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Manheim Specialty Auctions

Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $46 billion in value. This 70 year old company built its global reputation in the automobile industry, but in recent years, it’s made large investments in the marine marketplace.

Manheim understand that marine dealers have different needs than car dealers, so the company established a dedicated vehicle segment for them.  Manheim Specialty offers marine dealers the opportunity to buy pre-owned inventory in-lane at auction sites around the country or online through our user-friendly website. Our services enable dealers to source a specific boat, to stock up for the selling season, or to liquidate aged inventory.

Marine dealers who take advantage of Manheim buying and selling channels are also guaranteed access to a critical mass of buyers and sellers. For in-lane users, Manheim dedicates 21 of its 79 auction locations in North America to its Specialty vehicle segment and 11 of those are heavily focused on marine, with a large quantity of high-quality pre-owned boats up to 40 feet for sale each month.

While Manheim built its reputation with on-site auctions, today, online access represents significant growth for the company’s Specialty vehicle segment.  Manheim has strengthened its commitment to provide a diverse and forward-thinking set of online tools. Among them is Manheim Simulcast, which lets dealers who can’t make it to an auction location feel as if they’re in the lanes via real-time audio and video.  Online Vehicle Exchange (OVE.com) is another key online inventory management tool, particularly for those in the market for larger boats that are not typically available at physical sites because they’re difficult or expensive to transport. With OVE, buyers and sellers can conduct business 24/7. It gives sellers the opportunity to remarket units faster from their own location.  These tools, along with buyer confidence in Manheim’s Electronic Condition Reports and Marine Mechanical Inspections, allowed marine dealers transact over 50 percent of Manheim Specialty boat sales via an online channel in 2015.

Buyer Benefits:

  • A centralized marketplace: Find the vehicle you need, online or in the lanes
  • Manheim-facilitated transactions: We guarantee title, condition report standards, and professional arbitrations
  • Specialized transportation solutions: We'll help you arrange local and long-distance hauls
  • Inventory financing: Maximize your buying power with competitive rates and flexible terms from NextGear Capital. For dedicated Specialty financing, contact specialtyfinance@nextgearcapital.com.

Seller Benefits:

  • Interested audience: We'll help you make sure the right buyers see your inventory
  • Guaranteed funds: Manheim pays you as soon as you deliver the vehicle documentation, even if the buyer hasn't paid yet
  • Full-service reconditioning and mechanical repair: Get your vehicle in sell-ready condition. Contact a Manheim Specialty Auctions manager to find out more about these services
  • Specialized transportation solutions: We'll help you arrange local and long-distance hauls

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 122 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion.  A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.

For more information, as well as complete list of Manheim Specialty auction locations, go to www.manheim.com.


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