Used Boats

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...]

Where Old Boats Go to Die

This tired old boat and its tired old trailer will be stripped for parts and pieced out, but the hull is likely to end of in a landfill.

When I was younger, one of my hobbies was going to junkyards, and if you saw the heaps I drove in those days, you’d understand why. Junkyards are … [Read more...]

Used Boat Deals: Engineless Boats, Boatless Engines

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What follows is yet another way to drive your significant other crazy. So, know that going in. Generally speaking, a boat without an engine is priced … [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...]

How I Escaped from Limbo: the Boat, that is

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Today I escaped from Limbo! Limbo the sailboat, not the other bad place—both seemed equally one step short of hell. My project boat, formerly called … [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...]

Used Boat Shopping: Caveat Emptor

If you’re not at the point where you can shop for a new boat, doing your homework can help you find the best of what’s on the used market. Photo courtesy Miami International Boat Show.

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...]

Sea Ray 195 Sport, 2007

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Introducing this week's Boat of the Week, a gorgeous 2007 Sea Ray 195 Sport! Stored inside the Palm Island Marina facility, this boat has only had one … [Read more...]

2000 Wellcraft 270 Coastal

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This week's Boat of the Week is this 2000 Wellcraft 270 Coastal based out of Jacksonville, Florida. The 27 Wellcraft Coastal is one of the roomiest boats … [Read more...]

Determining Value for a Used Boat

A 1960 Glasspar G3 for sale in Florida, but at what price?

One of the common questions we get here at BoatTrader.com is, “what is the value of my used boat?” The common answer is, whatever the actual selling … [Read more...]