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Best Boat Buying Strategies
You may have read some of the articles I’ve written about boat purchases over the years and suddenly forgotten everything. You have
now decided that you want a boat and can afford it! Okay! Whether you decide to buy a new boat or a used boat, you can get started
right away – and have fun to make sure you buy the boat in the best possible way. If you have made the right decisions about buying a
bike, car, truck or even a house, this is the best time to buy your boat. Also, checkout our article the one bug mistake so you don’t do
this! Boat Buying and Selling Regrets.
Used Vs. New Boat
Another way of looking at it is that for the same money you would pay for a smaller new boat, you can afford a bigger used boat. To
have a little more boat in your budget, you may also consider buying a used boat, but if you decide to get it, you will need to get an
marine survey to show you the condition of the boat.
If you are buying a second-hand pontoon boat privately, ask the seller to provide proof that he owns the boat. There are a lot of boats
that are sold to dealers because the dealership does not service them as new, so be sure to ask for service documentation when you
look at used boats. To check the condition and quality of a boat you are planning to buy, you should ask a surveyor before buying.
History of the Boat
The Boat-Alert.com database combines 68+ nationwide databases into a single place so you can search the HIN History in a matter of
minutes. These include records for stolen boats, marine lien claims, boating accidents, pollution incidents, auctioned boats, factory
recalls, and boat manufacturers. You can get one or ask the seller to provide it to see if they have nothing to hide.
Price Ranges for Boats vs. TCO
Many boat buyers are concerned about the purchase price, b