Four Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Boat

2022-07-11T10:33:14-04:00May 27th, 2022|Boat Maintenance, Boat Selling|

Whatever your reason for doing so, selling a boat can be tough. Not only do you have to account for depreciation, but you may also have to make repairs and wait for ages before someone approaches you about it. There are also plenty of mistakes you can unknowingly make that cause problems. Some of

What to Know About The Coast Guard Bill of Sale

2022-05-25T16:30:51-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Boat Buying, Boat Selling|

As a boat owner, there are many things your vessel can’t do without. Life jackets and anchors, for example, are necessary. But have you given any consideration to procuring a Bill of Sale? Even if you plan on never selling your boat, having a US Coast Guard Bill of Sale can be beneficial. Unfortunately,

Understanding Boat Depreciation

2022-05-25T16:20:26-04:00May 20th, 2022|Boat Selling|

One of the things all prospective boaters should take into account is boat depreciation. Many kinds of boats exist, as well as brands, models, and features. Not every depreciation curve is going to be the same, but boats do depreciate in value—much like motor vehicles. Knowing how much your new boat may depreciate can help

The Life Expectancy of the Marine Engine

2022-07-12T15:41:47-04:00April 30th, 2022|Boat Buying, Boat Maintenance, Boat Selling, News|

Do you know how long the marine engine on your boat is going to last? There are two kinds of marine engines—gasoline and diesel—and one lasts far longer than the other. On average, a marine diesel engine lasts about 5,000 hours, while a gasoline engine lasts for 1,500 hours. What does that mean for you

Boat Demo Tips: How to Get the Most Out of a Boat Test Drive

2022-07-08T16:44:56-04:00April 16th, 2022|Boat Buying, Boat Selling|

Think of the last time you purchased a vehicle. You took it out for a spin before signing the contract, right? Go into buying a boat with the same process. Taking a watercraft for a test drive is essential to finding the one that is right for you. It is the only way to

Boat Surveys and Valuations: Everything You Need to Know

2022-05-12T15:43:44-04:00April 8th, 2022|Boat Buying, Boat Selling|

Whether this is your first time purchasing a boat or you have owned several in the past, having a second opinion about a boat is important. Since a boat is a huge investment, you want to make sure you are making the right choice. That is why boat surveys and valuations matter—even when they seem

How To Find The Right Price When Buying or Selling a Boat

2022-05-12T15:42:48-04:00April 1st, 2022|Boat Buying, Boat Selling|

The starting price of a boat is also the breaking point. You don’t want to overprice your vessel as the seller, nor do you want to overpay as the buyer. When deciding on the right price for a boat, it takes a little research on the make and model, as well as an inspection of

What is The Best Place to Sell a Boat?

2022-05-12T15:10:34-04:00March 25th, 2022|Boat Selling|

Selling a boat only requires one interested person. In order to seize that person’s attention, though, you need to put your listing in the right place. Advertise in the wrong place or way, and you may end up holding onto your used boat for longer than you wanted. So where is the best place to

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