If you are thinking about upgrading from your existing boat or just changing your boating lifestyle, Rayburns welcomes trades and offer top trade values so there is no need to worry about the hassle of selling your own boat. Following are Frequently Asked Questions about trading in your boat.
What are the benefits of trading in your boat instead of selling it yourself?
Rayburns Marine has active buyers looking for pre-owned boats and it just might be yours! Trading in allows you to move onto enjoying your new boat. You don’t have the worry about showing your boat to potential buyers, sea trialing it with strangers or incurring the cost of a boat inspection.
When trading in your boat there is a tax savings benefit as you are only required to pay sales tax on the difference between the purchase price of your new boat and the trade-in value.
What is the difference between trading in my boat and working with a broker to sell my boat?
When you trade-in your boat with Rayburns, the transaction is complete and we take ownership and responsibility for it moving forward. When using brokerage services, you continue to own your boat until a buyer is found.
What do I need to have in order to trade in my boat?
Have your ownership registration title plus existing boat & engine manuals ready once you decide to trade-in your boat. Being prepared in advance eliminates the last-minute search to find these documents.
How do I start the trade-in process?
Just complete and submit the form below. Give us as much information as you can about your current boat so we can provide you with the highest possible trade-in value estimate. Once received, one of Rayburn’s experienced sales representatives will contact you. If you would prefer to speak with someone, give us a call at 1-800-665-4529. We look forward to helping you find your next dream boat!
Value Your Trade
Frank was the tech that made the service call to replace the starter in my boat. He was very professional and talked me through general maintenance items that were very helpful.
June 21st, 2016
Our family bought a Cobalt 246 from Rayburns and it was a great experience. The sales guys were awesome and helped us out with a test drive even though I didn't have too much experienced with a boat of this size. It was a good decision and brings the extended family together many times in the summer for a day on the lake. Nothing better on a hot summer day!
James S., Kelowna
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