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The Owens 28.4 awaits a new owner at dockside.

Classic Boat Crusade, Part I: 1969 Owens 28.4

*+-I enjoy looking at shiny new yachts as much as the next boat nut. I often ogle the Viking on the homepage and fantasize about fishing her off Bimini, and chasing the horizon aboard that Offshore. ...more


Selling points

*+-You own your boat. Problem is, you want to own another one. But you don’t want to own two boats. It’s time to sell. ...more

Photo by Forest Johnson.

Make Your Panama Plan

*+-The Panama International Boat Show runs from May 29 to May 31 at the Flamenco Marina on Flamenco Island in Panama. ...more

Was a homemade pet rock an improvement on the idea?

R.I.P. Selling the Wrong Way

*+-Rest in peace Gary Dahl, who passed away last week at the age of 78. Not exactly a household name, Mr. Dahl was hailed in his day (the mid-1970s) as a marketing genius. You see, he was the guy who came up with the Pet Rock, and made a fortune from it. ...more


EXPERT INSIGHT: The Smart Whys of a Mechanical Survey

*+-You’ve come to the point where it is time to reward yourself. After browsing the Internet, reading boating magazines, and talking with friends and spending time on their boats, you’ve made a decision to put an offer in on a boat. Pretty soon, you’ll need a surveyor. ...more

Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, Photo Credit: Forest Johnson

Why Every Boater Needs a Broker-Today

*+-You’re a boater, plain and simple. As such, you’re very happy with the boat you’ve got. You’ve got her pretty well dialed in, she looks good, and, other than not spending quite enough time in the helm chair, your boat is just about right. But that doesn’t mean you’re not casting a sideways glance at ...more

Bob Denison - Denison Yacht Sales

EXPERT INSIGHT: 4 Traits We Look For in a Broker that You Should Too

*+-We yacht brokers are usually pretty good at color-coordinating our boat shoes with our belts. Most of us have nice business cards. Our bios usually contain convincing catch-phrases like, “grew up on the water” and “boating is his passion.” While those qualities can sometimes be appealing to a client, they’re really not enough. A new ...more

Bob Underwood, Whiteaker Yacht Sales

Buyers and Sellers: Take Your Pic

*+-You may not be ready to sell your current boat just yet. And you may not even be ready to buy your next boat (though you’re visiting But every boat is going to be for sale at some point. If you’ve been out of the market for a couple of years, quietly and thoroughly ...more

Scott Helker, Waterline Boats

How Will You Use Your Boat—And for How Long?

*+-There’s a fundamental difference in the way boaters and boat buyers—those currently in the market—think about boats, and it came up in a conversation I had recently with Scott Helker at Waterline Boats in Seattle. “I think most people buy boats with the intent of having them for a long time,” Helker says. “But the ...more

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