How do I Bid on a boat?
We always encourage potential bidders/buyers
to view the vessel personally or have their
agent inspect it for you prior to bidding.
BE SURE to take into consideration ADDITIONAL
COSTS to you, such as buyers fees, loading,
get the necessary papers (BOAT YARD INFORMATION
& RELEASE FORM for VIEWING), go directly
to our websites: or www.yachtsalvage.com or
www.certifiedsales.com, click on LISTINGS,
scroll to the item you are interested in,
then click on VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS.
its been determined you would like to proceed:
Print out the Bid
Forms (3 pages)
Read and complete each page of the Bid Forms
3) A 'good faith deposit' is required:
for bids under $10,000
for bids $10,000 to $100,000
for bids over $100,000
4) Email or Fax the Bid Forms to the
Listing Broker at:
or Fax: 401-737-0200
or Fax: 508-473-2021
or Fax: 888-887-7160
For any questions regarding how to determine
a bid amount, please contact the Listing Broker.
the Listing Broker begins the auction, he
will contact each registered bidder to advise
them of the current high bid. At that time,
the bidder has the option raise their bid
higher or drop out of the auction.
*This is an 'Open Bid' auction, which
means the current high bid is available upon
*If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you
can download it from http://www.adobe.com
What is an Insurance Salvage or Private Salvage
Insurance Salvage or Private Salvage Boats,
are vessels that suffered DAMAGE, such as
a collision, sinking, fire, etc.
Boats offer anyone handy, a fantastic opportunity
to purchase a boat for significantly less
than retail value. Many buyers re-sell the
boats after repair; others keep the boats
for their personal use.
important to note that buying salvage is a
good idea if you plan to do, at least, some
of the work yourself, and you are ready to
get your hands dirty!
All Salvage items are sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS
offer absolutely no warrantee on any function
of the boat. While there is a risk in buying
salvage, surveyors and repairers can offer
valuable opinions. But don't be afraid - this
could be your opportunity to own the boat
you've always dreamed about, for less than
you ever expected!
Please also note, that it is often difficult
(but not impossible) to secure financing for
a salvage vessel.
What kind of
boats are listed on YachtSalvage.com?
When our company was founded, Yacht Salvage.com
originally advertised vessels that were selling
under what one would consider "unusual
circumstances", such as: Repossession,
Insurance Salvage or simply that the owner
had a strong desire to sell the boat quickly
(Private Salvage / Private Liquidation).
As our business evolved, we have added Brokerage
and Theft Recovery Boats.
Regardless of the selling circumstances, YachtSalvage.com
offers buyers access to the photos and descriptions
necessary to make preliminary evaluations.
To sellers, we offer an extremely high traffic
web site, known internationally.
Damaged Boats sold by an Insurance Company,
attempting to recoup some of their loss.
Repossessed vessels; financial institution
attempting to recoup some of their loss.
A Private Seller, who has already purchased
a new boat, and is selling his/her old one.
Sales Inc. list other boats?
Absolutely! Visit www.certifiedsales.com
to look at the others! As you will see, this
site is not only for the "unusual"
boats. We sell many perfect, or near-perfect
boats...that don't require much work and are
selling under normal brokerage situations.
You may find one that fits your needs perfectly!
Sales Inc. provide financing?
No, we do not provide financing. However,
we can direct you to a lender who will assist
you. Occasionally, the seller is willing to
provide financing for the boat. If that applies,
we will inform you.
Sales Inc. take trade-ins?
Nope. However, we are more than happy to help
you sell your boat!
"Big or Small, we sell them all!"
What is a survey?
How can I find a surveyor?
Certified Sales Inc., the provider of this
website, is an affiliate member of both SAMS
and NAMS, two national associations of Marine
Surveyors. Both organizations can provide
extensive information regarding the importance
of a survey, its uses in the boat-buying and
-selling process, and the names of local surveyors
across the country.
How do I secure
insurance for a (damaged) boat?
There are many different insurance companies
available to protect your new marine purchase.
If you need assistance finding one, please