As we approach the time of year where everyone starts selling and buying a new boat for the summer, we start to see many new exciting available boats, and some not. Today we focus on two ad fails. One on ebay, the other at a broker. But first, please, if you are considering selling your boat, call one of our sponsors. Really! A simple call or email could save you thousands, and actually sell your boat! Remember, they are not just sponsors because they support Woody Boater, they are good folks to do business with. They get it, they know the market and how people want to buy a classic boat in an honest informed way. With that said, here are the two fails as an example.
Here is a Chris Craft 26 Continental? For $38K?
There is this thing called the internet, even the Amish are on it! All you have to do is look at your boat and Google others like it. Google by the way is a search tool. You may have heard of them, they are bigger than GM! Also, just a suggestion, if you are selling a boat, try focusing your camera. People like to actually see what they may be buying. An impressionistic painting wont do the trick. For the record, this appears to be a Sea Skiff. Please, this is not geeky insider information. Its like trying to sell a Corvair as a Corvette.. You can visit the ad HERE, not sure why, but there it is.
On the surface this appears to be a great boat. But read the details.
Here is the detail. “Hull does not leak.Vessel has been docked for 2 years, with full canvas cover over entire vessel, then double covered by tarps. One engine has been stripped down, and viability of second engine is unknown. Pictures are eight to ten years old and do not represent the current condition of the vessel.”You can visit the ad HERE
Well, at least the seller is telling us the truth. But if you are going to sell your boat online, you should have current photos. This one is not as bad as the others, but current photos are a huge step in actually selling a boat. I will also add that the price does reflect the weakness of the ad!