Originally Posted by carlylelk
My boat is on a lake in downstate IL. There aren't enough in the market down here, which is why I want to take it up to the Chicago area. Maybe I could just get a slip up there instead. Any recommendations on a marina?
With a site like Boats.com or others, you will potentially target 300 million viewers. Most boat buyers will willingly travel to find the right boat at the right price
. Why spend the extra money
to ship your boat to Chicago and be held hostage by a broker you don't know when you can sell it yourself from your own backyard. This is not to disparage the references
given by other respondents, but I think you can do a better job yourself and have extra negotiating room without a broker's commission. And, many brokers I've met are not too excited to get a listing for a 28 foot boat as I found out when I sold my old 25 footer years ago. Keep this in mind and don't rush to a decision since most listings are 6 months. Good luck in your sale