Buying a Boat: New vs Used

Posted by Mark Edwards on Feb 27, 2020 10:13:20 AM

The dilemma sounds familiar. Is it better to buy a new boat or a used boat? While there is no single “right” answer that works for every boat buyer, certain factors may drive your final decision.

As with automobile purchases, some owners demand that new boat “smell,” comfortable in the knowledge that no one else has ever driven their new purchase before. Other boat buyers elect to avoid the initial value depreciation and may even acquire a well-maintained used boat for less that may also have a few more accessories.

If you are not sure which is the better option for you, here are some thoughts to consider while making your choice.

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When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat?

Posted by Hannah Ellis on Sep 19, 2019 11:46:03 AM

“Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it!” — David Lee Roth

So, you want to buy a yacht, sail around the world, and live the life of your dreams. Maybe you're new to the boating world or you just haven't been given the 411 on the time to buy. Either way, it's easily one of the most important parts of your journey. Here are our top 5 reasons why Fall is the time to buy a boat.

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Topics: buying a boat, buying a used boat, boats, yacht life, dream boats, yachting lifestyle, boating life, when is the best time to buy a boat, boat buying, when is the best time to buy a yacht, yacht buying

Should I Buy a Used Boat?

Posted by Mark Edwards on Apr 22, 2019 12:41:51 PM

Believe it or Not, a New Boat Might be Cheaper!

You are thinking of buying a boat and believe that buying a used boat will be less expensive than buying a new boat of the same type. This can be true, but a broader view shows a new boat might actually cost you less.    The way we come to that is to consider the Cost-to-Purchase versus the Cost-to-Own a boat over time. 

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