Originally Posted by Paul L
You might get better exposure if you headed to Brisbane
or Pittwater. Not sure what your boats flag is, but if its not already Australian then the boat
has to be imported and import
duties and GST paid prior to putting it up for sale
Here's a little amplification, which will explain why I agree with what Paul wrote. The entire population of Australia
is less than that of California
Brisbane is the largest city in Queensland
, therefore, the largest market for a used boat
, in Oz, with the possible exception of the Sydney/Pittwater area in NSW.
However, the used boat
market is pretty soft here, plus IP does not have the cachet it does in the US, where there is a specifically IP market. Brisbane also offers the virtue of being outside the cyclone belt, which would be a concern unless your boat will be priced at bargain basement prices. [Maybe this could be a rationalization to complete, or almost complete, a circumnavigation
, and sell it in FL?]
My suggestion would be to interview a few brokers, ask to see what they've sold
recently, see how you feel about them, and the input they give you. They will show you their strengths and weaknesses, just keep your "antennae" out. Then decide.