Guide to Buying and Selling a Boat
Buying or selling a boat is a lot like purchasing a home. The monies involved are substantial and your emotional tie to a boat could affect your judgment. The process can be made easier if you take some time now to review the information contained on the following web pages.
The BoatU.S. Guide To Buying and Selling A Boat will help the novice navigate unfamiliar waters and remind the seasoned boat owner of landmarks to steer by and shoals to avoid when "trading up" or selling. In the Guide, you will find sources for information about defects and recalls, advice on working with dealers, brokers and manufacturers, pointers for writing consumer-friendly sales contracts — and lots more.
Being a smart consumer can save you money when buying a boat and protect your interests when it comes time to sell your pride and joy.
How To Use The Guide
The BoatU.S. Guide To Buying and Selling A Boat, prepared by the BoatU.S. Consumer Protection Bureau, contains separate sections for the buyer and the seller, a Boat Condition Checklist, information about Coast Guard equipment requirements, registration and boating safety practices. The easy-to-use checklist format makes the Guide the perfect companion when shopping for a new or used vessel.