Buying A Boat

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When is the best time to buy a boat? Whenever you are ready! Great deals are available year-round, but before you even start shopping, there’s a lot to consider to make sure you get the ideal boat for you and your needs. Browse the following pages for a comprehensive guide to the planning, inspecting and purchase process:

Shopping Tips

A quick but informative guide to buying a boat, from preparation and research through to handing over the money and signing the papers.

Find A Boat Club

Spending time with like-minded people who are into boating can be very rewarding as well as a great way to share information about the best fishing spots and places to take the boat out in your local area.

Find A Boat Show

Boat shows are a great way to view a huge amount of boats in a short amount of time, helping you get a clearer picture of your ideal boat. They often offer great deals too!

Buying A Boat Engine

The engine is the most important part of any boat, and where issues most usually arise. Find out how to tell a quality inboard or outboard engine from a worn-out one.

Valuers and Surveyors

A boat is a significant investment, and it pays to have as much professional information to hand as possible when purchasing. Get a professional to inspect your chosen boat for your peace of mind.

Banks and Finance

Finance offers on boats are often surprisingly attractive – view a list of banks and finance companies ready to help you get started in boating.

Marine Insurance

Accidents happen, and marine insurance is essential before you even untie the ropes or hook the trailer up to your car. Find out where to go to get covered.

Legal Services

View a list of legal professionals with experience around marine laws, who can assist with part ownership contracts and disputes over sales and warranties.

Ready To Buy Checklist

Think you’re ready to take the plunge and buy a boat? Make sure you’ve ticked off each item on this list first.