Buy a Boat

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Owning a boat is cheaper than most people think. There are some real advantages to owning your own boat. Generally boats hold their value well and can be a good investment with great rewards - whether a small trailerable boat, a traditional narrowboat, a river cruiser or an ocean going yacht.


1. Buying A Boat - Key Questions?

Before you purchase your boat you need to ask yourself a few key questions to make sure that the boat you are considering buying will serve your purposes i.e. When, and how often, will you use the boat? What type of boat would suit me?...

Click here to read the key questions that you should ask yourself before beginning your search. 


2. Which Type of Boat - New vs Used?

Whichever type of boat you are considering buying, the same principles apply but there are pros and cons to both New Boats and Pre-owned Boats.

Do your homework with our New Boat Buying Guide or Used Boat Buying Guide  


3. How to Buy a Boat 

Like purchasing a property or a vehicle, buying a boat entails a number of steps before you set off on your way; from researching boat types to setting budgets to boat inspections and setting up finance.

Familiarise yourself with the process - Read our step-by-step Guide to Buying a Boat


4. Price Guide

0-500 500-1000 1000-2000
2000-5000 5000-10000 10000-20000
20000-50000 50000-100000 100000-300000
300000-500000 500000

Whichever option you choose, don't forget to include additional costs such as storage, fuel, servicing, maintenance, insurance and survey reports.


More Boat Buying Advice...

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If you are seeking more boat buying advice and information take a look at the British Marine Boat Retailers & Brokers Boat Buyer's Guide

British Marine Boat Retailers & Brokers represents all companies and individuals involved in the sale of new and second-hand craft.

Members of the association, which includes over 200 marine businesses, include boat brokers and retailers, all of whom must adhere to the British Marine Boat Retailers & Brokers Code of Practice.

The code was enforced to heighten consumer confidence by providing a set of comprehensive regulations for brokers and retailers.

To find a broker who is a member, click here