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Boat Sales 101: Sell Your Boat

| Marine Blog | January 24, 2012

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Do you want to sell your boat? Just like buying a boat, selling one is not easy either.

You want to get a fair deal on your boat. You want to get the best price possible from the market, but at the same time, you do not want to overprice your boat. There are certain things you can do to help you determine your experience level when it comes to boat sales; we hope it will arm you with the information you need to sell your boat most advantageously.

How Much is Your Boat Worth?

First of all, you have to determine a fair price for the boat. Get an estimate of what the boat is worth. You can do this by consulting a professional and having the boat appraised, or you can go by the marine blue book value and make an estimate based on the accessories included and the depreciation of the boat.

Making an estimate for boat sales on your own is a serious task.

  1. Find out the going price for the boat
  2. Deduct value according to the age and condition of the boat
  3. Add value according to the accessories that you have and the condition that they are in

These basic steps will help you determine a price that is fair to both you and the potential buyer.

Know WHEN to Engage in Boat Sales

Knowing when to sell your boat is just as important as knowing how to set the price. Certain times of the year will make a difference in the amount of potential buyers that you will see. For example, trying to sell a boat in the middle of winter is not a good idea. This is especially true if you live in very cold regions. People are just not interested in boat sales during this time of the year. The offers that you do get may leave you a little disappointed.

However, trying to sell a boat at the beginning of the boating season will have a completely different effect. This is when people are out searching for that perfect boat and many of them will be willing to pay a little more for the boat of their dreams. This also means that you will need to put less effort into selling your boat because more people will already be interested.

Know HOW to Engage in Boat Sales

Be sure to keep everything you need in order so that you can quickly engage in boat sales without wasting any time. Keep all the documents you need in one place. One of the worst things that can happen to you is not knowing where the title is or not having all the things you need in order to sell the boat legally. Believe me, this is the quickest way to lose the sale!

Also make sure you polish and clean the boat before you sell your boat it so that it looks clean and bright. Make sure the battery is charged and ready for show. Basically, you need to get prepared to sell your boat and you will see that everything else will automatically fall in place.

Of course, BuyMarine has dedicated a whole website to marine-related trades and sales, including boat sales! If you are interested  in learning a little more about selling a boat, you are welcome to visit the website. Simply click on the link below!

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10 Tips For Grilling Perfect Seafood

| Marine Blog | October 13, 2011

Grilled seafood can be a wonderful dining option if you do a few simple things to enhance the results. Lots of people are turned off by grilled seafood simply because they have no idea how to prepare it.  Seafood offers a tasty, healthy meal option for the grill. Are you aware most seafood has under half the fat of beef? Wouldn’t you rather have some succulent seafood every day that will help your health and dazzle your palate? Grilling great seafood does requires a little practice. BuyMarine.com has come up with 10 tips to help you nail it.

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Sea Worthy: 10 of the World’s Most Expensive Yachts

| Marine Blog | October 10, 2011

Luxury Yachts – The world’s wealthiest sea-goers travel in the ultimate luxury.  Their huge luxury yachts feature helipads, multiple swimming pools, a full staff and the latest in nautical technology.  They don’t come cheap – as shown by the ten yachts on this list which are worth a combined 1.6 billion dollars.  Want to see how the rich hit the deep blue sea?  Grab your swim trunks, your flippie floppies and your nautical-themed pashmina afghan– and see how the world’s wealthiest do it on a boat.

Here it is, the world’s most expensive yachts:

10. $90 million – Le Grand Bleu

From one Russian billionaire to another, the 370-foot Le Grand Bleu was reportedly gifted to Eugene Shvidler from its previous owner, Roman Abramovich. Built in Germany’s Vulkan yard and launched in 2000, Le Grand Blue is grand indeed, setting out with a pair of 3,600-horsepower Wärtsilä engines, a crew of 50 and an onboard 74-foot sailboat and 67-foot speedboat.

 

9. $100 million – Tatoosh

The 301-foot Tatoosh is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, a secretive kind of guy, who is said to bar reporters from coming aboard. The mega-yacht supposedly has its own theater, swimming pool and lobster tank and has landing pads for two helicopters.

 

8. $103 million – Annaliesse

Three dozen guests can spread out in the 280-foot Annaliesse’s 15 staterooms, a mega-yacht that treats cruisers with marble columns, its own “full-service” spa, salon, library, children’s play area and movie theater with a 100-inch screen. The master stateroom has a king-size bed and remote-controlled panoramic windows.

 

7. $116 million – Alysia

The 280-foot sister ship of the Annaliesse, the Alysia is the slightly prettier of the pair. The ship’s 1,300 square-foot master stateroom comes with its own private deck, jacuzzi, marble decked bathroom and California king-size bed. Elevators whisk guest through five decks, which include a sundeck with barbecue, a bar, an 8-person hot tub, spa, gym, salon and a 500-bottle wine cellar. Can’t stand the wine, pampering, massages and endless tanning? — make an underwater escape with a pair of “scuba scooters.”

