Preparing Your Used Boat for Sale

f you’re getting your boat ready to sell, a moderate amount of time and effort will add genuine value and help justify your asking price.

First impressions are everything when you're trying to attract buyers to your used boat for sale. Just as important as when selling a house, proper staging … [Read more...]

Four Reasons to Keep Boating Right Into Autumn

Fall is a fine season for fishing, exploring, cruising, and getting away from the crowds of summer.

It was another great summer, whether you were partying on the docks or rafted up with your friends by the side of the lake, or towing your kids on tubes … [Read more...]

Price Your Boat with NADA Guides and boats.com

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How much is your boat worth? What asking prices are owners setting for similar boats? And that slightly larger boat you've been eyeing yourself—is the … [Read more...]

Bayliner VR5: Boss Bowrider

The 2016 Bayliner VR5

Bayliner’s 2016 VR5 -- a new 20-foot bowrider --  is a development of the builder’s popular 185 model. And it’s quite a development. Improvements … [Read more...]

“Why I Boat” Photo Contest

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We're kicking off boating season and the start of summer by highlighting you and your love for the water. During the month of June, share a photo of … [Read more...]

Join the #IHeartBoating Challenge on Instagram

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We might not be doing much boating during the month of February, but we can still celebrate our love for the water.   In honor of American Heart Month, … [Read more...]

Jake Owen: I Just Love Being on a Boat

Country singer Jake Owen has loved boating since he was a kid.

There's never a dull moment on boats, and yet there are a lot of peaceful and thoughtful moments, too. All this is well-known to experienced boaters -- … [Read more...]

Boat Trader Newsletter: Worth Signing Up For

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If you're a frequent visitor to Boat Trader (because you've got a persistent case of boats on the brain, like those of us who work here), you might want … [Read more...]

Rafting Up: Tips and Tricks

Rafting up with friends is one of the big pleasures of boating, but there are procedures and protocols that make it safe and enjoyable.

Rafting up with other boats can serve two purposes – it can either provide you a docking place when the boat slips are already full, or it can be strictly … [Read more...]

Ethanol and Boat Fuel: Stay Vigilant

A combination fuel filter and water separator will collect water in a clear reservoir at the bottom. Keep a close eye on that reservoir and drain anywater out right away

If you're new to boating and are looking at used boats to buy, you might not be aware of the running battle boaters have been waging with ethanol-based … [Read more...]


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