our Rival 41 using links from the kind of sites referred to above - but directing them to a web site we set up ourselves. This allowed us to provide a lot more detail and history
than is usually available in listings. We changed boat (tempus fugit and all that) and so sold
and then bought. When looking for boats we found that many sites, including expensive brokers, had far too little information and far too few pictures.
With a boat this specialised you may well attract people from all over (we had prospective buyers from all parts
as well as the UK) and they will want to know LOTS about the boat and its systems. When buying
we certainly moved on if an ad had little information/few pitcures. After all if the vendor can't be bothered to tell you all about his/her favourite boat then he/she isn't really trying IMHO.
Having your own web site is cheap
and not hard to do (we took ideas from other sites such as Boatshed - thumbnails leading to larger pictures) and worked on making it easy to navigate
It is, however, quite a lot of hard work
The other thing Boatshed do which works for us is to show the faults as well as the good bits. If you see that the lockers are dirty or the hatches are crazed you'll be less horrified when you turn up to view.
That's especialy true if you give reasons - unable to visit boat because of lock down or whatever. And if you think something looks really dodgy/raises questions you can ask before trekking long distance. Since our Rival had been somewhat neglected for health
reasons, we had a lot of work
done on her before putting her up for sale
so we were able to add a list of Recent Work - as you'll see from the home page.
We were lucky enough to get rival41.co.uk (let the domain name lapse after selling so if you want to see what we did you'll need to click on Rival 41 for sale - UK
which made Google
listings easier but if you look around for keywords used on similar boats you may well find a good name for your web site. The sooner you get that up and running (even with some brief explanatory text "Blue Water
Cruiser 56 feet blah blah been here and there done it carefully maintained blah blah. More details shortly and TODAY'S DATE !!!!" the sooner you'll get featured on Google
searches. There is a lot of stuff visible on Google which turns out to have been sold years ago !
Good luck - hope to see your ad when its up (nosy of course !
And if I'm your grandmother teaching you to suck eggs then apologies - just telling you what worked for us !