Sell your boat online for one penny

Post by: TheYachtMarket News
30 January 2019

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Online company 99boat has officially launched, with no-commission boat sales – offering the UK and Europe an alternative to traditional yacht brokerage –  and to celebrate they’re offering listings for just a penny.

Instead of charging a commission, sellers will pay an upfront fixed fee to list their boat across a network of major boat selling portals, with a combined audience of up to ten million. The one penny Port package normally costs £99, and offers 24 months’ of listings.

Although not a traditional brokerage, 99Boat are keen to ensure that they offer many of the services sellers have come to expect from brokers, including conveyancing, valuation guidance, and dealing with enquiries, as well as a dedicated 99Boat agent. These services are available in their Starboard package, which costs £699 for 24 months.

Sellers will also be able to access extras such as professional photography, video tours, and premium listing upgrades for their adverts.

The Hampshire-based start-up was co-founded by Carl Whitewood, who came up with the concept after realising the yacht brokerage industry was in need of a shake-up.

He has seen first-hand the high commissions often charged by brokers for boat sales after spending eight years as a yacht broker.

‘Brokers can charge anything from 5-10% commission, sometimes even more.

‘99Boat has been set up to challenge this. We can list your boat for a fixed fee – a fraction of what you’d pay in commission. We don’t believe in commission, so we don’t charge any. It’s as simple as that.’

To take advantage of their one penny listing offer, visit https://99boat.com/create-listing and select the Port package. Once you have created your account and filled in your listing, add code 99PORT at the checkout to claim your 1p package. Be quick, as this code is only available for the first 30 listings.

99Boat are also offering 20% off Starboard packages with discount code YM20STAR as an exclusive discount code for TheYachtMarket subscribers.