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    Default Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    Our Lady Louise is looking for a new owner, (say it quietly because I've not told her yet). Her make is not in production any more and as she's not your average run-of-the-mill mass produced jobby I'm not sure how to play it regarding putting her in the hands of a broker. We've been advised by one south coast dealer (at Excel yesterday) to get her on-line on boatshop24 and boatsandoutboards etc for a month or two as a start.



    In brief she's a Kent 33 made by Cory Yachts and launched in 2006
    loa 35', beam 12' 5", draft 3'3"
    2 x 200hp Nanni 4.390 tdi diesels
    Hull grp semi-displacement 8,500kg, CE cat B
    Master cabin, heads inc shower, twin bunk cabin

    Any words of wisdom are welcome.

    Graham
    Lady Lou
    Our Jeanneau Prestige 36

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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    If it looks as gorgeous as this one http://www.boatshed.com/kent_33-boat-14772.html you'll have no problems selling it either privately or broker !! Go with boatshed to start with unless you're in a big rush. CD ;-)
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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    A beautiful boat! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    It all depends on the broker, a good one will sort out listings on the right web sites for you and handle all of the inventory/paperwork side as well.

    A really good one will know who is in the market for your boat and be able to get the details in front of them.

    A bad one will just sit on it and you will have to do it all yourself.

    The way we see it a brokers job is four fold:-
    i) Photograph and inventory the vessel, research the prices/market.
    ii) Advertise the vessel and know who to contact directly.
    iii) Communicate with prospective buyers.
    iv) Handle the forms, contracts and other formalities.

    Many people are happy doing all of that themselves, especially someone who knows their way around a well used forum like this one. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] But having said that, it is a buyers market so any insight and edge you can get among the vast array of other boats currently for sale has to be a good thing.

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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    fine looking boat.
    Nothing wrong with the two suggestions, and maybe apolloduck too.
    I d suggest opening a new email a/c bcz some of these online sites seem to generate alot of junk mail. Also, be well prepared for the usual scam replies. I had one guy offering full price upfront, but what were the tyres like. So these scams are sometimes pretty dumb!
    However, if there is a location where these boats are likely to be used, and you can find a well regarded or recommended broker, it might well be worth that investment. How about the yard? Have you asked them for input?
    A few of points- lots of pictures, get the boat looking like new, and dont have it full of your own pots pans and boating clobber. When someone wants to look over it, they arent interested in seeing your old pants and beer bottles ! And be patient; might be quick, but 6 months is quite a possibility.

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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    Hi Graham,

    I have (and still am) going thru a similar process myself.

    For my tuppence worth I wouldn't discount eBay. We haven't sold ours yet but we have had quite a few leads, and surprisingly a few offers from our advert on their. Id certainly give it some thought.

    (There were plenty of other good suggestions in reply to my post on here. May be worth having a look)

    Lovely looking boat you have mate. VERY BEST OF LUCK.

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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    All useful info thanks guys. I like to think I'll be able to market her in a fairly professional way - I can't believe some of the appalingly sloppy photo's and write-ups to be seen on some websites (including broker's and dealer's). How some folks seem to think they'll attract buyers in that way is far beyond me.
    Lady Lou
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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    " had one guy offering full price upfront, but what were the tyres like"

    LOL briliant

    PS by the way what are the tyres like I might be interested

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    Default Re: Advice wanted on selling please. Private versus brokers?

    What gjgm doesn't say is that his boat was one of those wooden fishing jallopy's adorned with bald pirelli's hanging over the side as fenders.
    Lady Lou
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