As we outlined in this post, there are three types of boaters – renters, owners, and club members. If you have a lot of discretionary time, income, like to tinker and work on your things, then ownership may be great.
But many of you bought a boat simply for the experience, the family time, and the flexibility that owning a boat offered. And you have found that you don’t have the time, money, or desire to maintain the boat on your own.
It has become a burden, not a benefit.
The good news is that there is another way to get the experience, the family time, and the flexibility of ownership without the added hassle and expense of maintenance, storage, cleaning, etc. The Carefree Boat Club offers exactly that.
So how do you get rid of the boat and get into the club? Selling your own boat seems like a pain. You have to figure out how much it is worth, find out where to list it, make sure it is always presentable, meet with buyers, negotiate, etc. — it can take a long time and a lot of effort.
Don’t fret: your local boat club owners can help relieve you of that stress and get you out of ownership and into the club hassle-free.
How To Sell A Boat (And Join The Club)
Whether your boat is 1 year old or 10 years old, a couple of creative solutions to this problem are available.
- You can make your boat available for use in the club. You offer your boat to the group and they take over the slip payment, maintenance, etc. You get the club membership for free and all the benefits that come with it. You save a lot of money and hassle.
- In a boat club that is run on a dealership model (the owner of the club is also a boat dealer), the club owner can sell your boat for you and get you in the club immediately. You don’t have to think about your boat again. The owner takes the boat to the marina, cleans it, and sells it. You may make a profit, you’ll be in the club with the proceeds, and you’ll be enjoying the boating lifestyle without ever again dealing with the burdens of ownership. It is an immediate, no-hassle solution. Of course, if you don’t want to join the club, the owner can sell the boat for you and, minus a commission, the money is all yours.
Talk to your local club owner to see if one of these creative solutions is right for you. Fill out the form below and a Boat Club owner will contact you with more information.
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