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Old 03-18-2019, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: Buying a boat

Agreed. Ideal is a boat year or two old. Under warranty and about 60% of the price of a new one, One year old is about 75% of a new one with warranties still attached.

Boats don't hold value. But some boats are built better to last longer... Grady White or Boston Whaler vs. Bayliner. People know this. And the better built used boats will cost more.

Like used cars.. the older the boat is the more likely it needs TLC backed by $$$

Trailered boats. Rack stored boats. Fresh vs. salt water boats docked are all factors too.

There are very small deals with dealers because they know what they are selling. However, find the guy who sold it to them before the dealer gets it and you'll pay 60% -70 % of what the used boat dealer is re-selling it for. HOWEVER.... NO WARRANTIES WITH PRIVATE SALES.

Originally Posted by Gfedor View Post
I have older 23 hydra sport wa, with 225 hp.1999, I'm 2nd owner, knew the 1st owner , so I bought it a couple years ago. Boat was in very good condition for its age. I lucked out. But you never know what you get used.

If I had the money I would buy a leftover or only couple years old with some manufacturers warranty.
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