Boat Sales

Selling Your Boat: Emphasize the Extras

Try reading Boat Prices with NADA Guides for ideas on how to value extras in good condition.

One of the pleasures in buying a good used boat is knowing that previous owners have absorbed most of the depreciation. Another is knowing that they've added … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Used Boat

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So, the time has come to put your boat on the market. Maybe you want to cash out of your investment to finance a bigger boat. Maybe you're downsizing. … [Read more...]

10 Things to Ask Your Boat Dealer Before You Buy 

Does your dealership participate in any events with customers -- raft-ups, poker runs, or picnics? Events like that show a long-term commitment. Photo courtesy of boatinglakemead.com.

Buying any boat, new or used, is enough of a commitment to justify some really careful planning, including solid ideas of where you'll keep the boat, … [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...]

Top 10 Reasons Boat Sales Will Climb

Top 10 Reasons Boat Sales Will Climb

Good news for your friendly local boat dealer...if Bill Sisson is right, your dealer is going to have a better year than he’s had in a while. This week’s … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Marine Surveyor?

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Some years ago, I would have always advised anyone buying a boat to have it surveyed by a professional certified marine surveyor.  That is no longer the … [Read more...]

Grooming Your Boat to Sell

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With the backlog of boats on the market, it is essential that your boat stand out from the crowd if you want to sell it. Put yourself in the buyer’s … [Read more...]

Fixing a Used Boat

I've owned more boats than I have fingers and all of them have been used. In fact, I've never owned a brand new boat. Oh, I commissioned dozens of new … [Read more...]

Focus on Use When Buying a Boat

Years ago, I was in the market for a used boat. I came across a restored classic 40-foot wooden sloop with beautiful lines and I fell in love. The owner … [Read more...]

You’ve decided to buy a boat!

As a new contributor to this boating blog I’m thrilled at the opportunity to make your dreams of boat ownership easy and fun.  In the coming weeks, … [Read more...]


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