Thursday, December 4, 2014

Great Tips for Buying a New Boat

If you already have decided to buy a boat we want to congratulate you and let you know that buying a boat is a big decision that can change your life for better, that’s why it shouldn't be taken lightly. On some occasions we find that many people that are not satisfied with their boats because they bought a boat that doesn’t meet their needs or expectations.

Before you pull the trigger and purchase your boat it's important to keep some aspects in mind. There are a few tips that we consider crucial and will help you to get the most of this experience.

Type of Boat

The first step for buying a boat is to know what type of boat you want, this phase is easy to know if you have a few things clear. First of all ask yourself, how am I going to use the boat? There are different reasons why you possibly want or need a boat; the main reasons may be cruising, fishing and watersports. Some boats can only be used for one of these activities so you have to keep this in mind.

Besides the reasons of why are you going to buy a boat, you have to think how often you will be using it. Boats have different characteristics depending of how people are thinking to use them. Daily trips VS week or month long trips.

The Right Dealer

Once you have narrowed the list of boats that interest you depending on what you need and how are you looking it, it's time to look into different dealers available. In order to find the perfect boat that fits your needs, you have to find the right combination of brand and dealer. When you visit a dealer don’t be afraid to ask everything and then compare to decide who do you want to go with. We recommend dealers from the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and MIAF.


You need to know how much money you can afford to spend on a boat because you don’t want financial headaches later. Remember that the price of the boat is just the first expense. There will be registration fees, equipment, insurance, maintenance, storage and taxes.

New vs. Used

You have to decide if you want to buy a new or a used boat, each has its pros and cons. The benefits of buying a new boat are obvious, is supposed to be perfect right from the start. A used boat can have mechanical problems but there are many great used boats out there. When you purchase a boat through Whiticar Yacht Sales, the great benefit is that our mechanics and maintenance team will make sure the yacht or boat you purchase is in optimum condition.

We hope we have been helpful with our recommendations and make it much easier to find the perfect boat for you. For additional information about purchasing a new or used boat, contact our professional Yacht sales team.