Selling Your Boat? How to Make the Most Money on the Sale

Have your eye on a brand new boat for the 2019 boating season? Well let’s get your boat ready to sell then! There are certain things you can do to make the most money on the sale of a boat, and Buxton Marine is here with tips on selling your boat the right way:

 

  1. Deep Cleaning is a Must

 

Think about it from a buyer’s perspective. If they open compartments (and they will) that have standing water, mold, dirt, mildew, etc., then they’re going to question how well the boat has been maintained. Bring the boat into Buxton Marine for a deep clean and maintenance to get everything in like-new condition before selling your boat.

 

  1. Record all Maintenance

 

Speaking of maintenance, now is the time to dig up all of your maintenance records and have them neatly in a file for the prospective buyer. Detailed logs of maintenance shows that you are a boat owner who cares about impeccable quality. Even if you have maintained your boat regularly, it’s a good idea to go ahead and get it serviced with our Buxton Marine service department to ensure all parts are in excellent working order.

  1. Boat Staging

 

Staging isn’t just for houses – it’s for boats too! If you’re selling a boat, you’ll want to show it in the best light possible in order to get top dollar. While your deep cleaning the boat, take all the contents out and then only put things back in that you’ll sell with the boat. Organize and stage those items so that everything looks pristine. Prospective buyers will notice.

 

  1. Trailer Condition Matters Too!

 

Don’t forget about the trailer! If your trailer is looking a little worn, it’s time to repaint, repair chipped paint, remove rust, get new tires, etc. to make that trailer shine as well.

 

After you’ve sold your current boat, visit us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas and let us show you the latest 2019 Nautique models, along with gorgeous pre-owned models from Malibu, Mastercraft, Supre, Tige, and more. There’s a reason our customers come back again and again to Buxton Marine of Lewisville!

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Boat Selling Tips: Follow these 4 Tips to Get it Sold

You’ve been into the dealership and have an eye on a brand new Nautique wakeboard boat. You’re ready to buy, but there is one small problem – you haven’t sold your old boat yet!

 

If you’re planning to sell your wakesurf, waterski, or wakeboard boat in the near future, plan to use these boat selling tips from Buxton Marine Lewisville:

 

  1. Perform Maintenance

As a boat owner, it’s a good idea to keep logs of all maintenance and service done on your boat, exactly for times such as these. Potential buyers want to know that your boat is well taken care of before purchasing, so showing them service records can go a long way in securing the sale. Even if you don’t have the records handy, it’s a good idea to have your boat serviced to make sure all current maintenance is performed and you can confidently tell a prospective buyer everything is in good working condition.

 

  1. Deep Clean

We’re talking deep clean beyond what you think is necessary. Potential buyers are going to open and look in everything nook and cranny in the boat; don’t let them find spills, dirt, and mold. This just gives the illusion that your boat is not well maintained, casting doubts on whether or not it’s a good buy.

 

  1. Stage the Boat

Think of your boat as you would a home for sale. Look at it with fresh eyes, as if you’re the buyer. What is a turn-off? Are there storage compartments stuffed with gear? The best way to stage a boat is to take everything out, and then only neatly put back the things you plan to sell with the boat.

 

  1. Don’t Forget the Trailer

The trailer is part of the deal, so if it’s showing some signs of wear, spruce it up! Remove rust, repaint chipped paint, replace old chains and hooks, and don’t forget the tires! If there is maintenance to be done, go ahead and do it, as it will give a buyer peace-of-mind when making their boat purchase.

 

If you need any help getting your boat ready to sell, then visit Buxton Marine and let us help! Our service team can service your boat, and we can also offer advice on boat selling tips specific to your needs. After the boat is sold, visit Buxton Marine – the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – for the latest Nautique models, along with pre-owned models from Correct Craft, Mastercraft, Supre, Tige, and more.