Is it OK to buy a used boat?

While you can certainly find expensive used boats, if you want a reasonable vessel that fits within a tight budget, you will likely choose a used option. Not only is the price lower, but like a used car, much of the value depreciation has already happened, so a used boat will hold its value better as well.

What is a good age for a used boat?

Our experience indicates that boats in the 2-4 year old range usually offer the best prospects. Of course, boats that are only one year old are hard to find since not many people sell at that age.

How many hours on a boat is a lot?

As a general rule, experts say that 1,500 hours on a boat is a lot. But actually, it differs a lot based on regular MAINTENANCE and USAGE. Regardless of the hours, a boat that is used around 30-100 hours each year and serviced annually would be a great pick than a boat used less or serviced rarely.

How many hours is a lot for a boat engine?

The average marine gasoline engine runs for 1,500 hours before needing a major overhaul. The average marine diesel engine will run for more than three times that long and log an average 5,000 hours under the same conditions.

Where is the best place to buy used boats?

Boat type

  • Manufacturer and model
  • Length
  • Year
  • New or used
  • Price
  • Location (country,region,or state)
  • How do you sell an used boat?

    Mechanical Condition – If your boat isn’t in good working order,obviously,the price should be lower than what NADA says.

  • Cosmetic Condition – Let’s face it: nobody “needs” a pleasure-boat.
  • Location – Where you boat is physically located can have a surprisingly significant effect on how much it will eventually sell for.
  • Who buys used boats?

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    How much does an used boat cost?

    Used pontoon boats, much like new pontoon boats, vary widely in cost. An older, no-frills boat that can accommodate only a handful of passengers can be purchased for as low as $10,000- 15,000 if you find the right seller.