Brokerage – Selling a Boat

When selling your boat, there are a couple of options. We offer a comprehensive brokerage service at all three of our offices or you can always part exchange your boat against another one.

Brokerage Information

Selling boats is our business so we are fully committed to getting your boat listed with complete specifications, detailed photographs and a video for potential purchasers to view.

Please contact your local office for rates and storage information.


Why choose Bates Wharf to sell your boat?

  • We have been selling boats for many years and are confident with our abilities
  • We have a great knowledge of the market
  • We do all the work for you – we can even wash it for you!
  • We are BMF members, and as such, we have a dedicated Client’s Account
  • We have a database of over 5,000 potential purchasers

Advantages & disadvantage of selling on brokerage

Advantages of selling on brokerage

Disadvantages of selling on brokerage

We do all the work – we can arrange transport to get your boat here, wash it, list it and get it sold!

If you have found your dream boat and are waiting on your current boat to sell via brokerage, this can cause a delay, but not to worry, you can part exchange!

As boat sales are our business, we are confident in our knowledge of the market and ability to advise you

As members of the BMF, we have a dedicated Client Account which keeps your money safe at all times.

Boat sales are seasonal dependant which could affect the time scale of sale

We have a database of over 5,000 potential purchasers which receive monthly newsletters of newly listed and featured boats

We can assist the purchaser with regards to survey procedures and finance requirements

Upon survey, the client can “haggle” with you over works where required, this can delay a sale

We can handle the settlement of any outstanding finance


Advantages & disadvantage of part exchange

Advantages of part exchange

Disadvantages of part exchange

You are never without a boat

You may receive a higher re-sale figure if sold privately or on brokerage.

If we have the boat in stock or it is a stock owned used boat, you can be back on the water within two weeks

If it is a stock boat, the boat will be sold fully valeted, serviced and antifouled (where required) and comes with three months engine warranty

No brokerage fees