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Why is Only Boats the Best Way to Sell Your Boat Online?

We Make it Easy

List your boat with us and reach potential boat buyers in 15 minutes or less.

Step 1:

Add your boat details

Step 1 add details

Step 2:

Upload great images

Step 2 upload images

Step 3:

Start receiving enquiries

Step 3 receive enquiries

We Make it Affordable

List your boat on Only Boats for the low price of $39 $9.90 until your boat is sold.

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We Make it Easier for Buyers to Buy Your boat

Weekly finance repayment added to every listing making your boat appealing to more buyers.

Monthly finance costs on listing preview
Monthly finance costs on listing

We Create Urgency

We show how often a boat has been saved by other potential buyers.

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How long does an ad last at Boats?

At, your ads remain up until your boat sells. You only pay once to start selling, without needing to renew or extend your listing.

How many photographs should I include when selling a boat online?

You want to include as many photos as possible to give your boat the best chance of selling quickly. We recommend 20 or more. Ensure your photos show the exterior from at least 4 angles (front, back and both sides) and the interior, including all the seats, the dashboard and steering wheel, and the boot and engine bay.

You will also need to include photos of any minor (scratches and paint chips) and major (dents, cracks in the windshield etc) damage on the boat. And of course, make sure your photos are well-lit and in focus - people are less likely to buy a boat online that they can't see properly.

What's the best way to write descriptions?

As with anything you're selling, the more information you can give the better. But don't just list the specs and features, tell a story via a detailed and honest description! Selling a boat online is about creating a connection with a potential buyer. Talk about what this boat has done for you and, most importantly, what it will do for them. Talk to your buyer about the difference this boat will make to their lives, the comfort it offers, the haven it is when you're out on the road.

How do I value my boat?

The best way to value your boat is to compare it to other listings of the same make and model. Try to find listings of a similar condition and mileage to your vehicle, and use those details to determine the value of your boat.

How do I spot a scam or fraud sale?

There are a number of ways to spot a fraudulent or scam sale as a seller. Boat buyers who offer to buy immediately without inspection or offer over your listing price are likely to be fraudulent. Additionally, buyers who refuse to provide contact details or speak on the phone are best avoided.

There has also been a rise in fraudulent buyers offering to pay using PayID. Although they may promise that it is a safe and secure method of payment, avoid dealing with these buyers at all costs and report them where possible.

Finally, always remember to trust your gut: if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

How do I receive leads?

Interested prospective buyers will contact you directly through the 'Enquire Now' button on your listing, and you can then choose to continue your conversation with potential boat buyers through email, phone or SMS.

Can I contact boat sellers?

Yes, you can. makes contacting sellers quickly and securely easy with the 'Enquire Now' button on every listing.

What is the best practice for buying and selling privately and safely?

The best way to buy and sell your vehicle safely is to ensure that you are dealing with a real person. Trust your gut when it comes to communicating with boat buyers/sellers, and remember that you are under no obligation to continue contact with the individual if you don't want to.

If you have suspicions about a buyer or seller, email and provide us with some details so we can properly review your concerns.

Can I sell a boat that is under finance?

No, you cannot sell a boat under finance as this is illegal and is known as an 'encumbered' boat. This is because the loan is attached to the boat and not the buyer. While the buyer is technically responsible for repaying the vehicle's debt, the boat is considered collateral for the loan, causing any outstanding debt to apply to the physical vehicle.

Do I need a Motor Dealer licence to sell my boat?

Generally, you do not need a Motor Dealer Licence to sell a private vehicle, although you may be required to get one if you sell multiple vehicles within a year. Every state limits how many trucks, cars, caravans etc you can sell before needing a Motor Dealer Licence, so be sure to check your state's regulations if you plan on selling multiple vehicles.

Does my boat need a roadworthy certificate to be sold?

Whether or not you need a roadworthiness certificate will depend on your state. Check your state's requirements for selling, and obtain a roadworthiness certificate prior to listing your boat online if one is required.

Can I sell my boat without registration?

As with a roadworthiness certificate, the regulations around this differ from state to state. Be sure to check your state's requirements before listing your boat to avoid any issues for yourself or the buyer.