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How to Sell Your Boat Online

Tips to help you place your boat listing quickly and sell your boat faster.

1. Have your basic information ready, such as the year, make, model, and selling price. When describing your vessel or item, be sure to include the best features. Showcase your ad by using words such as "one owner, brand new, garage kept, fully loaded, best offer, one of a kind" etc. Use brand names of important accessories or parts that are included with the vessel or item. Use complete sentences in your description, if possible.

2. Have an email address. To complete the Select and Ad process, you will need an email address. If you do not have an email address, click one of the following links to set up a free email account. Yahoo  Hotmail  Gmail

3. Include a photo(s) with your ad. Photos provide additional details and visual elements that descriptions cannot. As a reminder, save your photos in .jpg formats.

4. Have your credit card handy. Sydney Boating.com.au accepts Visa, Mastercard payments through PayPal Australia. Please contact us if you wish to pay by cheque, direct deposit or over the phone.

5. Be prudent in dealing with buyers. Buyers and Sellers should be prudent and careful in any exchange of money, contracts, legal documents, and written or verbal communications.

Tips for Uploading Photos

Boat Classified Example

Image Dimensions: Maximium 800 pixels wide
Please resize larger images proportionately. A larger image may appear distorted, or may not appear at all.

File Size: Smaller is Better
Prospective buyers may not wait for a large file to download, so keep your photos under 200KB. Photos larger than 1MB will not be accepted. Please email us if you would like us to resize your images for you.

(File sizes are listed next to file names in your computer's directory. If you cannot see them, select View from the directory's menu and then select Details to display.)

File Format: JPEGS Only
To provide prospective buyers with the best possible quality image, please ensure your photo file is in JPEG format (i.e. a file name that ends with .jpg). Note that renaming a file to give it the suffix .jpg is not sufficient (see 'How to Resize and Reformat Photos' below). A file in a format other other than a JPEG may not appear at all.

File Naming Conventions
Please name your image files as follows: Vessel make and model followed the ".jpg" suffix. Use underscores rather than spaces. Do not use special characters (&, /, $, etc). An example of an appropriate file name is: "Searay_boat.jpg".

How to Resize and Reformat Photos

  1. Open your photo in an image-editing program.
  2. Change the image size so that the width is about 640 pixels wide (avoid image distortion by making sure the image is resized proportionately).
  3. Select Save As from the File menu.
  4. Select JPEG (.jpg) as the file format and save the image to your hard drive using the naming convention above.

How to Reduce Photo File Size
Photo file sizes are affected by factors such as image size and resolution (image quality). Some image-editing programs allow JPEG files to be saved in various qualities. The lower the quality, the smaller the file size. Follow these guidelines to keep your file size as 200K or less.

  • Select a resolution of 72dpi.
  • Observe a maximum image size of 640 x 480 pixels.
  • Adjust image quality. (A quality level below "Medium" is not recommended.)

Please call or email us if you are having an kind of trouble with your images. We are happy to help!