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Old 02-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Pics in ads.

Why would a broker post a pic like this one? It isn't the only one or the only broker that is guilty. If my boat were brokered and crap like this was what is representing the sale i'd be very unhappy.

Farther more, Don't they know that i need good, high quality boat porn to look at over my lunch?
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Mr. ese. Possibly to demonstrate that the vessel for sale actually floated at some point in her life. I've also seen the exact same photos posted by different brokers for apparently different boats. Lazy broker or a clone vessel? Along the same lines....Many pic's of the boat's exterior and under way but VERY few of the interior.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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And while am at it. why would you list a boat you don't have access to or is several hundred miles from your nearest agent? I am not talking about seasonal, the boat is in storage, i have inquired about several where the broker said it wasn't show-able and that pictures represent the boat well.

So let me get this right. I am to buy a boat, sight unseen and without the ability to see it or even good, current pictures of it? can i pay for it with Monopoly money?
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The photo's message for me is "doesn't look good up close."
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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The photo's message for me is "doesn't look good up close."




Roger that, as in "it's a 100 footer"....looks good from a 100 ft. away.

Good recent pictures and well done realistic write-up or I'm moving on.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #6
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The photo's message for me is "doesn't look good up close."
My thought exactly when I saw the pic, they'd should of just put POS for a caption.
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We have been looking at condos in Florida, and the pictures they show are just as bad. 16 photos of the club pool and golf course with 4 dark blurry photos of the condo. I told my wife I think I have found a new career as a real estate photograher.
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When I think of blurry pics in sales adds this comes to mind.
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I spend a lot of time reviewing boat listings and am appalled at what sellers don't know about buyer's wants and needs.

First, buyers need an accurate and organized description of the boat and its major features. Then come the photos to compliment the description.

Most listings generally ignore "good, well lit and composed" photos of the interior, while lavishing time and frames on the exterior. In my opinion, which coupled with a 5 dollar bill will get you a cup of joe at Starbucks, most boat shoppers know what the exterior of a boat looks like. A few well framed shots showing the general profile, coupled with shots showing specific features and described defects, will cover the exterior.

Fully 70% of your photos should be a well thought out presentation of the interior, presented in a logical manner so that the prospective buyer comes away feeling that he / SHE has just had a tour of the interior of the boat.

No husband / prospective husband (and if you are not married, you ARE a prospective husband) is going to have an enjoyable experience on the water unless "She, who must be obeyed", is happy with her nest. And don't kid yourself that the male is all testosterone! As we age and acquire the disposable funds permitting the purchase of such "necessities" as boats, we find that we like our creature comforts as well.

Don't misrepresent, but be sure to emphasize those features of your vessel. Take your lead from the boat broker's sites and ads. Look at how the professionals present a boat for sale! You won't find any photos on their sides and underexposed! And good luck! George
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:38 AM   #10
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With thousands of boats for sale even brokers need to take a look to know what type of vessel it actually is.

Yes, that broker photo sucks , but it is enough to allow a viewer to decide if it is an the ballpark of their dreamboat.
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I'm amazed that people don't even pick up anything or clean the boat before taking pictures. Best guess is to show what the boat can look like after letting college-age children party for a week-end.
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With thousands of boats for sale even brokers need to take a look to know what type of vessel it actually is.

Yes, that broker photo sucks , but it is enough to allow a viewer to decide if it is an the ballpark of their dreamboat.

I do agree with you to a point. But I most people who are looking at a specific boat or type of boat know the general shape and size. I can't imagine many yacht world searches are people randomly looking at the first boat that pops up.

If I am looking for Albin 40s then I want to know about that particular boat. Since many of them are close to 30 years old condition is very important. As is the fact that many of them are hundreds or even a thousand miles from a prospective buyers.

Just kinda makes me laugh. No (good) pics. No one available to show it. Who is going to buy something like that? Is it typical to buy something like this on the good word of a broker and/or survey? Personally, I wouldn't.
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Why would a broker post a pic like this one? It isn't the only one or the only broker that is guilty. If my boat were brokered and crap like this was what is representing the sale i'd be very unhappy.

Farther more, Don't they know that i need good, high quality boat porn to look at over my lunch?
To make you "imagine the life you can lead"... At least it floats!

For boat porn, Google "Trawler" or other happy word, then switch the google search to "images".

And...

"Get back to work!"
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Roger that, as in "it's a 100 footer"....looks good from a 100 ft. away.

Good recent pictures and well done realistic write-up or I'm moving on.
Yup! Mine's so bad, I had to have someone paint a picture of it to make it look better!
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There are some poor postings of new boats and some poor websites as well. At one extreme you have galleries, layouts and virtual tours of the entire boat. At the other you have some photo of it running at distance and abbreviated specifications. There are brokers and manufacturers not yet fully into and committed to internet marketing. Just a very simple example. Ferretti Group America has a full web site of all their products. But Ferretti also has sites for each line. Go to Ferretti Group America and look at Riva, then to the Riva site. The Riva site has virtual tours and more specifications. The Ferretti Group America could have those same items but doesn't.

Grand Banks has very limited galleries. Fleming's site is more limited. Marlow has far more with virtual tours. People should look at good sites and postings and emulate.
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Yup! Mine's so bad, I had to have someone paint a picture of it to make it look better!

Now that I don't believe, I bet it looks great, and by the way the painting is fantastic.
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