If you Google
up the same sort of boat (not just your model) in the area you want to sell in - will get an idea of which brokers have listings which will appear to prospective buyers, as well as simply a list of potentials (and then do whatever checking you can).
To be honest, if I was using any Broker would start from the position that he was a lazy idiot - until he proved otherwise. and then I would act accordingly by "managing" him.
I really only want him as a shop window (his website / listings elsewhere should get more hits than an Owner's website), to handle the cash, to manage the paperwork, screen
some of the buyers (but not too much) and appear as a neutral party (even though he is not) for reassurance to a buyer - and if I am not around, then showing the boat to prospective buyers (although out of choice I would want to at least be there) - a bit of schmoozing of the buyers being a bonus.
Even if I was selling via a Broker, I would still create my own boat for sale
website (in addition to any existing Blog) - although a lot of duplication there will be additional stuff you can say, list (and link to) that would not make it onto a Broker's for sale
advert (for good reasons). It's simply another source of info for a buyer (and to help him dream about your
boat!). A bit of Youtube would do no harm either. Say, a quick walk through, under sail and moored somewhere idlyllic - no need to shoot a full feature film!, for some things less is
I appreciate that Brokers may specialise in certain types of vessel - but buyers usually not that fussy.
Some will say that putting effort into a sale
in addition to a broker is too much like hard work and is what the broker is paid for. But that each to their own - personally if I want something sold, I want it sold sooner rather than later and am willing to put some effort in.
Anyway, good luck - you could do worse than starting with a few pics and details on your own "for sale" thread here on CF (and a link to your own for sale
website and to any broker's listing).