Best Venue to Advertize Sale of a Steamboat

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Best Venue to Advertize Sale of a Steamboat

Post by Mfoxchicago » Tue Jul 25, 2023 4:10 pm

Hello Folks,

After almost 10 years of ownership, I am faced with the sale of the PS TULE PRINCESS. I am considering the best publications or venues to list her in For Sale.

1) Is the International Steamboat Society / publication: STEAMBOATING Magazine still a functioning organization? I looked at the FB page and did not see any current postings. Their website seemed to be lacking any recent postings.

2) The North American Steam Boat Associatioin / pub: THE SMOKESTACK seems to be still a vibrant organization. I plan to renew an old membership, then list her there.

3) Boats & Harbors - $$$, but that was the publication where I stumbled across her 12 years ago.

4) Certainly, present organization included -

5) Any others that I should consider……?????

I appreciate you input.

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Re: Best Venue to Advertize Sale of a Steamboat

Post by Kelly Anderson » Tue Jul 25, 2023 5:06 pm

As far as I know, neither Steamboating nor the Smokestack are still being published. The Northwest Steam Society is active and produces a newsletter. They look to have about a dozen steam boats for sale in their classified ads right now, so it isn't a seller's market.

I sold my first boat via an auction on Ebay, but was disappointed in the result. Perhaps a buy it now sale would have been better.

Beckmann Boatshop used to sell boats on commission. Not sure if they still do.

As a hobby, we really need to actively recruit younger people into it, or else in another decade, the hobby will cease to exist in the US.
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