Boatshed.com - Bringing people who love boats together for more than 20 years
Enjoy the experience
At Boatshed.com we want your experience of buying or selling a boat to be as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Through a combination of our global reach and local presence, full service brokerage facilities and total transparency in the way we do business, Boatshed.com is now a cornerstone of the international yacht brokerage industry.
But what sets us apart from other yacht brokers is our industry-leading technologies which intuitively match buyers with sellers.
It’s been bringing people who love boats together for more than 20 years – with more than 20,000 boats sold.
With our HQ team based in Hampshire, England, Boatshed.com is the world’s largest independent yacht brokerage – and we sell more boats, faster, than any other yacht brokerage.
All types of new and used boats...for all types of people
Blue water cruising
Performance and Racing
Classic sailing yachts
Sports and weekender boats
Classic motor yachts
Inland Waterways Boats
Dutch steel cruisers
BOATS FOR SALE - click here
Boatshed.com, at a glance
Buy and sell boats with the world’s largest independent yacht brokerage
- 900,000 registered boat buyers
- 70+ brokerage offices worldwide
- 16 countries covered
- 280,000 unique website visitors pcm
- 20,000+ boats sold to date
- 1,000+ boats sold every year
- 1999 – opened first brokerage office
Sell your boat faster with Boatshed.com
Why you should sell your boat with Boatshed.com
Listing your boat with Boatshed.com not only provides global reach but also the full support of our HQ and locally based teams at more than 70 international locations.
To ensure that we deliver the best possible level of information and detail for prospective buyers on our digital platforms, Boatshed.com brokers visit every boat prior to listing.
We record around 350 pieces of data with transparent information including:
- Full specifications of the boat
- Boat inventory
- Up to 300 high quality images
- Virtual Reality walk through's
- Broker’s report and comments
Once your boat is listed on Boatshed.com, our analytics get to work, filtering more than 62 million rows of data to find the most suitable and serious prospects for viewing.
All viewings are arranged and accompanied by a Boatshed representative – and there are no fees to pay until the boat is sold.
How to sell your boat with Boatshed.com
At Boatshed.com, we don’t just sell boats. We bring great people and great boats together – by making the process as easy and seamless as possible.
Get in touch
Contact your nearest Boatshed.com brokerage office. Your broker will arrange an appointment to meet you.
We’ll visit the boat, record more than 350 pieces of data, including images, videos, specifications and inventory and agree the listing content with you before it goes live.
You’ll have a dedicated account on Boatshed.com to monitor interest and progress in the promotion of your boat while we personally accompany all viewings.
Sell with confidence
Our Team manages every aspect of the sale transaction including contracts, transfer of ownership and the secure handling of funds.
Global reach and maximum exposure
Get seen in more places
Our multiple listing service broadcasts details of your boat to the widest possible audience of potential buyers – around the corner and around the world.
Buying a boat with Boatshed.com
Making life easier for you
Buying a boat is an emotional journey. A mix of excitement and trepidation.
And with 1000's of boats to choose from at Boatshed.com we want your journey to be as smooth and comfortable as possible, here’s how we can help.
Go to Boatshed.com and set up your secure account in ‘My Boatshed’. This keeps track of all the boats you view so you can easily compare one against the other. Opening your account also provides access to all the images, videos and data we have prepared about each boat.
Our user-friendly search parameters help you to find a boat that meets your requirements. Also, our machine-learning technology will recommend other boats similar to what you’re looking for...but may not have considered.
Your broker will accompany you on any viewings and when you’re ready to make an offer we’ll handle all the negotiations, documentation and transfer of funds.
The process of buying a boat with Boatshed.com
View online and on the water
Once you’ve identified the boat that you’re interested in, call your local Boatshed.com broker to arrange a viewing.
Ready to make an offer?
We handle all negotiations and once your offer is accepted, a 10% deposit and sales agreement secures the boat for your further inspection, surveys and sea trials.
When your deposit has cleared, the boat is officially ‘Under Offer’, preventing further bids. The deposit is kept in a dedicated Client Account.
Arrange a survey
If the survey goes well, you can proceed to the final stage of the process with payment of the balance of funds due prior to transfer of ownership. Should you decide to withdraw your offer, then your deposit is refunded.
Completing the purchase
We hand over the Bill of Sale plus the boat’s documentation and keys.Title of ownership is transferred and the boat is now officially sold – to you!
