Individuals can find yachts for sale through specialized yacht listing sites such as YachtWorld.com and SuperYachts.com and on general boating classifieds sites such as BoatTrader.com. One can also search on localized classifieds sites such as Craigslist.org and auction sites such as eBay.com to find listings for new and used yachts.
Users searching for yachts on YachtWorld.com can do so from the main page by selecting a manufacturer or model, price range, condition, power type, boat length range, year of manufacturing range and price and clicking the Search button, as of March 2015. All listings on the site contain pictures of the boat and a description of its condition and features, such as the number of rooms it has or special equipment installed. Users interested in purchasing a yacht found on the site must contact the seller to work out all details, including the transfer of payment and shipping, if required.
Listings on eBay.com also contain pictures of the yacht and a description of its condition as well as ratings and reviews for the seller himself. As the site features items sold by private individuals the only way to judge a seller's trustworthiness is by reading his reviews. All reviews are written by site users who have completed transactions with that seller, which reduces the likelihood of falsified reviews.