Imsellingmyboat.com is owned and managed by Boatsbrokerage LTD
Having been Brokers for several years, we have seen the impact that the internet, social media and on-line market places, has had on boat sales and realised that it is time things changed. The average fee charged by brokers is 6% with minimum fees charged between £1500 and £5000.
The most important part of selling boats is the quality and honesty of the images. The more accurately the boat is portrayed then the more likely that it will be sold to one of the first few people to view it.
People come a long way to view a boat and they need to see what they are expecting to see.
Boat owners often feel that brokers aren’t giving the attention to selling their boats that you, the owner would give.
Now is the chance to change that.
We are a platform that allows you to photograph & video your own boat and upload the media directly to us.
We then manually check the quality of your images before loading them onto our site
Your boat has it’s own web-page on this site
with a link that you can share with Brokers or social media sites – anyone.
Whilst your boat is on this site, it is also for sale and seen by thousands.
If you sell your boat yourself, through this site, then great! No brokers fee, if you want to involve a broker then give them the link to your boat page so they can copy the images and inventories and get it up for sale with them quicker
Your page also has it’s own contact box, that does not show your email address. Potential buyers contact you directly for further information and to book a viewing directly with you.
If you want your telephone number displayed on your page then that is OK too
You conduct the viewing, answer questions and negotiate a price.
Unlike the majority of other major listing sites, your page with imsellingmyboat.com, is uncluttered, does not bombard the viewer with advertising and most importantly does not show the people, viewing your page, details of other similar boats – we concentrate on your boat.
You may not be looking to sell your boat immediately but would sell for a price perhaps above the market value. This service allows you to do this without pressure from a broker to reduce the price.
If you want us to conduct a viewing (sometimes buyers feel more comfortable if the owner isn’t present) then you can read about this here
All we ask is that once you have sold your boat, you let us know so that we can remove it and prevent you getting unnecessary telephones and emails.
If you would like us to photograph your boat, and it is between weymouth and eastbourne then we can do this too.
In a private sale, that is one where the seller is not in the business of selling boats, the buyer has only limited redress against the seller if any subsequent defects in the boat are discovered. In essence the buyer is buying what he sees or under the common law rule, ‘Caveat Emptor’ or Buyer Beware.
With this in mind, it is important that the buyer composes a list of questions to put to the seller, prior to buying the boat, with regard to condition of the boat, the type of construction of the boat, whether the boat has been grounded or involved in any sort of accident or collisions, what repair work has been carried out, when the last engine service took place etc.
The seller does not have to voluntarily offer up any information about the boat or its history but is legally obliged to provide accurate answers to any questions that the buyer may ask.
The seller must not make statements calculated to deceive a buyer and must answer all questions about the boat truthfully. Providing misleading facts about the boat, may leave the seller open to be sued for misrepresentation
The seller must also be in a position to sell the boat ‘free of encumbrances’
It is possible for a seller to sell a boat without paying off the finance company, without settling a hire purchase agreement, or a boat which is a security against a personal loan from a bank, or a boat to which a boatyard or marina is owed money, in all such circumstances, this could well leave the buyer in the position of having, later, to pay off the debt(s).
It is, therefore, important that the buyer secures, from the seller, a written undertaking that the boat is not subject to any debts, liens, charges or encumbrances etc.
Whilst there are no legal requirements for any sort of written contract to be drawn up and signed when a boat is sold privately, Boatsbrokerage LTD would always suggest that a Sales and Purchase Agreement is produced to protect both parties. The RYA produces a Standard form of Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of a Secondhand Boat, which is available as a download to members.
Boatsbrokerage LTD also recommend that once the sale of a boat has been agreed, a Bill of Sale is produced and signed, again to protect both parties and to prove new ownership. – also available from the RYA for its members.
If the boat is registered under Part I of the Central Register of British Ships then this should be evidenced using the Bill of Sale prescribed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency