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So You Want to Buy a Used Sailboat: Buying the Boat

The final steps buying a used sailboat – from making an offer to boat financing and getting boat insurance (buying a used sailboat 3 part series) Congratulations… you have found the used sailboat you want to buy! It can be fun and exciting to research, visit, and test drive boats. Now that you have...

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So You Want to Buy a Used Sailboat: Making the Decision

From purchase price to recurring boat expenses, here’s everything you need to consider when making the decision to buy a used sailboat The spring boat show season is upon us with a variety of sailboats on the market for boaters. While there will be new boat models on display, spring is also the time...

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Newport Boat Show 2018 – New Boats and Boat Show Fun

A fun-filled 2018 Newport Boat Show with clam chowder, a Dixieland Band & 8 new boats with SureShade… including Jimmy Buffett’s sail boat! Each year it seems more and more boat builders are choosing to debut their new boat models earlier in the fall boat season, rather than waiting for the typical...

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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...

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Geared Up For Boat Show Season

Some of the biggest and best boat shows happen over fall and winter. People flock to large shows in Fort Lauderdale and Annapolis, and take in the latest vessels in smaller shows in places like Seattle and Vancouver. How can you make the best of your boat show experience? Here are a few things that will help...

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Boat Loan Tax Deduction Requirements

How to write-off your boat loan interest as a second home for federal tax deduction in the U.S. Boaters are always looking for ways to make boating more affordable, and writing off your boat loan interest on your tax return can provide big annual savings! Yes, your boat loan interest is tax deductible! Many boat owners...

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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...

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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...

Comparing Sterndrive IO vs. Inboard Engines for Power Boats

Compare the performance, reliability, maintenance, convenience and efficiency when choosing between sterndrive IO and inboard engines for power boats. Many express cruiser style power boats offer both sterndrive inboard outboard (IO) and inboard (direct drive or V-drive) engine propulsion system options. Choosing between these engine drive types should be given careful thought for a...

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...

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...

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