Selling Your Boat

Brokerage Services

If you're thinking of selling your boat, we provide a complete brokerage service including:

  • An initial inspection of your craft

  • Extensive marketing both on the web, including full descriptions and photographs, and in boating publications

  • Accompanied viewings with potential clients

  • Regular progress reports


Why Choose Southampton Waters?

  • Southampton Waters are established underwriters for the majority of mainstream manufacturers, allowing us to add new arrivals to our stock lists immediately, and creating a tremendous amount of interest in our website. This is extremely beneficial to our brokerage customers, assisting us in drawing your boat to the attention of as many interested parties as possible.

  • We have been in the business of selling boats for over 20 years and know the market well

  • We take the strain out of selling your boat

  • We charge a fixed commission which is agreed in advance

  • For those of you wishing to display your craft for sale either on our hard standing or our purpose-built walkway, we offer extremely competitive rates.

  • We also buy good, clean modern power and sail boats for cash.


Why is it easier for you to sell my boat than me?

It’s easier for us as boats are our business and in our blood. We know the market and understand exactly what buyers are looking for. Our regular dealings with boat manufacturers, engine distributors and specialist marine companies throughout the UK and Europe means that we know the unique selling points of your particular boat and how best to present it for sale.

Our experienced sales professionals are available to show potential customers around your boat and ensure that it is marketed to its full potential with the right pictures, details and specifications.

Your boat will be included in our national advertising, all the major boating publications, and will feature on our website, one of the most popular boating sites on the web.


So how does it all work?

In addition to our extensive sales operations across the East and South Coast of the UK, we take care of all those niggling essentials, such as:–

  • Unloading the boat

  • Valeting

  • Part exchanges

  • Finance

  • Marine surveys...


and all the other details necessary for the successful sale of your boat. When a buyer is found, we will take a deposit and arrange any finance necessary through our specialist marine finance houses. If we agree a part exchange against your boat with the buyer, we will pay you from the value of the part exchange.