Classified Guidelines


  • Each current Good Old Boat Magazine subscriber is allowed one Web Ad per year: Free.
  • If you’re NOT a Good Old Boat Magazine Subscriber, the cost is $40.00.

We suggest you become a subscriber to our Magazine for $39.95. Then your ad is free plus you’ll receive the magazine, your choice of Digital or Print Edition, for a year! 

  • Want to run your Web Ad for another 90 days? Cost:  $10
  • These ads are posted for 90 days on our website.
  • Categories for ads are:
    • Boats for sale
    • Gear for Sale
    • Wanted
    • For Rent
    • Miscellaneous
  • We do not list free online product or service ads for businesses.


  • Up to 4 Photos per WEB ONLY Advertisement: No additional charge.
  • If you’re submitting photos:  We prefer good-quality, high-resolution scans or digital photos in JPEG format. 
  • If you are unable to submit a photo using our classified ad web service: 
    • Do not place your scanned image in a Microsoft Word document.
    • Simply attaching a large color JPEG image to your email message is best!
    • Please email your JPEG Photo to:
  • If you have a good print of a photo: You can mail it to us at the address below, and we’ll scan it for you. If you’d like to get your photo back, please send along a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise, we’ll stick your photo up on our bulletin board here in the office.
  • Photocopies or faxes simply don’t work for photos.
  • If you have a Web Page about the sale of your boat: Our new classified Ad Web Service provides the capability to link, providing additional details about your classified. No extra charge!



    • Run a Web Ad (90 days) – Free
    • Renew a Web Ad (for an additional 90 days) – $10
    • Magazine Ad with photo (1 issue) – $55
    • Renew a Magazine Ad – $55
    • Run a Web Ad (90 days) – $40
    • Renew a Web Ad (for an additional 90 days) – $10
    • Magazine Ad with photo (1 issue) – $95
    • Renew a Magazine Ad – $95

To Create Your Classified  AD: Just follow this live link!



  • If there are charges associated with your ad: Payment is made in advance.
  • Payment can be made using our secure Classified Ad Web Service.  Check out using Paypal or Credit Card.
  • Or you can call our office at 701-952-9433:  To have us charge your credit card.
  • Or mail a check to us at the address below.


  • Text for our classified ads is limited to 75 words or less.
  • We reserve the right to edit your ad copy:  to clarify, simplify, or shorten things a bit.

You don’t need to detail every little piece of gear on your boat, do you? The idea is to get people interested and excited enough to give you a call or send you an email. A good place to get ideas is on our classifieds page.

So don’t start out with things like, “1980 Frimfram sloop, depth, speed, VHF, docklines, opening hatch …” Heck, pretty much all our boats have those things. Stick to using a broad brush, with descriptions like “Bristol,” “needs some work,” “well-loved”… and maybe describe a few special details.


We follow a simple format for classified ads (see the example below). First, list the boat type and size, then the year it was built, followed by the description. It’s a good idea to mention where the boat is located. Price comes at the end of the description, followed by your name, phone number, and email address. We really need these last three bits of info with every ad; if you don’t have an email address, we can omit that, but many of the boats that sell do so because of the ability for a potential buyer to email the seller for more info.

One caveat however: some inconveniences may result from listing something for sale on the internet, including on our Good Old Boat site. We have heard from some of our classified advertisers about scam email primarily from Nigeria and Russia (but also from other foreign countries). Normally they request financial assistance, up-front money for some “service” involved in their “purchase of your boat” or information about your bank account so they can send funds. Do not be taken in! One of our readers, wondering what the scammers really do have up their sleeves, played along. He researched and documented the process and offers valuable insight. Here’s a true look at “the games scammers play.” If you prefer to list only your phone number to prevent the sale and use of your email address in these and other similar scams, we understand. Just let us know.



1980. Sloop-rigged, one owner. A freshwater boat all its life. Sails and running rigging replaced in 2000. Yingyang 18-hp diesel, upgraded electronics. Owner’s cabin features standing headroom and head with full Jacuzzi. We’re buying a larger boat and are motivated! Located in upstate New York. $110,000.

John Smith



Please be aware of our ad deadlines.


  • Please let us know right away if your boat (or other gear for sale) is sold. We’ll make the change as soon as possible on our website (usually in a few days or so) to help cut down on the extra emails and phone calls you’re likely to get otherwise.
  • You can login to your account at: Good Old Boat – Classifieds Ads .
  • You can now view your orders, downloads, and classified ads, as well as update your profile.



You can submit your ad copy (and photo) by clicking on the following link: Good Old Boat Classified – SUBMIT
If you have any more questions, you can contact us.

Brenda Ellingsen
Good Old Boat Magazine
1300 Evergreen Dr NW
Jamestown, ND 58401

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