Why broker your boat with Sheltered Cove Marina

As New Jersey’s #1 full-service marina, we provide a boat brokerage program unlike anybody else. We often get asked, “Why should we choose Sheltered Cove Marina over other boat brokerages?” The answer is simple: The Sheltered Cove Difference. We are professional, experienced, and on your side. Our large team of boating and sales professionals has combined decades of experience with consumer boat values, trade-in value, and selling boats of all types, sizes, and conditions.

We provide you with a professional market valuation

Pricing your boat is the single most important aspect of trying to sell it. Price too high, and the boat will sit. Price too low, and you will lose money. Most people looking to sell their boat go through a third-party such as BoatTrader or NADA to get a fair market valuation of their boat, and that is a great place to start. However, you need to adjust your pricing based on current market trends, and unfortunately, you can’t get all of that information from a database. Our team has our collective thumbs on the pulse of the current boating marketing in our area. We combine those indicators with the values presented by NADA to provide you a comfortable sales price that we think will sell quickly, and efficiently.

We power your listing with our marketing machine

With internet marketing as in-your-face as it is today, it has never been more import to strategically advertise your boat. We have a large, powerful marketing machine that runs our advertising and analytics: social media, website, automation, dynamic content, retargeting, email marketing, and paid ads. When you list your boat with us, your boat will go onto our brand new website, be featured in social posts and advertisements, and promoted via our large e-mail list of other boating enthusiasts, many of which are looking for their next vessel.

Our marketing solutions also include third-party sites such as YachtWorld and BoatTrader, where our listings are broadcast to these sites to increase the exposure of your listing. These platforms can cost hundreds of dollars to list your boat; but when you partner with Sheltered Cove Marina to broker your boat, these costs are included.

Besides just digital marketing, the Sheltered Cove team has a strong physical presence in the New Jersey and surrounding areas but attending boat shows, showcases and industry-related events. Throughout the year we attend many shows, each time bringing boats and full listings of our current inventory, often times making deals right there on the spot. We also work alongside the boat show organizers to promote our boats and inventory to their targeted marketing prior to the shows.

We handle everything and ensure a smooth transaction

Our experienced, talented teams handle every part of the transaction for you. From financing, to demonstration rides, to haul outs, pricing, marketing, paperwork, and more. These are all items that are often overlooked when somebody tries to sell their boat privately. Not to mention, our sales processes almost always guarantee a higher sale price than you would get by selling directly on your own.

  • Professional market analysis
  • Low commission rate
  • Superior knowledge of current market
  • Our extensive marketing platforms
  • Full digital marketing exposure
  • In-house events and boat shows
  • We handle the entire process
  • Decades of sales experience
  • Maximum exposure for your boat
  • Factory Certified mechanics
  • Trade-in program
  • Haul outs
  • Cleaning and detailing service
  • Storage programs
  • Finance and insurance programs