Tips for the used boat buyer


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Buying a used boat shall cost less than new boats and it is highly recommended for first time owners.

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Tips for the used boat buyer

  1. 1. Tips for The Used Boat Buyer Presented by: , the #1 Listing & Marketing Portal for Yachts & Boats for Sale
  2. 2. Buying a Used Boat <ul><li>Costs less than new boats </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended for first time owners as they are more prone to cause a dent or two to the boat </li></ul><ul><li>You get a larger boat for the same budget </li></ul><ul><li>But how to decide if the Used Boat is worth your dollars? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sea Trial <ul><li>Yacht is an automobile like your car, when you wouldn’t purchase a car without test driving it, why buy a boat on face value? </li></ul><ul><li>Take a long drive in the boat before setting your heart upon buying the boat </li></ul><ul><li>Going on a sea-trial will bring to light a lot of things which you may otherwise miss </li></ul>
  4. 4. Usage <ul><li>Check the number of hours the boat has had </li></ul><ul><li>If the boat has already been used a lot, look for one that’s not been used as much </li></ul><ul><li>Boats that have been used a lot tend to require more maintenance and repairs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Price Comparison <ul><li>Compare prices before you commit to a used boat seller </li></ul><ul><li>Shop around </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out various newspaper advertisements, visit Boat Shows, and get in touch with reputed Boat Brokers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One of the best places to shop around for used boats is the web </li></ul><ul><li>You could also visit and key in your requirements and hit search. You are bound to find a used boat of your choice from the vast used boats listing on the site. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marine Survey <ul><li>Consult a Marine Surveyor who would determine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the boat is sea worthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the boat is in need of any repair or servicing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The urgency of those repairs or servicing requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be present when the marine surveyor is surveying the boat </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your own marine surveyor and not one recommended by the boat seller </li></ul><ul><li>For tips on choosing the right marine surveyor, click here </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inspect <ul><li>Scrutinize the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Propeller—a slight dent in the propeller can cause considerable loss in fuel efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hull—a well maintained hull increases your boat speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel tank—check fuel tank to ensure there are no possibilities of leakage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deck—make sure the deck is not rotten. You can test this by poking it with a sharp object like an ice pick. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upholstery—check condition of the upholstery. If it’s in too bad a shape, you’ll end up spending there to beautify your boat’s upholstery </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Ask About Accidents <ul><li>Ask the seller if the boat has been in any accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for any insurance documents or reports that provide information on the intensity of the damage </li></ul><ul><li>As a prospective owner of the boat, you must be aware of the entire boat history </li></ul>
  9. 9. Title <ul><li>Make sure the title of the boat is clear before you purchase it </li></ul><ul><li>You can ask the boat seller for relevant documents </li></ul><ul><li>Check if there’s a loan on the boat </li></ul><ul><li>It may be the lender who has to transfer the title to you </li></ul>
  10. 10. Have Clear Boundaries <ul><li>Buying a used boat requires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Considerable investment of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thrift investment of money towards repairs and maintenance of the yacht </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be clear on the boundaries that you’ve set—financially and others, such as size, years of use etc before you purchase </li></ul>
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