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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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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…

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)…

Boat Rentals by Owner?

How to lower the expense of boat ownership by safely renting out the use of your boat They say the average boat is only used 15 days a year… which leaves 350 days of the year to pay for the boat, storage, maintenance, and registration expenses. We all understand that boating is expensive and this…

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Winter Boat Shopping and Buying Tips for New or Used Boats

Take advantage of boating off-season winter months to research, shop and buy your next new or used boat If you are in the market for buying a boat – new or used – winter can be the perfect time to go boat shopping. In most areas, boating comes to a standstill during the winter months.…

Deciding to Sell a Used Boat With or Without a Dealer

Review of the advantages and disadvantages of selling a used boat on your own or with a boat broker or dealer Will your used boat sell faster with or without a dealer? It is undeniable that today’s boat market is tougher than ever for sellers. Some may argue that it is always a buyer’s market…

Avoiding Internet Boat Buying Scams When Selling a Boat

Beware of internet check overpayment scams from overseas buyers that offer more than a boat’s online listed price in return for wired money With a tough boat selling market, boat sellers need to be more cautious then ever with potential buyers. Sellers anxious to sell a boat may be quicker to accept an unusual offer…

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Boat Upgrade Projects that Add Value for Comfort and Future Resale

Improve boating comfort and convenience with boat upgrades ideas that also improve the resale value of your boat Maintaining your most valuable recreational asset is important for optimal enjoyment and future resale value. It always amazes me when I see boat owners that neglect their boat’s condition and never make any upgrades to the boat’s…

Two Best Days of a Boater’s Life

As the old saying goes, the two happiest or best days of a boater’s life are the day they buy a boat and the day they sell it (hopefully for a bigger boat) – resources for buying or selling a boat It seems that boaters are almost always in the market… looking to buy a boat or looking to sell a boat.…

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Two Boat Owner Blues

Dealing with every boater’s worst fear when they upgrade boats: owning a second boat before your first boat is sold Whenever you hear boaters talking about upgrading or stepping up to a new boat, you inevitably hear them say: I just don’t want to be a two boat owner. But in today’s boat market, chances are good…

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Boats for Sale by Owner Online

Tips for Selling a Boat on the Internet without the Use of a 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) boat or listing the boat in a local marine publication will no longer sell…

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Selling a Boat Faster in a Tough Market

Tips for getting your boat sold, despite competition or market conditions In today’s competitive boat market, you have to go the extra mile when trying to sell a boat. The used boat market has been particularly tough in recent years, making it a buyer’s market for boats of nearly every size, price range and style.…