Found a boat that sounds like it might be right for you? Planning to go see it — or several?
What do you need to do to prepare for the initial inspection? And what should you be sure to do once you’re there?
Just as with buying a house, there are lots of things to look at and it can be overwhelming.
Here are my time-tested tips to find the perfect boat when looking at boats in person, as well as a handy form for keeping notes.
Boat Comparison Sheet (in Documents for Boat Buyers and Owners — FREE)
Prefer to read? Take a look at Boat Shopping.
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