Used Power Boats
When buying used power boats, be sure to heed these tips and guidelines while shopping for your pleasure craft.
Advantages of Buying Used Power boats
New power water crafts depreciate as soon as you tow your powerboat off the show room. They do so even more significantly after the first year or two. Buying used power boats can save you money and give you great value. It also means that you you will be:
Very often, a boat owner will “throw in” the accessories for the boat along with the price. Be sure when you negotiate buying a used boat that you are aware of everything that comes with it. Don’t just assume that because you see an item when you view the boat, that it is included.
Guidelines for Buying
Here's a list of questions that you'll want answered before buying a used boat:
Where to Shop
Boats can be purchased through a trade-in or trade-up from a marine dealer. You can also buy a used boat through e-bay, your local newspaper classifieds, or via many online classified services. It’s a good idea to shop around and know what you are looking for prior to making an offer on a used boat. If you have an idea of what comparable boats are selling for, you will have a good idea whether or not you are getting a good deal.
Also, besides making sure the boat is in good condition, you'll want to be sure that insurance for the used boat is available at a reasonable rate. Shopping for used power boats is exciting and fun when you have tips and guidelines to follow.
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