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Yachtworld ?? Good or Bad?

Feb 3, 2021
West Wight Potter 19 Lloydminster
I contacted at least 8 to 10 seller's brokers via Yachtworld last spring when I was searching for our boat. I called at the same time as sending an e-mail. Every time I left a voice mail, I got a return call within the hour, and I'm talking about evening calls. Every single one responded. I was very specific about my inquiries and I got honest replies, as far as I could tell. So, I had a very good experience with Yachtworld. I'd say they all had bigger fish to fry, but I had a good impression that they were going to provide approximately same level of service as they would dedicate to purchasers of more expensive boats.
Thanks for your experience. Very helpful.
Jan 1, 2006
Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
I do think brokers are wary of keel kickers, dreamers and bottom feeders. Wastes a lot of time.
Feb 21, 2013
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Do serious boat buyers actually use Yachtworld.com for anything more than a "Sailor's Porn Magazine"?..............
Bought 2 sailboats and 2 motor yachts on Yachtworld without an issue. Recently due to Covid the used boat market as been very busy and brokers might take a little longer to get back to you. I assume you emailed and called the listing broker. I also went through my local broker on one boat purchase out of the area and let the broker, who split the selling broker's commission, make all contact and arrangements to see the boat, sea trail, etc.


Jul 21, 2020
Catalina 250 Black Hills
sailboatlistings.com is another place to look for lower end sailboats. But as @shemandr said, some of the listings are never taken down. I've used sailboatlisting.com with good results. Just look at the very bottom of each listing to see when it was posted. If it is more than 6 mo old, it is probably a dead listing. Then proceed with a buyer-beware attitude.
^This right here. I got my Hope's up last year on a Hunter 260 listed out of KC for 10K. No response, then noticed it was listed in 2019. Listing is still up actually: