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Are You Really Saving with DIY Boat Repairs?

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 4, 2019 2:30:00 PM

There’s so many expenses to consider when buying a new boat. Naturally you’ll factor in the up-front cost of the boat as well as storage and accessory costs. It’s equally important to factor in the cost of repairs and maintenance on your boat as well.

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5 Tips for Caring for Your Boat in the Off-Season

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Boats face many potential maintenance problems throughout the year. With a strong knowledge of proper off-season care techniques, you can avoid or limit many of these preventable issues. In fact, a meticulous winterizing process can improve the performance and appearance of your boat.

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5 Questions Smart Buyers Ask When Purchasing a New Boat

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Buying a new boat is a complicated process with many factors to consider. Naturally, you’ll have a few questions to ask the dealer before you pull the trigger on buying your first new yacht. Identifying the information you need to make an informed buying decision is an important first step in the process. When you’ve prepared a list of question to ask your dealer, you can avoid making an impulsive decision based on emotion.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Boat at a Boat Show

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Boat shows represent a major opportunity for dealers to make big sales and market their brand-name and products. Competition between dealers can be fierce at boat shows, leaving many opportunities for the savvy buyer to get a great deal on a new boat. Buying at a boat show isn’t always a home run and you should go in with plenty of research to avoid buying on an impulse.

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How the Industry Works: A Primer for First-Time Boat Buyers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When you’re ready to take your interest in boating to the next level by purchasing a vessel, it’s important to understand the inner workings of the industry; entry level boat buyers have a lot to learn about this complicated market. This primer is a valuable resource, outlining the variables of boat-buying — things like whether to buy new or used, at a boat show or through an online listing, and how to select a trustworthy broker.

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