RYA Classifieds is a brand new service from the RYA enabling RYA members, non-members and visitors to the RYA website to list their boats for sale online.  

With some 1.2 million visitors to the RYA website each year this buy and sell portal is the perfect location for RYA members and non-members to sell to a mass audience and view boats to buy of all shapes and sizes.  

There is a choice of three classified packages available; RYA Classic (£25), RYA Enhanced (£45) and RYA Premium (£75), with preferential packages and special member icon exclusively for RYA members, depending upon how long you wish to run your advert, the number of photos you wish to include and if you want an enhanced placement.  

The system is easy to use simply visit www.RYA.org.uk/classifieds and select your classifieds package, upload your boat details and photos, create your profile and sell your boat!  

Officially launching at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, the new classifieds portal has been introduced as a result of feedback from the 2011/2012 membership survey, feedback from boat show and event attendees and from regional representatives across the country.  

"One of the services that RYA members indicated they would see great value in was a classified listing service on the RYA website", explained Conor Swift, RYA membership development manager.   

"boats.com has years of experience in classified boat listings and has provided the RYA with the technology to deliver this new service for visitors to the RYA website.  

"It makes a great addition to our member benefits package as members will have the added peace of mind knowing they are selling to or buying from a likeminded individual and legitimate source. The classifieds portal will also be just a click away from our buying and selling advice guide so all your boat buying needs will be in one place", Conor concluded.  

As well as promotion on the RYA webstie and presence in RYA newsletters and on the RYA Facebook pages, all classified adverts will have the exclusive benefit of also being listed on boats.com, providing exposure to an additional 400,000 unique visitors each month.   

Claire Read, business development manager, boats.com commented:  "We are delighted to work with the RYA to deliver this solution for their members and website visitors.  

"We are continually looking to expand our partnership program throughout the marine industry for mutual benefit of all involved."  

boats.com is a complete resource for every boating enthusiast, featuring 475,000 boats for sale, over 1,100 boat reviews and more than 10,000 informative articles and blog posts. The site also offers a private party listing service and a range of boat transport, insurance and survey tools and resources.  

Find out more by visiting www.rya.org.uk/classifieds

Read more about RYA Classifieds in the January edition of RYA InBrief.