As a boat owner, it’s hard to find the “right” price for your boat. With all the work you’ve put in and the memories you have, your boat is always worth more to you than it is on the open market. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a lot less. When you sell your boat through Florida Mariner, your used boat will catch the eyes of the right types of buyers so you can get the best value possible. While advertising your boat for sale through Florida Mariner will help, you should also make sure your boat is well-prepared for sale. Here are a few things you can do to maximize the value of your used boat.

Clean tirelessly

This might seem obvious, but a quick cleaning just won’t do. If you’re looking to get the most for your boat, you want to make sure all clutter is eliminated, all surfaces are wiped clean, and any equipment is removed. This will give prospective buyers a true understanding for how much space is available and make them feel like they are buying new.

Separate equipment for sale

Even if you’re selling water skiis and tow toys with your boat, it’s best to remove them and showcase them separately to your potential buyers. Leaving these items with the boat will make things look cluttered, and could impact your sale.

Service and maintenance

You know your boat better than anyone. Maybe you know some of its quirks or irregular sounds, but to a potential buyer, they can be major red flags. Get your boat in tip-top shape before listing it and make sure you have all work documented, so you can back up any questions a potential buyer might have.

At Florida Mariner, we help make sure the right people see your for-sale boat, but it’s up to you to make sure they buy it. Use these tips and put in the time to make sure your used boat is truly read for sale.