Tips for the buyer

Which boat do you want? A number of considerations:

Why buy new? A number of considerations.
  • New, adapted and decorated according to your own wishes.
  • New, guarantee so enjoy your boat carefree, without unexpected extra costs.
  • New, new developments in driving characteristics, motorization, comfort, electronics, etc.
  • New modern look of the boat.
  • New, enjoy that everything is new and remains good with good maintenance.
Why buy used? A number of considerations.
  • Used, wide choice of brands and models.
  • Used, lower purchase price.
  • Used, lower depreciation.
  • Used, unique no longer available brands or models.
  • Used, if you like jobs, there is usually something to do.
Private or Company? A number of considerations.
  • Private, often lower price.
  • Private, often possibility to negotiate without fixed rules.
  • Company, often certainty about prices.
  • Company, often guarantee.
  • Company, often trade-in possible.
  • Company, often maintenance and repair options.

Tips for the buyer when buying a private individual

What should I pay attention to? A number of considerations.
  • Orient the usual price for the boat.
  • Check the chassis, the overrun brake, the (stabilizer) clutch, the output supports, the crash bar and the tires, the interior and the electrical connections and equipment.
  • Ask for the manuals and guarantees of, among others, the built-in appliances such as refrigerator, stove and the like.
  • Record on paper that you buy the boat, from whom you buy it, for what amount and when the boat will be delivered. Indicate, brand, type, year of manufacture, numbers of chassis and engine and any accessories. Transfer the money by bank or have it signed for receipt when transferring cash. Both sign the agreement stating place and date.

Tips for the private seller

What should I pay attention to? A number of considerations.
  • Determine the asking price. Compare with a similar boat, look in Botentekoop, call the dealer, importer or builder, check whether your brand and type of boat is in the market. For fast sales it is of course wise to sell below the current price.
  • Determine the negotiating margin. Remember that the buyer comes from what your floor price will be. Stay open to reasonable arguments. There are many individuals who overestimate the price of their boat. There are also often more risks for the buyer, which the buyer wants to take if the price is lower than at a company.
  • Good description. In particular, you should highlight issues that justify the value of your boat compared to a comparable boat. For example; new, new upholstery, many accessories, few kilometers etc. These details make it clear to the buyer why your boat is, for example, more expensive or cheaper than another.
  • Clear photo. It is best when the boat is in the sun and you photograph the boat from the position with your back to the sun. A nice photo in the boat's holiday naturally also appeals to the buyer.
  • Also show on the boat that she is for sale.
  • Be honest about the condition of the boat and other information, otherwise you waste the time of the buyer and your own.
  • Make a note of the buyer's phone number who wants to come along, this will lead the buyer to clean up earlier if he / she refrains from the visit.
  • Make sure your boat is clean and tidy when the buyer comes to see.
  • If you can hand over a recent expertise report, this can simplify the purchase
  • Draw up a sales contract. Record on paper that you are selling the boat, to whom you are selling it, for what amount and when the boat will be delivered. Indicate brand, type, year of manufacture, chassis and engine numbers and any accessories. Have the money transferred by bank by telephone or sign for receipt when transferring cash. Both sign the agreement stating place and date.
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