Selling your boat for you
Trust in Experienced and Professional Brokers
Our sales service to you
Val Wyatt have vast amounts of experience brokering – which means we provide exemplary customer care to both our sellers and buyers throughout every transaction. Whether you are selling a boat or buying a boat through us, we will professionally advise and support, safeguard funds and ensure that the process, paperwork and transfers proceed smoothly.
Bring your boat to us and benefit from our full professional brokerage sales service, including:
- FREE sales storage for up to 6 months
- FREE lift out
- FREE pressure wash
- FREE relaunch when sold
- Exposure on 7 of the biggest boat sales websites
- Accompanied viewings
- The best high quality photos & specifications on the market
- Regular cleaning
- Preparation and completion of all of the legalities involved in changing boat ownership
- Competitive commission rates…all from our picturesque marina on the Thames which attracts many visitors throughout the year.
What we do for you: The Seller
There are a lot of things to consider when selling your boat, from legal requirements to advertising strategies and campaigns.
We will protect and promote your boat, whilst marketing to a wide audience for a larger list of potential buyers, as well as………
• Determine the best asking price: so you get the best result
This is often the trickiest part of the process: too high and your boat won’t get viewings; too low and you won’t get the value you deserve. We’re here to ensure you walk away happy, obtaining the best price possible.
We are in a position to do this not only because of our past experience, but also through our current experience of what is an active market.
We also have the ability to refer to wider industry knowledge via access to a database of boat sales in previous years, from all over the UK and Europe.
We will build this into a strategy for the sale of your boat and advise accordingly.
We aim to price your boat right for the best sale.
• Prepare your boat: so it reflects the value it holds
We want to market boats in the best possible condition as it’s (nearly always) first impressions that count most.
We can advise you on any improvements that may assist you in competing with the current market and achieve the best price: and we’ll help you get these done. Often this is just a good thorough first clean – we’ll take care of cleaning on a regular basis after that – but if more extensive work or repairs need to be done, that can be organised through us.
• Get the right advertising campaign: so the right buyer comes along
Getting your boat seen is key. We comprehensively cover this by getting your boat in front of the most interested audience via:
- our established and ever growing client database,
listings on our own website and the biggest boat sales sites
- national and small regional boat shows
- walk in enquiries on site.
• Deal with the legalities and paper trail: professionally, so you and the buyer are protected
It may seem simple, but as marine legislations increase in complexity, the importance of getting this process right when selling your boat, and buying another, is rising.
As professional brokers, we understand all the principles of selling your boat that may otherwise be missed when selling privately.
We work with you to ensure that all documentation is correct, including proving Title, VAT status, RCD compliance (and UK equivalents from 2021), and Bills of Sale. We do this up front in the listing process so that when the time comes to sell, the transaction will be swift and smooth.
No one wants to delay a sale because of paperwork.
We will deal with all Sale & Purchase contracts, correspondence, closing statements and deposit requirements, as well as transferring title to your purchaser.
We are here to get it all right for you.
• Manage a swift, smooth process: so everyone enjoys the experience
It’s more complicated than it may appear: finding a buyer, negotiating on your behalf, getting them to commit, dealing with money to protect you both (via client accounts), managing a survey and trial, and much more. Whilst making sure it all happens in accordance with agreed dates.
We work hard so that when you accept an offer, that process of getting proceeds to you is as swift as possible.
With the assistance of a broker, you can have confidence that all aspects of selling your boat will be dealt with professionally, from marketing to paperwork as well as acting as the middle man between you and your buyer, helping you overcome any potential unforeseen problems, to ensure a stress free sale.
Thinking of selling with us? Call or email us now.
“We had a Seamaster 813 called "Jolie" moored at Val Wyatt Marine for several years but sadly had to sell her. All the team made a very conscious effort to market her and find a buyer extremely quickly. If in the future we choose to purchase another boat be it big or small we would definitely come to Val Wyatt.”
“We would not hesitate to recommend the team at Val Wyatt Marine across all areas of the services which they offer. In 2013 we purchased a two year old Jetten 40, now called ‘Jacana of Yealm’, from Val Wyatt Marine. The marina staff made navigating the purchase process very easy for us and ensured that we knew our way around the boat. ”
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