Boats for Sale: Boat Buyer's Guide

  1. Boat Buyer's Guide

    How to inspect a second-hand boat before buying

    Rupert Holmes

    Take the opportunity to inspect a second-hand boat yourself before commissioning a survey or making an offer, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

  2. Boat Buyer's Guide

    Cheap boats: get the best deal

    Alex Smith

    Top tips for those looking to buy a cheap boat, helping you to get the best deal, with a warning that the cheapest boat is not always the best value for money. …Read More

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    RIB buying guide

    Alex Smith

    With such a wholesale change in leisure RIBs over the last decade, picking the right one can be a challenge. Alex Smith clarifies the key issues …Read More

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    Outboard engine buying

    Alex Smith

    With a bewildering array of outboard engines now available, it pays to know what you’re after. Alex Smith outlines the choices …Read More

  8. Boat Buyer's Guide

    Boat ownership costs and budgeting

    Rupert Holmes

    How much does it cost to run a boat? Find out with the boats.com guide to budgeting for boat owners. …Read More

  9. Boat Buyer's Guide

    How to pick the perfect inflatable tender

    Alex Smith

    Alex Smith examines the key issues for those in search of the ideal inflatable tender. …Read More

  10. Boat Buyer's Guide

    Boat membership and fractional ownership schemes

    Rupert Holmes

    Whatever size of boat you'd like to own, however deep your pockets, sometimes it doesn't make sense to buy your own boat. Many people are converting to new fractional owner schemes that allow members increased flexibility and remove most of the hassle-factor of owning a boat. …Read More

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    Boat partnerships and boat syndicates

    Rupert Holmes

    Why is boat share growing in popularity and what are the advantages and pitfalls? We explain how boat partnerships and syndicates work. …Read More

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    Tenders and dinghies

    Rupert Holmes

    Choosing the right tender can make all the difference - but when will a small wooden clinker dinghy do the job, and when will a RIB be the better option? …Read More

  15. Boat Buyer's Guide

    How to choose your first yacht

    Rupert Holmes

    The more accurately you can picture ideal sailing location, wind conditions and crew, the easier it is to choose your first yacht. …Read More

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