Sell your boat for cash

We pay instant cash for damaged, old and used boats

1800 Salvage buys boats in any condition except sunken. Whether you’re selling off an old skiff or sadly parting with a written-off Sea Ray yacht, we’ll offer a fair price and offer a free boat tow-away.

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Sell your boat quickly without all the hassle

We’ll digitally evaluate your boat and offer you a quote in a matter of hours.
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What we buy

Boats tend to be luxury purchases, making parting with them a sorrow. Selling your boat shouldn’t be a challenge. As Australia’s vehicle salvage specialists, we have the resources and experience to ensure it isn't.

With our nationwide network of towing partners, we can buy and tow away any kind of boat or sea vessel. No matter how damaged it is, whether it’s a statutory write-off or an unregistered rustbucket, we’ll pay top dollar to salvage it.

Vessel types

Luxury yachts, fishing boats, speedboats — you name it, we buy it.

  • Yachts
  • Flybridges
  • Half cabins
  • Sailboats
  • Bowriders
  • Motorboats

Pricing factors

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Recieve your payment in a matter of hours

Unlike many other potential buyers, we operate entirely digitally. We offer valuations based on a few details and photos, and can have your sale approved within a day.

Plus, whether you’re on the Gold Coast or Shark Bay, we’ll have your boat towed, for free, within 72 hours.

  • Fast, free car towing
  • Rapid valuation and payment
  • Friendly service and support

Brands we buy

No matter how common or rare, we trade cash for all brands.

How to sell your vehicle

Get your price

Enter your vehicle details and we'll give you a valuation.

Sign digital paperwork

Paperwork is signed digitally for the fastest turnaround.

Get paid and we pick up

We send payment electronically before we pick up your vehicle.

Who we buy from

We buy from everyone. If you are an insurer or repair specialist with a write-off, we’ll pick it up from you. If you’re a private individual, spending thousands on repairs might not be worth it — you might make far more selling it to a salvage specialist.

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Frequently asked questions

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Can boat owners get refunds on their vessel’s registration?

You may be able to get a refund on your registration by contacting your state authority. If you provide them with the contract of sale we give you, they may be able to refund you.

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Can I sell my boat if it has heavy flood damage?

No. Electronic components that have been flooded can be an electrocution hazard, so we cannot salvage them. Consider having your flooded boat scrapped.

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Do you buy boats that weigh over 5 tonnes?

We can buy and tow boats that weigh up to 10 tonnes. We may need more time to organise towing for boats on the heavier side, but with help from our experienced towing partners, we’ll find a solution. Whatever the weight, we’ll still tow it at no additional cost to you.

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Is an in-person inspection necessary, or can I send boat details digitally?

We do not require an in-person inspection to buy a salvage boat. We will send through a list of vehicle details that we need, as well as a request for photos of the boat to gauge its level of damage. You can submit all of these online.

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