What our customers say about Boatshed.com
Thanks a lot for getting me the sale, the whole process was so much easier than trying to sell my boat myself - Boatshed BrightonMatt
Thank you for your excellent service, I shall certainly recommend you at every opportunity - Boatshed BourgogneA. Marven
I found the service from Boatshed to be professional, with a good level of regular communication between myself, the Boatshed team and the seller. Plenty of detailed photos of the boat helped me gain a good insight into the condition and equipment aboard the vessel, before going to the initial viewing - Boatshed SeattleMr M Cockram
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for your superb brokerage skills in selling Golly. As you know we have bought and sold many boats over the years and this has by far been the most stress free and pleasurable experience - Boatshed IOWNick T
Thanks for your very welcome call today. Had a good cry and feel better now!! Thank you again for all your hard work - Boatshed Midi CanalsChris & Pat T
Many thanks for a smooth exchange of ownership of 'Grey Wolf'. Boatshed Hayling Island were a pleasure to deal with being very helpful and professional - Boatshed Hayling IslandTim and Sally
Boatshed.com - your first choice for buying and selling boats
More than 20,000 boats sold, on average 1,000 boats every year.
Hundreds of images, VR and videos created by our team for every listing.
In excess of 280,000 unique website visitors every month.
70+ Boatshed.com international locations, each with local representation.
Our bespoke industry-leading technology intuitively matches buyers to sellers.
Transactions are processed through secure client accounts.
We visit every boat prior to listing and personally accompany all viewings.
More than 900,000 registered Boatshed.com users looking for boats.
Customer-focused through our HQ team and 156 brokers globally.
Join us - and turn your passion into a business
If you’re passionate about boats, then there’s a great business opportunity waiting for you at the world’s favourite international yacht brokerage.
From a pastime to a passion. It’s how Boatshed.com began when founder Neil Chapman opened his first brokerage office in Milford Haven in 1999.
Boatshed.com is now the largest independent yacht brokerage in the world – and we’re inviting you to become part of our continued growth and success.
Be part of our global expansion programme in bringing buyers and vendors together by choosing which one of our multiple entry points suits you best and which level of commission you would like to receive.
At Boatshed.com we sell boats twice as fast as other brokers according to independent industry statistics.
Discover how you can get involved with us and become part of a dynamic organisation that has been redefining international yacht brokerage for more than 20 years.
Your own Boatshed.com Franchise
Join Boatshed.com with a full scale franchise providing everything you need to be able to operate profitably in the boat sales business.
- Your own exclusive geographical territory
- Earn 90% of the commission on boat sales
- Five-year term
- Dedicated Boatshed.com franchise website
- Access to 900,000 registered users
- Boatshed.com Dashboard to manage listings and sales
- Automated data feeds to MLS websites such as Yachtworld and Boats.com at discounted rates
- Access to all the features on Boatshed.com micro sites, including boatshedbusiness.com
- Full training and support from the Boatshed.com HQ team
Choose from one of our five modules to create a new revenue stream.
From simply introducing a boat to be listed on the Boatshed.com website to being a fully accredited Boatshed.com broker – we make it easy for you to work with Boatshed.com.
Who is using our modular brokerage?
- You may have friends or contacts who are thinking about selling their boats.
- Marine-related business looking to generate additional revenue by introducing Boatshed.com listings to your customers.
- Yacht Clubs who recommend boats for sale on Boatshed.com to their members.
- Organisations with people who like to record information and take photographs of boats.
- Marine professionals who are adding significant value to their portfolio of services by referencing customers to Boatshed.com listings.
Refer a Boat
Earn up to 2.5% of the boat selling price.
Our ‘Refer a Boat’ scheme is a great opportunity to earn extra income while doing something you enjoy.
Whether you’re retired, perhaps working with boats or just love being around boats, if you know of boat owners wanting to sell their boats – then this is for you!
Simply introduce a boat for Boatshed.com to promote on our listings and you’ll receive up to 2.5% of the boat selling price.
No training is necessary – and there’s no selling involved.
Bringing people who love boats together for more than 20 years
From its humble beginnings – working out of a makeshift office at Milford Haven Marina in 1999, through its evolution to the world’s largest independent international yacht brokerage – the story behind Boatshed.com is nothing short of remarkable.
We’re proud of the amazing team of people who have joined us on our journey so far, providing the enthusiasm, professionalism, support and local knowledge that has made Boatshed.com a trusted and respected global brand.
And we’re privileged to have helped more than 20,000 boats find new owners through our innovative technologies and total commitment to customer service.
We know that selling and buying a boat can be a time of mixed emotions. That’s why we want your experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Browse our website and contact Boatshed.com today – and let us help you discover a better way to sell and buy a boat.
Boatshed.com – selling more boats, faster, than any other yacht brokerage.