Marinas & Boat Yards for Sale

Starting vs Buying a Marina Business for Sale

Starting or buying and running a Marina Business or Sports, Recreation related businesses such as Marina FOR SALE, Boatyard, Harbors, Boat Yards for Sale businesses or complimenting and supporting services such as Dock Harbor, Marina, Marine Properties, Boatyard, Boat Rental Business, Boat Yards, Dry Marina, Boat Yard, Dock Harbor, Marina, Boat Rentals, Jet Skis, Boat Yards, Docks, Boat Rental, Jet-Ski Rentals, Marina-Boatyard, Marine Property... etc., can be an exciting, challenging and a rewarding experience especially, to those who are passionate about their work.

If you are interested in starting a small Marina business or related company, buying an established Marina business or an existing Marina franchise for sale near you or buying a Sports, Recreation related online business, can be one of the best ways to start your own small business. It is fairly easy to start a business in current times but making it profitable and keeping it profitable is not easy and only a small percentage of startups stay in business beyond five years and only a few reach consistent profitability. There are several advantages in buying an existing Marina or Sports, Recreation related business with an established customer base when compared to starting a new Marina company and it may also be easier to finance an existing business than to obtain financing for a new start-up, wherein the banker will want you to show assets and collateral along with a solid business plan, before even considering providing any financial assistance. This is no different than financing a vehicle or real estate with a small down payment rather than paying the full price but and the lender is happy to finance as long as the business is cash flow positive, instead of paying the full amount but only in case of buying a business, the amount can be so large that most people do not have the money to make an upfront purchase and even if they do, most small and large businesses are financed via debt or equity financing.

You may consider buying an established Marina FOR SALE, Boatyard, Harbors, Boat Yards for Sale Dock Harbor, Marina, Marine Properties, Boatyard, Boat Rental Business, Boat Yards, Dry Marina, Boat Yard, Dock Harbor, Marina, Boat Rentals, Jet Skis, Boat Yards, Docks, Boat Rent... etc., Instead of just thinking about the main product or the business, also think about other opportunities that may exist with regards to services centered around a Marina business or if it is possible to rebrand or introduce complimenting or other related services such as ecommerce, distribution, and customer acquisition possibilities, etc., While there are many considerations, when it comes to buying a business and the purpose of this page is not meant to outline all the details on how to buy a Marina business, the first and foremost factor is that, one would want to find a profitable business to buy and it is great if it is with business financing arrangement in place with pre-approval for a loan from a SBA qualified lender or a third-praty lender and better if it is a owner financed company but in some cases established businesses and aged shell companies are bought even if they are not profitable. In many cases the company or product can be re-branded later or additional services can be added to existing business to acquire and expand market share but also to finance and even to go public, such as a recent example of an electric vehicle start-up that bank rolled their startup by acquiring a shell company and went public. Also, keep in mind that while starting a new Marina company is not too hard, running a business is not easy and making it consistently profitable and growing it is another thing because a vast number of small business that are started will usually fail within first few years and a small number of them are consistently profitable. Hence, buying an existing Marinas & Boat Yards or franchise with cash flow can be a better option, depending upon the type of business and its finances.

Buying a Small Marina Business from a Business Owner vs Broker

Many users seem to be searching online for Marina FOR SALE, Boatyard, Harbors, Boat Yards for Sale & and Dock Harbor, Marina, Marine Properties, Boatyard, Boat Rental Business, Boat Yards, Dry Marina, Boat Yard, Dock Harbor, Marina, Boat Rentals ... related business for sale by owner and may be it is because buyers are led to believe that they can negotiate better with the owner or get a better deal. Despite websites and marketplaces like our's which facilitate any independent small business owner to sell a business directly, most small Sports, Recreation businesses are still sold through brokers and hence no FSBO websites & marketplaces have been successful. Also a very few businesses listed by owners eventually get sold because most sellers price it higher than what it is worth or do not use real valuation metrics, whereas an experienced broker in the Marina - Sports, Recreation related industry will price it based on the market metrics and valuation, so that they can sell it quickly because keeping it on market for too long can be counter productive. There are also other advantages of dealing with a qualified and experienced broker but in the end whether it is an FSBO business or listed by a broker, everything depends on the real value of the business, current market conditions.

Whether you are buying a Marina business from an independent small business owner or form a broker, the most important factor or the first step is to evaluate the business to make sure the business is priced right or at a discount. You can either use an evaluation software or in some cases you can find valuation metrics online or you can hire an accountant, CPA, professional appraiser or a broker who can use provide a good valuation. While the valuation metrics differ with the type of company, industry and current market conditions, the most used metric for valuation is based on EBITDA or SDE ie Seller's Discretionary Earnings. Buying a small business can be once in a lifetime event for most people and before you put your hard earned savings in the business, always seek advice from a qualified business professional such as licensed broker, M&A advisor, consultant, small business accountant or a lawyer with regards to verification of finances, drafting contracts and price negotiation.

Find Established Marina Business for Sale or Existing Franchises & Opportunities

Find established & running Marinas FOR SALE, Boatyard, Harbors, Boat Yards for Sale for sale near you or franchise resale listings by a small business owner or by a business broker and Dock Harbor, Marina, Marine Properties, Boatyard, Boat Rental Business, Boat Yards, Dry Marina, Boat Yard, Dock Harbor, Marina, Boat Rentals ... & Sports, Recreation related local and online business opportunities - if you are looking to sell a Marina or related Sports, Recreation business opportunity, list it here to sell your business Commission FREE!

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    Selling a Marina Business?

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    If you are a owner selling it on your own, then you need to do additional marketing and monitoring leads - there is more to it than just listing it on a few websites. This in itself is a process and can take a lot of your time.

    How to Sell my Marina Business?

    Before selling a Marina Business, the most important factor or the first step is to organize financials for the last 2-3 years, including tax filings, make a list of equipment and inventory, employee and payroll data and generate profit-loss statements, etc., Then the next most important step is to find what your business is worth and to evaluate your Marina company to make sure that you price it right based on the existing market conditions. You can either use an evaluation software or in some cases you can find valuation metrics online or you can hire an accountant, CPA, professional appraiser or a broker who can use provide a good valuation. While the valuation metrics differ with the type of company, industry and current market conditions, the most used metric for valuation is based on EBITDA or SDE ie Seller's Discretionary Earnings - which usually includes the owner's salary and benefits in net-income, used mostly by a small company or solo owner operator.

    The next step in selling your Marina company is to draft a buy-sell agreement or a contract of sale and you can use a software or buy Sale of Business Forms online or hire a small business lawyer. Selling a small business can also be once in a lifetime event for most people and no matter how well versed you are with your company and the process of selling it, one small mistake may lead to a huge loss or a botched deal, it is recommended that you always seek advice from a business professional such as licensed broker, M&A advisor, consultant, accountant or a lawyer with regards to verification of finances, drafting contracts and negotiation.

     

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