For Sale FAQ

How do I list my catamaran for sale on this website?
  • Follow the directions on our catamaran listing page to list your catamaran.
  • Have boat description, boat specifications and boat inventory ready.
  • You will be asked for a password. This will allow you to login into the website at any time and make changes to your boat advertisement.
How do I know if the boat is still available?
  • Catamaran owners pay to have their boat listed here. If the boat is on the website, she’s still for sale. If under contract, it will be marked as a ‘Pending Sale’. If sold, the boat will have been removed.
  • Note that we mark the boats sold immediately upon be advised by the boat owner. If he doesn’t tell us he sold the boat, we won’t catch it until our monthly verification.
Why should I buy a boat which is for sale by owner?
  • Both the boat owners and boat buyers save money here as no brokers fees or commissions are paid on the sale of any boat sold.
  • These catamarans come with lots of cruising gear. It’s important not to sell the cruising gear short, as in some cases it represents considerable value. It’s the reason why we broke out the Boat Inventory in each catamaran listing. People tend to focus on the boat purchase price and not realize how much value cruising gear adds to the boat or that when purchasing any boat, the gear will have to be purchased eventually.
  • Lastly, each catamaran listed here has provided it’s owner with years of dependable service and is his pride and joy. All the owners want to find the right home for their boat.

What about Offer forms and bill of sale forms?

We offer blank copies of the Coast Guard Bill of Sale and the Yacht Broker’s offer forms. Help yourself to copies found on our Catamaran Sales Forms Page to download them.

The boat I’m interested in shows as “Sale Pending”?
  • This website disables the ability to send emails to any boat currently under contract. If the sale closes, the boat is then removed from the website. If the sale fails to close, the ability to contact the boat owner is restored.
Does this website earn a commission on a boat sale?
  • No. Neither, nor it’s owner, are paid a commission on the sale of any of these catamarans. This website offers inexpensive ‘for sale by owner’ boat listing services as a courtesy to Catamaran sailors world wide.
Is this website familiar with the catamarans listed here?
  • Every now and then there will be an exception, but as a rule … No … we have no personal knowledge of these boats.
How do I begin the for sale by owner process?
  1. Find a catamaran you like.
  2. Use the “Contact the owner” link found both at the top and bottom of each advertisement, and ask the boat owner questions about the boat. If you don’t receive an answer in a couple of days, email me and let me know.
  3. If the catamaran appears to fit’s your requirements, arrange to do a walk through.
  4. Make an offer pending a boat inspection / survey.
  5. If you’re an experienced boat owner, do your own inspection, if not then hire someone. This is a sizeable investment, and you should consider contracting a professional if you are unable to evaluate the following systems.
  • Engine(s)
  • Bilge(s)
  • Electrical components
  • Electronics
  • Fuel lines & Tanks
  • Batteries & wiring
  • Check for hull delamination
  • Steering and throttle controls
  • Marine Refrigeration
  • Upholstery
  • Propeller
  • Propeller Shaft
  • boat Plumbing & pumps
  • Deck Hardware
  • Standing Rigging, chainplates
  • Marine Air Conditioning
  • Floors & cabin
  • sails
How do I contact a catamaran owner?
  • Each advertisement has a “contact owner” link at the top and at the bottom of each listing page. By clicking the link and filling out the form, your inquiry will find it’s way to the catamaran owner. Some of these owners are actually cruising with their boats right now. It may take a few days to receive a response.
  • Please do not send an email to a boat owner asking if the boat is still for sale. Every catamaran on this website is a paid listing.
  • Unless the catamaran is cruising, please do not ask where the boat is located as this information is in the advertisement.
  • Please do not send an email to a boat owner asking if the boat owner will accept a trade for their boat. Unless stated otherwise in the boat advertisement, every boat owner desires CASH.
What if the boat is 1/2 way around the world?
  • If you’re not prepared to fly to the catamaran location, or hire professionals to act on your behalf, move on to another catamaran closer to home.
Will boat owners consider a trade in?
  • These are individuals, not boat dealers. Unless the advertisement specifically says trades are acceptable, the boat owners want cash at closing.
Will boat owners give financing terms?
  • Well, if it was your boat … and it could disappear over the horizon at any time, would you offer terms?
Are There Broker Listed Boats on this site?
  • Not to my knowledge