I like boats with Free Standing Masts. Here are my suggestions to help you, based on what I would do if asked to help a non-profit group sell the boat asset for maximum profit to the group, and within the shortest time (time is money) and without a broker:
1. Clean the boat thoroughly, to make it presentable. Clean the toilet. Clean the galley
2. Take good photos of the important stuff, including interior
, deck gear
, etc. Tip: measure and note the headroom
and the length of the berths. Does the head
have a shower
? Etc. Borrow a moisture meter. Test the hull
for moisture while you have it out of the water
if you are going to be doing any bottom painting prior to sale
. Document that (video, locations, etc). Save that for future.
3. Get a few photos of the boat with sails up, preferably sailing. Note the type of booms. Are they wishbone or standard with tracks? Are the sails wraparound or square top?
4. Post something about the boat, it's history
notes, including photos, in the following thread I started about Boats with Freestanding Masts. It is best to describe the boat as a type, including descriptions of key features, such as shoal draft
, type of engine, etc. be descriptive of its qualities, because you are posting
about a type or design. This is a thread about TYPE of boats, it is NOT really a "for sale" thread, so make your post descriptive of the type. Include multiple photos, and comments from any sailors who are experienced sailing that type or model of boat. Address points such as how it sails, how it goes to weather
, comfort, quality of construction, ease of use of the rigs, etc.
Sailboats with Free Standing Masts
5. Post a similar post (as above) in the following thread which is focused on boats that are priced below $30,000 asking price
. I assume your boat will be priced below $30k, as there are others of that model now for sale
on yachtworld for as little as $10k. This thread is focused on boats that are CURRENTLY on the market.
Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds
6. Post a thorough "For Sale" listing in the CF "Boats for Sale" classifieds forum. Include good description, multiple photos, and LINKS to the two other more descriptive posts you made in the two other threads above.
Boats For Sale and Wanted - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
7. Make a short video walk through of the boat. Include a few scenes of the boat sailing, seen from another boat and from the cockpit
. Show the ease of tacking from a single
hander's perspective. Use a female sailor to do the singlehanded video demo.
8. Post a shorter version of the "for sale" listing on sailboatlistings.com which is a FSBO site.
That is what I would do.