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: www.SeeTheYachts.com , 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 www.seetheyachts.com 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>
  11. 11. Are you looking for Yachts/Boats for Sale? Visit www.seetheyachts.com for an exhaustive listing of yachts for sale and boats for sale . We feature thousands of new and used boats for sale and yachts for sale Are you a Yachts/Boats manufacturer or Broker looking to sell your yachts and boats? We can help! www.seetheyachts.com is the number one listing portal for yachts for sale and boats for sale 3, Diamondleaf|Irvine|CA-92618|p: (949) 436-9268| e: [email_address]

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