boat buying

Finding the Right Boat Dealer

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

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

Boat Financing: Credit is King

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...]

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...]

Buying a Boat with a Partner

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Partnering with someone else to buy a boat may be a good option for people with common interests. The partnering advantage comes from shared activities … [Read more...]

Boat Canvas: Increased Value and Comfort

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Buying a used boat has one big advantage over buying a new one: all that expensive equipment a new owner purchases to outfit his boat comes standard on … [Read more...]

Buying a Boat? Where Will You Keep It?

Boatbuying can be accompanied by a sort of weird, narrow-focus fever, and it’s common for fever-bright buyers to get way down the purchase path without … [Read more...]

Bow Riders: Top 10 Considerations Before you Buy

Editor's Note: Thinking about buying a bow rider? Alex Smith explains what makes these boats so appealing for a wide range of uses. The ubiquitous bowrider … [Read more...]

Used Boat Shopping: Caveat Emptor

Having spent time at the Miami Boat Show this year, I still feel a bit dizzied from the shimmer of polished stainless and the intoxicating smell of fresh … [Read more...]

Inboard or Outboard? The Boat You’ll Buy Next

You’re in the market for a new boat, you know where you're going to keep it so you know the general size and draft constraints.  You've thought about … [Read more...]


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