1. How much does it all cost?
We charge 10% to sell your boat (for smaller units, there is a $2,750 minimum). But we only charge a commission if we actually sell your boat. If we can't find a buyer, we don't make a dime. If we do our job, find a buyer, and help facilitate a safe and secure transaction, we get paid our commission.
We are also expert negotiators. Where you may be tempted to accept a low first offer, we're very good at bringing in quality offers and handling the negotiating and counter-offer phase of the transaction. We more than make up for our commission by negotiating on your behalf to get you the right price.
2. Can I still try to sell on my own?
Absolutely! We only receive a commission if WE sell your boat. If you sell your boat to a buyer you found, we don't receive a dime. We're just extra help for you to find a buyer and get your unit sold. It's a no-brainer.
3. Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, we can only move forward if you sign our marketing agreement. It lays out our duties (to do our best to sell your boat) and your responsibilities (to keep us updated on changes to the engine hours and to try to be available at reasonable times for any requested showings).
There is no cost for our service, ever. Our commission comes out of the final purchase price, before the balance is transferred to you.
4. Which websites do you advertise on?
5. How much does this cost again?
Zero. We only receive a commission if we actually sell your boat. We're willing to put the work in upfront because we know we're that good at our jobs and we can sell your boat.
6. How long has POP Yachts been around?
We started selling boats in August 2009. We know brokerage. And we know the internet. We have a set of technology and processes that are finely tuned for selling. Plus, if we can't sell your boat, you've lost nothing.
7. Can I also place my vessel on a dealer lot?
No. While working with us, you can sell on your own but you cannot list or advertise your boat with another dealer or brokerage. This is because buyers can get easily confused when they find the same boat for sale at multiple places, especially if the price or details are slightly different.
But why would you leave your boat on a lot? You own it, you should use it! That's precisely the advantage of using a broker to sell your boat!
8. Would someone in another state or country ever buy my vessel?
Of course! Boats are incredibly easy and cheap to move. The internet gives buyers the ability to shop the entire country (and world) in order to find the perfect boat for their family. Actually, about 15% of our sales are purchased by buyers outside of the United States.
9. Does it matter where I am?
Yes, of course. While we wish we were everywhere, we're not. We're currently operating in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. For a clearer view of where we operate, click here to see a map
of areas where we provide local service.
10. Will You Represent Any vessel?
We only broker boats that have a value of $12,500 or more.