Used Boats

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...]

A Walk in the Woods

An aluminum skiff, recently used as a tobogan, waits for spring

I needed a walk in the woods to cure me of the long winter’s cabin fever, the lingering effects of the flu, and a bad case of writer’s block.  I couldn’t … [Read more...]

Looking for a Cheap Used Boat? Buy an I/O

This 18-foot Seville Searay from the early 1980's has an I/O and is a perfectly good cheap used boat for use in fresh water

Powerboats with inboard engines and outdrives (I/Os) are a popular configuration for those boaters who want the high-horsepower and weight distribution … [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...]


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