Frequently Asked Consignment Questions
All Fees Go To The
Antique Boat Museum
What Are The Fees
- A non refundable $60 Registration Fee made to The Antique Boat Museum must accompany all Registration Forms.
At the completion of the sale, the Seller of reserved entries pays AntiqueBoatAmerica 10% of the sale price as a commission upon successful sale of boat. Seller of unreserved entries pays AntiqueBoat America 10% of the sale price as a commission upon successful sale of boat. All Buyers pay a 10% buyer’s premium donation to the Antique Boat Museum upon completion of purchase on reserved and unreserved boats.
What Is The Benefit Of Going No Reserve?
NO RESERVE attracts serious bidders. NO RESERVE generates
auction-block excitement, which typically equates to higher prices.
Does The Title Have To Be In My Name To consign A Boat?
Yes, unless you are a Dealer, or authorized agent.
Can I Deliver My Boat To The Auction Early?
Yes. Please call Peter at 613 720 0049. Boats are to be delivered at the Antique Boat Museum Parking Lot at 750 Mary St., Clayton, NY
Do I Have To Be
There When My Boat Arrives?
No, we have a holding area that allows the transport company
Do I Have To Be
There When MY Boat Sells?
We encourage either the consignor or their representatives
to be with the boat when going over the auction block. After all, who knows
your boat better? You should also be available to answer questions regarding
your boats history.
Do You Have Anyone
On-Site That Can Detail My Boat After It Arrives?
Yes, are detailers available on-site that provide this
service for a fee.
Can I Cover My Boat
When It Is Left In Its Consignments Space?
Yes, but it is your responsibility to uncover your boat
for viewing, and maintain control of your cover.
Can I Bring And
Display Items With My Boat?
Yes, we encourage such things as documentation and awards to
be displayed. Although keep in mind you have limited space, therefore be
selective about what you chose to display. Items must be kept inside the boat.
Is There a Benefit
To Having A Moving Survey?
Yes, this will increase the credibility, and ensure bidding
confidence to all potential buyers.
What Happens After
My Boat Goes To The Auction Block?
When your boat sells it will stay until the auction is over. If it doesnt sell it will stay in the sales area where our trained staff will be there to market your boat to potential buyers.
When Do I Enter?
You should complete the Registration Contract as soon as possible and certainly no later than August 4th. The auction area will be available to store and exhibit boats on August 4th. We ask you to bring your boat in early for full exposure to potential buyers. If registered by July 1, you will be included in extensive advertising, worldwide web listing, color flyers and pictures.
How Do I Register A
Boat For The Auction?
When an item is entered in the auction and Registration is completed and paid ($60USD) and if reserved that amount is established. The seller must provide a good marketable title (transferable
registration) for the boat and trailer, if included. Original paperwork must be
given to Antique Boat America.com prior to the auction. Keys for the boat should be
There Are Two Ways
Of Disposing Of A Boat Or Motor Through The Auction:
may be donated to the museum. A donor should check with his tax
accountant or advisor to determine
the tax saving benefits of gifting an item to the Museum. The Museum must
pre-approve the gift.
- An item may be consigned to the auction. The seller pays a non-refundable $60 registration to the Antique Boat Museum. If the owner wants to set a price under which the boat is not to be sold a “reserve” can be established on the registration form.
When Do I Bring My Boat?
The auction will start at 1:00 PM. on Saturday, August 5th,
2017 and usually takes 4-5 hours. The seller should be available when the item is up for bid.
The auction area will be accessible to exhibit
auction boats and related items on August 3rd. Items for
the auction cannot be received at the museum after 5:00 P.M. on Thursday of that week
without special approval of the Auction Coordinator. A Registration Contract
should be executed by July 15th, with the fee paid in full.
Contracts may be mailed to you in advance.
All boats, either sold or unsold, must be removed from the
Museum grounds by the Monday following the auction.
For further information, please call Peter Mellon at