Used Boats

How I Escaped from Limbo: the Boat, that is

Pearson 30

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

flybridge enclosures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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