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Storm-Damaged Boats, Part 2: Untangling the Mess

storm-damaged boats

What happens to storm-damaged boats? The initial answer depends on if you have your boat insured and the particulars of that policy. I’ll discuss what … [Read more...]

Boat Styles for Lifestyles

The Hunt Harrier 36 - classic New England looks in three possible power configuration

When you think about it, there are almost unlimited combinations of boat features that attract boat buyers or leave them cold. Beauty is in the eye of … [Read more...]

One Boat, Two Outdrive Options: Bravo One or Bravo Three?

Mercury Bravo 3

OK, say you’ve narrowed your search to two boats. Both are the same model from the same manufacturer. Both are the same price and have the same engine. … [Read more...]

Storm Damaged Boats—Part 1

atlantic highlands marina

It’s Christmas week and a storm front is moving through the Northeast with torrential rains and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts, reminding me of my colleague … [Read more...]

BoatsBank Offers Loans at Low Rates


Want to buy a boat but need financing? Want to refinance your current boat loan? Check out BoatsBank,’s recently expanded consumer boat loan … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Boat Dealer

A reputable dealership is likely to provide good service after a sale, whether you're buying used or new.

You have three choices when it comes to buying a used boat: private party, broker, or dealer. There are advantages to all three, and it’s ultimately … [Read more...]

Buying a Boat? Start With a Cash Price

cash price

Many of the used models you’ll find for sale on are offered by dealers, and that’s a good thing because there are pluses to buying from … [Read more...]

What About Diesel for Smaller Boats?

Yanmar on rack

Look through the classifieds on and one thing becomes clear. Big boats burn diesel. Small boats burn gasoline. Why is that? Yes, I know … [Read more...]

Boat Construction: The Benefits of Wood

PT Skiff

Composite construction has its pluses. So do wooden boats. We’ve all seen advertisements that tout the benefits of boats with no wood used in their … [Read more...]

Flooded Boats Can Offer Good Value

Sandy Damage

After each natural disaster that involves huge amounts of water, the airwaves, newspapers and Internet are flush with reports on how to spot flood-damaged … [Read more...]