Tips for Boat Buyers

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Boat Financing: Credit is King

High credit scores and liquid funds are the keys to securing boat loans these days. Photo courtesy of Marketplace.org.

Four years ago, some marine lenders only cared about credit score. Some only cared about your debt-to-income ratio. Some banks cared more about your liquidity … [Read more...]

How Big an Outboard will Fit on my Boat?

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In this world of bigger-is-better, I’ve often been asked, “Just how big an outboard can I put on my boat?” The answer, of course, depends on the … [Read more...]

Boat Buying and Selling: Skip the Remorse

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Perhaps the best advice I ever got is one of the few rules that applies to both sides of a used boat transaction: Stop Selling after it’s sold, and Stop … [Read more...]

Used-Boat Buying Season

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I’ve been seeing lots of Facebook posts from friends who are taking their boats in for winter storage. People who also own snowmobiles aren’t so sad, … [Read more...]

Price Assessment: How Boat Brokers and Surveyors can Help

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Most people would prefer to sell their boats without a broker and not have to pay the broker’s fee. For smaller boats, less expensive boats, and common … [Read more...]

Used-Boat Benefits: A Little Something Extra

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It would be easiest just to find a decent used boat with a good service history and the telltale signs of good upkeep -- but the savvy shopper would do … [Read more...]

Just One Boat: The Case for a 25-Foot Walkaround

The Grady-White Journey 258 walkaround.

My boating challenge is, I think, the same one a lot of other boaters face. I have a lot of things I like to do on the water. You probably do, too. The … [Read more...]

2012 Newport International Boat Show Report

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I am usually a little skeptical of “new” boats being last years’ models with a touch more freeboard, another foot in length, or a few more bells … [Read more...]

Video: Hunt Harrier 36 Jet Drive Boat Review

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The Boats.com review team tested three versions of the Hunt Harrier 36. Here's their review of the third propulsion system, a jet drive that reduces the … [Read more...]

Fall: Best Season for Fishing

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The weekly “hump day” gathering of friends for a beer after work is in full swing in my neighbor’s garage. The trades are well represented: a mechanic, … [Read more...]