Used Boats

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Used-Boat Classifieds

Every used boat has its secrets. Detective work takes place online and on the ground.

I hate to break this to you, but every used boat has problems that its owner wishes weren't there, maybe something innocuous like a stain on the snap-in … [Read more...]

Selling Your Boat? Emphasize the Extras

This boat has an extra-big inventory of PFDs, including several for visiting kids and infants, and even one for a dog. This could be noted in a seller’s ad copy.

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...]

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...]


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