How to Sell Your Boat | Boat Dealers | Greenville NC | Rocky Mount NC

If you think it’s time to sell your boat, we can help. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you – just bring in your boat clean and with clear titles, and we’ll list your boat on our website and handle the paperwork for you. 

Greenville Marine is located at 3600 Greenville Boulevard in Greenville, NC. To contact our boat shop, please call (252) 758-5938. To contact our outdoor shop, please call (252) 758-5945. Come by and see us from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, or 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday. We can’t wait to see you!

Selling your boat is a big decision, and we know you may have hesitations about letting a boat dealer sell your boat for you. Here are some basic steps to follow when selling your boat:

  1. Determine if you are going to sell the boat yourself, or just work with a dealer.
  2. Make sure the boat looks and runs as good as possible.
  3. Research the price of similar boats taking make, model, size, and age into consideration.
  4. Decide on an asking price.
  5. Advertise your boat for sale.
  6. Show the boat and seal the deal.

If you understand how to sell your boat, but you really don’t want to invest all the necessary time and effort, you can always enlist the help of a professional dealer. Or, you could simply trade in your boat if you’re buying a new one from a dealer who accepts trades. Both options are easier than selling a boat yourself.

The amount of prep work you do to your boat will have a dramatic impact on how much someone’s willing to pay for it. Remember, no one “needs” to buy a boat and it’s usually an emotional purchase. So you’re hoping for someone to fall in love with the boat at first sight.

That means cleaning the boat inside and out, and washing and waxing every inch of it. Even clean out those areas that are out of sight and out of mind, like storage compartments under seats or the inside of a fishbox. If someone looks inside as they inspect the boat, you want them to see a neat, clean interior. Also, remove any extra gear that amounts to clutter. This will help the boat’s deck, cabin, and/or storage compartments seem larger at first glance.

Naturally, a potential buyer will also be interested in a boat that functions properly. Fix any broken or malfunctioning equipment or you can’t expect to get top dollar.

If you don’t have the time or energy to sell your boat on your own, we would love to take it off your hands for you. Greenville Marine & Sport Center is your local boat, motor, and trailer dealer, and we’ve been serving Pitt and Beaufort counties and Eastern North Carolina for 48 years. Our experienced sales and service staff would love to help you any way we can!