Where to Buy a Boat

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If you’re wondering where to buy a boat, read on for answers to frequently asked questions, to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

FAQ Where to Buy a Boat Near You

How Can I Find Local Boat Dealers Near Me?

  1. Search “Boat Dealers” in any search engine and look for local listings. Check out company reviews and what other people say about the services and boats on offer.
  2. Ask friends who have a boat where they purchased it. There is nothing better than word of mouth recommendations.
  3. Contact your local chamber and ask for trustworthy boat dealer members.
  4. Go to Facebook and search for local businesses, check out their ratings and comments to make an educated decision on what boat dealer could help you best find your dream boat.

What is the Best Month to Buy a Boat?

The best months to buy a boat are September and October, because many boat manufacturers start offering discounts in the fall. When the demand for boats starts to go down, they offer even greater incentives to sell.

What is a Good Price for a Boat?

Boat prices vary due to levels of luxury and size. Prices can start anywhere from around $3,000 for a small fishing boat and go up to hundreds of millions of dollars for a large superyacht. A good way to learn if you are paying a fair price for a boat or the difference between buying a boat vs buying a yacht is to work with a yacht broker. A yacht broker will know everything about purchasing and selling boats and yachts, and whether you are paying a fair price.

How Much is Boat Insurance a Year?

The typical cost for boat insurance is $200 to $500 per year for smaller boats, but for larger motor yachts and sailing yachts, the cost is about 1 to 5% of the vessel’s value.

What is the Most Expensive Part of Owning a Boat?

The most expensive part of owning a boat is maintenance. Keeping the boat “healthy” and up to date can be expensive. The size and level of luxury of the boat will depend on how expensive the maintenance level is. Other costs of owning a boat are storage, yacht crew (if the boat is larger), and boat insurance.

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Is Owning a Charter Boat Worth It?

Owning a charter boat will rarely pay for itself, but might be worth it if you use the yacht yourself too. Owning a charter boat can also be profitable, but again, your costs may outweigh that of ownership.

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