 

6. $129 million – Ecstasea

Another toy of Chelsea Football Club-owning Roman Abramovich, the 250-foot long Ecstasea was built with an Asian-inspired interior theme, complete with bamboo furniture. The ship’s walls are paneled with carved cherry and guests pad around on marble flooring. Onboard, a disco, sauna and Turkish bath greet guests, who can arrive or depart from either retractable helipad.

 

5. $130 million – Pelorus

Oh, Roman… how can thee outdo thine self? Pool — check. Helipads — a pair. Staff? — 40, including a few from Britian’s SAS. Mini-submarine — aye-aye. Missile detection system? — why not!

 

4. $200 million – Octopus

Another Paul Allen project, the Octopus is a 416-foot sea beast tamed only by a crew of 40, some of which are said to be ex-Navy Seals. The ship hosts seven smaller boats, two helicopters, a 10-person submarine and like a luxurious Kraken, the Octopus lashes out at the sea with a robotic submersible, which scours the ocean floor.

 

3. $200 – Rising Sun

A yacht so beloved, it comes with its own fan site! The 453-foot Rising Sun is co-owned by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and famed producer David Geffen. The five-story boat has 82 rooms and more than 24,000 square-feet of living space. Highlights include onyx countertops, 9,900 square-feet of teak-layered decking, a movie theater and a basketball court/helipad.

 

2. $210 million – Lady Moura

At 354-feet long, the Lady Moura is a big woman built in 1991 by “order” of Saudi Saudi Prince Nasser al-Rashid. So large it has trouble entering the harbor of Monte Carlo, the mega-yacht reportedly has a crew of 60, a pool with a retractable roof and its very own mock beachfront complete with sand. The yacht made its biggest wave in 2007 when it ran aground at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.

 

1. $350 Million – Dubai

Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, the 531-foot Dubai has interiors designed by Philippe Starck, space for 115 guests and 88 crew members, six guest suites and five VIP suites — all with open balconies. Interior spaces are channeled towards a “massive” foyer and atrium that connects each of the mega-yacht’s eight deck. Outside, the ship hosts a large pool, squash court, helipad and a small aircraft hanger.

Of course, you don’t need expensive mega-yachts for some happy sailing! Just check out BuyMarine.com.

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Hurricane Preparation Tips

| Marine Blog | October 6, 2011

We’re smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. Making it through a hurricane requires preparation. If you reside close to the coast and are therefore are at risk of being caught in a hurricane, here are a few suggestions that will help you survive in case a big one hits.

Before a Hurricane

  1. Get your home prepared: Board the windows and strap the rooftop
  2. If your hurricane watch is in effect (meaning severe weather is possible), get ready for evacuation by:
      • Packing essential supplies inside your vehicle.
      • Pack enough water and food in case you are not able to totally evacuate the region.
      • Plan evacuation routes.
      • Get telephone numbers and routes for your evacuation locations.

Good Sources of Emergency Information

  • American Red Cross Hurricane Information
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

In The Event of Evacuation

Deciding to evacuate can be difficult. FEMA offers these recommendations:

  1. Pay attention to weather broadcasts and evacuate if directed by government entities to do so.
  2. Evacuate if you reside on the coast, inside a floodplain, near a river, or near an inland waterway.
  3. Evacuate if you live inside a RV or a temporary structure.
  4. Evacuate if you reside inside a high-rise building.
  5. Evacuate if you think you’re in danger.
  6. Go to the highest ground you are able to reach.

Stay safe. BuyMarine.com

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Florida Boating and the Oil Spill

| Marine Blog | October 3, 2011

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The Coast is Clear – Get In and On The Water

Marinas and other boating related businesses in Florida’s Panhandle area are reporting greatly depressed sales. This is very frustrating for many business owners in that area as the effect of the oil spill has thus far been minimal.

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Captain, Mind Your Ship, Mate.

| Marine Blog | September 29, 2011

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Finnish ferry has run aground while its captain was stuck in the bathroom. One member of staff managed to slow the island-hopping tourist ferry down, but the vessel, carrying 54 passengers, slammed onto a rock near the shore of Helsinki,  said the Finnish coastguard.

The captain got stuck in the bathroom because of a jammed lock and yelled for help, the coastguard said. Some passengers were bruised and tableware was broken in the incident. The coastguard is investigating whether the captain’s actions amounted to criminal endangerment. “He was stuck in the toilet. As soon as the staff member got the door open, it was too late,” said Jan Sundell, head of investigation. So mind your helm if you go the head during a voyage.

Advice to heed from BuyMarine.com, your classified ads resource, where you can buy and sell used boats and other marine related items.

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