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Boat Buying Tips and Information

Looking at boats for sale is exciting, but knowing how to take your search to the next level is what is all about. Industry experts and professional yacht brokers share their insight and knowledge here with Boat-Buying Tips, Boat-Selling Tips, and more practical information to help you find the best boat.

Help Out the Helpers

Help Out the Helpers

In the wake of the distressing news this week that the U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for missing container ship El Faro, it’s important to remember the safety net that the brave men and women serving in the U.S. Coast Guard provide to all boaters simply by doing their jobs. It never ceases […]more

Room for Improvement

Room for Improvement

Every boat for sale has its high points. That said, every boat also has its low points, areas where we need to focus our energies if we want to retain market value and shorten the selling time. There are things you can do to help your boat along, and some of our sister publications, including […]more

Selling Your Boat? Sleep on It

Selling Your Boat? Sleep on It

The idea for this blog started off being about selling your boat, and the ways you can make it more appealing to a buyer. But it has evolved. Instead I’m writing about—and you’re reading about—how your boat could become one that would sell quickly, but that you may not be ready to sell. Sure your […]more

Boating Blogs and Reviews

Read reviews of new boats for sale and get the inside scoop on great finds in the used-boat market. And follow blogs about the boaters and brokers who provide the lowdown about what they're seeing in the market and how they use it to their advantage.

Latest Boat Classified Listings from Brokers

Remember when you first started to read the boat classifieds? They may have been tiny ads in a print newspaper or magazine. Today, it's the plugged-in boater that finds the great deals, and the best way to do that is to be dialed in to the freshest available information. There's nothing better than taking an early look at boats as they hit the market—and getting a better sense of what's available out there. Your next great deal on a boat starts right here.

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BoatQuest is a trusted name in yacht and boat sales since 1999. Customer service is always our top priority. We bring you the best selection from boat dealers and brokers from inventory around the world. We also offer services for customers, including boat transportation and checking boat history. BoatQuest is an affiliate member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America and an associate member of the Marine Retailers Association of America. BoatQuest is part of Active Interest Media Marine Group, along with Power & Motoryacht Magazine, PassageMaker Magazine, Sail Magazine, Soundings Magazine, Soundings Trade Only, Woodshop News and Yachts International Magazine.