Tips for Boat Buyers

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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

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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...]

Boat Advertising Copy: Beware the Buzz

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There's a joke in real estate ads about certain watch words that don’t necessarily mean what the writer wants you to think they mean, but something else … [Read more...]

All About Octane: What’s in a Number?

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A neighbor of mine — who is a chronic used boat shopper — finally got himself a runabout with a V8 engine. After owning nothing but outboards, four-bangers … [Read more...]

Boat Registration vs Documentation

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Recreational boat owners in the U.S. are required to register their vessels with their respective state governments unless they have documented their boats … [Read more...]

Buying a Used Boat: Accessories Count

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I know a couple who own a Sabre 36 sailboat. It is a well-maintained boat they’ve owned for five years. They’re trying to sell it and downsize to a … [Read more...]



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