How-To

How to Buy a Used Boat

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Whether you’re eyeing an old, beaten-up fiberglass skiff for crabbing or you’re dreaming about a rugged trawler that will help satisfy your dreams … [Read more...]

How to Write a Classified Ad For Your Boat

The key to marketing your boat as a private seller is to create an ad that stimulates interest, but doesn’t come across as too, well, “sales-y.” … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate Boat Prices

Boat Trader is always a good spot for used-boat listings.

Get the sales price you want for your boat. Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.  The … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Used Boat

So, the time has come to put your boat on the market. Maybe you want to cash out of your investment to finance a bigger boat. Maybe you’re downsizing. … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Boat’s Engine Faster

There are a number of ways you can make your boat go faster, but making your boat's engine go faster is a completely different topic. Sure, that extra … [Read more...]

How to Drive a Jet Ski or PWC

Explore any of the narrow canyons on Utah’s Lake Powell, and you’ll likely find them scuffed with pockmarks the color of Easter eggs. The culprit? … [Read more...]

How to Spend More Time on Your Boat

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A late Sunday afternoon - people are leaving their boats in the mooring field and hitching a ride back to shore on the full yacht club launch.  So many … [Read more...]