How-to: Buying & Selling

  1. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to spot time wasters

    Carol Cronin
    Jun 28, 2021

    Identify time wasters before they waste too much of your time or interfere with selling your boat. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to inspect a second-hand boat before buying

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 20, 2021

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

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    Part Exchange: How to Trade in Your Boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 10, 2021

    If you're planning to change boats, it is well worth looking into the part-exchange and trading in options available through brokers. …Read More

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    How to Spot a Scam on Boat Selling Websites

    Jun 9, 2021

    If you are currently in the process of buying a boat, this article will help you identify fraudulent listings on boat buying websites. Whilst the act of buying a boat should be an exciting occasion, there are unfortunately some who see this as an opportunity to scam boat buyers. …Read More

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    How to negotiate boat prices

    Rupert Holmes
    May 11, 2021

    It should be possible to make your buyer feel like he's got a bargain without dropping below your minimum price, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

  9. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Sea trials: how to test sail a yacht

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 20, 2021

    A test sail or sea trial can help you figure out if a new boat is right for you, but, says Rupert Holmes, there is a big difference between buying new and second-hand. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat building problems to watch out for

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 9, 2021

    Boat builders and aftermarket installers are usually careful and professional. But the devil’s in the details. Be alert to construction flaws like these. …Read More

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    Is it time to sell my boat?

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 30, 2021

    Very few of us wake up one morning and realise "it's time to sell my boat", we look at the decision points for and against. …Read More

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    Buying a narrowboat

    Alex Smith
    Mar 23, 2021

    Fancy buying a narrowboat? Alex Smith helps you get started with a thorough guide to the types of boat and making the right choice …Read More

  15. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Marine diesel engines

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 16, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying a boat or new engine, here are some basics to help you make your decision between petrol and diesel engines. …Read More

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