Good Old Boat Classified Guidelines

  • If you are a current Good Old Boat Magazine subscriber you are allowed one web ad per year for free, use coupon code: Freebie-2024.
  • If you’re NOT a Good Old Boat Magazine subscriber, the cost is $40.00. Consider becoming a subscriber to our magazine for $48. Then your web ad is free plus you’ll receive the magazine in both print and digital for a year!
  • If you are listing your boat price at or below $5,000, your web ad is free (regardless if you are a subscriber to Good Old Boat Magazine or not) (only one per year). Use coupon code Freebie-2024.
  • If you use the coupon code for a free web ad but you are not a subscriber to the magazine, nor is your boat listed at or below $5,000, your ad will not be published on our website.
  • Your ad will remain on the website for 90 days.
  • We do not list free online product or service ads for businesses.
  • Categories for ads are:
    • Boats for sale
    • Gear for Sale
    • Wanted
    • For Rent
    • Miscellaneous


  • You may include up to 4 photos per web advertisement at no additional charge.
  • 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, please do not place your scanned image in a Microsoft Word document. Simply attach a large color JPEG image in an email to
  • If you have a good photograph but are unable to scan and send it, please mail it to us at the address below, and we’ll scan it for you. If you’d like your photo back, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your photo (send to address below).
  • Do not send photocopies of photos.
  • If you have a web page for the sale of your boat providing additional details about your boat, you may include that link.


    • 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 ($55 if you’ve already paid $40 for the web ad)
    • Renew a Magazine Ad – $55

To Create Your Classified  AD: Click Here!


  • If there are charges associated with your ad, you must make payment in advance.
  • Payment can be made using our secure classified ad web service. Check out using a credit card or your PayPal account.
  • Or call Karla at 701-952-9433 to pay over the phone with your credit card.
  • Or mail a check to us at the address below.


  • 75 words or less.
  • We reserve the right to edit your ad copy:  to clarify, simplify, or shorten things a bit.


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.


A classified ad is meant to get people interested and excited enough about your item for sale to give you a call or send you an email. Therefore you don’t need to detail every little piece of gear on your boat.

A good place to get ideas on how to compose a classified ad is on our classifieds page.

Here’s an example:

Frimfram 30

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. $90,000.

John Smith



Some inconveniences may result from listing something for sale on the internet, including on our Good Old Boat website. We have heard from some of our classified advertisers about scam emails. Normally they request financial assistance, up-front money for some “service” involved in their “purchase of your boat” (usually a shipping fee) or information about your bank account so they can send funds. Do not be taken in! If you experience scams like this and prefer to list only your phone number, we understand. Just let us know. If you receive a cashiers check for the asking price of your boat or for more than the asking price of your boat, do not deposit the cashiers check. Once the bank realizes that it is a fraudulent check, they will charge you a fee. And certainly, do not send the “buyer” any money back.


Please let us know if your boat (or item) has sold. We’ll make the change as soon as possible on our website to help cut down on the extra emails and phone calls you’re likely to get otherwise.

You can log in to your account at: Good Old Boat – Classifieds Ads.


Good Old Boat may use your photos and/or classified ad on social media, in promotional emails, in The Dogwatch, or in the magazine to further promote the classified ad pages.


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.

Karla Sandness
Good Old Boat Magazine
1300 Evergreen Dr NW
Jamestown, ND 58401