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A Few of the Benefits of Buying a Boat for Sale by Owner

By boatingrvcenter • September 7, 2011 11:32 PM

boat foreclosureWhen you decide to buy a used boat rather than a new boat, you are showing that you have a high financial IQ. When people select to buy a new boat from a dealership, it is said that they lose 10% of the value the minute that they drive it off the lot, and they lose 35% of the value with in the first year. This is an extremely expensive boat to own. Even if you put down a third of the money when you buy it, you will have lost all of your down payment with in 12 months. In addition, you will have been making payments on the boat every month. Most of your payment that you have made or at least a very good chunk of it, will have gone to pay off the interest. Only a small portion of your monthly payment will actually pay down your principal.

Kelley Blue Book and NADA Value Guides

It is a very good idea to buy a boat, especially a used boat. But before you buy a boat, you are going to have to know what the bat is really worth. For this reason, a lot of people who are searching for boat values online, will search for Kelley blue book boats. They’re hoping that they will be able to find out how much they should expect to pay for a used boat for sale and which boats they think will be the best deals. Another great online RV guide you can use to search for the value of a used boat for sale is the NADA value guide. This is probably one of the biggest online blue book value guides available for boats. Even though there are literally thousands of different guides out there, the NADA is one that is commonly used by banks to help them determine how much money they can lend you on a used boat for sale.

Is There a Kelley Blue Book for Boats?

By boatingrvcenter • August 8, 2011 11:24 PM

Looking for Kelly Blue Book Boats?

kelley blue book for boatsIf you are looking for Kelley Blue Book boats, you should know that their are hundreds of different online value guides that will give you better information when it comes to buying and selling used boats. If you are looking for a good value guide, a lot of banks and dealers use one called the NADA Value Guide. The NADA Guide provides boat blue book values that will help you in your quest for finding out how much your used boat is worth, and how much you should expect to pay for it. The bank uses a specialized evaluation sheet to determine if you can get financing, and what the maximum loan to value ratio is on a boat. You can download this form for free on our site (coming soon) and fill it out before going to the bank.

The article below is about How To Get The Most For Your Boat When You Sell It. This site provides a lot of good information on how to buy boat foreclosures and save thousands of dollars doing it. Currently, there is no Kelly Blue Book for boats. The Kelley Blue Book does not specialize in providing values for used boats for sale.

How to Get the Most For Your Boat For Sale by Owner


cheap boats for saleWhen you sell your boat for sale by owner, it is a really good idea to understand what the value of your boat is. Unfortunately the Kelley Blue Book is something that you can’t use at the moment to help you determine the value, because they are not currently offering this service. We hope that they will offer it in the future. Below are seven tips to help you get the most for your boat when you go to sell it.

First, take the time to wash and thoroughly cleane your boat. It may also be a good idea to have a professional service, and detail your boat. This will enhance the value of your boat in the eyes of a buyer. While we are on the subject, you should also have professional, or at least semi-professional pictures taken, so that when people see your boat for sale, they will be really interested in buying it or making you an offer.


Second, take the time to advertise. The more people who know about your boat for sale, the more chances you have of selling it. Advertise in as many places as you can. Some places that you can advertise that you may not have already thought of include Craigslist, and Free classifieds.com. These places will get your boat in front of a lot of people, and may even be more effective than placing a large ad in the newspaper. Another place where you can try and advertise would be a magazine that specializes in boats for your area. This magazine will go directly to people who are interested in boats and buying them. Even though there are a lot of other boats for sale, if somebody wants what you are selling, they will be able to find it quite easily.