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Old 03-07-2014, 09:19   #1
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Selling our Sailboat

We're close to that sad time of selling our 11m sailboat (2003, great condition) - unfortunately my body is telling me that! Recommendations please on how and where to do that. Our boat is presently in W Turkey, and we're expecting to sail to Greece later this month, maybe for the last time.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:36   #2
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Lefkas is a good place to sell a yacht Several brokers and lots of people.
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Old 07-07-2014, 19:22   #3
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Brian; hopefully you have sold your boat by now. Unfortunately I can be of no help, but I would like to provide a recommendation to not use the online site, boatsfbo.com. My boat has been listed on the site since Feb, 2014 and not one interested party contact. Compare this to 2 free online sites, Craigslist and sailboatlistings.com - about 15 contacts from the former and 10-12 from the latter. I spent $25 on sailboatlistings.com and the e-mails began in earnest. Boatsfbo was $200!...live and learn...thnks, dave
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Old 16-07-2014, 00:59   #4
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Re: Selling our sailboat

it is very difficult to sell a boat in the Med at the moment:
  • Greece is problematic (see my website)
  • some other countries are very expensive, have increased taxes (eg. Italy) or have introduced also anchoring charges (Croatia) .....
I would suggest that every third boat in the Med is for sale at the moment.


I could not have sold my boat in the Med, therefore I had to transfer it to the Baltic and only after some time I have been successful.


Good luck !
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Old 16-07-2014, 01:22   #5
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Put our yacht for sale in CRETE with UK agent - sold to first visitor a fortnight later.

it is all about presentation and PRICE.

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Old 16-07-2014, 07:30   #6
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Re: Selling our sailboat

I would base her now in a place that is easy for potential buyers to fly in. Get her quoted with a local broker there.

Then get her onto yachtworld with your own UK/US etc broker.

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Old 16-07-2014, 07:44   #7
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Re: Selling our sailboat

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it is very difficult to sell a boat in the Med at the moment:
  • Greece is problematic (see my website)
  • some other countries are very expensive, have increased taxes (eg. Italy) or have introduced also anchoring charges (Croatia) .....
I would suggest that every third boat in the Med is for sale at the moment.


I could not have sold my boat in the Med, therefore I had to transfer it to the Baltic and only after some time I have been successful.


Good luck !

Nice site - easy on the eyes. Also - one can never read the Mark Twain quote too many times ... it's good emotional reinforcement! But, which article do you reference (about Greece). I saw several - may you could post a direct link.

Thanks!
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Re: Selling our sailboat

What boat do you have ;-)

sounds like the Med is a great place for me to shop?
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We are planning to sell in Corfu, seems a place that is easy to fly to
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