Selling Used Boat Equipment? if you are one of the best places is UsedBoatEquipment.com.
The benefits of a dedicated boat equipment site over eBay is, we specialize and focus on the needs of boaters. The problem for boaters with eBay is the reliance on keywords to find what you need.
We made UsedBoatEquipment.com with a categories structure like you would find in an online store. We needed to allow for all equipment found on all boats, such as anchors, grills, boat lifts, tables, ladders, steering, electronics, engines, navigation equipment, safety, sails and rigging, inflatables, and water sports etc.
Benefits of UsedBoatEquipment.com
- Search on page Category structure beats keywords
- Audience 100% boaters
- Search online SEO efforts results in high google search
- Cost effective Fees $4/60 days, $19/m membership and free under $100
- Community Connections, buyer meet seller
- Easy to use Navigation and user interface flow naturally
1 Search on page;
if you type “Anchor” into eBay’s search bar you’ll end up with charm bracelets, wall anchors etc. Try “cateye tube” as in a towabe tube and you get lights and jewelry. Neither search brings up what you want. The point is that eBay uses keywords and unless you use the same keywords as the seller you won’t find the item you’re looking for. As a seller your items may not get found and therefore sold. This is the reason we went with a category structure like you would find at West Marine and other online stores. We went further by using a home page which has all the categories on the page. No need to use a drop down menu, get direct to the category you want.
2 Search online SEO;
We have focused a lot of effort in SEO. Because we have a defined number of products to cover, i.e. those in our category structure, we can focus on search optimization for those terms.
We rank #1 for; Used Boat>
- winches (see image)
- And many more
We work like traditional classifieds, cost to post is ($4/60 days) and no commissions or other costs. We have a membership pack for $19/m and free ads under $100
we have found that because we specialize in boating we have a smaller group and a social group. We have had buyers and sellers become friends.
5 Ease of use;
Sellers; our listings include a form to fill out which contains fields relevant to the category. For example; selling an outboard you’ll be asked for shaft length, fuel type, HP etc., sell an anchor you’ll be asked for weight, type material etc. This helps the seller get the right information into the listing rather than just a blank listing box. This also helps search so if a potential buyer is typing in a browser for an outboard with your HP and shaft length your ad will come up.
Buyers; as mentioned the category structure lets buyers quickly find what they need.
Examples of boat equipment that sold include;
Anchors and mooring equipment, stoves and grills, boat covers and Bimini’s, boat lifts, dock boxes, engines and outboards, fuel filters, fishing gear, deck equipment ladders, cleats, tables, ramps, steering, plumbing equipment, navigation and autopilots, maintenance, safety gear, Water sport toys, cateye tubes, canoes, kayaks, and more
These thumbs are of actual equipment sold
One of our members recounted that he put his old Autohelm autopilot from the mid 1980’s on the site. He ended up selling parts to two separate people extending the life of their Autohelm units. This made him some money and he helped a couple of fellow boaters which made him happy.
Testimonials from Industry
Equipment Harken Clearance
Boat Builders Beneteau
Consignment the Boaters Resale Shop of Texas
Riggers Annapolis Rigging
Engines Bay Shore Marin
Sailmakers North Sails
Boatyards Oxford Yacht Agency
Boatyards Lockwood Boat Works
Boatyard’s JGordon Co
Overstock The Sailing Source guy
Harken, North Sails and Beneteau are just a couple of examples of Manufacturers that have used us to sell their NOS, items no longer on the shelves but left over. Our channel allows them to sell this product without disrupting existing channels. Your customer could see some great deals like brand new North Sails at 50% due to some cosmetic flaw or they could buy some Harken stainless winches at big savings. That what our service offer Boat Owners on all categories of Boat Equipment.
By encouraging everyone who has equipment lying in basements garages, and boatyards to list them, we make it possible for someone who needs it to buy it. That’s why the boating market needs a resource which is more closely focused on its particular needs.
So in conclusion if you are thinking of Selling Used Boat Equipment