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Buying and Selling Boats: 5 Things Boat Buyers Should Think About

If you’re thinking of buying another boat, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. I should know: I’m in the midst of this process myself, and there’s a lot to consider. Keeping things straight in your mind should help keep you on the right track. ...more

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Buying and Selling Boats: Happy Times with HMY

Serious sportfishing boats, cruising yachts, and center consoles—running parallel to one another—flew across the Gulf Stream bound for the Bahamian island of Bimini. A 56 Princess beside a 63 Viking, beside a Cruisers 45, if this were a scene from a movie it would be the part where the heroes strut in slow motion leading ...more

Clute Ely, Boatworks Yacht Sales

Think Globally, Act Locally (And Do It Now!)

In these days of globalism, currencies and world markets shore each other up on an international exchange. And in a climate where the idea of manufacturing cheap plastic toys (among other things) in another hemisphere makes economic sense (thanks to oceangoing ships, keep in mind), it’s funny to think sometimes how local conditions can throw ...more

Bob Chace, Cape Yachts

Hear’s the Pitch

When people begin the process of buying a boat, they often make a mistake: They think it’s all about the boat. ...more

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Understanding the Market Right Now

If you’re always in the market for your next boat (and many of us are, whether we’re on an active top-of-mind hunt or keeping a subconscious weather eye), you’re also probably taking the temperature of the market. We each do it our own way. ...more

Wayne Cannava, Gilman Yacht Sales.

Shared Passions

Maybe the title of this blog will appeal to the fans of those trashy Harlequin romance novels that may turn up on cockpit lounges and stateroom nightstands throughout the boating world … but if it can help those readers have a better boat-buying experience on the way to their next boat then so be it. ...more

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

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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

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