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Old 15-01-2014, 08:55   #1
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How to showcase your boat or Bumfuzzles quit sailing

Many of us have followed the episodes of Pat and Ali for some time.

They have altered plans, bought a very old motorhome to refurbish, and are selling their Spindrift 43.

Take a look how well it is showcased. No clutter, no loose wires, no dirty dishes or clothes and everything shines.

A far cry from many ads we have all seen. Plus competitively priced.

Many, including a ton of brokers, could take lessons from this.

http://bumfuzzle.com/BoatForSale/
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Many of us have followed the episodes of Pat and Ali for some time.

They have altered plans, bought a very old motorhome to refurbish, and are selling their Spindrift 43.

Take a look how well it is showcased. No clutter, no loose wires, no dirty dishes or clothes and everything shines.

A far cry from many ads we have all seen. Plus competitively priced.

Many, including a ton of brokers, could take lessons from this.

http://bumfuzzle.com/BoatForSale/
"Showcased" is probably the right word.
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Old 15-01-2014, 09:13   #4
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I am astounded.

I have never seen a boat of that age that looks so good. It looks new - like it sailed out of the factory yesterday. It has inspired me to realize just what can be done with an old boat.

How long before it is snapped up? A day? A week?
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They did a magnificent job. That should sell fast.
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Old 15-01-2014, 09:17   #6
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Now that is the way to market a boat. I suspect it won't last long.
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They missed the stainless round the bowsprit.. and the wheel needs re-varnishing..
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They missed the stainless round the bowsprit.. and the wheel needs re-varnishing..
Picky, picky.
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Wide angle lens, quality camera, experienced photographer, amazing prep = jaw-dropping listing. Priced to sell immediately!
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Price is excellent and you can't ask for better documentation about the boat's condition, use, upgrades, maintenance, etc. than Bumfuzzle.com
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Re: How to showcase your boat or Bumfuzzles quit sailing

I've Got a Birchwood 33' aft cabin Motor Cruiser in the canal du Midi in the South of France much the same condition, with a 3 month guarantee on engine and gearbox for 69.500 euro's
Will varnish the steering wheel for the new owner, or give him a new one as a luck penny.
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Part of the marketing of a boat is to get people to fall in love with it before they ask any hard questions, like "Does it meet my needs?" or "Do I need a boat with a 6 1/2 foot draft?" or maybe something as simple as "Does it leak?"
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Great photography and presentation. Never heard how the hole in the block worked out being rebuilt in Mexico, was he able to salvage it?
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Re: How to showcase your boat or Bumfuzzles quit sailing

Yes, these folks obviously understand how to sell a boat. Contrast that with this photo from a listing on Yachtworld...



Come on, really!?! And aren't all the listings on Yachtworld put up by brokers? Shouldn't a broker have at least some little clue as to how to sell a boat?
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Yes, these folks obviously understand how to sell a boat. Contrast that with this photo from a listing on Yachtworld...



Come on, really!?! And aren't all the listings on Yachtworld put up by brokers? Shouldn't a broker have at least some little clue as to how to sell a boat?
I know, right?! And don't even get me started on the prices, everyone knows the horrifying time I am having trying to negotiate that insanity. This is a beautiful boat and priced well for condition, size, age, location. IMHO. And thanks Pat for no shots of the toilet bowl. It's the little things.
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