How to buy at Hobbs Parker’s Online Marine Auctions

This page explains how you can register to take part in our online marine auctions.

How to create your account, how to view the auction and bid and then pay for the lots you win.

We'll make it as simple as we can for you - just 3 simple steps Give us a call if we can help in any way on 01233 506266.

Step 1 - View the lots for sale

View the boats and other lots for sale on our website and in person.

Our auction calendar is published several months in advance on our website so you can see what sales are coming up and view the boats in the auctions as we build the catalogues in the weeks leading up to an auction.

Step 2 - Bid for a lot in our online marine auctions

Create an account for our online auctions by clicking ‘here’ or on any of the ‘online bidding’ buttons throughout our website.

How to register

If you would like to bid for a lot or watch the online auction you will need to create an account on our online bidding platform.

Then keep an eye out for an email with a link in it to verify your email address.

If this does not arrive, please check your spam or junk folder.

Once you have created your account you can then click the blue button “Click here to Register” for the auction you would like to take part in.

You will then be authorised to take part in the auction.

Online bidding platform

Online bidding platform

You can bid from a laptop, tablet or smartphone from the comfort of your own home or office.

Not a fan of technology?

Don't worry. Give us a call and we help get things sorted out for you.

01233 506266

How to bid

To bid you have two options:

1 – Place individual bids

Click the Place Bid button which will place a bid for the amount displayed in the button.

You will now be the highest bidder. If any bidder outbids your bid you will receive a message and you may bid again if you wish to do so.

2 – Enter a Maximum Bid.

Type the maximum amount you are happy to pay for the lot in the Enter Your Maximum box and then click Confirm.

Our automatic bidding technology will then place bids on your behalf. It will always place the lowest bid necessary and never go higher than your maximum bid.

When the countdown on the lot ends, if you are the highest bidder you will see a message that you have won the lot.

If you need help with our online bidding platform just give us a call and we'll help you get set up - 01233 506266.

Jamie Walker
Jamie Walker Associate Director and Head of Commercial Vehicle Auctions

Step 3 - How to pay


Your invoice will be emailed to the address you registered with once all Lots in the auction have ended.

If you would like your invoice sooner, please phone us on 01233 506266; we’ll be happy to send this to you immediately.

Buyers Fee

A Buyers Fee is payable in addition to the sale price of the lots.  You can find further details here.


Invoices must be paid in full by 2:00 pm on Thursday 6 April 2023 without exception please.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or by payment card in our office subject to the strict limits below:

  • A maximum of £500 can be paid on a credit card
  • A maximum of £5,000 can be paid on a debit card
  • All payments over £5,000 must be paid by bank transfer

We do not accept cash, cheques or American Express.

Our bank details

Account NameHobbs Parker Car Auctions LLP
Sort Code30-90-28
Account Number03115837



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