It’s a challenging time for us all at the moment.

And while some may say boats are a first-world problem, it can be a confusing and troubling time for boat owners who may be confused about whether or not to sell their boats, or what to do with them. And understandably so.

Boat owners that we’re currently helping generate enquiries and offers on their boats for sale, fall into 3 broad categories:

1. Boat owners who have had their boats on the market for between 6–12 months already and are keen to finalise and exit from a long process they’re tired of

2. Boat owners who were/are planning on putting their boats on the market and the Covid-19 issue has arrived in the middle of getting this underway

3. Boat owners who want to sell their boats quickly as circumstances have changed and they now want to exit the market

Additionally, the other category is boat owners who want to sell but are not serious about selling now, so they are prepared to sit and wait until the uncertainty of the current situation passes. We estimate that this will take at least 12–24 months.

In this short blog, we’ll help shine some light on the possible courses of action depending upon what situation you find yourself in.

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Boat Sellers, Are You In or Out of The Boat Sale Market at the Moment?

Which statement resonates with you?

A. I’m a boat owner and I’m Out of the Market. You’re thinking “I will wait 6 months until things calm down”

B. I’m a boat owner and I’m In the Market. My boat was going on the market for other reasons before Covid-19 and I’m continuing with my sales strategy and plans

C. I’m a boat owner and things have changed for me. I’d really like to sell my boat ASAP, so I must enter the market now and I’m not sure what’s going on, or what to expect to be honest

D. It’s something else for me.

If you’re looking for a ‘Boat Seller Survival Guide — How to Crush the Fear, Doubts and Uncertainty and Generate Enquiries and Offers’ let us know, we’ve got lots to share with you and to help all our boat owners who are selling their boats.

And here are some recommendations and resources depending upon which category A-E your find yourself in.

Category A — I’m a Boat Owner Who Is: Out of the market, I’m waiting for 6 months

Recommendation & Resources

If you want to sell your boat in the next 12-months, start planning now for that outcome. Otherwise, it can be much longer than you expect before your boat sells, unless your boat is in the 10% of boats that are easy to sell.

Category B — I’m a Boat Owner Who Is: Going into the boat sale market, my plans haven’t changed.

Recommendation & Resources

Review your boat pricing strategy and approach to maximising the number of enquiries and offers. Download the PDF ‘9 Boat Pricing Secrets’ and book a call for a free strategy session on your boat pricing and boat sales strategy amid Covid-19.

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Category C — I’m a Boat Owner Who: Will be entering the market as my plans have changed

Recommendation & Resources

Download the PDF ‘9 Boat Pricing Secrets’ and book a call for a free strategy session on your boat pricing and boat sales strategy amid Covid-19. Entering your boat in the Online Boat Shows and along with a marketing package that guarantees offers/price feedback, you’ll get some confidence in selling your boat in the required time frame

Category D — I’m a Boat Owner: I’ve been on the market for ages with no end in sight

Recommendation & Resources

If your boat has been on the market for a while, Download the PDF ‘9 Boat Pricing Secret’s’ and book a call for a free strategy session on your boat pricing and boat sales strategy

Category E — I’m a Boat Owner: It’s Something Else for Me

Recommendation & Resources

Download the PDF ‘9 Boat Pricing Secrets’ and book a call for a free strategy session on your boat pricing and boat sales strategy

In addition to the recommendations above, consider aligning your boat selling strategy with the Online Boat Shows. Additionally, consider riding the wave and the hype that will be generated once the physical boat shows come back into the calendars in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Keep an eye out for those virtual summits and virtual buyer/seller expos that will facilitate more buyers coming into the market in the future. The market is a changing.

The thing I really want you to take away from this is if you want or need to sell your boat in the next 12-months you’ll benefit greatly by starting the planning process now.

What this means to you in your life as a boat seller, is if you are not sure whether you’re in the boat sale market or not at the moment, waiting for 6-months until things come right may not be the best approach. If you’re wanting to sell your boat in the next 1 year, plan now for that outcome.

So, here’s your next step as it relates to what you and I just shared: Download the ‘The 9 Boat Pricing Secrets’ PDF report. Then set up a call to discuss your boat sales strategy with us. No charge, no-obligation, we’re here to help and would be happy to assist you in setting the best direction according to your goals and objectives in selling your boat.

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