Boat Trader

Boat Trader ( is a portal website that specializes in second-hand ship buying, selling, newbuilding, ship breaking and related ship trading services.

Boat Trader provides various market information such as ship trade information, ship trade related news, transaction reports, market analysis and commentary, and cooperates with shipping online member companies to provide financing, insurance, inspection, classification, import and export, etc. A series of supporting services, and on this basis, accept the commission of member companies to provide shipowner companies with ship trading brokerage services, and strive to solve the problem of member companies’ ship allocation in the most efficient manner.

Boat Trader, as a professional ship-related website under Shipping Online, relies on various ship trading information released by domestic member companies of Shipping Online, and on the other hand, it relies on the international version of Shipping Online and long-term international partners to communicate globally. The ship trading information on the website greatly enriches the quantity and quality of information on the website.

Boat Trader com was launched in the United States in 1996 as the online version of Boat Trader Magazine. In 2006, the magazine and website joined forces to provide ship dealers and private party sellers with print and online solutions for ship sales. Throughout 2009 and 2010, the market demand for online ship listings increased, and the company focused on the Internet. Boat Trader has been a part of Boats Group since 2010 and has collaborated with leading leisure yacht brands such as YachtWorld, and CosasDeBarcos.

As part of the Boats Group, Boat Trader has always been the largest market for the sale and purchase of ships, engines and personal ships in the United States. Its consumer audience, with an average of 4 million people per month, continues to grow and attracts boat dealers and private party sellers across the United States to list their boats for sale.