Once you have your listing in shape, it's time to just sit back and count those
incoming messages, right?
While this may work, the best way to find your perfect boat or yacht quickly is to get
out there and search, be proactive. Its one of the most exciting parts of
Yachtswaps, especially when you take advantage of the following tips:
1. Cast a Wide Net
Many members compete for newer and/or larger boats or yachts. Expand your
search to increase your vessel selection as well as destination.
2. Follow Up
Just because you don't hear back for several days doesn't mean they're not
interested. Send a follow up message to let them know you are waiting for
feedback, ending with a question like; Are you available to swap during June or
would another time work better?
3. Get to know your swapping partner
Good communication and building a friendship is the foundation of every successful
4. A Good Start
Your communication with a potential swapping friend starts with the first message
you send, or with a reply to their inquiry. If you are the one sending the inquiry,
remember to make it personal. It's always good to address your friend(s) by
name(s) and briefly introduce yourself. No matter how many members you contact
it is essential to read their listing and profile pages first and get to know them on a
5. Use the tools at your hand - Profiles, verifications, reviews...
We ve built many great tools to help you get to know your friends within the ́
community will consist of all sorts of useful info including; how many people are
planning to come on the swap, if there are children coming along and what age
they are, etc. If your friends didn’t fill out their Profile Page, you can always ask
them to add more information or send you what you need. Make sure to check out
reviews to find out about previous swap experiences.
This is also the perfect time to discuss logistics:
Who will be your local contacts?
Any tips on transportation?
Any tips on local dining, navigation or events?
The more you discuss, the less chance of any misunderstandings developing, and
the more comfortable you will feel with your swapping partner. You could even
prepare a list of subjects before the conversation, and then feel free to take notes!