How to List Your Boat For Sale

"Where can I list my boat for sale?" is a question we're asked frequently, our answer to which is "You can list your boat for sale right here on this website"we'll show you exactly how to do it - and it won't cost you a cent!

We're not a yacht broker; we don't charge any fees for listing your boat or commission when you sell her. Our task is to create a full-page advertisement for you and make sure it's seen by prospective boat buyers looking to buy a sailboat like yours.

Recent examples of boats listed for sale:

Sounds too good to be true? Well maybe, but it isn't. If you're wondering what the catch is, you can relax - there isn't one.

Your advertisement will undoubtably draw more visitors to our website which is reward enough for us. If we can insert a plug for one of our sailing-related eBooks, then we may do so - but nothing more than that.

Here's How to List your Boat for Sale

First though, a few selling tips to make your advertisement eye-catching to potential buyers...

  • Good pics of your boat are essential! The most important of which is a general shot of the entire boat, preferably underway or at anchor, plus some shots of the interior. 
  • Give a full description of your boat and tell us what type of construction she is. Fibreglass, wood, ferro-cement, steel or aluminium? Teak decks? How many berths? Engine make and horsepower?
  • Describe her condition and explain how you've updated and maintained her over the years. 
  • Detail exactly what is included in the sale, together with an inventory of electronics, sails and other equipment. Dinghy and outboard? Life raft etc?
  • Her vital statistics; Length overall, beam, draft and displacement.
  • Where is she currently berthed? 
  • and of course, your asking price!

There's no limit on space! You can put as much as you like in your advertisement. The more detailed your description, the more your potential buyer will be drawn into your advertisement.

Finally, remember to include your contact details. As a minimum this must include an email address, but if you wish you can include your first (or full) name and a telephone number. In doing so of course, you understand and accept that may disclose these details to anyone in regard to the sale of your boat - which, of course, is the whole point of it... 


You get a full page for your advertisement. It won't be mixed up with a load of others, so it's important that your ad fills the page—otherwise the Search Engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing etc) will ignore it and none of your potential buyers will get to see it.

If you follow the above selling tips you should have no difficulty at all in writing at least 400 words to describe your boat.

In fact, 400 words is a minimum requirement for publication on

Don't waste this opportunity by submitting a 'skinny' ad for publication.

Finally, will propagate your completed advertisement on sailing-related social media sites including our own on Facebook and Pinterest - and all for free of course!

We'll also publicize your advertisement across sailing-related social media and promote it in our monthly newsletter The Sailboat Cruiser which has well over 4,000 subscribers - and all for free of course!

As a result, your ad will get a great deal of exposure on the web - we'll do everything we reasonably can to get your boat sold.

So, let's get started on building your full-page listing...

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In offering your sailboats for sale privately on you're taking advantage of a free opportunity that you'll have to pay for on most other sites. We hope you sell your boat soon. Please let us know when it's sold and we'll take the advertisement down, to avoid further inquiries.  If you haven't told us otherwise after your ad has been up and running for six months or so, we'll assume the boat is sold. must make a disclaimer at this point, in as much as this is a free service intended to put you and a potential buyer in contact. accepts no liability whatsoever in connection with this free service.

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