bolted … [Read more...]
Getting your boat ready to sell means not only ensuring that everything is OK by your standards, but also meeting expectations and allaying fears of buyers. When shopping for a used boat, buyers want to see one that has been well-loved and cared for, … [Read more...]
The essential fact sellers must grasp when marketing a boat is: Your boat is not special. Sorry to shout, but it's a point that seems to need emphasis. We all think our boats are special. Heck, I sell boats for a living, and I know very well that my … [Read more...]