How do I bid on a Boat Auction?
- Find the listing you are interested in and get a specific bid form using the ‘Place your BID’ button on the page.
- Input your information, scroll down and click the button ‘Generate Bid Form’ at the end of the page.
- Print the bid form, read the entire bid form, sign the two pages, and send the form to us at:
- If you have questions about guidance on the auction process or what to bid, please call the Listing Broker.
If you prefer you could also print out our traditional generic bid form. Read and complete the bid form and email or fax to the above listed email addresses or fax numbers.
We highly recommend that you or your agent(s) view the boat personally before making a bid.
We will then contact the owner (private owner, insurance company or bank) of the boat, and tell them your offer. They will either accept or reject your bid. If there are other bids, we will contact everyone with an outstanding bid on the boat, and give them the opportunity to out-bid you. We will keep you informed of this process.
The highest bid, when all is said and done, wins the boat. If the owner rejects the bid, they will either come up with a counter-offer, or reject your bid outright. Either way, your name will stay in the file, and you will be contacted before the boat sells.