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Choose the Best Boat or Yacht
at Our Online Auction
by: Ben Stewart
way to enjoy a water escapade is to buy your own boat. Boat or yacht
auctions is just the kind of place for you to pick up a boat or yacht
of your choice at down to earth prices! A whole range of boat parts,
hardware, accessories, electronics and instruments are also on offer on
boat parts auctions!
But buying a boat or yacht at online auction also requires some careful
planning so as to ensure that you get the best deal available. Here we
provide you some useful tips that may help you in choosing the best
boat or yacht at our online auction!
Tips for buying boats at boat auctions
Online boat auctions offer a wide range of boats, yachts and
watercrafts and so some experienced opinion would help you make the
right choice. If you're a first time buyer, we suggest you engage a
professional boat surveyor to help you - not only to assess the boat
you're interested in, but also to decide what sort of boat is most
appropriate for your needs.
• For instance, do you need the boat primarily for your own use, i.e.
fishing boat or cruising, or will do you plan to take your family
members out in it too? Then make sure you don’t end up with a boat too
small for your family’s needs or one too big for just one person! Be
sure to think about what is really important to you and those around
• Most used boats for sale online need some work done on them and it is
better you do some research beforehand, study some boats preferably in
the company of someone experienced, to assess what work is required and
how much it would cost additionally. You will be amazed to find how
this would help you avoid putting money in boats with problems you
• Examine carefully the equipment and safety items in the boat –
whether they are in good condition or would it cost a fortune to have
them replaced? Sometimes, you may also find a boat has a lot (and we
mean a lot) of equipment that doesn't get factored into the sale price.
If the equipment's sound, these boats can make great buys.
• Online boat auctions offer a wide choice of models. Opt for a popular
model, which makes it easier for you to find replacement parts or even
resell the boat at a later date. Do a market study on the prices of
different models so that you pick the best deal. Boat or yacht auctions
try and set a fair market value for goods.
• A larger boat will require higher costs to operate, maintain and
store it. A general guideline for boat cost is to take the boat’s
monthly payment and double it for estimating your total monthly outlay.
A boater is likely to spend that amount due to added cost for gas,
insurance, maintenance and mooring or storing the boat. Fortunately,
Galleys (cooking, head and sleeping quarters) do qualify in most states
for a write off as a second home. Check with your accountant before you
buy a boat to see what the tax implications are.
Tips for successful boat auction sales
For conducting successful boat auction sales, we are providing some
useful selling tips too!
Boats typically fall into five categories: Fishing Boats, Power Boats,
Sailboats, Personal Watercraft and Self powered boats.
• Make sure to put up some good photos of your boat in your listing in
our online boat auctions. Photos should be exterior side view, rear
shot, helm and interior. Buyers won’t bid for plain text description of
• Add value to your used boat by mentioning that you are including a
radar, fish finder, downriggers etc. These often spur buyers to opt for
a used boat rather than a new one.
• Put a clean boat for sale and not a filthy one. It’s much easier to
find buyers for a clean boat.
• If your boat has had repairs, list them. It is normal for most used
boats to have undergone repairs. Ignoring these will only create
suspicion amongst your potential buyers.
• Price your boat right! Do a survey on the internet for similar boats
to ensure that you don’t price yours too high. Moreover, it will help
you find out what advantage you have over the others – either in price
• If your boat is over 5 years old, it is advantageous for you to get a
survey done on it before you list it. A survey will help you identify
the weak points. This is especially true for Yacht and High Performance
If you are on the hunt to buy your dream boat, yacht or watercraft or
any other hardware, parts or accessories, visit Auctions4Wheels.com for
some truly affordable online boat auctions. Registration is FREE with
this auction site. You can choose to place a bid and if successful you
will receive a confirmation message. If your bid fails to outbid the
current high bidder you will be offered the option to place a higher
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