Buying A Boat

Reasons To Buy A Boat

Many studies have shown, and many people already know that being with friends and family, relaxing in the outdoors and being close to nature are the best reasons to buy a boat and spend time on the water. Your family doesn’t need to spend a forture or travel to a theme park to have an experience that everyone will enjoy. Boating is [...]


Buying A Boat

Buying The Right Fishing Boat

If you are planning to buy a boat, you’ll first need to evaluate what you plan to do with it. If your primary purpose is fishing, then you’ll want to look into boats that are designed primarily for fishing. If you happen to be a tournament fisherman, or hope to be, then you probably wouldn’t be happy with a boat less [...]


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How To Test A Boat

If you think you’ve found the boat of your dreams, it’s time to test it. Testing your boat is more than just taking it for a test drive around the harbor. You should look at everything closely, as a professional boat tester would. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell a top quality boat from one that may have problems later on. [...]


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Financing A Boat

Once you decide to buy a boat, you’ll find yourself wondering how you are going to pay for it. This type of purchase will involve some type of financing, whether it’s a credit line through the home, an unsecured loan, or a boat line. Choosing the right financing source can be just as important as choosing the right boat. When [...]


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New Or Used Boat

Similiar to cars, there are a few pros and cons to new and used boats. Even though there are hundreds of used boats available, you should look at the newer ones first. New boats With new boats, you’ll know each and every piece of history with the boat and the motor. If something happens to go wrong, you’ll have a warranty to [...]


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Getting Started With Boating

One of the best things about boating is the fact that there are many boats designed for many different activities. For the majority of boaters, a general purpose craft that serves as a fish, ski, and picnic boat is ideal. To help you narrow down your search, ask yourself how you plan to use the boat. Fishing, cruising, water skiing, [...]



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Inspecting Your New Boat

The viewing, or inspecting your boat is a very important part of the buying process. Inspecting will allow you to see what you are buying before you pay any money. You may want to use a surveyor to do this, as they will perform a very detailed inspection of the boat you are interested in. You can be present if you like, as this will give [...]


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Cash Or Finance For Your Boat

Before you go out and purchase your boat, remember that boating is a hobby and you shouldn’t go overboard with it. Unlike your house, boating isn’t really worth going into debt for. First time buyers who aren’t sure about boating should always make sure they spend well within their budget. To get the most out of your [...]


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Types Of Boats Available

There are many boats out there on the market, with something for everyone. If you are new to boating, selecting the right boat can be hard. There are boats for every purpose on the water, all you have to do is find the one for you. To help you in your quest, we’ll go over the several types of boats available. This way, you’ll [...]


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Buying A Used Boat

Those of you who have the money and plan to keep one boat forever, should buy it new. If you happen to be on a budget and skeptical about owning a boat, you should buy it used. Buying used is great for some, although it isn’t always the most glamorous decision. The oceans and lakes are filled with boaters who are far wealthier than [...]


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Choosing The Right Engine

Choosing the engine (or propulsion system) for your boat is very important. Both the weight and the horsepower will have a major impact on the performance of your boat. If you have a boat that’s underpowered, the engine will work twice as hard, giving you poor performance. Now, we will take a look at the motors available for boats [...]


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Buying A Cruising Yacht

Everyone out there likes the idea of a shiny new boat. While buying a new yacht is an accomplishment in itself, you shouldn’t spend over your budget then be unable to take it anywhere. When you buy a yacht, always look at what comes with the boat and decide if it’s everything you want. Types of construction GRP Almost all [...]



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Buying Boat Insurance

Those of you who own boat will want to make sure you get watercraft coverage. Often times, people don’t realize that they need this type of coverage for their boats. There are many boat owners that don’t even realize this type of insurance is even available. You need boat insurance if you own a boat, it’s that simple. [...]


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Buying Inflatable Boats

As you are probably already aware of, inflatable boats are very popular today. Each distinct group of inflatable boat is designed for a specific use and therefore equipped with different components and equipment. If your looking for a small boat to get you from your ship to the shore, a typical inflatable boat is the best answer. If you [...]


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After Your Boat Purchase

Once you’ve made the purchase on a brand new boat you’ll be very excited – as you should be! The first thing to do is celebrate with your family and friends, you deserve it. You shouldn’t rush out on the water immediately after the purchase, as you have some things to take care of first. If you are new to boating, [...]


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Buying The Right Anchor

The right way to use an anchor is probably one of the least understood areas of boating. If you are new to boating, you may be thinking – how hard can it be? You simply throw the anchor in the water, wait until it hits the bottom, then tie it off, correct? Anyone who is experienced with boating has probably seen the types of [...]


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Choosing The Right Boat

The first thing you should know when choosing a boat is that no single boat will do everything. If your looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don’t expect it to shine in light air. Boats that are exciting to sail on the weekends aren’t the ideal boats for a passage through the ocean. You shouldn’t expect to find [...]


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Finding The Perfect Boat

Finding the perfect boat is an undertaking for an experienced boater. For the first time boater, it can be a very difficult task to accomplish. To help you with your quest for the perfect boat, there are a few things you should know. Deciding what’s important Choosing the right boat is all about knowing what’s really [...]



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Storing Your Boat

One of the keys to owning a boat is the question of where to keep it when you aren’t using it. Your budget, convenience, and availability are all keys that should be talked about. Trailering There’s no less expensive way to store a boat than on a trailer in your driveway or yard. A trailer offers you the advantages of taking [...]


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Types Of Boat Sellers

Below, you’ll find many people who sell boats, and how to go about dealing with them: Private sellers looking to upgrade These sellers are those who have outgrown their current boat and are looking to buy something bigger. Normally, they are knowledgeable and take care of their boats. They are also less than likely to give you a [...]