So, you want to buy a boat. Ever wondered if there is a complete guide to boat ownership that will assist you from the very early stages of researching boats to buy through to actually purchasing the boat and enjoying life as a boat owner? Look no further. In our boat buyer’s guide, you’ll find everything you need to start your boat buying journey.
In the six chapters detailed in the guide, we take you through the various stages of becoming a boat owner, ensuring you have all of the information you need.
Depending on where you are in your boat buying process, you can select the chapter that you require.
Chapter One: the basic things you need to know before buying a boat
In this chapter, you’ll find the basics of boat buying. From identifying the right boat for your budget; to the different avenues to boat ownership; to surveys, insurance, and storage information, you’ll find it here.
As a team of boat lovers and seasoned members of the boating community, we want to help as many people as possible buy the boat of their dreams with boat finance or a marine mortgage. Here’s what you need to know.
Chapter Two: the documentation you will need when you buy a boat
In this section, you’ll find all of the information you need regarding the documentation you must have when buying a boat and becoming a boat owner.
We give the lowdown on the paperwork you need, as well as going through the various surveys available and certificates you require.
Chapter Three: things to look for when buying a boat and tips on price negotiation
Here you’ll find all of the information and some top tips when setting up a viewing and taking your potential new boat purchase for a test drive. From arranging a viewing and what items to test, to sea trials and price negotiation, we take you through each item step by step.
Chapter Four: what you need to know about the boat buying process
In this section, you’ll find the information you need when purchasing the boat you have selected to buy. This includes the surveys you’ll need to conduct, insurance, mooring, and storage considerations as well as finance options.
Chapter Five: other things to consider when buying your boat
In this section, you’ll find all of the other considerations you may need to think about when buying a boat. These include the process of buying a boat abroad, buying second-hand, the types of equipment you may need to purchase and the ongoing maintenance costs of running a boat.
Chapter Six: tips on how to get the most out of being a boat owner
Congratulations, you’re a boat owner! Whether you’re a first-time boat-owner or you’ve had experience with owning a vessel before – it’s an exciting time!
Now you’ll be looking for ways to enjoy boat ownership, to get the most out of your boat, and getting out on the water in and around the UK. This chapter covers improving your boating skills, the best events to attend in the UK, useful resources to visit for boat owners, and a directory of UK businesses, groups, and governing bodies that may be useful.
You can view the boat buyer’s guide here.