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Best Time of the Year to Donate a Boat to Charity

What time of the year will get you the biggest tax deduction for your boat donation? When it comes to making charitable donations, most people tend to think about donating at the end of the year. But when it comes to boats, a boat donation may not get you a maximum deduction amount at year end.…

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5 Hot New Boat Trends from 2016 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Boat Design Trends that Boat Builders are Choosing for New Boats Each year boat builders choose the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to debut their latest boat models to the public. The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (also known as FLIBS) runs the first week of November, making it the ideal time to launch the next…

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Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

  BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names chosen by boaters – compare top boat names from 2016, 2015 and 2014 So you just bought a boat and now you have the big decision of what to name it (and you thought shopping for the ideal boat size and model was…

buying used boat trailer

Tips for Buying a Used Boat Trailer

If you are buying a smaller boat, then you are likely looking at buying a trailer as well. Used boat trailers can be a good deal if they are in good shape. Many used boats are also for sale with the trailer included. But how do you know if that used trailer is actually a…

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3 Reasons Your Family will Love Your New Boat

Why owning a boat is more affordable than you think… and a worthwhile investment in your family leisure time Most of us live in the vicinity of a body of water, be it a river, a lake, a sea or an ocean. We are well aware of the opportunities it offers, but actually taking the…

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Cost-Saving Ideas to Make Boating More Affordable

Ways boaters can spend less money and still enjoy recreational boating without breaking their budget It’s no secret that boating costs money. You need to have a certain amount of discretionary income to enjoy the lifestyle, but you certainly don’t need to be rich if you are smart about how you boat. I always consider boating…

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List of Top Ten Boat Names in 2013

BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names UPDATE: Check out Most Popular Boat Names for 2016 where we compare top 10 boat names for 2016, 2015 & 2014 Naming your boat is one of the most difficult decisions a boater must face (after choosing what brand, style and size of boat…

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How to Prepare to Sell a Used Boat

Thoroughly preparing a used boat for sale will make it more attractive to buyers and help sell the boat faster Selling a boat can be almost as difficult as selling a house. With a limited number of buyers for each type of boat, a used boat can take months or even years to sell. Few…

Baltimore Boat Show

Baltimore Boat Show Lures Visitors with Boating Experiences

The 2015 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show will be filled with hundreds of boats, interactive and educational activities and family fun January 29 – February 1, 2015 Boaters in the Baltimore MD area looking to experience warmer thoughts this winter can celebrate the 61th anniversary of the Baltimore Boat Show as it gets underway at the Baltimore…

Boat Resale Values and Appraisals for Used Boats

When buying or selling a used boat, determine the best price based on marine appraisal guides and boat resale values in a local market for a boat’s age, type and condition In a competitive boat market, sellers need to price a boat to sell. While some sellers price a boat aggressively low to sell a…

Selling Used Boats for Sale by Owner Online

A boat for sale by owner (FSBO) requires hard work and Internet marketing savvy to sell a used boat online without a marine sales broker or dealer. In today’s competitive market, selling a used boat takes some creative marketing and a lot of determination. Simply placing a sign on a “for sale by owner” (FSBO)…

What you Should Know Before Hiring or Buying a Boat

Tips for choosing the type of boat for your lifestyle and how to buy a boat that meets your budget If you’ve decided to hire or buy a boat, then you’ve made the right choice. Boating makes all the difference to lifestyle and enjoyment of life. Until you’ve done it, there’s no way of knowing…