boat buying

Boat-Buying Strategy: Plan of Attack

Develop an organized plan of attack when shopping for a used boat. When the right one comes along, you’ll be better prepared to pounce on it before anyone else.

So you've decided to make the most of your family leisure time and you think a used boat is the way to go. Congratulations. Boating is a great way for … [Read more...]

Boat Shopping: Patience is a Virtue

No matter how tempting a boat dealer makes thes the view, you owe it to yourself to be patient and look at the deal with a clear perspective. Doug Logan photo.

We live in a time when there so many choices available to us every day that we often don’t have the “mental bandwidth” to process it all. The condition … [Read more...]

New to Boating? 10 Tips for Making the Right Buying Decision

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The challenge of buying a boat, either new or used, can be one of the most daunting and exciting tasks that you'll ever face, especially if you're a newcomer. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Signs You Need a New-to-You Boat

When even Asian carp won't jump in for a ride, you know it's time for a change. (Photo: WikiMedia Commons)

Before you can fix a problem, you must first recognize you have one. Everyone knows that, but knowing something and doing something about it are two entirely … [Read more...]

What Will Boat Buying Be Like In 10 Years?

Who knows, in the future there may be an app that can analyze the condition of fiberglass laminate.

I thought it would be a fun exercise to think about the future of boat buying. We’re all  prone to navel-gazing from time to time, so let’s focus … [Read more...]

Visiting a Boat Show: Game Plan!

Going to a boat show without a plan is like walking into fiberglass forest. You'll just get bewildered.

One of the best things you can do to kick out the winter doldrums and start getting psyched for spring is to visit a big boat show. (Here's a list of them.) … [Read more...]

Beware Boat Buyer Blindness

Fun, fast, affordable, and trailerable, the Nacra 18 has a bit of a blind spot when the spinnaker is up, especially if it is your euphoric first ride and you are'nt vigilant.

Taking delivery of a new boat, whether it's used or off the shelf, can be a heady time -- sometimes too heady. Some years ago when I was managing a … [Read more...]

All New Boat Trader App Now Available for iPhone

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Introducing the all-new, essential app for boat buyers, now available on the iPhone and iPad.  Check out our video, then download the app to start looking … [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...]

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...]



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