The online yacht auction platform.

Boathouse Auctions is a time-certain online yacht auction platform that connects prequalified buyers with motivated sellers. Our approach combines the benefits of traditional brokerage with the added value of time certainty and the competition and urgency created by an auction.

Yacht buying and selling made simple

Recognizing the limitations of the traditional yacht resale model, we built a platform that provides an alternative approach. Online auctions have become commonplace for high-end real-estate, fine-art, and luxury cars, so why not yachts? That’s why our team created Boathouse Auctions – the first and only fully-integrated online boat auction platform designed explicitly to remove friction in the sales process for yacht buyers and sellers.

For Buyers

The future of yacht buying is here

Boathouse Auctions provides attractive opportunities for buyers able to act with urgency. By streamlining the traditional sales approach, buyers name their price at the click of a button from our curated inventory of motor yachts and sailboats from motivated sellers around the world.

Video: Online yacht buying and selling made simple

For Sellers

A deliberately different approach to yacht sales

When selling a luxury yacht, not only do sellers get frustrated and fatigued, but time is real money. Days on market are costly. Too often in the traditional model, ‘days’ turn into years which in turn begins the slippery slope of price reductions.

Boathouse Auctions was built as a solution to the costly problem of time. We work with sellers to eliminate costs by bringing buyers together, at the same time, to accomplish in weeks what otherwise can simply take too many months or years. By aggregating competition, our approach creates a sense of urgency and an accelerated sale of your yacht.

Interviews with Broward 106' owner Craig Morris, captain Rick Sandstrom, and broker Jason Dunbar

Yacht Auction Platform

Buy or sell your yacht seamlessly online

Boathouse Auctions enables buyers and sellers to participate in boat auctions from their computer or mobile device in real-time from anywhere in the world. Sign-up for free to watch auctions happen in real-time through our state-of-the-art bidding platform. See an auction you like? Register to bid to participate online or work directly with our in-house team of yacht auction experts to help place your bid.

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Featured Yacht Auctions

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ARIADNE 124' (37.8m) Breaux Bay Craft 1979/2022
Bidding Starts: 03/05/2024


124' (37.8m)
Breaux Bay Craft
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Sell your yacht

Do you have a vessel or listing that seems to be priced about right but just isn’t selling? Have you had multiple people interested – yet there is a lack of urgency? With Boathouse Auctions, our time-certain approach accelerates the process while eliminating costs to provide an optimal net return. Sell your yacht on your terms and timeline in five weeks or less.

Don't just take our word for it

We had our nicely maintained 70e Ocean Alexander 2017 listed for almost a year with limited interest and still no offers after a boat show. Once Boathouse Auctions was engaged, we had immediate interest from many qualified buyers throughout the US. As a multiple yacht owner, I was extremely pleased to see the yacht sold on a defined timeline, thereby eliminating carrying costs, at a price I was satisfied to receive.

Jeff E., Seller 70e Ocean Alexander 2017

As a seller, the lack of a pending event plus the extended due diligence a buyer requires creates a buyer-advantaged process. Boathouse Auctions has successfully and politely modified the approach to bring this archaic process into the 21st century. I am thrilled with the result.

Ed L., Seller 75' Molokai Strait 2006

My decision to bring Boathouse Auctions into the traditional yacht marketing program was a great one. In less than 5 weeks, we had over 35 prospects, multiple bidders, and a deadline that created a sense of urgency that helped us quickly close the sale of our yacht at a price we were very pleased with.

Jeff N., Seller 44' Little Harbor Whisperjet 1999

Pacific Provider was on the market for quite some time. We recently reduced the price significantly but still this generated little solid interest. Engaging Boathouse Auctions was a key strategic decision. It shifted leverage from the buyers to the seller as it created a deadline and a sense of urgency. We received multiple pre-auction offers and sold Pacific Provider prior to the auction.

Tom H., Seller 157' Blount Marine 1978

As the carrying costs of larger yachts can be significant, days on market are costly. By offering Altitude Adjustment II through Boathouse Auctions, the finite timeline of the auction process serves as a motivation to prospective buyers and as an asset to owners in terms of time and cost savings.

Craig M., Seller 106' Broward 2006

I praise Boathouse Auctions for leading me to the successful close of the boat I’d never before considered.

Rick G., buyer 58' Vicem 2004