When buying a boat there are some key steps you should follow to make sure you get the perfect boat for your needs. Here you'll find Motor Boats Monthly's top tips to buying a boat.

Buying a boat advice: get on the water

Once you have a feel for the boats and brokers that offer what you want, it’s time to get out on the water and test your sea legs before you buy a boat.

Pictures may tell a thousand words but there is no substitute for getting up close and personal with a boat.

There are a number of options for getting out on the water. For example, you might decide to charter a boat for a weekend or more. This way you’ll really get a feel for what owning a boat will be like and if you go with family and friends, get an idea of how much space you need.

However, if you’re set on a boat then get down to your local broker for a test run on your boat of choice. Once you’ve found a broker or two that you feel comfortable with, you can keep an eye on all their new boats here – just use the broker search option.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Buying a boat advice: which type of boat to choose?
  3. 3. Buying a boat advice: market research
  4. 4. Buying a boat advice: get on the water
  5. 5. Buying a boat advice: paperwork and history
  6. 6. Buying a boat advice: Offer and deposit
  7. 7. Buying a boat advice: Survey
  8. 8. Buying a boat advice: Demonstration and sea trial
  9. 9. Buying a boat advice: Payment
  10. 10. Buying a boat advice: Have fun!
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