Before you write your advert to place your share for sale....

Please read this page carefully

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If you are selling a share in a sea-going boat see this page.

If you are selling a share in a boat where you employ the services of a management company or your boat is somewhat unusual then a discount for a two year advert is offered, see this page

If you are selling ANY high value or unusual item you could be targeted by people who may try and defraud you. Although unlikely to happen please cast your eye over this page just to acquaint yourself with some of the more common methods of perpetrating such a fraud, so at least you know what a "rat" might smell like!

Before you place your advert it is perhaps a good idea just to let you know the "rules and regulations" and also to help you maybe save time by re-using an advert that has been used before, meaning you can miss out on writing a lot of the boring stuff again. Please read on. 

THIS NEXT BIT IS IMPORTANT AND COULD SAVE YOU UP TO HALF AN HOUR!

Start by looking to see if there has been an advert placed before. Now, this web site was re-written in 2018 so there might be one on here, or there might be one on the old version of the web site. If it is on the old version you can still ask me to re-use it.

So check HERE and look for your boat in the alphabetical list, against your boat is there a blue box in one of the columns? If so click on it and it will take you to a previous advert for your boat. There are previous adverts for MOST privately managed boats in shared ownership. If there is one for your boat I suggest you keep the page open on your PC as it might help you to refer to it now and again.

Now, if there is an advert already and you are happy with the contents it should take you a little under ten minutes to write your advert, if not it might take as long as 30 minutes by the time you have sent over your pictures. So allow some time, AND you are best off to do this on a PC or Laptop I suspect....but will leave that up to you!

If there is no previous advert then there are three "wordy" sections you will be asked to write, you might like to prepare these on your word processing software first and cut and paste them in (to paste you will have to use CTRL + V (CMD + V on a Mac)). I strongly advise you to type these sections on your PC and save them there before popping them in the form.

They are a "walk through" of your boat, the boat "booking system" and your "experience" of having your share. Why not have a look at some existing adverts before you start to get a flavour for what you might have to write? You can do that HERE.

I cannot stress enough that picking up a previous advert and fine tuning it is by far the best way to place your share for sale but you cannot place an advert by e-mail - you MUST use the forms to let me have all the information I need.

Now:- A few "rules"

Once placed the e-mail address on it (or phone number) cannot be changed.

The pre-booked weeks shown can only be altered by way of adding weeks/dates for a subsequent year.

All communication regarding your advert MUST come from the same e-mail address as the one it was placed from.

If you are selling say two shares, or a large share you might also split (say 1/6th or split 2 x 12th) or you are in a fixed week scheme read this page.

As a general rule I do not allow comparisons to other boats/shares and "patronising" or "emotional" comments. e.g. "Why hire when this is only...." etc.

I will edit, move around or omit any comments I deem as "unsuitable" or in the wrong section and will have final say on any wording I do not approve of.

Fundamentally ALL adverts should be broadly the same allowing each share an equal opportunity to sell. 

If your boat is in a managed scheme then you should not name them or make mention of their services.

An advert costs £50 for 12 months or £75 for 24 months. Your advert will be removed once it expires or once your share is sold. If you are selling a share and elect to split it in some way (say it is a 1/6th and you elect to split to 2 x 12th's) then a sale of any part of it is deemed a sale and a further fee is payable to alter the advert in any way as a share is deemed to have sold. 

Getting ready to start your advert

You are asked to work through a series of four forms, where one is about you, name address etc., one is about your boat where, if an advert exists already you can skip most of it, one is specific to your share and a final one is about the "legal" stuff, sending me any notes you want and tells you about adding pictures and...the most important thing of all, paying for it! Each form, after you hit submit, just sends me an e-mail of the content. I then extract what you have written for your advert.

Please note I WRITE YOUR ADVERT not you, you just send me information, I construct the final copy, normally within a day or so, you are then asked to approve it. If there is something is your advert that "looks wrong" I might point this out to you but ultimatley you are responsible for the accuracy of the content. 

If you want to change your advert at all then this can be done by e-mailing me, but only from the e-mail address in the advert istelf. 

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I suggest you joint our mailing list, then if nothing else you can see what I write about your share! It also will keep you abreast of what other shares are for sale and the prices being asked etc., you never know you might want to fine tune your advert !!

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FINALLY

Can I suggest you have open THIS PAGE while working through the forms as on it is a list of hints and FAQS that might speed up your filling out the answer to each question, so if you are not sure what you can write then a quick glance on that page linked might save you having to ask me.

Now hit the green button below.

One of 44 shares sold in 2015

One of 41 shares sold in 2016

One of 49 shares sold in 2017

several sold already in 2018