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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.

A Helm to Steer By

A Helm to Steer By

What do the electronics look like on the boat you’re buying? Nothing can look more dated more quickly than a helm setup. Don’t let it scare you off, however. There are clues on the dashboard that can tell you about the kind of owner you may be buying a boat from. Get the lowdown here.more

Quick Quiz: Five Questions to Motoryacht Happiness

Quick Quiz: Five Questions to Motoryacht Happiness

What do you value in a motoryacht? Every boater is different, whether it’s the cruising range, the comfort level, or the boat’s appearance that sets his or her heart racing. Of course, there’s a boat for every boater. Answer these five questions and find out which motoryacht is right for you.more

Three Ways to Think Differently

Three Ways to Think Differently

Some folks never stop looking for their next boat, while others can buy the boat of their dreams and just keep it forever. What kind of boater are you? And more importantly, what kind do you want to be?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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