Used Boats

What to Look for on a Sea Trial

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If you can’t afford or don't have access to a marine surveyor, you will need to rely on yourself to perform the sea trial. By the time you get to this … [Read more...]

Buying a Used Boat: Five Overlooked Things to Check

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Buying a used boat is a busy time. You’ve been scouring the ads to be able to pounce on the model you want as soon as it becomes available. There’s … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Grand Banks, Monk, Kadey-Krogen

1981 Kadey-Krogen 42

If you’ve got a bad case of nautical wanderlust... well, we’ve got a potential cure for you. It’s trawler-time in this installment of Expert’s … [Read more...]

Used Boat Buying Quiz: Are You Ready for This?

You may locate a used boat you've been dreaming about, but take a deep breath and consider whether you're ready for the project list after you've made the purchase.

It’s probably safe to say not everyone is cut out for the rigors of used-boat ownership. Before you let your boat-buying fever get ahead of you and your … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Albin, Nordic Tug, Eagle

1988 Eagle 32 Pilothouse Trawler

Good things really do come in small packages, especially when it comes to pocket cruisers. These pint-sized, passage-making powerboats subscribe to the … [Read more...]

Used Boats, New Engines

This old Mako has been fitted out with a modern Yamaha four-stroke. New power on an old boat can mean a good deal. Doug Logan photo.

As you browse through Boat Trader listings, keep a lookout for ads showing older boats with newer engines. You may not necessarily be looking for this … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Boston Whaler, Twin Vee, Mako

1968 Boston Whaler 17 Eastport

We’re celebrating center-consoles this month for our Expert’s Choice installment, having pored over many dozens of listings to find a couple of true … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Greenline, Everglades, Lakeview

2012 Greenline 40 Diesel Hybrid

We’ve got some interesting boats lined up for this installment of Best Boat Deals. Since it’s cold and snowy outside we had some extra time this month … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Jarvis Newman, Sea Ray, Bertram

1962 Bertram 31 with Yanmar Diesels

It's the time of year when a lot of us have a bit of wanderlust rolling around our souls. Some folks may like ice fishing, but you’ll be able to tell … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Used Boat

A elbow-grease weekend spent restoring and shining your boat's gelcoat can make an outsize difference in the selling price.

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...]


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