by Jeni Bone
Marine Auctions’ online marina berth auction will run until this afternoon, with bidding to end 3pm Thursday 18 April.
Mackay Marina - just one of the marina berth opportunities up for auction.
There are about 20 marina berths throughout Queensland, including prime locations such as Horizon Shores, Dockside, Moreton Bay Boat Club Marina, Mackay Marina, Raby Bay Marina and more.
Upcoming auctions include: Onsite Boat Auction to be held at Rivergate Marina Saturday 27 April at 10am. Bookings have closed for this Auction; On Site Boat Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast on Sunday 26 May (Sanctuary Cove Boat Show weekend). Marine Auctions are now accepting entries for this Auction.
John Ferrett handles the online auctions for Marine Auctions and says: 'Online auctions broaden a boat’s reach to the world. It’s a win-win for vendor and customer. It reduces costs, opens up the market to more people, increases competition which gets better prices for the vendor, which leads to happy vendors who in many cases, go on to buy another boat.'
The use of webcams facilitates the process and the website, marineauctions.com.au contains thorough descriptions, images and details on all boats and marina berths on offer. Buyers all over Australia, and the world, can see what’s on offer, watch the auction as it happens and bid online.
Pre-loved boats are enjoying buoyant sales, according to principal, Adrian Seiffert, who says ‘there’s one to suit everybody'.
'People entering boating for the first time, those getting back in to it after many years, even long-time boaties are looking around for the best buys and finding pre-loved is the way to go. That’s how they buy their cars, their homes, their clothing, so it makes sense that they are confident to buy second-hand boats from a reputable, reliable source.'
More at www.marineauctions.com.au or contact Adrian on Tel: 0418 783 358.