Nearly 90 million adults in the United States participate in boating each year — that's more than a third of the adult population who enjoy getting out on the water. Every year nearly 1.5 million Americans buy a new or used boat, ranging from large yachts to small cruisers to canoes. The Boat Buyers Guide from BoatUS is designed to make it easier for you to buy a boat by explaining the sometimes-confusing process and pointing out the areas that can trip up a buyer.
BoatUS has helped buyers make wise decisions for more than 50 years. Whether you’re an old salt moving up to a bigger boat or a new boater looking to buy your first vessel, the information in this guide can help you ensure the transaction goes smoothly.