Sell Your Boat


Estimated number of pre-owned boats sold in the U.S. last year


Of all JBYS boats sold are pre-owned

List your boat with Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales!

With more than 45 years of brokerage history, the team at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales has the tools and experience necessary to do the very finest job of listing your boat to its final sale and new owner delivery. Our highly skilled sales and marketing experts regularly evaluate which venues deliver the best results, so we can stay ahead of market trends and position your vessel for optimum sales exposure. We’ve been doing this with great success and rank among top in the industry selling boats quickly and efficiently for their highest value.

The advantages of listing with jbys add up:

Mobile-friendly website and vast online network

Engaging social media on multiple platforms

Strategic digital re-targeting campaigns

Extensive email subscriber list targeted weekly

Monthly exposure in Great Lakes magazines

Appealing photos and dynamic video

Presence at local and international boat shows

Special events adding value to buyers and sellers


customer satisfaction rating


how we stack up on the mls compared to our great lakes competitors


and above

JBYS lists and sells more boats 40' and above



JBYS sells 67% more boats



JBYS averages $50k more per comparable sale


initial price

JBYS averages 90% of your initial listing price

JBYS achieves the highest selling price for your boat -- in the shortest time!

jbys fast facts


million in pre-owned boat sales annually


years combined experience


experienced boat sales experts


years company brokerage history


skilled team members


great lakes locations

How we do it.

Before signing a listing agreement, we analyze each vessel thoroughly to ensure we can deliver you the best possible results. One of our experienced brokers will walk through your boat, take photographs and sometimes video, note special features and equipment, and become completely familiar with your vessel, inside and out. While listed with JBYS, we position your boat in our state-of-the-art network of diverse marketing and advertising venues. This includes representation on numerous boating MLS sites, such as Yacht World, Boat Trader and We also promote your vessel through monthly ads in Great Lakes magazines, local and international boat shows, special displays, numerous social media platforms, open house events, digital retargeting efforts and email campaigns to 1,000s of subscribers. Of course, all our listings are featured on this mobile-friendly Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales website. We monitor and track every thing we do on a monthly basis and use our own data as well as industry data going back many years to enhance our strategies, justify every penny we spend and assure optimal performance to get the job done. Our efforts reach throughout the Great Lakes, across the country and around the globe. We can confidently say it would be very difficult for you to find another brokerage house that monitors and strategizes their marketing, advertising and data tracking efforts as comprehensively as JBYS does.

We do it all.

From the moment you contact us, JBYS will strive to make your selling experience EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT and best of all HASSLE FREE. We do all the showings and sea trials of your boat, arrange for haul-outs and surveys, and can also provide buyer financing and insurance. We will take care of the closing for you and manage all legal transfers and buyer registration requirements.

Closings can be tricky and difficult these days with owners holding their assets in sometimes complicated ways, and different states having different rules and regulations. The closing team in our business office is super knowledgeable, extremely detail oriented and, in our opinion, the BEST. Last, but not least, JBYS will deliver your boat to the new owner.

Contact us today to discuss your listing. We’re anxious to welcome you to our family of satisfied customers!

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